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Culture, Stagecap


A couple of finely nuanced and touching performances aren't enough to hold together this three-hour-long play about guys in Hollywood trying to make sense of the near misses and outright failures of their lives. Christian Phillips and Scott Agar Jaicks…
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Culture, Stage Pet Theory

Pet Theory

After an early-'70s trilogy of strong plays about Vietnam, David Rabe started to overreach in comedies about amusing lowlifes, like the half-employed actors in Hurlyburly. That saga of coke addiction and Hollywood foolishness clocked in at nearly three hours --…
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Dead Zone

Hurlyburly Directed by Anthony Drazan. Written by David Rabe, based on his play. Starring Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright Penn, Meg Ryan, and Chazz Palminteri. At area theaters. Because it revealed the coke-snorting, ego-fueled corruption of Hollywood in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Do No Harm

While Jack Kevorkian is hauled into court again for helping a terminally ill patient commit suicide, and Oregon continues to debate an assisted suicide measure that has already seen two elections, a broad support base, and a handful of appeals,…
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