March 26, 1991 |
Can a ruthless, doughnut-eating, three-pack-a-day, short-of-breath ball of blubber with dollar signs on the brain turn into a someone you hate to love? That is one of the questions at the center of Jerry Sterner's "Other People's Money," which opened Sunday at the Pasadena Playhouse in a production directed by and starring--the word applies--Kevin Conway.
May 25, 1991 |
You don't usually see limos parked on Le Conte on the north edge of Westwood. Limos aren't the normal mode of transportation for the fast-food folks of UCLA or those post-grads who occasionally frequent the Westwood Playhouse, especially since Stratton's closed its doors there. But here were two limos, a stretch and a human-size model, plus a run-of-the-road Rolls.
March 24, 1991 |
Kevin Conway scans around his domain, and if he is concerned, he doesn't show it. The first real rainstorm to douse Los Angeles in far too long wasn't merely hitting the roof of the venerable but aging Pasadena Playhouse--it was coming straight through the ceiling and dripping on the rehearsal room floor. Large bowls and pans are vainly trying to catch the drips; a chorus of loud "plops" fill the room, making it difficult to hear.
October 19, 1991 |
Piper Laurie finally took the plunge--she recently bought a house in Los Angeles. "I resisted ever owning anything in Southern California for all of these years," says the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress who played the evil Catherine Martell on ABC's "Twin Peaks." "It was hard to buy something. . . . But it just seemed like time, so I bought a tiny little house. It's really nice to wake up with flowers all around." But Laurie hasn't had much opportunity to stop and smell the flowers.
October 11, 1990 |
A San Diego branch of A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters" will open Oct. 22 in the Old Globe Theatre. It will follow the pattern established elsewhere: rotating casts that change weekly, using well-recognized stars. First up are Elizabeth Montgomery and Robert Foxworth, Oct. 22-28, to be followed by Beth Howland and Charles Kimbrough (Oct. 30-Nov. 4) and Sada Thompson and Kevin McCarthy (Nov. 6-11). The run may extend into January. Old Globe subscribers may buy discounted tickets to "Love Letters."
February 2, 1991 |
Kevin Conway, who created the leading role of Larry the Liquidator Garfinkle in the Off Broadway hit "Other People's Money," will repeat it in the Pasadena Playhouse production which he will also direct. It opens March 24, with previews starting March 15. Conway, who won the Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the Jerry Sterner satirical comedy, staged a production of it in Chicago, but this Playhouse outing marks the first time that he will simultaneously act in it and direct it.