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  • Quiara Alegria Hudes' "Water By Spoonful" Finalist For Best New Play Award

    Quiara Alegria Hudes' "Water By Spoonful" Finalist For Best New Play Award
    “Water By The Spoonful” by Quiara Alegria Hudes, which was produced last fall at Hartford Stage, which commissioned the work, is one of six fionalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association New Play Award, which...
  • On Theater: New SCR season blends classics, premieres

    South Coast Repertory will begin its first season under new artistic director Marc Masterson with a trip back in time with Jane Austen followed by the world premiere of a modern drama set in the American Midwest. The Costa Mesa professional theater's...
  • Annual Manual Listings: Live Theatre

    Note: Due to space limitations, only the major theaters and companies in the Advocate’s coverage area are mentioned here. Throughout the year, the Advocate regularly lists theaters from all around the state. Alliance Theater, 203-435-4651,...
  • Tribune recognizes the word well-written

    Tribune recognizes the word well-written
    On Nov. 3, 2002, Arthur Miller stepped up to the Armour Stage at Symphony Center, stood at the podium and read from his book "On Politics and the Art of Acting," in which he explored the American political stage. As inaugural winner of the Tribune...
  • Theater review: 'Gem of the Ocean' from Theatre UCF

     Theater review: 'Gem of the Ocean' from Theatre UCF
    The protesters of the Occupy movement might find it surprising that they have something in common with the characters of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean." For "Gem" is a story of an African-American household in 1904. But the inhabitants share with...
  • Olympia Dukakis Strong, Memorable As Prospera In 'The Tempest'

    Olympia Dukakis Strong, Memorable As Prospera In 'The Tempest'
    The show: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires, starring Olympia Dukakis.  Didn’t we just see “The Tempest?”: Several times, if you count Hartford Stage’s stylish production and...
  • SCR's 'Jitney' to debut Friday

     SCR's 'Jitney' to debut Friday
    Kristy Johnson found out the hard way that she could not overpower or subdue her creative side. The Chicago native and lone female cast member in South Coast Repertory's production of the August Wilson play "Jitney," which opens on Friday night, gave...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY LWV of Orange Coast Luncheon Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer and former Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis will be the featured speakers at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon, starting at noon at Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • For the Record

    August Wilson: The May 18 story “South Coast's ‘Jitney' starts 4-week run Friday” incorrectly said August Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize for “Jitney.” The playwright did win two Pulitzer awards in his lifetime, but none for...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    Tuesday's Calendar
    TUESDAY Parkinson's Fitness Class A free class, “Parkinson's In Balance,” is at noon Tuesdays at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for more...