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January 6, 1999 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The best of dramatic plays, under the best of conditions, offer audiences a glimpse of a larger truth beyond the dialogue and sets at hand. For playwright Jon Marans, such an epiphany figured into his writing of the Pulitzer-nominated "Old Wicked Songs," which draws on his own discovery of anti-Semitism while studying music in Vienna two decades ago. In Marans' play, which opens Thursday at Laguna Playhouse's Moulton Theater, as in his life, music provides ever deeper layers of meaning.
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September 9, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The title "Jumping for Joy" is a misleadingly cheerful portal into Jon Marans' new play at Laguna Playhouse. When Emily Mavin, a 40ish schizophrenic, starts jumping on her bed, it's from frustration, not joy. Emily's latest round of bed-jumping is set off by a visit from her younger brother Michael, a New York lawyer who forces a discussion of what will happen to Emily after her 70-year-old father and caretaker, Samuel Mavin, dies. It's a potentially poignant situation.
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October 5, 1997 | Daryl H. Miller, Daryl H. Miller is a Los Angeles-based theater writer
At 21, Jon Marans thought he had the world all figured out. But that changed when, in 1978, he spent several months studying music in Austria. A Viennese teacher friend made an anti-Semitic comment--and thought nothing of it. So many bomb threats were made against the local synagogue that people were frisked at the door. And, during a trip across the border to Germany, Marans noticed that most traces of the concentration camp at Dachau had been covered over. Erased. The place looked like a park.
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January 6, 1999 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The best of dramatic plays, under the best of conditions, offer audiences a glimpse of a larger truth beyond the dialogue and sets at hand. For playwright Jon Marans, such an epiphany figured into his writing of the Pulitzer-nominated "Old Wicked Songs," which draws on his own discovery of anti-Semitism while studying music in Vienna two decades ago. In Marans' play, which opens Thursday at Laguna Playhouse's Moulton Theater, as in his life, music provides ever deeper layers of meaning.
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September 9, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The title "Jumping for Joy" is a misleadingly cheerful portal into Jon Marans' new play at Laguna Playhouse. When Emily Mavin, a 40ish schizophrenic, starts jumping on her bed, it's from frustration, not joy. Emily's latest round of bed-jumping is set off by a visit from her younger brother Michael, a New York lawyer who forces a discussion of what will happen to Emily after her 70-year-old father and caretaker, Samuel Mavin, dies. It's a potentially poignant situation.
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May 15, 2002
The Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2002-2003 season; five plays are world, U.S. or West Coast premieres. The schedule: "Always, Patsy Cline," by Ted Swindley, July 13-Aug. 11; "Jumping for Joy" by Jon Marans, Sept. 7-Oct. 6 (world premiere); "The Spitfire Grill," musical by James Valq and Fred Alley, Nov. 2-Dec. 1 (West Coast premiere); "Lovers at Versailles," by Bernard Farrell, Feb. 22-March 23, 2003 (U.S. premiere); "Mr.
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September 4, 1997 | LAURIE WINER
If you're looking for dependable theater this fall, and you'd like to travel but can't manage it--here are three best bets. One will take you to London, the other to Vienna, and yet another will pose a question about a mythical land of gold and magic. Not Southern California, but how are things in Glocca Morra? "Skylight," Sept.
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April 15, 1998 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Laguna Playhouse will present an expanded 1998-99 schedule with six subscription offerings, rather than the customary five, at the Moulton Theater in Laguna Beach.
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September 1, 2002
Dance The city of Los Angeles has not yet settled a 2-year-old lawsuit filed by the Lula Washington Dance Theatre over the seizure of property previously approved as the site for Washington's long-planned community dance center. But Washington, right, isn't sitting on her hands. On Saturday, she's staging a benefit performance at downtown's restored Orpheum Theatre to raise funds to renovate her new company studios on South Crenshaw Boulevard.
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January 9, 1999 | DARYL H. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cocky, 25-year-old piano virtuoso travels to Vienna, expecting to study with a master piano teacher who will work him through a performing block that is paralyzing his career. Instead, he finds that he must first spend several months studying with an aging, eccentric vocal teacher. Worlds apart, yet more alike than they know, these men butt heads immediately.
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October 5, 1997 | Daryl H. Miller, Daryl H. Miller is a Los Angeles-based theater writer
At 21, Jon Marans thought he had the world all figured out. But that changed when, in 1978, he spent several months studying music in Austria. A Viennese teacher friend made an anti-Semitic comment--and thought nothing of it. So many bomb threats were made against the local synagogue that people were frisked at the door. And, during a trip across the border to Germany, Marans noticed that most traces of the concentration camp at Dachau had been covered over. Erased. The place looked like a park.
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October 10, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
The Geffen Playhouse opened its second full season on Wednesday night with confidence and style after a rocky first year. Where last season began with a gutsy play ("Quills") that was badly cast and directed, the Playhouse now opens with Jon Marans' "Old Wicked Songs," a well-made, two-character play far tamer in nature.
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January 5, 1999
Theater * Laguna Playhouse offers a preview of Jon Marans' play "Old Wicked Songs" at the Moulton Theater, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 8 p.m. $19. Also Wednesday. Opens Thursday and continues through Jan. 31. (949) 497-2787. Pop/Rock * Doom Kounty Electric Chair, Street Walkin' Cheetahs and 4-Boltmain play at Club Mesa, 843 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa. 9 tonight. $4. (949) 642-8448. * The All Star Trio plays at the Canyon Inn, 6821 Fairlynn Blvd., Yorba Linda. 9 tonight. Free.
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