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Jerry Cutler On Theatre—’Bad Jews’ At The Geffen– Superb!!

Raviv Ullman and Ari Brand in "Bad Jews. "Photo by Michael Lamont. Joshua Harmon has written an exceptionally funny play that opens many questions as traditional values butt principles with the secular. It is, to the dismay of many a subject, for more profound introspection.I n the interim, thanks to director Matt Shakman’s guiding hand, until these values are settled – if ever–"Bad Jews" is a must see if you're looking to laugh out loud and go home and ponder the question – or not. Read More

Jerry Cutler On Theatre—Deaf Theatre West’s Exuberant “Spring Awakening” Speaks Volumes

Sandra Mae Frank (Wendla) and Austin McKenzie (Melchior) in "Spring Awakening." Photo by Kevin Parry Under Michael Arden's inspired direction, some parts are played by hearing-impaired actors whose signing conveys profound meaning and passions, while singing thespians stand beside them, giving a voice to vent their sexual frustrations, hopes and uncertainties. It is the honest exuberance of the cast—the most talented assemblage of performers this side of Avon—that makes the play a success. Read More