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This was a week marked by enthusiasm by our various critics: Bill Raden praised Sacred Fools' production of Edward Einhorn's 2010 adaptation of Philip K. Dick sci-fi book Do Androids Dream of Sleep?
, which is this week's Pick. Pauline Adamek was smitten with Hayworth Theatre's production of the musical bare
. Jenny Lower had very positive things to say about Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes
, about the first internationally lauded African-American classical singer, being performed at Burbank's Colony Theatre. Deborah Klugman praised Joyce Carol Oates' Tone Clusters
at Theatricum Botanicum. And Paul Birchall found the 2010 musical The Burnt Part Boys
, now at Third Street Theater, to be captivating. For all the latest new theater reviews, and comprehensive theater listings, see below.
Annoyance with capricious authority has been around for a while -- at least since Prometheus Bound, a 5th century B.C. play that may or may not have been written by Aeschylus. There's some dispute about that. There's no dispute that Joel Agee wrote the translation currently at Getty Villa and presented by CalArts Center for New Performance. The same theme of authority on the rocks shows up in comedic form in Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! at Actors' Co-op in Hollywood. Both plays are reviewed in this week's theater feature.
Also of note: L.A. Stage Alliance's 2013 Ovation Awards nominees have been announced.More »