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Terre Haute — Theater Review

Blank Theatre's 20th season kicks off with an upfront, in-your-face play that reduces the American Peril to a love duel between two men, their lifestyles and their attitudes.

In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play — Theater Review

Nearly throughout press night at Sarah Ruhl's new Tony-nominated farce, women onstage and in the audience moaned audibly with sexual and moral pleasure, groaned with the weight of experience in sisterly support and sounded more determined than ever to, if not educate, at least train men.

They’re Playing Our Song — Theater Review

"They're Playing Our Song" centers on a frank, sexy and neurotic relationship, circa late '80s, that is patterned loosely on its young creators Marvin Hamlisch (aka Vernon Gersch) and Carole Bayer Sager (aka Sonia Walsk).

Ruined — Theater Review

The play turns out to be a Africa-set frontier love story set in that's reminiscent of 1930s last-frontier movies like "Only Angels Have Wings."

Titus Redux — Theater Review

The world premiere of "Titus Redux" continues John Farmanesh-Bocca's use of Shakespeare as a lens on the West's abuse of power.

Topdog/Underdog — Theater Review

For more than two and a half hours in a one-room, hellish flat, a brutal battle rages between two brothers (M.D. Walton and A.K. Murtadha) betrayed by their own and their country's history. As it turns out, writer Suzan-Lori Parks has something more elusive in mind.

Bones — Theater Review

The writing -- which has a kind of musical poetry all its own, peppered with repetition as if finally taking rap seriously -- is informed by terrifying reality-based experiences.

Young Frankenstein — Theater Review

In a classic case of life imitating fiction, Mel Brooks' out-of-control updating of his iconic film comedy "Young Frankenstein" embraces whole new generations of theatergoers with nonstop energy and unrestrained effort.

Thurgood — Theater Review

For 90 minutes, Laurence Fishburne holds the Geffen Playhouse stage as the first black Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall.

In the Heights — Theater Review

"In the Heights" pays homage to "West Side Story," but it has a unique personality all its own that it leaves to the performers to deliver with conviction and authenticity.

Opus — Theater Review

Making its Los Angeles premiere, "Opus" is anything but funny -- or even optimistic.

All Cake, No File — Theater Review

Donna Jo Thorndale's relentlessly funny, wholly political if mildly controversial one-woman cooking show is a surrealistic, pop culture parody that, despite rough language and occasional cocaine references, is appropriate for kids of all ages.