Lost Moon Radio, Episode 10: Fluent in Fringe

Lost Moon Radio is three fringe shows in one: • A rock band doing comedy songs and parodies; • A crack five-person comedy troupe; • A touching yet comedic relationship drama between this live series’ recurring character Jupiter Jack and—huh?—rock … [Read more...]

BLINK and You Might Miss Me: A Fringe Film Career

Larry Blum seems like a very likeable guy. He's carved out a unique career in Hollywood and New York, chronicled in this autobiographical one-man show. Every one of Blum’s brushes with fame is accompanied by a photo or video, but these is not your … [Read more...]

Cowboy Mouth at the Fringe: Cow Flop

Hey, Slim (Justin O’Neill): if you want to nail this proto-punk mad-love classic by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith, don’t look down at your hands while you’re playing guitar. Take more lessons before you attempt to portray a rarified rocker. And learn … [Read more...]

Rock ‘n’ Roll All Night: Three Music-Fueled Shows at the Fringe

Tight combos rocking hour-long sets late at night in small spaces, on a street where you can quickly dash from one venue to the next, with booze always near at hand. For years, that was my accustomed Friday night — but as a local band columnist, not … [Read more...]

‘Amarillo’ Climbs the Wall in Search of the Disenfranchised

A man goes into the desert and dies … or dreams. Storywise, that's it. But this spare scenario allows for kinetic visual imagery and a series of bilingual monologues to anchor Teatro Linea de Sombra's Amarillo. The setup merely explains that people … [Read more...]

What’s an Engine28?

Arts journalism, reinvented for the 21st century What’s an Engine28? Take 21 theater-savvy journalists from around the country, and add editors and web producers. Put them in an online newsroom in downtown Los Angeles, close to two major … [Read more...]

Steinspeak: ‘Brewsie and Willie’

  As Willie, the amiably angst-ridden protagonist and agonist of Brewsie and Willie might say, “How is it, fellows, that you could make yourself a theater show out of a book by that Gertrude Stein. How is it? How is it, I say?” In the … [Read more...]