Theater Reviews by Morna

Morna Martell

Live Theater is Back! However, with Covid rules still in effect, please note that all these theatres require proof of vaccination, and you must wear a mask when inside. So, here goes…


RAPUNZEL ALONE – Los Angeles & Beverly Hills

24th Street Theatre, in association with the Wallis Annenberg Center, presents a reimagining of the Grimm’s fairy tale for adults and children alike. During World War II, a young mixed-race girl from London is sent to the countryside and on an isolated farm she battles with a very ‘fowl’ goose! Written and narrated by Mike Kenny, it stars Tara Alise Cox, William Leon, and Dionne Neish. Directed by Debbie Devine and Jesús Castaños-Chima, with music composed by Bradley Brough. Note: Gertrude the Goose is brought to life by Puppeteer Matt Curtin! Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Performances at 24th Street Theatre, 1117 West 24th Street, LA, Info: (213) 745-6516 or Includes Spanish supertitles. At The Wallis, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd. BH. Info: (310) 746-4000 or



Shared walls. Shared experiences. Playwright Boni B. Alvarez captures the pulse of the times we’re living in as he gives audiences a bird’s eye view of living under lockdown. When neighbors in a Los Angeles apartment building are forced into tighter quarters, the walls of their comfort begin to close in. The play notes the subtle dynamics of who we feel beholden to during times of crisis, how we behave in forced captivity, and do we like what we learn about the people we love? Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, produced by Gary Grossman and Jon Lawrence Rivera. A Skylight Theatre and Playwrights’ Arena co-production. At Skylight Theatre, 1816 ½ N. Vermont, Los Angeles. For tickets: 213-761-7061 or Check for updates: or



The IAMA Theatre Company Ensemble have created this fun, feel-good comedy about friendship, love, and shared experience in the city of Los Angeles. On the eve of a once-in-a-millennia meteor shower, the paths of twelve Angelenos cross in mysterious ways! Written by Deborah S. Craig, Christian Durso, Anna Rose Hopkins, John Lavelle and Adriana Santos. Co-directed by Tom Amandes and Adrian Gonzalez. Starring Alex Alcheh, Ryan W. Garcia, Tina Huang, Bailey Humiston, Andria Kozica, Melissa Jane Osborne, Kacie Rogers, Adriana Santos, Sonal Shah, Lexi Sloan, Margaux Susi and Jamie Wollrab. At Actors Company LA, 916 N Formosa Ave. Hollywood. Info:


SILENT SKY – Beverly Hills

This drama, by Lauren Gunderson, is based on true events in the life of the notable female astronomer, Henrietta Leavitt. When working at the Harvard Observatory she discovered the scientific way to measure the distance between galaxies. Her observation allowed astronomers to measure distances up to 20 million light years! Directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky, the cast includes Marie Broderick, Dalen Carson, Tammy Mora, Abigail Stewart and Amy Tolsky. Produced by David Hunt Stafford for Theatre Forty. In the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills. Free parking. Tkts: (310) 364-0535 or


BRIGHT HALF LIFE – North Hollywood

Pulitzer Prize nominee, Tanya Barfield, tells this inter-racial love story between two women through scenes that ricochet back and forth over 40-years. Told out of order – from marriage, children, skydiving, and other meaningful events – the play reveals what it means to share a life. It’s a wonderful vehicle for two superb actresses to demonstrate their chops! Stars Kacie Rogers as Vicky and Tiffany Wolff as Erica. Directed by Amy K. Harmon. At The Road Theatre, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. NOHO. Tickets: 818-761-8838 or

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