Gerry Canavan

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Science Fiction Awaits Its Max Fischer

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Written by gerrycanavan

February 11, 2010 at 10:28 am

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  1. Bart DeLorenzo — by my lights L.A.’s best theatre director — twice revived Linda Hartinian’s 1974 adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s “Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said” at the Evidence Room. I saw the later, more noirish production (pictures here). While it was the most straight-up “staged SF” production I’ve seen, other Evidence Room productions were both more deft and more far-out; the recent play The Receptionist, where Megan Mullally played the title role in a nondescript office setting (that happened to administer torture) was played very straight, but definitely portrayed an alternate reality very close to our own.


    February 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

  2. Wow, I wish I lived in LA.


    February 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm

  3. I recently saw a production (at the Walnut Creek, CA, Lesher Center for Performing Arts) of Caryl Churchill’s “A Number,” billed as the first 21st-century play. It’s about cloning, though the setting is minimalist and it requires only two actors (though it has four parts – that’s all I’ll say). I absolutely loved it.

    Jeffrey Paris

    February 11, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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