Its subject matter remains grimly pertinent. Its design elements are relatively lavish. So, why does this production seem painfully clumsy, forced and — to use a word that’s now so fraught in local theater — amateurish? Tania Wisbar’s “The Red Dress,” in its world premiere by Argyle Road Productions at Odyssey Theatre through Nov. 19, centers on a celebrity actor and her film-director husband in Nazi Germany. Alexandra (Laura Ligouri) is glamorous, petulant and Jewish.
Do we inherit a tendency toward anger? Or is anger highly contagious? In playwright Christian Durso’s two-actor “Redline,” the stories of a father and son show how anger repeats itself, here in devastating incidents of road rage that affect their children in so many ways. The causes, the men say, are their attempts to live up to their ideals of manhood. Those of us sitting in the audience, observing objectively, know those ideals are so skewed.
Is anyone surprised that politics once again seems to be the topic most touched upon in Los Angeles theater this non-election November? Still, some of those politics are familial, some ancient, some futuristic and some on foreign shores. But all of it will feel immediate in the hands of these fine theatrical creators. That’s why we’re betting these five shows, listed in order of closing date, will be worth your theatergoing time and money this month.
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