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November 5, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frank Moher understands the media need to make things topical. The Canadian playwright is as patient as can be when asked to put his drama, "Odd Jobs," in perspective, especially during these rough economic times. Yes, he says, it's about unemployment. Sort of. And yes, it touches on the impact that losing a job, or being in a job you hate, can have on someone. And sure, he thinks anyone who comes to South Coast Repertory (where "Odd Jobs" opens Friday night and continues through Dec.
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November 5, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frank Moher understands the media need to make things topical. The Canadian playwright is as patient as can be when asked to put his drama, "Odd Jobs," in perspective, especially during these rough economic times. Yes, he says, it's about unemployment. Sort of. And yes, it touches on the impact that losing a job, or being in a job you hate, can have on someone. And sure, he thinks anyone who comes to South Coast Repertory (where "Odd Jobs" opens Friday night and continues through Dec.
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May 7, 1992 | JAN HERMAN
Sept. 4 to Oct. 11: "The Man Who Came to Dinner," by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart Oct. 16 to Nov. 22: "Our Country's Good," by Timberlake Wertenbaker Dec. 1 to 27: "A Christmas Carol," adapted from the story by Charles Dickens Jan. 8 to Feb. 14: "The Miser," by Moliere Feb. 19 to March 28: "Great Day in the Morning," by Thomas Babe April 2 to May 9, 1993: "Hay Fever," by Noel Coward May 21 to June 27, 1993: Play to be announced SECOND STAGE Sept. 22 to Oct.
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May 7, 1992 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Coast Repertory has announced a 1992-93 season heavy with nostalgia for stage classics but also flecked with new plays and recent imports. SCR Mainstage subscription offerings will be dominated by revivals, commencing with the 1939 Broadway comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner," by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, which will open the theater's 29th season on Sept. 4.
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May 8, 1992 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Coast Repertory has a 1992-93 season heavy with nostalgia for stage classics but also flecked with new plays and recent imports. SCR Mainstage subscription offerings will be dominated by revivals, commencing with the 1939 Broadway comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, which will open the theater's 29th season.
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November 9, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
"Odd Jobs" is an unfairly lackluster title for the penetrating Frank Moher play that opened over the weekend at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. It is a small, tightly woven work, whose title doesn't begin to suggest the mathematical equation that connects its three characters, like the points of a triangle. Fixed points. Each in its own universe. Tim (John Walcutt) is a Canadian assembly line cowboy smarting from having been laid off and replaced by a robotic arm. Mrs.
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December 29, 1992
Here's the best of what Orange County theater had to offer in 1992: PRODUCTION, DRAMA: * "Woman in Mind," by Alan Ayckbourn, (South Coast Repertory Mainstage). * "Odd Jobs," by Frank Moher, (South Coast Repertory Second Stage). PRODUCTION, COMEDY: * "The Man Who Came to Dinner," by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, (SCR Mainstage).
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September 13, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE
The jewel in the crown of this fall theater season promises to be Tony Kushner's megaplay, "Angels in America," opening Nov. 1 at the Mark Taper Forum. Subtitled "A Gay Fantasia on National Themes," it is a two-part meditation on politics, AIDS and the disintegration of America.
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