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ANW: Entertaining Courage

ANW: Entertaining Courage

“Entertaining Courage” is the theme of A Noise Within’s 2017-18 Repertory Theatre Season. What’s behind this choice? Let’s hear from ANW’s Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott… There is no doubt that our 2017–2018 season was influenced by current events. We are living in unprecedented times in which most of us, regardless of […]

Shout, Sister, Shout!

Shout, Sister, Shout!

Bob Dylan remarked that Sister Rosetta Tharpe was “a powerful force of nature, a guitar playing, singing evangelist.” Through August 20, Tracy Nicole Chapman portrays Sister Tharpe in a production directed by Randy Johnson who received a 2014 Tony Award nomination for his production of A Night with Janis Joplin. Chapman has portrayed Shenzi in […]

Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

This Sherlockian mash-up and world premier isn’t opening until June 2, but with summer coming and the calendar filling up with out-of-town travel, we figured it would be good to get the word out now. Jonathan Josephson, co-founder of Unbound Productions has spent three years developing Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective, “a smash-up of […]

The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst, most will have already deduced, is Emily Dickinson. Belle of Amherst is a one-woman play by William Luce. Julie Harris portrayed Dickinson in the original Broadway production in 1976, for which she won a Tony Award. The play was written while consulting Dickinson’s poetry, diaries, and letters. Watching a bit of Harris’s […]

King Lear at ANW

King Lear at ANW

This may be a little close to home given the current political climate and who holds the pinnacle political seat in our country, but on the other hand, perhaps the timing is perfect. A Noise Within presents King Lear, opening on February 15 and running through May 6. The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man’s […]

“Third” by Wendy Wasserstein

“Third” by Wendy Wasserstein

Regarding the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Wendy Wasserstein’s last play Third, which was written shortly before her death in 2005, Mark Favermann at Berkshire Fine Arts writes, “It is among her wittiest, wisest, and perhaps most personal play.” Favermann continues… Set at an unnamed, elite, New England liberal arts college, this play’s central character, Professor Laurie Jameson, […]

Artists at Play

Artists at Play

Since 2011, “a collective of Asian American creative professionals” have been telling ‘the stories of communities underrepresented in theatre.” Artists at Play debut on the local theater scene was its production and the L. A. premiere of Lauren Yee’s “cheekily subversive comedy” Ching Chong Chinaman, which was followed in 2012 by Edith Can Shoot Things and […]

The Golden Dragon

The Golden Dragon

The Golden Dragon, playing at The Theatre @ Boston Court through June 5, is a Chinese-Vietnamese-Thai fast food restaurant in a city somewhere in the present day world. The story is simple, but the story telling, not so much. We watch as a kitchen worker writhes in pain from a rotting tooth. The solution is […]

The Intergalactic Nemesis – Target Earth

The Intergalactic Nemesis – Target Earth

For an experience like no other, step into a world about to be invaded by sludge monsters from the Planet Zygon. The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with a mysterious librarian from Flagstaff, Arizona, named Ben Wilcott. Together, they travel from Rumania to […]

Romeo, Valentina, Beast Jr., 80 Days, Willows & Charlotte

Romeo, Valentina, Beast Jr., 80 Days, Willows & Charlotte

From classics such as Charlotte’s Web, Romeo and Juliet, and an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows to the musical Beauty and the Beast, Jr., the autobiography of the three little pigs’ big bad wolf, and the West Coast premier of Casa Valentina by Harvey Feinstein at the Pasadena Playhouse—live theater abounds! Under the […]

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