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“DELIGHTFUL… like taking a whistle-stop tour of the weirder corners of our diverse metropolis… quick and fun and surprising, and the production quality is exceptional… ” — Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times

AS INFORMATIVE AS IT IS ENTERTAINING… little known tales of Los Angeles’s different neighborhoods.” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

ENCHANTING AND ORIGINAL… The Zip Code Plays deliver Los Angeles to your laptop.” — Shana Nys Dambrot, LA Weekly

September 11 – October 17, 2022

FUNNY, PROVOCATIVE, AND UTTERLY URBANE… This is collective theater requiring a highly refined unity of conscience and style.” — People’s World

FANTASTIC… AN ACTING TOUR DE FORCE… challenges the audience to keep up and in the end come together… highly recommended.” — On Stage Los Angeles

REMARKABLY IMAGINATIVE… a splendid cast… [the] production design is nothing short of sensational.” — Stage Scene LA

BEAUTIFULLY DEVASTATING… slic[es] right through to the heart of humanity’s hang-ups about dying.” — Theater Digest

DELIGHTFUL… plenty of humor.” — Colorado Boulevard

ENTERTAINING… combine[s] philosophical themes with witty characters that are engaging and thoughtful…intriguing and fascinating.” — Glamgical

STAND OUT PERFORMANCES… thought-provoking.” — Haines His Way

May 15 – June 20, 2022

STAGE RAW TOP 10… RECOMMENDED… epic yet agile, philosophical yet visceral… invites us to consider the moral dilemmas of a world in transition.” — Stage Raw

SHAKEN UP AND STILL STIRRING… [a] talented cast… beautiful staging.” — Larchmont Buzz

WOW! Ramón de Ocampo’s bravura lead performance, Elizabeth Swain’s insightful direction, and a striking production design are just three reasons to celebrate Antaeus Theatre Company’s return to in-person productions.” – Stage Scene LA

A RESOUNDING SUCCESS… absolutely captivating… effortless and masterful direction… Whether or not you’re a fan of Shakespeare, I highly recommend checking out this production… knock[s] it out of the park.” — The Nerds of Color

CAPTIVATING… a ‘to-see’ at Antaeus.” — The Fume of Sighs

STELLAR… CHARISMA… Feels as new and exciting as it did more than 400 years ago.” — Glamgical

A BADASS, NAIL-BITING EVENT akin to a Celebrity Death Match of iambic pentameter gone wild… hands down THE clearest, most accessible delivery of a Shakespeare text… a truly triumphant piece of work.” — Gia On The Move

PHENOMENAL… [an] incredibly talented cast… I actually found myself fighting back tears.” — Mostly Shakespeare

“[ABRILLIANT LEAD PERFORMANCE… EXCEPTIONAL DIRECTION… theatre lovers should do themselves a favor and buy a ticket before it sells out.” — Arts Beat LA

A GREAT SHOW!… LA THEATRE BITES RECOMMENDED… this production has found the comedy in the tragedy… lightens the mood but doesn’t take away from the stakes of the story.” — LA Theatre Bites

February 13 – April 6, 2020

“STAGE RAW TOP 10…DEFIES BOTH CATEGORIZATION AND EXPECTATION…the language of the play – clearly and vividly delivered by the cast.” – Stage Raw 

“EXCELLENT…CAPTIVATING.” – Mostly Shakespeare

“WOW!… ALL AROUND SPLENDID CAST…adds up to one exciting evening of classical theater at Antaeus.” – Stage Scene LA

“RECOMMENDED…CLEAR…leaves the audience with something to think about.” – Gia on the Move

October 31 – December 16, 2019
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“CRITIC’S CHOICE…SHARPLY WRITTEN, EXPERTLY PERFORMED, and staged with breathtaking emotional impact.” – Los Angeles Times

“MASTERFULLY WRITTEN…SKILLFULLY DIRECTED…an emotional roller coaster beautifully depicted by an uber-talented cast.” – LA Splash

“MESMERIZING…STUNNING…so thought-provoking.” – Broadway World

“POIGNANT…THE CAST IS STELLAR…reveals the intergenerational impact of historical trauma.” – The Hollywood Times

October 3 – November 25, 2019

“A MODERN TRAGEDY OF SHAKESPEAREAN PROPORTIONS…bolstered by nuanced performances by the entire cast.” –  The Hollywood Times

“SEARING, EMOTIONAL, AFFECTING…STERLING…delivered by a cast at the top of their craft.”  – Theatre Notes

“INTENSE, RIVETING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING and ultimately satisfying…eminently entertaining.” – LA Splash

“MESMERIZING.” – Showmag

July 5 – August 26, 2019

“IMMERSIVE…HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL PHYSICALITY…”- LA Times

“A WINNING PRODUCTION…Innovative staging…old-time, theatre magic”- Broadway World

“I CANNOT IMAGINE A LIVELIER more creative staging than this…” – People’s World

“[A] SPLENDID ENSEMBLE…This show is not to be missed.” – Theatre Notes

April 18 – 28, 2019

“CRITIC’S CHOICE! ELECTRIFYING… RAZOR-SHARP FOCUS AND CLARITY.” — Los Angeles Times

April 11 – June 3, 2019

“A FIRECRACKER OF A WOMAN (& A PLAY) TO EXPERIENCE…impeccable comic timing…” – Broadway World

“A FROTHY ROMP WITH FEMINIST TEETH…a largely undiscovered gem…”- Stage Scene LA

“A DELICIOUSLY SATISFYING WORK OF THEATRICAL ART..this cast is top drawer…”- Theatre Notes

“(THIS) POSITIVELY BURNS UP THE STAGE WITH WIT, SAGACITY, SATIRE, AND CLASS.”- People’s World

“PULSATES WITH LIFE…pitch-perfect pacing…”- Showmag

January 17 – March 11, 2019

“A FECKIN’ FINE PRODUCTION!… stellar… smart, witty and brutal…” — Broadway World

“A BRILLIANT REVIVAL OF AN EXQUISITE PLAY… [a] superb cast… do not miss.” — Theatre Notes

“WOW!… one supremely satisfying, (and pardon my Irish) fecking entertaining evening of L.A. theater.” — Stage Scene LA

“A MUST-SEE…darkly comic…brilliantly directed…will delight and entertain audiences…— LA Splash

October 18 – December 10, 2018
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“LUSCIOUS AND GRIPPING… a true ensemble piece… [a] mesmerizing, subtly topical revival.” — Los Angeles Times

“RECOMMENDED… STAGE RAW TOP TEN…. SPLENDID… staged with a sure hand and great finesse… uniformly excellent performances…They just don’t write them like this anymore.” — Stage Raw

“STUNNING… simply whizzes by, packed with Hellman’s wonderful words coming out of the most capable troupe of actors, all.” – Broadway World

“PERFECTION… A MONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT” – Stage and Cinema

July 5 – August 26, 2018
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“CRITIC’S CHOICE… WITTY AND TIMELY… well paced ensemble work and charming solo turns” — Los Angeles Times

“BITING COMEDY… A perfect setup for Antaeus: a classic with a big cast that no one else can really tackle competently… worth the trip to Glendale!” – KCRW 89.9 FM

“SHARP-WITTED DIALOGUE AND OVERALL CHEMISTRY… the type of play that reminds you why coming out to the theater gives you an experience you can’t get anywhere else. — Living Out Loud

“TERRIFIC… a production of many triumphs” — Stage and Cinema

April 12 – June 3, 2018
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“ELECTRIFYING… Razor-sharp focus and clarity from director Andi Chapman and her stellar Antaeus ensemble… CRITIC’S CHOICE” — Los Angeles Times

“EXCELLENT… BRILLIANTLY STAGED… GO!” — LA Weekly

“REMARKABLE… brilliantly adapted” — KCRW 89.9 FM

“RECOMMENDED… STAGE RAW TOP TEN…” — Stage Raw

October 19 – December 10, 2017

“RECOMMENDED… STAGE RAW TOP 10″ — Stage Raw

“DELICIOUSLY SEXY… RIVETING” — LA Splash

“SAVAGE WIT….” — Stage and Cinema

“GRIPPING, TORRID AND DARK” — Los Angeles Post-Examiner

July 20 – September 10, 2017

“Come prepared to have a great time.” — On Stage Los Angeles

“WOW!… magical, mystical, mesmerizing” — Stage Scene LA

“FRESH… CHARMING… SATISFYING” — On Stage and Screen

“DELIGHTFUL… a terrific cast of actors” — The World Through Night-Tinted Glasses

May 26 – July 17, 2016
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“CRITIC’S CHOICE…RIVETING… ”— Los Angeles Times

“WELL CAST AND WELL DIRECTED… ” — Arts Beat LA

“STUNNING… SIZZLES”— Stage Happenings

“FANTASTIC”— On Stage and Screen

March 3 – April 24, 2016

“BREATHTAKING…DARING…nimbly done” — Los Angeles Times

“A RESOUNDING 10! Bravo!” — Broadwayworld

“STAGE RAW TOP 10…SUPERB.” — Stage Raw

“EXCELLENT” — On Stage Los Angeles

October 8 – December 6, 2015

“A BRILLIANT MOUNTING… incredible cast… top-notch production elements… Antaeus, ya did it again!” — Broadwayworld

“…a SHARP EXECUTION of midlife drift… sensitively directed… fresh and relatable… the tone hovers in a mysterious territory between tragedy and comedy, where laughter is always mixed with tears.” — Los Angeles Times

“Profound! Visceral! Terribly Powerful! DON’T MISS THIS ONE!” – KCRW

“achingly brilliant… EXQUISITE ” — Theatre Notes

June 18 – August 30, 2015
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“CRITIC’S CHOICE… poetic realism, wry humor and a surging erotic charge… intelligently gripping” — Los Angeles Times

“FIVE STARS… Antaeus delivers at the very pinnacle of the art.” — Examiner.com

“…all checkered gingham with a dark underbelly that Antaeus exposes with élan.”— On Stage Los Angeles

“expert and streamlined production… timeless.” — Broadway World

March 5 – May 3, 2015

“Run do not walk to The Antaeus Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One.”  – NoHo Arts District

“This powerful interpretation of the making of a king more than succeeds in the hands of a capable Antaeus ensemble.” – Broadway World