Steven Leigh Morris

William Salyers

Will L.A. Actors Sue Their Union?

“We haven’t been treated fairly, and everybody knows it, says actress Maria Gobetti. She's objecting to the union's elimination of L.A.'s 99-Seat Theater Plan, which, for the uninitiated, was in effect for a quarter century and permitted union actors to work in theaters of up to 99-seats in L.A. County......
Heather Gottlieb in Hamlet-Mobile; Credit: Photo by Shing Yin Khor

Hollywood Fringe Fest 2015: What You Should See

One of the Hollywood Fringe Festival's many venues is an old van laden with graffiti and suitcases, with shrinelike decorations in the back. The vehicle, like the show that occurs within and around it, is called Hamlet-Mobile, a notion written and directed by Lauren Ludwig and presented by a company......
Noah James

Two Plays Show How Angelenos Live in Two Different Worlds

For a snapshot of our bifurcated city through the lens of our 99-seat theater, see John Bunzel's money management farce 63 Trillion, presented by the New American Theatre at the Westside's Odyssey Theatre, and then head east to Boyle Heights to watch Emmanuel Deleage and Lorenzo Alfredo's earnest bio-drama An......
"Gone Wild" S'more with a Steampunk Coffeebar buttermilk waffle

If Mel Brooks Made a Crazy NASA Farce, It Would Look Like This

Ground Control to Major Tom: David Bowie, Richard Nixon, the Cold War, the women's liberation movement, early Steven Spielberg movies and a staff-impaired NASA space program from 1973 all combine into a Mel Brooks aesthetic in Bill Robens' world-premiere farce Entropy, which just opened at Hollywood's Theatre of NOTE. Regular......
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