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  • REVIEW: 'Samsara' at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Samsara' at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre
    The theater is a funny place. It's not hard to believe a mother is having quite a profound conversation with the fetus inside her womb — writ large and standing before her. But an over-acting fetus? An over-the-top embryo leaping all over the stage,...
  • Writer Nathan Englander's avenging pen

    Writer Nathan Englander's avenging pen
    Nathan Englander was in college when he first heard the story of Stalin's 1952 purge of Russia's top Yiddish writers. Determined that their story not die with them, he fictionalized their plight in "The Twenty-Seventh Man," the short story that led his...
  • Don't miss a word of this 'American Buffalo'

    Don't miss a word of this 'American Buffalo'
    David Mamet’s “American Buffalo,” which premiered in Chicago in 1975, startled and delighted the theater world with its dialogue: broken, overlapping sentence fragments, studded with expletives, at once highly mannered and faithful to...
  • Theater pulses in Alan Mandell's veins

    Theater pulses in Alan Mandell's veins
    Seated in the living room of his newly built architectural jewel of a home in Westwood, Alan Mandell had a confession to make. He was nervous about taking on the role of the elderly Gregory Solomon in the revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price" that...
  • Exploratory 'First Take' presents six operas in progress

    Exploratory 'First Take' presents six operas in progress
    Opera as an art form about investigation might seem a radical idea in a modern world where so much about contemporary arts and entertainment is defined by conventional narrative. But such wasn't always the case. It still isn't in opera outside the...
  • Tragic 'Twenty-Seventh Man' brings power of the pen to bear

    Nathan Englander's short story, "The Twenty-Seventh Man," from his debut collection, "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges," is so impeccably pulled off, so beautifully composed in the spirit of the great Yiddish writers it depicts that the notion of...
  • Arthur Miller's 'The Price' bursts into meaning at Mark Taper Forum

    Arthur Miller's 'The Price' bursts into meaning at Mark Taper Forum
    Arthur Miller's "The Price" is an old-fashioned play that takes a fair amount of time to get going, but when it does — midway through the second act — it explodes with the thunderous moral inquiry that has earned the author a place on the Mt....
  • 'Cineastas' captures moviemaking endeavors in progress

    'Cineastas' captures moviemaking endeavors in progress
    It has become something of a commonplace since Hamlet first uttered the precept that the purpose of acting is "to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature." Argentine theater auteur Mariano Pensotti deconstructs this idea in dizzying fashion in...
  • How to get away with fake murder

    How to get away with fake murder
    Whether they are fighting evil forces, throwing off the yoke of oppression or, more often, embroiled in some love-inspired conflict, opera characters lead unusually dangerous lives. And, true to the drama inherent in the genre, they somehow always end...
  • Reaching toward the light in 'The Night Alive'

    Reaching toward the light in 'The Night Alive'
    The decrepit state of Tommy's room, with its piles of rubbish and mildewy towels thrown all over the place, is a mirror into his life. Estranged from his wife, he has been renting a room in his Uncle Maurice's house near Dublin's Phoenix Park for the last...
  • L.A. County's small-theater community speaks out on proposed wage hike

    L.A. County's small-theater community speaks out on proposed wage hike
    An impassioned, two-hour, open-mike meeting about the future of Los Angeles County's small-theater community Saturday at the Renberg Theatre at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood drew an overflow crowd of well over 200 theater folks. With just one...