Hollywood theaters need to act fast if they’re going to keep a foothold in a neighborhood of Los Angeles that’s experiencing a renaissance of development.
Rogue Machine Theatre
Two experienced L.A. theater companies are now homeless after massive increases in their rents left them unable to afford their theaters, while others admit they would struggle to hang on if their landlords jacked up the price.
The premiere of “Casting By”; Burt Grinstead in “Dying City” at Rogue Machine Theatre; Faith Prince in “Annie”; Paulo Szot at 54 Below; and Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl are what we’re looking forward to this week.
Rob Mersola’s ultra-black comedy “Dirty Filthy Love Story,” getting its world premiere from Rogue Machine Theatre, lands a load of guffaws, though the gory denouement is a cop-out.
“The Long Way Home,” John DiFusco’s personal reminiscence of the creation of the Vietnam memory play “Tracers,” from Rogue Machine, proves that art can provide a perfect way to heal.