Beckett’s ‘Endgame’ With Funny, Dismal Take on Life [Review]

Beckett’s ‘Endgame’ With Funny, Dismal Take on Life [Review]

  Some plays inspire people to talk afterwards about the subject matter. Endgame, with its sometimes funny, but mostly dismal take on end of life, had people at its opening Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in the Los Angeles area shaking their heads at the absurdness of Samuel Beckett’s “classic” play. Perhaps it was […]

‘Straight White Men’ Shows Cracks in ‘My Three Sons’ Privileged Veneer

‘Straight White Men’ Shows Cracks in ‘My Three Sons’ Privileged Veneer

For those who do not remember the sitcom My Three Sons, which aired from 1960 to 1972, the premise featured a white widower raising three sons. The play Straight White Men, which made its West Coast debut Sunday at the Centre Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theater in the Los Angeles area, also features a white widower […]

‘Object Lesson’ Looks at Souvenirs of Life

‘Object Lesson’ Looks at Souvenirs of Life

As soon as the audience enters the theater, they know The Object Lesson will be a different theatre experience. The room is filled with countless boxes labeled and arranged amid lamps, furniture and the detritus and mementos of a lifetime. The audience sits around on the boxes and looks through others in anticipation that Geoff […]