Molina keeps the rapid-fire, crackerjack dialogue calibrated to his split-second timing, recreating the hustle of a busy restaurant that diners never imagine.
Pepperdine University's Theatre Department has just presented a short four-performance run of the classic.
Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello's iconoclastic play is all the more impressive when one takes into account that its premiere in Rome was way back in 1921.
Most coming of age stories don't also involve deciding what gender you want to be. That's the dilemma facing the lead character in this play.
"Dear Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, you have come under intense criticism for Cloroxing this year's Oscars..."
It is the first opera written about the Iraq War, and it is highly worthwhile.
In this play, an angry teenager from a troubled home in Juneau is sent to live and work with his Tlingit grandparents in a remote fishing village.
The play's frank assertion that Hick and Eleanor were lovers represents a departure from earlier dramatizations of their relationship.
Of the hundreds of opera performances I have attended over a lifetime, rarely have I been so emotionally stirred as I was by this one.
In three acts, the opera features more than 20 roles, plus chorus, in scenes that alternate between the Schindler home and the factory.