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August 28, 1994 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a Times staff writer
A lone fuchsia bougainvillea stem rises out of a tall vase at the center of a table covered with an off-white cloth, in a quietly elegant dining alcove. The dark wood-paneled walls are filled with tasteful prints and paintings. Theater posters for "The Phantom of the Opera" and "King Lear" hang alongside Asian masks in the adjacent living room where June Kyoko Lu sits, surrounded by more artwork, much of it of her own making.
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August 28, 1994 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a Times staff writer
A lone fuchsia bougainvillea stem rises out of a tall vase at the center of a table covered with an off-white cloth, in a quietly elegant dining alcove. The dark wood-paneled walls are filled with tasteful prints and paintings. Theater posters for "The Phantom of the Opera" and "King Lear" hang alongside Asian masks in the adjacent living room where June Kyoko Lu sits, surrounded by more artwork, much of it of her own making.
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August 12, 1994 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
In "The Waiting Room," Lisa Loomer's fascinating new play at the Mark Taper Forum, three women await medical attention in a sleek modern office where time has been erased. There's Forgiveness From Heaven, a Chinese woman whose toe has fallen off due to a foot binding; Victoria, a corseted Victorian seeking ovariotomy to cure a disease called hysteria; and Wanda, a sassy blonde party girl with the timing of a stand-up comic and industrial-size breasts, thanks to the magic of silicone.
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May 3, 2001
Consort with Counting Crows, dish with the Go-Go's, cop some chords from Third Eye Blind, hang with Uncle Kracker and the Wallflowers. The Fan Nation tour is designed to add some intimacy and interaction to the festival experience, bringing its headliners into the cozy confines of autograph tents, acoustic lounges and Q&A sessions. * Fan Nation, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 1 p.m. $28.50 to $53.50. (949) 855-2863.
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May 17, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
Granted, there is a dearth of TV sitcoms set among the older generation of Japanese Americans. So perhaps East West Players, lacking the resources of a TV studio, is responding to a perceived community need by staging a sitcom-like play, "The Nisei Widows Club." The company has even changed its usual performance schedule to provide more matinees, which are likelier to be attended by seniors.
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March 25, 1991 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Bertolt Brecht's 1926 one-act farce, "The Wedding" is not about a wedding. It's about a wedding supper and, more specifically, about the nine petits bourgeois partaking of it. When it was published 40 years after its appearance on stage, the play, which opened over the week-end at Taper, Too in Hollywood, was actually renamed "The Petit-Bourgeois Wedding."
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February 21, 2009 | David Ng
Heaven can and indeed should wait for "Ixnay," Paul Kikuchi's new comedy about reincarnation that opened Wednesday at East West Players. This lighthearted fantasy tells the story of a recently deceased young man who gets a second chance at life thanks to an executive order from the government in the sky. But it's not the protagonist who needs another pass through the machinery so much as the script itself -- a broad mix of farce and cliched identity politics...
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August 21, 1994 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
Although Oskar Eustis left his job as associate artistic director of the Taper recently to become artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, R.I., he certainly hasn't forgotten his L.A. friends. The next Trinity season looks like the Trinity has become the Taper-on-the-Narragansett.
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November 18, 2013 | By Margaret Gray
Four popular characters introduced by East West Players in “The Nisei Widows Club” (2003) and “The Nisei Widows Club Holiday on Ice” (2004) return for a new comic adventure directed by Amy Hill: “The Nisei Widows Club: How Tomi Got Her Groove Back.” The now elderly widows (Nisei are the American-born children of Japanese immigrants) are rallying around Tomi (Jeanne Sakata), whose only son has died. Sumi (Takayo Fischer), Hana (Emily Kuroda) and Betty (June Kyoko Lu) look for new activities that will push all four of them out of their comfort zone.
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October 12, 1994 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Center Theatre Group shows at the Doolittle Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum dominate the list of nominees for the Ovations, which are being touted as the first peer-judged, competitive awards to cover most of the professional theaters in Los Angeles County. The CTG/Ahmanson series at the Doolittle roped in 30 nominations, including 11 for "Five Guys Named Moe" and nine for "Falsettos"--the most frequently cited shows on the list. Taper shows added another 14 nominations to the CTG honors.
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December 17, 2004 | Rob Kendt;Philip Brandes;David C. Nichols
It's no accident that Hal Landon Jr. wears the part of Ebenezer Scrooge like a snug woolen mitten. Every Christmas for 25 years, he's dusted off the old crank's top hat and given his cane a twirl around the main stage at South Coast Repertory, in a local holiday tradition rivaled only by Robert Schuller's musical menagerie, "The Glory of Christmas." It's a canny bit of casting that still seems fresh, even as Landon has aged crisply into the part.
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