Matthew Bourne’s “Cinderella” at the Ahmanson is fascinating as much for what it isn’t as for what it is.
Our inescapable past.
For all it’s seeming simplicity, the Wooster Group’s latest show is complicated, dense experience. Let’s start with the title: “The B-Side: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” A Record Album Interpretation.” What’s a record album interpretation?
Fighting the patriarchy
In Taylor Mac’s play “Hir” (spelled H-I-R - more on that in a minute), the old order simply won’t stand.
Hidden classical treasures
One of LA theatre’s hidden treasures is the theatre that happens at the Getty Villa. The Getty Villa’s latest production goes up this coming weekend with a site-specific show from Four Larks called “Katabasis.” Four Larks - like the Villa - is another hidden LA treasure.
Sleeping with your son
Remember that cool kid in high school? The one with the awesome jacket and that effortless edge. He was something of a rebel: used nasty language in just the right way. Made it all look so easy. Now remember that other kid who tried to copy him? Same jacket, same foul language but he couldn’t quite pull it off? Ghost Road company’s latest show is like that second kid: cool stuff but can’t really pull the whole thing off.