Theatre

DELIGHTFUL EUGENE O’NEILL COMEDY AT A NOISE WITHIN THEATRE

DELIGHTFUL EUGENE O’NEILL COMEDY AT A NOISE WITHIN THEATRE

Eugene O’Neill, America’s only Nobel Laureate in Literature (1936) is a giant of the American theatre. He’s arguably one of the four greatest American dramatists of the 20th century, along with Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Edward Albee. O’ Neill, is best known as a highly-regarded dramatist who explored the dark and rougher side of […]

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE STAGES A MAGICAL COMEDY

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE STAGES A MAGICAL COMEDY

Tony Kushner, one of the country’s premiere intellectual playwrights is an award-winning dramatist who is best known for his monumental Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning, two-part epic “Angels in America”.  In that play, he tackled the worldwide Aids epidemic. In the current North Coast Repertory Theatre production he switches 180 degrees to translate and […]

“ZOOT SUIT” REVIVAL RETURNS TO ITS BIRTHPLACE: THE MARK TAPER FORUM 

“ZOOT SUIT” REVIVAL RETURNS TO ITS BIRTHPLACE: THE MARK TAPER FORUM 

Seventy-five years ago a murder was committed in Los Angeles in an area known as the ‘Sleepy Lagoon reservoir’.  Four young Latino men were charged with the crime of murder, and the ensuing, highly controversial trial introduced a new word into the main-stream American lexicon – “Pachuco”. In 1977, playwright/director Luis Valdez, brought his play […]

2015 TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL DRAWS RAVES FROM LA AUDIENCES

2015 TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL DRAWS RAVES FROM LA AUDIENCES

The ‘boys’ won Tony Awards in the 80s with such gay-themed shows as “Torch Song Trilogy and nabbed another with the musical “La Cage aux Folles “(1983), and yet another, with the blockbuster musical hit “Kinky Boots” in 2013; all from the creative brain of Harvey Fierstein. Now it’s the ‘girls’ turn in the first […]

O’NEILL DRAMATIC MASTERPIECE ON STAGE AT GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE 

O’NEILL DRAMATIC MASTERPIECE ON STAGE AT GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE 

Eugene O’Neill became America’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature in 1936.  His canon of more than 30 plus plays, including four prestigious Pulitzer Prizes in Drama (the most wins to date), culminated in what is now considered to be his masterpiece “Long Day’s Journey into Night”, penned in 1953 and posthumously produced three years after […]

COMPELLING DRAMA FROM NEW PLAYWRIGHT AT DESERT THEATRE ENSEMBLE

COMPELLING DRAMA FROM NEW PLAYWRIGHT AT DESERT THEATRE ENSEMBLE

  Playwrights promoting playwrights is not that unusual in the Coachella Valley. In business and creative endeavors, however, creators jealously guard their creations from industrial theft, art forgery, copyright plagiarism, and from screenwriters who recognize a good idea when they see one. Desert Ensemble Theatre founder and playwright Tony Padilla, is a playwright, who not […]

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