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In the beginning, the child--unschooled and vulnerable--absorbs knowledge from the parent. Gradually, the youngster catches up to, then overtakes the parent. And, finally, in a twist as cruel as it is beautiful, the child obliterates the parent by taking his or her place. This cycle revolves through Donald Margulies' "Collected Stories," a Pulitzer Prize finalist that reaches the small screen tonight as the second in a KCET-produced series of adapted dramas (9 p.m.
March 21, 1992 | SUSAN KING
Fans of "thirtysomething" will remember Patricia Heaton as the "bearer of bad news every week" as cancer-stricken Nancy Weston's gynecologist. After two years of delivering doom and gloom on the yuppie series, Heaton was ready for a comedy. She stars with Linda Lavin in ABC's new sitcom "Room for Two," premiering Tuesday.
To legions of fans, Mary Tyler Moore will always be Mary Richards and Laura Petrie, no matter how hard she tries to separate herself from those beloved icons of TV yore and Nick at Nite. And she does try. In her latest role, Moore is barely recognizable as a tormented adult with the mind of a child in Sunday's Family Channel movie, "Stolen Memories: Secrets From the Rose Garden." Moore's willingness to submerge identity and glamour is admirable.
October 15, 1991 | SHEILA BENSON
Beyond Baroque Old Venice City Hall, 681 Venice Blvd.; (310) 822-3006. Admission: $6 non-members, $3 members, students & seniors. Readings Friday evenings. * Nov. 1: Harold Brodkey. Chateau Marmont 8221 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; (213) 472-4533. Poetry Society of America, West readings: The Act of the Poet. Free admission. Actors select their own programs; poets read from their own works. * Oct. 27: Helen Shaver, Alberto Rios. * Nov. 17: Joe Spano, Timothy Steele. * Dec.
May 3, 2002
Four West Coast premieres, including a new play by the Tony Award-winning book writer of the musical "James Joyce's The Dead," will be part of the Geffen Playhouse's 2002-03 season. Opening the season will be David Eldridge's "Under the Blue Sky," Sept. 18-Oct. 20. Set in Britain, where it was produced at the Royal Court Theatre, it consists of three interconnecting plays about the after-hours affairs of three pairs of teachers. The U.S. premiere is slated for June in Williamstown, Mass.
October 21, 1995 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
In the 1950s and '60s, she was the curvy Mouseketeer, the girl next door, America's sweetheart and a growing boy's dream date. And although her perky innocence may be out of style, it has never been tarnished by scandal--something of a marvel in the current climate of celebrity tell-all and expose.
May 11, 1987 | Associated Press
"Me and My Girl," and "Les Miserables," two lavish British musicals, topped the list of 1987 Tony award nominations for Broadway's best, the American Theater Wing announced today. "Me and My Girl," the story of a Cockney scamp who rises in society, picked up 13 nominations, while "Les Miserables," a retelling of the Victor Hugo novel, captured 12.
December 26, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS
In alphabetical order: "The Adding Machine," Sacred Fools Theater Company. Roaring '20s parable about a zero named Zero added up nicely in Lauren Hollingsworth's staging. "Aliens in America," Tiffany Theater. Sandra Tsing Loh talks about her father, and other beloved conundrums, in lovely, funny solo polished to a sheen by director David Schweizer. "Collected Stories," Geffen Playhouse.
December 26, 1999 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
In alphabetical order: "Bitter Women," Cast Theatre. Lisa James' staging of Justin Tanner's Silver Lake singles comedy was as funny and heartfelt as the author's. "Broken Hearts," Cornerstone Theater. This hyper-multiculti company loves L.A. and expresses it with a wry sense of humor. "Cabaret," Wilshire Theatre. Directors Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall transformed a familiar show and a seldom-used theater into theatrical shock waves. "Children," Pacific Resident Theatre.
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