“Lord of the Flies” a Modern American Stage Production

1425591215-LOTF GoldstarLord of the Flies by William Golding is one of the most famous dystopian novels, but I consider it to be one of the most famous young adult novels before that genre even existed, you can read about the history of the genre HERE in one of our commentaries. As someone who has enjoyed reading the novel as both a young adult and as an adult, I was excited for the opportunity to see it performed as a play at the Carlsbad New Village Arts with the adaptation written by Nigel Williams. After being let down by the 1990 and 1963 film adaptations, this performance was unexpected. Continue reading


Shakespeare in the Experimental Theatre at San Diego State University

WP_20150429_003On Thursday, April 29th at San Diego State University, the Theater Film and Media department put on a very interesting show. They did important scenes from many Shakespeare plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, and Othello. Continue reading

Poetry Reading: A Night of Discovery and Adventure

 IMG_0174  Yes, this is an event review about a poetry reading. Yes, you are on a Young Adult Fiction journal. But who said poetry doesn’t count as Young Adult? I know when I first showed up at the SDSU Poetry International reading featuring poet couple Michael Waters and Mihaela Mosaliuc, I thought to myself, “what is poetry going to have to do with our YA focus?” I was quite surprised at what I found.

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Alice Has Her Audience Feeling Curiouser and Curiouser!

Photo Courtesy of SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film

Photo Courtesy of SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film

Theatre itself is a place where the imagination comes to life quite literally, and what better way to showcase this idea than through the retelling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.

After hearing some buzz surrounding the SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film’s newest presentation of Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser I purchased a ticket almost immediately. Like many others, Alice in Wonderland holds a special place in my childhood memories. Continue reading