Entertainment

AYAD AKHTAR’ POWERFUL/FUNNY/ANGRY PLAY ON SOCIAL DISCOURSE

AYAD AKHTAR’ POWERFUL/FUNNY/ANGRY PLAY ON SOCIAL DISCOURSE

One can get away with a lot when the weapon of biting social discourse is comedy. Remember, ‘God of Carnage’? Yazmina Reza’s four seemingly-intelligent adults meet to sort out a schoolyard incident involving their young sons, only to have the meeting explode into hand-hand combat when a casual remark sets off a firestorm of recriminations. […]

OLD GLOBE STAGES A DELICIOUS COMEDY ABOUT THE ART OF SUSHI

OLD GLOBE STAGES A DELICIOUS COMEDY ABOUT THE ART OF SUSHI

Japan as an Island country had been insulated, by choice, from outside influences for centuries. Its culture and customs were relatively unknown to Westerners until the 16th Century. The Japanese people have always taken pride in their more measured lifestyle with its appreciation for patience, regimentation, introspection, and discipline along with a respect for periods […]

NORTH COAST REP PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE TRANSLATION OF HENRIK IBSEN’S POWERFUL DRAMA HEDDA GABLER

NORTH COAST REP PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE TRANSLATION OF HENRIK IBSEN’S POWERFUL DRAMA HEDDA GABLER

Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler may be a 19th century gal but she could easily fit into the machinations of any 21st century society with a tweak here and a left turn there.   Then as now, Hedda Gabler wannabes show up with regularity. Take any Bette Davis or Joan Crawford movie or Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Little […]

WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW NOIR MUSICAL “HOLLYWOOD” AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW NOIR MUSICAL “HOLLYWOOD” AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

The La Jolla Playhouse has the best track record of any West Coast theatre when it comes to sending their original theatrical productions to Broadway (over 30 of them to date). Their 2008 musical production “Memphis”, written by Joe Di Pietro and directed by Christopher Ashley went on to Broadway winning a 2010 Tony Award […]

ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS OF YUCCA VALLEY PRESENT NEIL SIMON’S “BROADWAY BOUND”

ST. JOSEPH PLAYERS OF YUCCA VALLEY PRESENT NEIL SIMON’S “BROADWAY BOUND”

Neil Simon was the King of comedy playwrights during the 1960’s through the 1980’s He has written over thirty Broadway hits with three plays on the ‘great white way’ simultaneously. No other playwright has ever broken that record. Simon wrote mainly comedies. But he always infused his plays with some form of drama because drama […]

GROVES CABIN THEATRE DISHES ON THE LIFE OF ICON KATHARINE HEPBURN

GROVES CABIN THEATRE DISHES ON THE LIFE OF ICON KATHARINE HEPBURN

The world fell in love with the movies about one hundred years ago. Instead of losing interest in what some said was just a passing fad, the movies and its actor/celebrities have instead grown from mere curiosities, to fascination, to an all-consuming addiction. Hollywood became a movie studio-mecca, producing   ‘the ‘stuff that dreams are made […]

ANGLO/INDIAN BIOPIC ENGAGES WITH ARTISTRY AND STYLE

ANGLO/INDIAN BIOPIC ENGAGES WITH ARTISTRY AND STYLE

In “The Man Who Knew Infinity”, the world of 1914 eerily resonates with thorny issues still plaguing the 21st century; especially when it comes to culture, ethnicity, diversity, and the meritorious acceptance of individuals. Most Americans don’t really understand or comprehend the English and their “tight little island” mentality. If one wants to irritate an […]

1 2 3 71