| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:08 PM
A pleasure of delving into a novel is getting to know its many characters, their quirks and their dreams. That makes adapting a novel for the stage, as Jon Jory has done with Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," tricky business.
The romantic drama...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Chicago's Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced its 2013-14 season.
The ensemble based, Equity-affiliated company begins the year with the U.S. premiere of a new adaptation by Tim Luscombe of Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey," slated for October. In...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
For some in Newport-Mesa, the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast may have prompted a three-word response: "Oh, hey, guys."
Within minutes of the show's beginning, William Shatner, who recently brought his one-man show to the Segerstrom Center for the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
It's like stuffing a car full of clowns ... A carload of TV stars with Chicago ties are among the 765 artists set to make funny April 1-7 at the 16th annual Chicago Improv Festival.
"I'm thrilled that Craig and I will finally get to make stuff up for...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
With her latest production, Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is expanding the young company's horizons, both artistically and physically.
At a recent rehearsal of Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Dr. Moreland Perkins, a philosophy professor who taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and was also former mayor of Riverdale Park, died Nov. 7 of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center.
The Roland Park resident was 85.
"Moreland was highly...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:25 PM
It may seem like "Twilight" is coming to a close -- what with thousands of fans descending upon Los Angeles Monday night for the premiere of the final film.
But the journey isn't yet over for the stars of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," who...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:03 PM
There's a certain type of reader — often also a writer, with a leaf-fring'd MFA — who has it all figured out. The realist novel is a scam, a factory producing cardboard imitations of bourgeois life. This is the person at the party who mentions...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:42 PM
When the Orange County Women's Chorus commissioned Kirke Mechem to compose a piece to celebrate their 15th anniversary, he gave them "We Can Sing That" — a song about how the choir can perform any kind of music effortlessly.
If Mechem had titled...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In which we watch everything start to unravel.
Adam and Natalia’s relationship is going swimmingly. They have a lovely, tender first first-time-in-the-bedroom conversation wherein they are open and communicative and sweet.
“I like how clear...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Singer Kelly Clarkson, the first "American Idol" winner, bought a ring at auction that belonged to author Jane Austen, but the British government won't let her take the ring out of the country.
The gold and turquoise ring cost the "Tie It Up" singer...