Stage Raw: The Wallowa Project
Theatre Movement Bazaar's Model Behavior; i.e., The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, opens this weekend at 24th Street Theatre, and is being reviewed this weekend. Photo courtesy of CalArts Photography
Check back here on Monday afternoon for that review, plus reviews of the West Coast premiere of Sharleen Cooper Cohen's homage to Lena Horn, Stormy Weather, with music by Cole Porter, Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hart, Billy Strayhorn and more, at the Pasadena Playhouse; Irish Bahr's solo show, DAI (Enough), which presents a gallery of characters moments before a suicide bomb blasts rips through a Tel Aviv cafe, it performs at the Lillian; a new company in town, Chalk Rep, performs Chekhov's Three Sisters in the Masonic Lodge of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery; Mexico City's Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes performs Jorge Kuri and Claudio Valdes Kuri's Monsters and Prodigies: The History of the Castrati, at REDCAT; Sacred Fools' new Manum Opus Theatre entry, this one titled Love Written in the Stars; Anthony Mora's new play, Modern Love, at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre; Theatre Tribe's staging of Martin McDonnagh's Skull in Connemara at the troupe's North Hollywood venue; Alan Ayckbourn's farce Taking Steps at the Odyssey; and comedy sketch artists, Todd Heughens and Molly O'Leary's The Todd & Molly Show: In Everyone's Pants There's a Dance, performing at The Complex.
THE WEEKLY ON KPCC, ALL WEEKEND
God bless 'em, KPCC is bringing back Theatre Talk, this time on the Patt Morrison show, 2:30 to 3 p.m. today, Friday. 89.3 FM. I'll be joined by Dany Margulies and Wenzel Jones to talk about shows we've all seen in the past few weeks.
On Saturday, noon to 1, same station, Queena Kim discusses my cover story last week, "When Cute Isn't Pretty," about stage-performer/Internet pioneer and satirist, Chris Leavins. That show is "Off Ramp." Both episodes can be retrieved via podcast.
THE WALLOWA PROJECT
On Saturday, 8 p.m., there's to be a workshop presentation of a new work created by Son of Semele Ensemble in collaboration with playwright Oliver Mayer
"A few years back, a woman was lost for 2-weeks in the rugged mountains of the Oregon Wallowa Valley. No food ... no water ... just instinct. . . Who survives may not be who was lost."
3301 Beverly Boulevard. (213) 351-3507.
Complimentary wine and cheese will be served. Ticket reservations are free. Click here.
On Friday's post, I wrote that Bryan Davidson's War Music, originally presented by Echo Theatre Company, was picked up by Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. It was actually picked up by the Geffen Playhouse.
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: Last weekend's NEW THEATER REVIEWS; This coming weekend's COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS; the current THEATER FEATURE on Circle X's production of Jim Leonard's Battle Hymn; and the 30TH ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY AWARD NOMINEES
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