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April 6, 1996 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Coast Repertory has chosen "Eden," an unproduced, Holocaust-related AIDS drama by Los Angeles playwright Jennifer Maisel, as the top prize winner in its seventh California Playwrights Competition. Maisel, who was a runner-up in the competition two years ago for "Mad Love," will receive $3,000 and a Mainstage reading of "Eden" on April 15 in the theater's NewSCRipts Series.
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June 19, 2008 | Zachary Pincus-Roth
THE LEGEND in playwright Jennifer Maisel's family is that every year during the Passover Seder, her grandfather used to grab the traditional horseradish root off the table and take a bite. For the weak of tongue, that's not a pleasant experience. "It's my favorite holiday of all the Jewish holidays in that it's the one that involves your home and your family and isn't about going somewhere else," says Maisel. "It becomes so personal to every family."
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June 19, 2008 | Zachary Pincus-Roth
THE LEGEND in playwright Jennifer Maisel's family is that every year during the Passover Seder, her grandfather used to grab the traditional horseradish root off the table and take a bite. For the weak of tongue, that's not a pleasant experience. "It's my favorite holiday of all the Jewish holidays in that it's the one that involves your home and your family and isn't about going somewhere else," says Maisel. "It becomes so personal to every family."
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April 6, 1996 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Coast Repertory has chosen "Eden," an unproduced, Holocaust-related AIDS drama by Los Angeles playwright Jennifer Maisel, as the top prize winner in its seventh California Playwrights Competition. Maisel, who was a runner-up in the competition two years ago for "Mad Love," will receive $3,000 and a Mainstage reading of "Eden" on April 15 in the theater's NewSCRipts Series.
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August 6, 1999 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
In "Eden," her ambitious and surreal play at Theatre of NOTE about the effect of AIDS on a trio of female friends, Jennifer Maisel evokes a fascinating millennial dreamscape of urban dread, psychic fragmentation and imperfect human connection--in the first act, that is. Then, the play's initial promise veers into indiscipline and silliness.
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October 17, 1996 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an age of license and indiscretion, the sacred properties of words--whether written or spoken--are sometimes forgotten. Consider the kabbala, that mystic collection of Jewish oral tradition viewed as a doorway to knowledge--and dangerous power. Only the great tsaddiks (holy men) were considered strong enough to withstand such mysteries. In his one notable play "The Dybbuk," written in 1913, S.
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July 29, 1999
"Pretty Woman," a postmodern fairy tale about a gold-hearted hooker who falls for a steel-hearted business magnate, was one of the biggest blockbusters of 1990, and it made a lanky ingenue by the name of Julia Roberts an international star. Now the "Pretty Woman" troupe--director Garry Marshall, Richard Gere and Roberts--have re-teamed for "Runaway Bride," a romantic comedy about a commitment-phobic woman (Roberts) who has left three hapless grooms at the altar.
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March 1, 1993 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former screenwriter who says she became disillusioned with Hollywood after getting two movies made there has won South Coast Repertory's fifth annual California Playwrights Competition. Nancy Crawford, 48, was awarded the $5,000 first prize for "Mrs. Zelinski Comes to Call." She describes it as "a very black little comedy" about a woman living in a condominium "who may or may not be Eva Braun but who is very definitely death."
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June 27, 2008 | F. Kathleen Foley, Charlotte Stoudt, David C. Nichols, Charlotte Stoudt
Showered with accolades when first produced, David Auburn's "Proof" won the 2001 Pulitzer for drama and the Tony Award for best play. It was adapted into a 2005 film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, broke records on Broadway and has been widely produced worldwide ever since. "Proof" has also engendered considerable debate about whether all the hype was warranted.
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