December 28, 1987 |
British actress Jane Carr, touring with the cast of "Nicholas Nickleby," got a lot of marriage proposals last year. Most of them were from people she didn't know, enthusiastic audience members. But then one fellow who hadn't even seen the show, actor Mark Arnott, proposed. Carr married him anyway. Nowadays, Mrs.
January 26, 1990
Composers John Kander and Fred Ebb ("Cabaret," "Chicago," "New York, New York" and "Zorba") will be honored at an AIDS benefit Friday and Saturday at the Embassy Theatre. Staged by Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event, the shows will benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. Stars scheduled to perform at the tribute include Lucie Arnaz, Jane Carr and Donna McKechnie. Information: (213) 962-1600.
November 13, 2003 |
Noises Off: Few things get an audience laughing like a door-slamming, plate-dropping, pants-falling farce. Perhaps that's because the genre evokes the barely controlled chaos of everyday life, allowing theatergoers to guffaw at other people who are struggling to hold things together. Since its 1982 premiere, "Noises Off" has stood as a particularly riotous example of the genre. A revival of the Michael Frayn comedy proved cathartic in New York after the Sept. 11 attacks.
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March 29, 1994
A Carson man was charged Monday with murder in connection with a head-on traffic collision that killed his passenger and injured four people in another car. Eugene Leonard Lee, 34, also was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Deputy Dist. Atty. William E. Smith Jr. said that Lee, who has a DUI conviction, faces 23 years to life in prison if convicted. He is scheduled to be arraigned today in San Pedro Municipal Court and is being held on $1-million bail.
July 19, 2012 |
Meet the Macbeths, a charming, upwardly mobile couple grieving over the death of their only child. Director Jessica Kubzansky's interpretation of Shakespeare's “Macbeth,” currently on view in a satisfyingly foggy, bloody production by the Antaeus Company, opens with a funeral. Macbeth (Rob Nagle in the performance I saw; all the roles are double-cast) and his wife (Tessa Auberjonois) place a tiny shrouded body in a coffin, wordlessly but movingly communicating the couple's grief and mutual love.
March 17, 1995 |
John Vickery, one of America's best classical actors, recently appeared as "The Misanthrope" at South Coast Repertory. Jane Carr has a long list of classical credits from her eight years in the Royal Shakespeare Company and elsewhere. Now they're doing Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year" in La Mirada. But let's not get snooty. Slade is no Moliere, but he knew how to put together a commercial Broadway comedy--for 1975 audiences. Yes, La Mirada is a long way from London.