Arts & Entertainment

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Stunning theatre about super-exploited restaurant workers

Molina keeps the rapid-fire, crackerjack dialogue calibrated to his split-second timing, recreating the hustle of a busy restaurant that diners never imagine.

 

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A “Threepenny” production to take on the road

Pepperdine University's Theatre Department has just presented a short four-performance run of the classic.

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“Six Characters in Search of An Author”: Performing Pirandello’s pirouettes

Sicilian playwright Luigi Pirandello's iconoclastic play is all the more impressive when one takes into account that its premiere in Rome was way back in 1921. 

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"A Singular They”: Intersex drama explores teenage angst

Most coming of age stories don't also involve deciding what gender you want to be. That's the dilemma facing the lead character in this play.

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Open letter to Motion Picture Academy, L.A. Women’s Theater Festival

"Dear Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, you have come under intense criticism for Cloroxing this year's Oscars..."

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New opera “Fallujah”: Heartbreaking look at war and PTSD online now

It is the first opera written about the Iraq War, and it is highly worthwhile.

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New play confronts Alaskan Native and Caucasian worlds

In this play, an angry teenager from a troubled home in Juneau is sent to live and work with his Tlingit grandparents in a remote fishing village.

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Bringing Eleanor Roosevelt’s lover Lorena Hickok out of the shadows

The play's frank assertion that Hick and Eleanor were lovers represents a departure from earlier dramatizations of their relationship.

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“I kill a man…/I love a man…”: The Emile Griffith jazz opera

Of the hundreds of opera performances I have attended over a lifetime, rarely have I been so emotionally stirred as I was by this one.

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A new opera focuses on Frau Schindler of “List” fame

In three acts, the opera features more than 20 roles, plus chorus, in scenes that alternate between the Schindler home and the factory.

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