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“Inherit the Wind”

LOS ANGELES – THEATER REVIEW -  “Inherit the Wind” is the fictionalized play about the notorious “Scopes Monkey Trial”, held in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925.  For some historical background:  In March 1925 the state of Tennessee banned teaching of Darwin’s theory of evolution in state schools.  When civic leaders in Dayton took on science teacher [...]

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A Royal Affair?

BREAKING – FROM OUR EUROPEAN DESK – Rumors are flying in Oslo this weekend that the Royal Norwegian Crown Prince and Princess may be headed for splits-ville.  Notorious party girl Mette-Marit scored big when she tied the knot with heir to the Norwegian throne, Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, on August 25, 2001.  However according to [...]

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Cyrano: By Juliet Annerino

LOS ANGELES – THEATER REVIEW – This new version of the timeless classic tale originally written by Edmond Rostand, has been given new life and depth by the deft interpretation of Andre Martin (who also plays Cyrano) and the cast and crew of the always excellent and ever evolving Independent Shakespeare Company. My friend and [...]

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Awake and Sing!

LOS ANGELES  - THEATER REVIEW – There is no better way to understand American history than through experiencing it at the theater.  ”Awake and Sing”, written in 1933 by Clifford Odets, is one such play that brings us into the heart and soul of the American zeitgeist.  Considered by many his best work, Odets explores [...]

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“Frank and Ava” By Juliet Annerino

LOS ANGELES – THEATER REVIEW – The tumultuous romance of two Hollywood icons comes to life onstage,  set in a classic lounge called the “Three Clubs” in the heart of Hollywood.  The play is written by Willard Manus, who gives us a refreshingly sympathetic view of Frank Sinatra and an interesting glimpse into the mysterious [...]

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Garbo’s Cuban Lover

LOS ANGELES – THEATER REVIEW – Sometimes the most fascinating trailblazers in history remain in the shadows.  “Garbo’s Cuban Lover” is the story of Mercedes De Acosta, whose notorious life is lovingly and artfully revealed in this highly entertaining piece. Mercedes came from a privileged background and was a writer, but what she is best [...]

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“Inherit the Wind”

LOS ANGELES – THEATER REVIEW -  “Inherit the Wind” is the fictionalized play about the notorious “Scopes Monkey Trial”, held in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925.  For some historical background:  In March 1925 the state of Tennessee banned teaching of Darwin’s theory of evolution in state schools.  When civic leaders in Dayton took on science teacher [...]

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Cyrano: By Juliet Annerino

LOS ANGELES – THEATER REVIEW – This new version of the timeless classic tale originally written by Edmond Rostand, has been given new life and depth by the deft interpretation of Andre Martin (who also plays Cyrano) and the cast and crew of the always excellent and ever evolving Independent Shakespeare Company. My friend and [...]

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