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  • Vaclav Havel, a playwright with political passion

     
    Vaclav Havel, the former Czech president who died Saturday at 75, was the perfect example of an increasingly rare specimen -- the politically engaged playwright. In today's theatrical climate dominated by silly movie retreads and safe little dramas,...
  • Ben Gazzara, 81, leaves a rich, gruff legacy in theater and film

     
    Ben Gazzara, who died Friday in New York at the age of 81, was an actor with a gruff voice and intense demeanor. His acting legacy, which included the films of John Cassavetes and originating the role of Brick in......
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival offers much to build upon

    Oregon Shakespeare Festival offers much to build upon
    If the Oregon Shakespeare Festival doesn't have the most enthusiastic audience of any regional theater in the country, there must be some performing arts center out there with quite a rabid cult. Ashland, OSF's quaint home nestled in the foothills of...
  • Theater review: 'Parade' at the Mark Taper Forum

     
    Jason Robert Brown???s entrancing Tony-winning score for ???Parade,??? the 1998 musical he wrote with playwright Alfred Uhry (whose book also won a Tony), throws patches of suggestive light on a dark historical episode. Music may be inherently abstract,...
  • Theater review: 'Stage Door' at Open Fist Theatre

     
    Open Fist, a company best known for staging edgy contemporary works, scored a surprise hit with last year's a pitch-perfect revival of Moss Hart's classic satire of Broadway foibles, "Light Up the Sky." Following up with "Stage Door," another historical.....
  • Newly jobless in Pasadena, director Damaso Rodriguez tackles the Great Depression in Seattle

     
    Whether they like it or not, sometimes the lives of creative people are informed by their art, and right now it's happening to Damaso Rodriguez. Last year, Rodriguez, then the associate artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse, accepted an offer......
  • Theater review: 'Awake and Sing!' at A Noise Within

     
    Lies, cover-ups , machinations and greed — Clifford Odets took the unmentionables of family life and turned them into a kitchen-sink portrait of American hardship and hope in his Depression-era classic “Awake and Sing!” The play, which is...
  • Theater review: 'Waiting for Lefty' at Theatre West

     
    They’re not communists, they’re just broke: “Don’t tell me red,” growls a working stiff, “We’ve been kicked around so long we’re black and blue from head to toes.” A body can’t catch a break in “Waiting for Lefty,” Clifford Odetsâ€...
  • Tony Curtis: 'You're dead, son. Get yourself buried.'

     
    The cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river and Tony Curtis is dead at 85. No one is going to ever say he was a great actor, especially based on the dreck he did in the last......