September 7, 2001 |
Perhaps it's a reflection of the increasingly narrow spectrum in our social and ideological dialogues, but controversy in the theater these days seems to have drawn an all too comfortable perimeter around the topic of sexual orientation. It's no surprise, therefore, that the Knightsbridge Theatre--the prolific company known primarily for its abundant revivals of familiar classics--chose the gay-themed British play "My Night With Reg" for its current walk on the wild side.
October 19, 1990 |
The Taft High boys' cross-country team has learned to differentiate between low-key running and high-intensity racing. Take, for instance, the Toreadors' 15-44 dual-meet win over West Valley League rival El Camino Real on Thursday. Brian Godsey, Mike Krentzin, Kipp Ortenburger and Torino Carr ran in a tight pack at Pierce College, then fell into their "honor system" at the finish.
October 9, 1992 |
"Queen of Angels: A tragical comedy or comical tragedy, full of intrigue and plenty of dancing. Angry Scenes! Deceptions! Songs! and Arousals of Love! Demons that fly across the stage with a chorus of naked queers!" That's the full title of James Carroll Pickett's new play, with music by Jon Cohen, at Highways. It certainly delivers all the excesses that its subtitle promises.
April 11, 1997
Jason Mednick swept in singles as ninth-ranked Aliso Niguel beat host Laguna Hills, 16-2, Thursday in a Pacific Coast League boys' tennis match. Mednick won, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1, for ninth-ranked Aliso Niguel (11-2, 5-0). Chris Kan and Burton Gonzell swept in doubles, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0, for the Wolverines. In other Pacific Coast League matches: University 15, Estancia 3--The doubles team of Scott Morgan and Jammy Yang won its matches, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0, for University (7-3, 4-1).
August 2, 1989 |
Maria Irene Fornes' elusive "Fefu and Her Friends" is many things, but soap opera is not one of them. Yet even the most eager ear for Rhonda Gelfand's staging at the Los Angeles Theatre Collective can't ignore a certain hothouse quality that has you looking around for the TV cameras. Actually, our eyes provide the camera angles--more so than in most plays.
June 21, 2002 |
It took paranoid visionary Philip K. Dick to do what Stanley Kubrick could not: Get Steven Spielberg to fully cross over to the dark side. The question now is, how happy are we to have him there? Spielberg's "Minority Report" is amplified from a Dick short story by writers Scott Frank and Jon Cohen, and it stars Tom Cruise as a man hunted by the futuristic anti-crime unit he once led.