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December 28, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Kidbeat's six years of reviewing theater for young people, the Mark Taper Forum's Improvisational Theatre Project has usually ranked No. 1. This year, top marks go to its production of Lisa Loomer's "Bocon!," a potent blend of Central American mythology and stark reality, staged in dream-like style by ITP artistic director Peter C. Brosius.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Central American mythology, political reality and a child's fears are potent elements in "Bocon!" the Mark Taper Forum Improvisational Theatre Project's latest play for young people at Barnsdall Art Park's Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. Unlike last year's delicate "The Bear That Wasn't" that played best in small spaces, "Bocon!" has the same large scope of the company's internationally acclaimed "One Thousand Cranes" of two years ago. Children's theater doesn't get much better than this.
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November 14, 1999
MOVIES Pierce Brosnan returns as James Bond in "The World Is Not Enough," a tale of greed, revenge and machinations to attain world dominance through the power of oil. With Sophie Morceau as a lady in distress, Robert Carlyle as the villain and Denise Richard as Bond's ally, a nuclear weapons expert. Opens Friday.
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May 16, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Aside from the unimaginative title, "A . . . My Name Is Still Alice" is still, well, funny feminist humor cannily delivered in a traditional revue format. This extension of that earlier feminist revue, "A . . . My Name Is Alice" is again conceived and staged by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. Written and composed by a host of clever men and women, it's as variable as the variety of its authors.
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April 12, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tony Kushner's timely new play about Afghanistan, "Homebody/Kabul," and a new play by August Wilson will bookend the Mark Taper Forum's 2002-03 season. The season also will consist of the West Coast premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's "Ten Unknowns"; a version of "Big River" that includes deaf actors; a new play about L.A. nannies by Lisa Loomer; and a new Culture Clash production, "Chavez Ravine," about a neighborhood just a few blocks from the Taper. Running Sept. 19-Oct.
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December 21, 1999 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"Girl, Interrupted," Susanna Kaysen's exceptional memoir of the nearly two years she spent as a teenager in a mental institution, is about the porous line between sanity and madness. "People ask, How did you get in there?" the book begins. "What they really want to know is if they are likely to end up there as well. I can't answer the real question. All I can tell them is, It's easy."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Aside from the unimaginative title, "A . . . My Name Is Still Alice" is still, well, funny feminist humor cannily delivered in a traditional revue format. This extension of that earlier feminist revue, "A . . . My Name Is Alice," is again conceived and staged by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. Written and composed by a host of clever men and women, it's as variable as the variety of its authors.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2003 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
A combination of laughs and groans of recognition from the Mark Taper Forum audience greeted Wednesday night's performance of "Living Out," Lisa Loomer's new dead-on study of the complex and uneasy relationship between affluent Los Angeles Westsiders and Latina nannies who care for their children.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 1999 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Few plays have "made in Los Angeles" stamped all over them as much as Lisa Loomer's "Broken Hearts," the witty and stylish culmination of Cornerstone Theater's residency (so far, at least) in L.A. The play's noir style is right at home here, of course. And "Broken Hearts," at Los Angeles Theatre Center's Theatre 2, is set in four specific Southland neighborhoods: Boyle Heights, Broadway and Hill (Chinatown), Beverly Hills and Baldwin Hills.
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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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