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Lorraine Hansberry

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  • 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...
  • Tony Awards 2012: 'Clybourne Park' by Bruce Norris wins best play

    Tony Awards 2012: 'Clybourne Park' by Bruce Norris wins best play
    "Clybourne Park," the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy-drama by Bruce Norris, won the Tony for new play. The critically acclaimed play, which ran at Playwrights Horizons in New York, the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and the Mark Taper...
  • Phylicia Rashad to direct L.A. production of 'A Raisin in the Sun'

     
    In her numerous screen and stage roles, Phylicia Rashad has invariably brought a cutting intelligence and a razor-sharp sense of comic timing. In March, the actress will be working on the opposite side of the lights in the role of......
  • Theater review: 'Clybourne Park' at San Francisco's A.C.T.

     
    As anyone who caught “The Pain and the Itch” at the Theatre @ Boston Court a couple of seasons back can verify, Bruce Norris doesn’t write plays to win popularity contests. With an irascible fearlessness, he flies in the face......
  • Theater review: 'A Raisin in the Sun' at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

     
    F. Kathleen Foley reviews 'A Raisin in the Sun" at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center....
  • Valencia Character Company announces 2011-12 season

     
    Valencia Character Company has announced its 2011-12 theater season, with a night of one-acts, two dramas and a lighthearted musical to kick things off. Here's the line-up: “The Drowsy Chaperone,” music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg...
  • Bruce Norris' 'Clybourne Park' wins Pulitzer Prize for drama

     
    Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park" -- a dramatic imagining of events taking place before and after Lorraine Hansberry's classic "A Raisin in the Sun" -- won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The award was announced Monday in New York. "Clybourne......
  • Valencia College announces 2011-12 theater season

     
    Valencia College has announced its upcoming season of theatrical productions, with offerings from the light comedy of “The Drowsy Chaperone” to the serious subject matter of “The Laramie Project,” written in response to the 1998...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Clybourne Park' paired with 'Raisin in the Sun' by Center Theatre Group

     
    "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' drama that won the Pulitzer Prize this year, will make its Los Angeles debut at the Mark Taper Forum in the spring of 2012. Center Theatre Group said it will pair the production with a separate......
  • Influences: Actress Anna Deavere Smith

     
    Let Me Down Easy," at the Broad Stage through July 31, is Anna Deveare Smith's exploration of the nation's healthcare crisis....
  • Mark Taper Forum's 2012 season may feature two Broadway imports

     
    The Mark Taper Forum's 2012 season will feature one world premiere and five plays that already have either been seen on Broadway or have won a Pulitzer Prize. The shows include this year's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Claybourne Park," and last year's...