2 days ago | Theater
“We never were anything. We were always about to be,” says Esther Franz (Kate Burton) to her cop husband Victor Franz (Sam Robards) as they stand in a mid-1960s Manhattan attic, surrounded by stacks of burnished bureaus. The elegance of yesteryear...
23 days ago | Theater
Los Angeles is a city that often ignores its history. Maybe it’s due to the reinvention promise of Hollywood, or the laid back West Coast vibe, or the large number of transplants who live here. In any case, many of L.A.’s current residents know li...
27 days ago | Theater
Tim Dang, the producing artistic director of East West Players in Little Tokyo, recently proposed a new diversity initiative called the 51% Preparedness Plan for the American Theatre. The plan suggests that over the next five years, all theaters t...
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2 months ago | Theater
The John Keats poem "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" might be an apt epithet for Stella Goldschlag, the fair-haired, blue-eyed Jew whose reminiscences British playwright Gail Louw dramatizes in Blonde Poison. The play’s title refers to the nickname...
3 months ago | Theater
Many people are familiar with the Harlem Renaissance, and possibly even the U Street Historic District in Washington D.C., but far fewer — even native Angelenos — know about Central Avenue: the artistic, intellectual, and cultural heart of African...