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January 10, 1999 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Playwright-actress Ellen McLaughlin may have her feet planted firmly on the ground, but there's a recurrent flight motif winging its way through her life. An occasional devotee of such airborne pastimes as hang-gliding and small-plane excursions, she's also done more than her share of theatrical flying.
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January 10, 1999 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
Playwright-actress Ellen McLaughlin may have her feet planted firmly on the ground, but there's a recurrent flight motif winging its way through her life. An occasional devotee of such airborne pastimes as hang-gliding and small-plane excursions, she's also done more than her share of theatrical flying.
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December 15, 1988 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Playwright Ellen McLaughlin of San Francisco has lashed out at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa over its recent cancellation of her play, "Infinity's House." The world premiere had been scheduled for spring as the centerpiece of South Coast's first annual California Play Festival. "The play is large and unconventional, and I think they lost their nerve," McLaughlin said in an interview from her home.
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December 15, 1988 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Playwright Ellen McLaughlin of San Francisco has lashed out at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa over its recent cancellation of her play, "Infinity's House." The world premiere had been scheduled for spring as the centerpiece of South Coast's first annual California Play Festival. "The play is large and unconventional, and I think they lost their nerve," McLaughlin said in an interview from her home.
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January 17, 1999
Jan Breslauer's bright piece on playwright-actress Ellen McLaughlin opened my heart as if heaven sent ("Up in the Air," Jan. 10). Tony Kushner's testament to McLaughlin read like poetry. Robert Gauthier's translucent photo emitted "the soaring above and running away" that Breslauer suggested flight suggests. Every pilot I know attests to a measure of both. McLaughlin's own words revealed an inner beauty and bear repeating: "The more you head into the maelstrom, the more vulnerable you are, of course.
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February 4, 1999
Theater Cherry Jones heads the cast in Ellen McLaughlin's drama "Tongue of a Bird," about a search-and-rescue pilot whose mission to find an abducted young girl becomes an unexpected odyssey of self-discovery. Through Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles. Today through Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees, 2:30 p.m. $29 to $40. (213) 628-2772. Family "It's a Duesy!
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April 28, 1990 | JAN HERMAN
Two playwrights whose work has been seen at South Coast Repertory--Marlane Meyer and Anthony Clarvoe--have been awarded $15,500 fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts. The official NEA announcement will be made Monday. Meyer's "The Geography of Luck" received its world premiere on the SCR Second Stage in May of 1989 and won SCR's California Play Competition that year. She is also the author of "Kingfish" and "Etta Jenks," which premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
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November 8, 1986 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
East Berlin, 1950. Elsa (Anna Katarina) returns from Munich to search for her foster father. She is arrested as an American spy. A prison interrogator (Allan Miller) sets out to find what she knows. That's the premise for "Days and Nights Within" at the Back Alley Theatre, and drama would seem to be built into it. Playwright Ellen McLaughlin certainly seems to think so.
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September 20, 1996 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don't worry about being able to sort out the seven women who constitute the scintillating ensemble of Sharon Pollack's "Everything Relative." By the time this heart-tugging comedy-drama is over, you're deeply involved in their lives and care what happens to them. Recalling "The Return of the Secaucus Seven" rather than the more expensive but more superficial "The Big Chill," "Everything Relative" is one of the best lesbian films yet.
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December 2, 1988 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa has called off the world premiere of Ellen McLaughlin's "Infinity's House," which was to have been the centerpiece of the theater's first California Play Festival in the spring. "We had hoped the script would be ready to go into rehearsal but it has not evolved to that point," South Coast artistic director David Emmes said Thursday. "This will not affect the festival. We are hopeful that we may be able to find a new play."
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January 14, 1999
Danny Glover and Nobu McCarthy headline in East West Players' premiere of Philip Kan Gotanda's drama "Yohen," about an elderly African American-Japanese American couple's marital struggles. A Robey Theatre Company co-production. * "Yohen," David Henry Hwang Theater, Union Center for the Arts, 120 N. Judge Aiso St., Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m., except 8 p.m. only this Sunday. (Danny Glover's role will be played by Ben Guillory Jan.
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May 17, 1990 | Don Shirley
The controversy over new anti-obscenity language in National Endowment for the Arts legislation, originally focused on the visual arts, has hit the theater world. Playwright Terrence McNally, whose "Lisbon Traviata" is expected on the Mark Taper Forum schedule next season, wrote a letter to the Dramatists Guild newsletter criticizing the writers who sign acceptances of this year's round of NEA fellowships: "Yes, an artist has mouths to feed and bills to pay . . .
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