John Longenbaugh

Bad Theater

Bad Theater

Why is bad theater so bad?Or to put it another way: Why does the prospect of bad theater raise such fear, and the experience of… Continue reading

Bad Theater
Proof's cast: in limbo.

TAG TEAM

Tacoma, the city with the perpetual self-esteem issue, has put a lot of cash into creating a cultural center in its downtown core. In addition… Continue reading

Proof's cast: in limbo.

Applauding the Scenery

Ovations for Set Designers

Albee in 64.

Edward Albee

A visit with the rascally playwright.

Albee in 64.
Billy Joe Huels:  not a fan of Cats.

Flaming King

For its Buddy Holly bio-musical, the 5th Avenue turns to a local rockabilly showman.

Billy Joe Huels:  not a fan of Cats.
Longenbaugh on Theatre

Longenbaugh on Theatre

The Northwest Actors Studio: "Organized chaos" gone wrong?

Longenbaugh on Theatre
Crazier and crazier?

Off the Chain

Mike Daisey gives our columnist a lap dance.

Crazier and crazier?
Played Out

Played Out

Sure, we all know Seattle is a big theater town. So, uh, why are we losing so much theater?

Played Out
Mamet's instructions will be scrupulously followed.

Spring Stage Picks

Rachel Corrie finally gets the dramatic treatment she deserves.

Mamet's instructions will be scrupulously followed.

‘Political’ prisoner

Politics and the personal mix it up in a new play by Y York.

‘Tis a gift to be simplistic

What is it about Robert Fulghum's work that I hate so much?

Create and collaborate! 14/48, billed as "the world's smallest theater festival," puts actors, writers, and directors through their paces

14/48

Two days, two plays? Are they nuts?

Create and collaborate! 14/48, billed as "the world's smallest theater festival," puts actors, writers, and directors through their paces

A darker shade of pale

Kevin Joyce's enigmatic trio of characters lives again.

A Tale Told by an Idiot

Robert Nye's new novel brilliantly reimagines the life of Shakespeare.

David Pichette (left) and R. Hamilton Wright in Hanging Lord Haw-Haw.

Act of treason

Jeffrey Hatcher's new play seeks the man behind an infamous voice.

David Pichette (left) and R. Hamilton Wright in Hanging Lord Haw-Haw.

Ah, but how the Cold War stung!

Mike Daisey's new one-man show waxes nostalgic for pre-glasnost days.

Alas, poor William

A lot of people who see Shakespeare in Love won't know why I hate it so much. "What a cute film!" they'll say. "Nice love… Continue reading

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Seats

Chapter One: I Set Off on My Foray into Yuletide Theater Shows.

Are you man or moose?

John Moe's new comedy is sloppy but fun.

Awesome in a "hot tub."

Art School Confidential

Cutting up with theatrical rockers 'Awesome.'

Awesome in a "hot tub."