June 25, 1991 |
Three's Company: Solo storytelling performances by Chloe Webb, Luis Alfaro and Rocco Sisto will open the Los Angeles Theatre Center's summer/fall season, filling a long-held "to-be-announced" slot. The program, created by director David Schweizer, is titled "True Lies" and will play July 25-Sept. 8. Meanwhile, LATC's sold-out run of Spalding Gray's "Monster in a Box" has been extended for six more performances. It will close July 7.
October 9, 1988 |
"I do a lot of weird work formally, and I accept the responsibility for seducing an audience into the work," said David Schweizer, director of Marlane Meyer's "Kingfish." "I don't care if they're young or old, conservative or wildly sophisticated. If they're presented with a world that seems to be in charge of itself, they will go along with it. But it really is a seduction. "Actually, I was prepared for 'Kingfish' to be regarded as much more exotic than I think it is being regarded.
October 1, 1995
The fact of the matter: Los Angeles is an industry town, and theater is not its industry. This fact affects the life and work of all who choose to make theater here. To assess the general state of the theater in Los Angeles today, Times Theater Critic Laurie Winer brought together a round-table discussion with five people whose experiences are utterly diverse but who are tied together by their passion for making theater.
June 14, 1998 |
A towering pyramid, outlined in neon, opens its doors to allow the entrance of a low-rider car shaped like a red stilletto high heel. Opera singers dressed as Mexican cabaret entertainers hold forth from raised platforms. A film sequence projects on a screen between the pyramid and a wrestling arena. Warriors sport cholo Pendletons and bandannas and race to nowhere on stationary exercise bikes. A dance troupe of blue-skinned Carmen Mirandas is trapped in a bamboo cage.
March 2, 1999 |
Prohibition. New York. Backstage at a speak-easy (that's "nightclub" to you, pal) called the Paradise.
March 3, 1989 |
Marlane Meyer's "Kingfish," which received its much-applauded world premiere as part of the 1987-88 season of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, will receive a production at New York's Public Theatre in December. The news was confirmed Thursday by the Public's Barbara Carroll who said rehearsals will begin in November under the direction of David Schweizer, who staged the play at LATC. Meyer recently moved to New York but retains her Southern California connection.