The Blame Game

San Francisco’s Left Coast Theatre Company recently presented the world premiere of Come Here Often, an intriguing drama co-written by Erica Andracchio,Terry Maloney Haley, Neil Higgins, Rita Long, and Chris Maltby. While there are many colorful characters on deck throughout the play, the protagonist is not human. Instead, it is a gay bar in the Castro named The Parlour which has withstood the ravages of time and, if […]

Pushed to the Brink

San Francisco’s Left Coast Theatre Company recently premiered three short plays under the umbrella title of Twisted Hitchcock. To make sure that the audience was in on the joke, the usual pre-show announcement about cell phones and emergency exits finished with the following request spoken by an actor imitating Alfred Hitchcock). “And now please sit […]

Review: We Are Family

One often hears about people who hunger for unconditional love. But the opportunity to receive unconditional love starts very early in life. A great deal of one’s success depends on the type of parenting a child receives. The Washington Post recently published a provocative article by Jennifer S. Hirsch entitled “A Scientific Look At The […]

Review: Giving an “A” to a Show About The F: Left Coast Theatre’s “WTFamily” Best Ever

It’s kind of become a tradition with my friend Lisa and I to go enjoy the Left Coast Theatre Company’s collection of short GLBT plays about families.  Partly, because we’re “family” – the way that most matters…in the heart. One reason we like this original and inventive short plays is there’s usually about 5-7 of […]

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