September 1, 1990 |
Annie works at a library, and once a week she's the story lady. She weaves fantasies for the boys and girls. Then one day, she's raped. In Laura Shamas' "Telling Time" at West Coast Ensemble, that's only the beginning of the story. Annie's problems double. Immediately after the attack, Annie can't face the reality. She sinks into her own fantasy world to blot out the awful truth of what's happened to her. Her gynecologist Monica becomes Glinda, the good witch of Oz, her mother Mrs.
November 17, 2000 |
"Everyone has a sex fantasy tucked away like a strapped ham." Such is the vision that transforms two nerdy siblings into pornographic impresarios in Cintra Wilson's "XXX Love Act," which receives a thoroughly immersive environmental treatment courtesy of Actors' Gang.
June 9, 1992 |
It's not every day that we get an Alan Ayckbourn play on local stages, but it is definitely uncommon to get two productions of the same one running concurrently. If the question on some lips is how does the staging of "Woman In Mind" that opened over the weekend at the Tiffany Theatre in West Hollywood stack up against the one that opened the weekend before at South Coast Repertory, the answer, one is happy to report, is that it stacks up well.
July 11, 1987 |
Getting one's play produced is, for many, a fantasy. A producer has to believe in the material. A theater owner has to believe the producer can deliver a show that will draw an audience. When a playwright, producer and theater are all unknown quantities, the likelihood that the fantasy will remain a fantasy is virtually assured.
July 29, 1985 |
When Oakland A's rookie Mike Warren pitched a no-hitter Sept. 29, 1983, against the Chicago White Sox, Kevin Jacobson's reaction was a mixture of fantasy and reality. The fantasy was knocking in the winning run or preserving the no-hitter with a dazzling play at third base. Jacobson had played third behind Warren in Class-A ball at Modesto three years before, so the fantasy wasn't far-fetched. In reality, Jacobson backed Warren with his brain instead of his bat or glove.
February 28, 2012 |
I've been to Disneyland hundreds of times over the last two decades and have been writing the Funland theme park blog for about four years now. As a result, people are always asking me how to do everything at Disneyland in a single day. The short answer is you probably can't. It can be a struggle for even hard-core fans with military assault-like strategies. The longer answer is there's lots of ways to maximize your time in the park and get on the most rides possible. PHOTOS: How to do Disneyland in a day So in honor of Disneyland's 24-hour Leap Day celebration , here are my seven tips for tackling Disneyland in a day: Tip 1: If you're trying to get the most out of your day at Disneyland , I always recommend arriving just before the park opens in the morning, staying until the park closes at night and taking a long break in the heat of the afternoon at your hotel pool or cocktail bar. It may sound like a long day, but you'll get more done in the first two hours and the last two hours of your day than if you spent 15 hours straight at the park.
November 27, 2006 |
We're at the point where any San Diego Chargers victory can be summarized in two words. This goes back to Nov. 19, when between updates I saw a 24-7 San Diego deficit against Denver turn into a 35-27 Chargers victory and I text-messaged a friend to ask what happened. My buddy's reply: "LT happened." Flash-forward to Sunday, when the Chargers had to deal with a strong Oakland Raiders defensive effort, a shaky performance by quarterback Philip Rivers and a 14-7 Raiders lead in the fourth quarter.
November 10, 1996 |
No sooner had the Greyfield Inn ferryboat chugged out of the Fernandina Beach, Fla., marina when somebody popped the question. "All right, let's get this over with," said Jerry, a brash, 40-ish businessman on vacation from Atlanta. With a cold Busch beer in one hand and a bag of boiled peanuts in the other, he looked at the young woman in the Greyfield Inn uniform, offered a charming, crooked smile and asked, "Did you see any of them from the wedding?"
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January 12, 2011 |
David Nelson, the elder son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and the last surviving member of the family that became an American institution in the 1950s and '60s as the stars of the classic TV sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," died Tuesday. He was 74. Nelson died at his Century City home of complications from colon cancer, said publicist Dale Olson. "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" began on radio in 1944, focusing on the home life of bandleader Ozzie Nelson and his vocalist wife, Harriet Hilliard.