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Culture, Stage The Fall of Man in Three Acts

The Fall of Man in Three Acts

An effective way to gauge how far civilization has progressed in the last 200,000 years since the species Homo sapiens first roamed the planet is to consider the evolving function of the living room rug. Neanderthals wore theirs to keep…
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Culture, Stage Don't Dream It's Over

Don't Dream It's Over

Denis Johnson's fourth play, Psychos Never Dream, opens with a promising scene beside a grave. A man named Critter shovels dirt and hauls the wrapped body of his neighbor, Ken Hubbard, into a hole. His other neighbor, Floyd, surprises him…
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Wheel of Fortune

John Steppling has a reputation in L.A. as an edgy experimental playwright, but his newest script -- being world-premiered at Intersection for the Arts -- has no edge at all. As in Contagion, the last play he premiered at Intersection,…
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Five Flights

Adam Bock's funny new play is broken into five parts, or "flights," like a Russian ballet -- Narrative, Vision, Mad Scene, Conclusion, and A Little Dance -- but most of the action takes place during the Narrative section, which is…
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Ionesco's absurdist, anti-totalitarian fable about people turning into unthinking, individualistic rhinoceri has a better reputation than it probably deserves. (It's a pretty obvious conception.) Theater Rhinoceros and director Colman Domingo mount their namesake irreverently, turning it from a cautionary lesson…
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