September 17, 2010
"Break the Whip" Where: The Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd. Culver City When: 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Ends Nov. 13 Admission: $15 to $25 Contact: http://www.theactorsgang.com or (323) 962-3759
November 24, 2009
MOVIES Lunch With a Legend Director, writer and actor Spike Lee answers questions about his fruitful career at this lunchtime lecture series co-hosted by Morton's and ESPN. Morton's the Steakhouse, 735 S. Figueroa St. 11 a.m. $50. (213) 553-4566. www.mortons.com. POP MUSIC Wolfmother With "Cosmic Egg," the magnificently coiffed Aussie Andrew Stockdale leads a new lineup of his power trio through Zeppelin-inspired, overdriven blues-rock that practically offers its own contact high, which makes pondering the new album's cover art all the more interesting.
June 26, 2008
LOS ANGELES COUNTY Independent Shakespeare Co., Hollywood; (323) 836-0288, independentshakespeare.com Hollywood's Barnsdall Park plays host to this critically acclaimed company, now in its fifth season. The productions are traditional, with minimal sets and modest costumes. The emphasis is on clarity of diction and making Shakespeare accessible. "Twelfth Night," through Aug. 23; "Henry IV, Parts One and Two," July 3-Aug. 22; Christopher Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus," July 24-Aug.
July 7, 2005 |
"The Merchant of Venice": Director-actress Lisa Wolpe of the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company and her all-female crew give the Bard's dark comic study of anti-Semitism and ambivalent romantic intrigue an invigorating boost. Wolpe aptly sets the action in 1942, with clashes unfolding amid the brick-and-marble levels and Christian icons of Katrina Coulorides' smart Ivy Substation set.
May 5, 2005 |
The Actors' Gang is the front-runner in the race to become the resident company at the Ivy Substation, a coveted 99-seat venue operated by the Culver City Redevelopment Agency. The agency's review panel is recommending the Gang, and the agency's board will meet Monday evening to consider final approval. The two-year contract would begin on July 1. The Gang was selected from a field of 14 applicants.
March 24, 2005 |
Fourteen stage companies, including Cornerstone Theater and the Actors' Gang, have applied to become the resident troupe at a renovated power facility that Culver City officials hope will become a prominent part of a planned theater district in their downtown. The Ivy Substation, dating from 1907, was occupied from 2002 to 2004 by the downtown L.A.