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  • L.A. theater openings, July 6-13: 'The Orphan of Zhao' and more

    L.A. theater openings, July 6-13: 'The Orphan of Zhao' and more
    An ancient Chinese legend is revisted in "The Orphan of Zhao" at La Jolla Playhouse, Four Clowns reimagines two Old Testament tales at Santa Monica's Annenberg Community Beach House, and the greatest love story Shakespeare ever told gets two very...
  • Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park

    Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park
    Along with a thousand or so of their closest friends, a high-octane Independent Shakespeare Company ensemble opened the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s fifth season with a highly accessible “Twelfth Night” that takes its...
  • Moonlight Players 2014-15 season

     Moonlight Players 2014-15 season
    The Moonlight Players are mixing in rock and soul music among their lineup of plays this season. Thomas Kline takes over as artistic director of the group, though founder Jan Sheldon will direct the season-opening play: Shakespeare set in the Old West....
  • It's Raining Cats and Dogs, Literally

     
    I alluded in my column today to an email that first began circulating in the late '90s and purported to explain the origins of many popular expressions on the basis of life in 1500s England. Here it is: Anne Hathaway......
  • Cinema Guild To Distribute 'Princess of France' (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOCARNO - The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Argentine Matias Pineiro's "The Princess of France," which opens Locarno's International Competition on Thursday. The U.S. distribution deal continues a relationship between Pineiro...
  • Read this column, or you'll regret it

     Read this column, or you'll regret it
    "Regrets, I've had a few," sings Frank Sinatra in the classic "My Way." Me too, Frank, me too. Paul Anka's lyrics continue with Ol' Blue Eyes singing "But then again, too few to mention." Although my regrets are also few in the grand scheme of things,...
  • People, not politicians improve world economies

    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England -- "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry." -- "Hamlet," Act I, Scene III William Shakespeare is not known for his economic expertise, but the...
  • Connecticut Repertory Theatre announces 2014-15 lineup

    The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced its 2014-15 season, filled with classic comedies and challenging, engaging new work. "There is a point in life when each of us must give up the luxury of being 'nobody,' if only for a moment, to...
  • 'Blacklist' Actor Harry Lennix Launches Movie Production Company (EXCLUSIVE)

    Harry Lennix, who played a general in "Man of Steel" and the assistant director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division on NBC's "The Blacklist," has quietly become a prolific producer with three movie projects already completed. "I decided that I needed to...
  • New and coming-soon wine bars

    New and coming-soon wine bars
    How do you find your next favorite wine? (Hint: Looking for the label with the weirdest animal on it won't necessarily get you there.) Wine bars are a great starting point if you're just dipping your toes into the wine world, and Chicago doesn't lack...
  • REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★

    REVIEW: 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare's Globe at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★
    If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...