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Buried Child

I only caught one play for “review” on the weekend, and it was a MESMERIZINGLY MACABRE drama. Hauntingly written by the infamously gritty and highly revered Sam Shepard, he was a Pulitzer Prize recipient in 1978 for this searing drama. A dark and eerily explosive story unfolds in a farmhouse in middle America. (BRILLIANTLY designed […]

I only caught one play for “review” on the weekend, and it was a MESMERIZINGLY MACABRE drama

I only caught one play for “review” on the weekend, and it was a MESMERIZINGLY MACABRE drama

Hauntingly written by the infamously gritty and highly revered Sam Shepard, he was a Pulitzer Prize recipient in 1978 for this searing drama. A dark and eerily explosive story unfolds in a farmhouse in middle America. (BRILLIANTLY designed set by Christopher Tulysewski!) Each of the family members are stranger and more dysfunctional than the last. […]

Saddle up for The Western: UnScripted at The Falcon Theatre

Saddle up for The Western: UnScripted at The Falcon Theatre

If you want to see a classic Western packed with fun, excitement and surprises, then skedaddle to The Falcon Theatre to see The Western: UnScripted. The surprises come because the Impro Theatre Company’s presentation is 100% improvised — that creates the fun and excitement that follows. It is difficult to review a show that changes […]

Katharine “Kat” Kramer

Katharine “Kat” Kramer

Katharine “Kat Kramer founded Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World to showcase motion pictures that raise awareness about important social issues. In doing so, she is following in the footsteps of her late father, the legendary producer/director Stanley Kramer, who was known for taking artistic and financial chances by making movies about controversial subjects. […]

Beyond the Twitterverse: Two Roads Theater Showcases 30 Actors in 60 Minutes

Beyond the Twitterverse: Two Roads Theater Showcases 30 Actors in 60 Minutes

In our fast-paced world, everybody has a short attention span.  It’s the tempo of the city. So what happens when actors apply this life force to art? Lifebook Acting Academy and The Two Roads Theater present 30 Actors in 60 Minutes. Theatrical Tweets — if you will — power-packed with dramatic arcs, laughter, tears and […]

Solving the Puzzle of Life in 2 Across

Solving the Puzzle of Life in 2 Across

2 Across – the title, a play on words, says it all. Two strangers on an early morning BART train, both at crossroads, passionately working crosswords. They sit across from each other, absorbed in their puzzles, respectively. Josh (Kip Gilman) & Janet (Wendy Michaels), who come from seemingly different worlds, prove that the adage ‘opposites […]

Sanger: Her Own Words

Sanger: Her Own Words

By Natasha Lewin Mother, wife, birth-control advocate and — unbeknown to most — proponent of eugenics, Margaret Sanger is not the bleeding-heart, Planned Parenthood-liberal some would say she was. Starting her nursing career in the slums of the East Village, Sanger began her quest as a contraception activist after watching the toll overpopulation and back-alley […]

CART Radio Presents a Special One Hundredth Birthday Kick-OFF for Norman Lloyd

CART Radio Presents a Special One Hundredth Birthday Kick-OFF for Norman Lloyd

Sunday, Sept. 7th at the Beverly Garland Hotel, located at 4222 Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood, CART Radio will present a special One Hundredth Birthday Kick-OFF for American actor/director/producer Norman Lloyd! He will play the star role of Captain Shotover in George Bernard Shaw’s comedy, Heartbreak House. Both the play and Norman Lloyd, (St. Elsewhere, […]

Hello out there to my theatre lovin’ readers

Hello out there to my theatre lovin’ readers

Have you missed my weekly theatrical meanderings? I haven’t deserted you… though I haven’t turned in a column for the last couple of weeks. To explain… August is generally a slow month for play “openings” but September picks up again, and offers endless new productions locally, throughout the holiday season. So far, I’m booked to […]

Forever Young Celebrates Great American Songbook

Forever Young Celebrates Great American Songbook

Featuring tunes from the great American songbook as well as newer Broadway/movie show tunes, Elate Theatre’s entertaining musical revue Forever Young demonstrates the power of good music to make one feel alive. The production combines cast members ranging from 9 to 81 singing and dancing to music appealing to all ages. Producer/director Carol Bratcher mixes […]