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The 40th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays

Emerging Narratives Expand Inquiry into Our Nation’s Soul Read story.

Originally published 6:00 a.m., April 8, 2016
Updated 1:49 p.m., April 12, 2016

Out of the Box’s ‘35 MM’ a Good Production of an Imperfect Play

Strong performances obscured by lackluster images. Read story.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

‘Bad Jews’ Explores Faith and Family

ETC brings acclaimed comedy to the New Vic April 14. Read story.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Conan O’Brien Chats with Arlington Theatre

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the late-night TV host and producer. Read story.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Preview: SBCC’s Powerful ‘Proof’

Jurkowitz Theatre stages Pulitzer Prize-winning play Read story.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Moth Returns to Santa Barbara

The celebrated storytelling troupe hits the Lobero. Read story.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

‘The Odd Couple’

DIJO’s production of Neil Simon’s play was plagued by bumpy moments. Read story.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

'35MM' at Center Stage

Out of the Box presents a new musical. Read story.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Theater League Presents ‘Ragtime’

The Tony Award–winning musical remains a potent social commentary. Read story.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’ at Rubicon

Jethro Compton’s play is a compelling, even urgent piece of theater. Read story.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

‘In the Next Room’ Delivers Respectful Ribaldry

A strong ensemble performance and eye to detail illuminate Ruhl’s play. Read story.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

‘Death of Kings, Part II’ Is Tremendous

Director Irwin Appel creates a brilliant version of Shakespeare’s history of England. Read story.

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Comic Strippers Take it Off at the New Vic

The troupe is a male stripper parody and improv comedy show that turns the traditional ideas of sexuality-via-stripping inside out. Read story.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review: ‘The Death of Kings Part One: I Come But for Mine Own’

Richard II subsides, Plump Jack Abides in DOK 1 Read story.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

'The Death of Kings' at UCSB

Shakespeare's history plays adapted for the new century Read story.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
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