01 October 2017

This co-production launching a collaboration between the Fountain Theatre and Los Angeles City College’s Theatre Academy tells the story of real life dancer Freddy Herko (Marty Dew) largely through choreography (by Cate Caplin) and a...

29 September 2017

In The Last Tycoon F. Scott Fitzgerald rather famously quipped, “There are no second acts in American lives.” But I’m glad this isn’t true about drama, because I started drifting off during the first act of A Noise Within’s...

18 September 2017

DEMOCRACY (SIC) Theater Review

 

The Democracy Zone: Theater of the People, By the People, For the People 

 

By Ed Rampell

 

Don Williams’ com-dram democracy (sic) ...

16 September 2017

Dziga Vertov’s The Man with the Movie Camera

 

V.I. Pudovkin’s short Chess Fever...

15 September 2017

As the Nazis ride again, British playwright Oliver Cotton’s brilliant play Daytona is about how fascism impacts and haunts survivors throughout their lives (and those are the “lucky” ones!) and what may be the first postwar “...

15 September 2017

How blessed we Angelenos are: LA Opera’s Carmen is opera at its grandest, right here on Grand Avenue. I was immediately swept away by the opening strains of the “Prelude,” with Georges Bizet’s ebullient sounds as frothy as wave...

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