While "The Vortex" contains more than its fair share of sharp banter, it is also a powerful dramedy.
One of the great things about the theater is that it can dramatize history, and the people who make it and shake it.
Residents of Greater Los Angeles are lucky to have the West Coast premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play "Choir Boy" currently running at the Geffen Playhouse.
The entire house rose at the premiere to give Cicely Tyson and the cast a well-deserved standing ovation.
In 1973 , Maynard Jackson was elected Mayor of Atlanta, and as the characters in the play keep saying, "Nothing's going to be the same."
Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story is a highly entertaining musical about the meteoric rise - and, alas, fall -- of the 1950s rock 'n' roll icon.
Daniel Beaty doesn't miss a beat in his one-man tribute to African American Paul Robeson, the son of a runaway slave who went on to become an actor, activist and Renaissance Man.
Obama Spy Drama has some of the funniest politics since W.C. Fields' Klopstokia in Million Dollar Legs and the Marx Brothers' Freedonia in Duck Soup.
The latest addition to the Beatnik canon is on the stage, in the form of Bill & Joan, world premiering at the Sacred Fools Theater in Los Angeles.
The current version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute at Los Angeles Opera raises two essential artistic questions (plus, perhaps, eyebrows).