The rap on LA theater is that there isn’t much. And what there is just serves as a vehicle for film actors trying to get their big break. Not so, argues LA Weekly’s Steven Leigh Morris. He soundly refutes that assumption with a short history of LA theater (a must-read for all out-of-towners squatting here for the week) and a case for the home-grown scene — with local playwrights and experimental works cultivated for decades.
“As for achieving greatness, which is entirely in our hands, what remains possible? And when exposed in the national spotlight, will that suggestion be taken seriously, or reduced to a joke of Shakespearean mirth?”