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  • 'Good People' a rock-solid portrayal of struggle at La Mirada

    'Good People' a rock-solid portrayal of struggle at La Mirada
    The dilemmas facing the life-battered protagonist of “Good People” are perhaps strategically manipulated, but that doesn’t make them any less relevant, humorous or dramatically engrossing. In fact, David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011...
  • Cornerstone Theater Company gives local flavors to Shakespeare

     Cornerstone Theater Company gives local flavors to Shakespeare
    For 10 summers Cornerstone Theater Company played Johnny Appleseed up and down California. Now it's harvest time. For a month each year from 2004 to 2013 the communitarian Los Angeles ensemble fertilized the soil of grass-roots creativity by going...
  • 'Wolf Hall,' adaptation of Hilary Mantel novels, coming to Broadway

    'Wolf Hall,' adaptation of Hilary Mantel novels, coming to Broadway
    The recent stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel's novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" will be coming to Broadway next year, where they will run in repertory for a combined 5 1/2 hours of historical drama. Producers said Thursday that the two...
  • REVIEW: 'Native Son' at Court Theatre ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Native Son' at Court Theatre ★★★★
    In 1938, a young African-American named Robert Nixon, a man born in small-town Louisiana, was executed by the electric chair in Chicago for the murder of Florence Thompson Castle, whom Nixon was convicted of killing with a brick. Even by the standards...
  • A provocative 'Kingdom City' at La Jolla Playhouse

    A provocative 'Kingdom City' at La Jolla Playhouse
    There is one week remaining to catch “Kingdom City” at La Jolla Playhouse, and anyone who values the power of theater to stimulate meaningful dialogue about significant issues dare not miss it. In its striking intensity and genuinely...
  • REVIEW: 'A Kurt Weill Cabaret' by Theo Ubique Cabaret ★★★½

     REVIEW: 'A Kurt Weill Cabaret' by Theo Ubique Cabaret ★★★½
    The distance between Berlin and Broadway is about 4,000 miles. The distance between the onlookers and the performers in Theo Ubique's "A Kurt Weill Cabaret" can be as close as 4 inches. Yet the great achievement of this very fine show is that director...
  • 'Kiss Me, Kate' an ingenious adaptation at Pasadena Playhouse

    'Kiss Me, Kate' an ingenious adaptation at Pasadena Playhouse
    “Let's Make a Deal's" Wayne Brady as the lead in a revival of "Kiss Me, Kate": It almost sounds like an especially wacky draft in some fantasy stunt-casting league for theater directors. Sheldon Epps of the Pasadena Playhouse has not only made...
  • Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86

     Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86
    Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and...
  • REVIEW: 'Animal Farm' at Steppenwolf Theatre Company ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Animal Farm' at Steppenwolf Theatre Company ★★★★
    Benjamin, the cynical, long-lived donkey who comes to regret not raising a hoof against tyrannical piggery, turns out to be the key to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's blistering new 90-minute adaptation of George Orwell's "Animal Farm," the best...
  • Seema Sueko would like to add a dash of color to Pasadena Playhouse

    Seema Sueko would like to add a dash of color to Pasadena Playhouse
    The brownstones of New York City's West Village shine under the stage lights inside the Pasadena Playhouse during a recent tech rehearsal for "Stop Kiss." An Asian American woman and an African American woman giggle over a take-out menu in a cozy living...
  • Ovation nominations embrace a range of L.A. theater

    Ovation nominations embrace a range of L.A. theater
    The announcement of the nominations for this year's Ovation Awards made Tuesday a better than average day for certain members of the Los Angeles theater community. Culture Monster spoke to some of them after they learned they received multiple mentions,...