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“Third” by Wendy Wasserstein

“Third” by Wendy Wasserstein
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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 […]

Frank Groucho

Frank Groucho

Frankly, one should be  a fan if choosing to attend An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante. Definitively and decisively. As a true Groucho Marx fan, this could be an evening that’s highly entertaining, producing aching sides and sore facial muscles. Ferrante resembles Groucho Marx and sounds a bit like him too, though his words […]

The Diaries of Adam & Eve

The Diaries of Adam & Eve

We seem to be on an apple bent in Talk of Our Towns this week, as Saturday is the time for the Hard Core Cider Tour at Brookside Park, and apples always bring to mind the story about the first of our kind, Adam and Eve.… SATURDAY.–I am almost a whole day old, now. I […]

Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

My primary reason for recommending the Pasadena Playhouse’s newest production, Josefina López’s Real Women Have Curves, is Blanca Araceli. Playing Carmen, mami of the well-read, restless, feminist, ambitious Ana and the creative, stressed, worried, and relentless Estrela, Araceli inhabits her character completely. She doesn’t need half of the first act to breathe and get into […]

Artisans Union & Solo Performers

Artisans Union & Solo Performers

The 3rd Annual Solo Performer Empowerment Day will be held on Saturday, August 29, at Fremont Centre Theatre. Empowerment Day is a day full of workshops and panels designed to empower and enhance the careers of solo performers, in particular. However, the information presented may benefit all performing artists. Workshops & Panels: • Creating a […]

Always…Patsy Cline

Always…Patsy Cline

Houston housewife Louise Seger first heard Patsy Cline in 1957 on the Arthur Godfrey show and became an instant fan. The two met before a 1961 concert, struck it off immediately, and passed the whole night chatting in Louise’s kitchen. After that night, they kept up an active pen-pal relationship. Years after the 1963 plane […]

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