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April 29, 2001 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm is a Times staff writer
Is there life beyond the Beltway for John Strand? Hailed in Washington, D.C., as one of the capital's chief playwrights, he is having his first fully professional production on the West Coast at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. The play, "Tom Walker," also is Strand's first at a major theater outside Washington.
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April 29, 2001 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm is a Times staff writer
Is there life beyond the Beltway for John Strand? Hailed in Washington, D.C., as one of the capital's chief playwrights, he is having his first fully professional production on the West Coast at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. The play, "Tom Walker," also is Strand's first at a major theater outside Washington.
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July 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
A unilateral decision by the United States to indefinitely retain oversight of the Internet's main traffic-directing computers prompted concerns that the global telecommunications network could eventually splinter. "This seems like an extension of American security in the aftermath of 9/11," said John Strand, a Denmark-based technology consultant. "People will ask, 'Do the Americans want to control the Internet?' " Washington's decision, announced Thursday, departs from previously stated U.S.
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June 2, 2008 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
Four commissioned world premieres, including one by "Freedomland" playwright Amy Freed, and a rare Shakespearean offering will be presented on South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom and Julianne Argyros stages as part of the Costa Mesa-based company's 2008-09 season, announced today. The season opener in the Segerstrom is "An Italian Straw Hat" (Sept. 12 to Oct.
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April 4, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
It will have taken nearly 40 years, but with a staging of "Antigone" next January, ancient Greek tragedy no longer will be Greek to South Coast Repertory. Along with Sophocles' 2,445-year-old play, the schedule for 2003-04 -- South Coast's 40th season -- includes another classic, Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," and the world premiere of "Safe in Hell," Amy Freed's ("Freedomland," "The Beard of Avon") study of Puritan preacher Cotton Mather.
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April 30, 2001 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Playwright John Strand's "Tom Walker," now in its West Coast premiere at South Coast Repertory, takes the Washington Irving tale "The Devil and Tom Walker" and goes its own happy-ending way with it. How it arrives there is a matter of moderate cleverness and a considerable ear for heightened period language. Nonetheless, it's a peculiar experience. Revised since its first full production earlier this year at Washington, D.C.'
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March 31, 2000 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Coast Repertory, the Costa Mesa theater that has built a national reputation as a nurturing ground for new plays, will offer four world premieres in its 2000-2001 season. "Edward Beekin" by Richard Greenberg (Sept. 8 to Oct. 8) and "The Beard of Avon" by Amy Freed (June 1 to July 1, 2001) come from playwrights who were 1998 Pulitzer Prize finalists with plays first produced at SCR--Freed's "Freedomland" and Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain."
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January 12, 2004 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
John Strand's "Lovers and Executioners" opens with an angry thunderstorm connoting all that has gone wrong between its central characters, a husband and wife. A cloud of suspicion has drifted across sunny skies and -- bang, crash -- the heavens have yawned open to release an ugly downpour. From this portentous beginning, the action, set in mid-17th century France, suddenly shifts to the amorous game-playing of a pair of servants.
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April 26, 2001
FULLERTON 8pm Theater The West Coast Ten-Minute Play Festival could be considered theater for the MTV generation. But what "Six at Eight" really offers is an evening of the country's--and the county's--best original, 10-minute plays. The program features the three top prizewinners in the O.C.-based competition's eighth annual contest, along with three plays culled from the nation's most prominent 10-minute play showcase, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ky.
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March 13, 2007 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies and Tony winner Richard Greenberg are among the veteran playwrights whose work will be presented at this year's Pacific Playwrights Festival, South Coast Repertory's annual weekend of new plays. The festival, a breeding ground for plays that have achieved national prominence, takes place May 4 to 6.
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April 22, 2001
The long-delayed "Town & Country," a comedy about life, love, friendship, having everything and not getting caught, stars Warren Beatty as an architect so shaken by the impending divorce of his friend (Garry Shandling) that he decides to be honest with his own suspicious wife (Diane Keaton). With Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman, Nastassja Kinski, Goldie Hawn and Josh Hartnett. Above, Shandling, left, Beatty and Elfman. Opens Friday.
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