Spend the evening enjoying the Whitefire Theater’s latest production, Slow Dance in Midtown, and you will agree that this play is not to be missed. It is full of very clever, not-so-subtle nuances that lead the audience into a world of intensity and discovery.
When Indians became known as Native Americans in the early 1970s, Hollywood seemed to lose interest in their stories. Aside from "Little Big Man" (1971) and "Dances with Wolves" (1990), I can't recall any major films of note over the past four decades that dealt primarily with Native Americans.
An Original Pop-Rock Musical
THE STORM, a new teen musical, is the latest production at the NoHo Arts Center in North Hollywood. With lyrics and writing by Kate Nelson, musical direction by Steve Bauman, and direction by Phyllis Larrymore-Kelly, we have a great venue for new talent, and more than impressive musical numbers.
by Anton Chekhov
directed by Andrew J. Traister
translation by Paul Schmidt
@ Antaeus Company
through April 15
As in all Chekhov plays, characters long for what they cannot have. They experience unrequited love, or must accept sharing that love with another as opposed to the complete loss of it. In The Seagull, Chekhov also takes the opportunity to examine theatre in its varied forms, both traditional and new. Known for mounting classic theatre with a professionalism like no other in Los Angeles, the Antaeus Company once again proves its integrity and much appreciated artistry in their newest production of The Seagull currently on stage in NoHo through April 15. Plays at Antaeus have double casts and the one I saw was for the most part, absolutely stellar.
My first and only fistfight was with a redhead. I was ten. Suffice it to say, I went to Zombie Joe's latest production with a huge bias in tow.
IT’S JUST SEX Written by Jeff Gould Directed by Rick Shaw
The late British poet Philip Larkin famously located the beginning of sexual intercourse in 1963, "between the end of the 'Chatterly' ban and the Beatles first LP." Judging by the set of Two Roads Theatre production of "It's Just Sex," in the suburbs of Southern California, sexual intercourse began sometime between "Valley of the Dolls" and "Let it Be."
The Group Rep presents
Written by Lee Blessing
Directed by Gregg T. Daniel
Producer for the Group Rep: Richard Alan Woody
Lee Blessing’s powerful play COBB is a commanding look into the life of Ty Cobb, baseball’s first inductee into the Hall of Fame, and the man described as “the meanest and most hated man in baseball.” The Group Rep has a hit on its hands and has “hit a home run”, directed by the superb Gregg T. Daniel and produced for the Group Rep by Richard Alan Woody.
The Group Rep presents
Beginning its 38th Season, the Group Rep brings to us IF WE ARE WOMEN written by Joanna McClelland Glass and directed by Sherry Netherland. The Connecticut shore is the setting for three generations of women (two very different grandmothers, a daughter and a granddaughter) who come together over the death of the daughter’s lover, and in the process which follows, realize the union between the choices they have made and the challenges they encountered.
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group presents the World-Premiere of Joe Musso's brutal story of love, lust, blood, and betrayal, set in New Orleans during the rampant onslaught of an apocalyptic Hurricane Katrina. Greta - a Bourbon Street stripper, lustfully played by Denise Devin, wants "The Prophet", passionately played by Phillip J. Wheeler, to die for his damnation of her seedy sinful ways. It's her criminally-minded street-smart husband Rod, powerfully portrayed by Boston Sturgis, who stands in her way.
Give yourself a treat and spend an evening with 29 unusual and comedic characters in the recent production of Plane Talk at SkyPilot Theater in NoHo. Set in various airport waiting rooms, this show features several humorous and dramatic moments that highlight the frustration and uneasiness we have come to expect when we are forced to travel by air. Rest assured, the large ensemble is able to handle the many characters of each act which includes a wonderful cross cultural example of everyday folks just trying to fly somewhere with the least amount of interference.