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  • 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...
  • Despite star Laura Linney, 'Switzerland' an unconvincing stab at noir

     Despite star Laura Linney, 'Switzerland' an unconvincing stab at noir
    Images of Patricia Highsmith in her later years suggest that Linda Hunt might be a suitable choice to take on the role of the author of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and other savage tales of phony identity and insidious murder. Laura Linney, even with...
  • REVIEW: 'A Nice Indian Boy' by Rasaka Theatre

     REVIEW: 'A Nice Indian Boy' by Rasaka Theatre
    The title of Madhuri Shekar's family comedy, "A Nice Indian Boy," is a sly feint. On the surface, it appears that the nice Indian boy in question is Naveen Gavaskar, the soft-spoken only son of Indian immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area who is...
  • This is what happens when you fall asleep at a play

    This is what happens when you fall asleep at a play
    "They keep waking me up!" A sleepy audience member actually said this, midperformance, during a Chicago production of the play "Faulkner's Bicycle" in 2001. The actors onstage, one gathers, were interfering with the guy's nap. When I asked actors from...
  • Laura Linney not staying neutral about 'Switzerland' at Geffen Playhouse

    Laura Linney not staying neutral about 'Switzerland' at Geffen Playhouse
    Laura Linney paused for a moment before delivering a blunt assessment of her latest role, author Patricia Highsmith: "It's going to kick my butt." The three-time Academy Award-nominated actress wasn't complaining or admitting to premature defeat. If...
  • Ambitious 'Five Presidents' could use some work

    Ambitious 'Five Presidents' could use some work
    MILWAUKEE — When former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush joined the incumbent president, Bill Clinton, at the 1994 funeral of former president Richard Nixon in Yorba Linda, Calif., it had been more than two...
  • 'Outside Mullingar': Spark of intensity lights an Irish fire

    'Outside Mullingar': Spark of intensity lights an Irish fire
    "Outside Mullingar," a recent play by John Patrick Shanley ("Doubt") and the newest attraction from the Northlight Theatre in Skokie, starts out in a manner familiar to anyone with affection for dramas set in rural Ireland, suggesting a comfortable and...
  • REVIEW: 'This Is Modern Art' at Steppenwolf Theatre

    REVIEW: 'This Is Modern Art' at Steppenwolf Theatre
    Is graffiti a legitimate artistic expression accessible to the otherwise excluded, or criminal vandalism that is the scourge of a great city? Good question. Alas, not one that the Steppenwolf Theatre Company is asking its young audiences. Who has...
  • John Hughes show needs more teen angst

     John Hughes show needs more teen angst
    Music, especially angsty British new wave from such artists as Altered Images, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and New Order, was an indispensable part of the cinematic oeuvre of John Hughes. The late, great director figured out that by creating a universe...
  • Angelica Page's 'Turning Page' a beguiling, uncanny tribute

    Angelica Page's 'Turning Page' a beguiling, uncanny tribute
    Before announcing the winner for lead actress at the 1986 Academy Awards, F. Murray Abraham, elated that the recipient was his stage friend Geraldine Page, exclaimed, "I consider this woman the greatest actress in the English language." This wasn't...
  • 'Fish in the Dark,' with Larry David, gets mixed reviews on Broadway

    'Fish in the Dark,' with Larry David, gets mixed reviews on Broadway
    "Fish in the Dark," Larry David's first Broadway play, is one of the hottest tickets in New York, playing to sold-out houses since previews began in February and generating high-profile publicity, including a "60 Minutes" profile on the veteran writer-...