November 4, 1996 |
Ruth Steiner (Kandis Chappell) is a respected short story writer, a sharp older woman who has little time for social niceties and who teaches in a graduate writing program at New York University. Lisa Morrison (Suzanne Cryer) is her adoring student, eager assistant, and, soon enough, her good, good friend. When Lisa finally gets published, pointedly without Ruth's assistance, a struggle for primacy ensues, as complex and primal and laden with love as any Oedipal battle.
February 2, 1996 |
Playhouse Season Opener: Athol Fugard's latest play, "Valley Song," will open La Jolla Playhouse's 1996 season with a May 19-June 23 run at the Mandell Weiss Theater. Lisa Peterson will direct. The play, which premiered in Johannesburg in August, is set during South Africa's first free elections. Playhouse artistic director Michael Greif will stage Diana Son's "Boy" as the first show in the nearby Mandell Weiss Forum, June 16-July 14.
October 6, 2009
Re "Some healthful choices for an unhealthy place," Oct. 4 I applaud your article illuminating how the work of places such as St. John's Well Child and Family Center is transforming the health in our communities by placing prevention front and center. This is crucial, with the significant increase in obesity and chronic conditions whose treatment contributes so much to healthcare costs. But helping families cope with the shameful social conditions that put them at risk is not enough.
February 13, 1988
Toni Barrett had three hits and three RBIs to lead Golden West College to a 13-1 victory over Phoenix Friday in the pool-play round of the Glendale Arizona softball tournament. Golden West lost the opening game earlier Friday to Southwestern, 7-4. Jennifer Pattinson had five hits and three RBIs and Lori Peterson had five hits and four runs in the two games for Golden West (2-1).
May 17, 2000 |
The tiny Moscow apartment has on one wall, prominently placed, a Stalin calendar. It is part of "the world inside," along with "The bed. The sofa. The brush. The water. The wash." These terse opening lines introduce us to a curious three-character "silent movie opera" known as "Bed and Sofa." It's receiving a richly sung West Coast premiere courtesy of Long Beach's International City Theatre. Three-character silent movie operas do not come around weekly.
May 25, 2006 |
CONTRARY to popular belief, the warm weather doesn't lower IQs and summer fun needn't be brainless. Happily, theatergoers hungry for a little substance have much to choose from, with a particularly strong lineup of playwrights who adore the sun more for its elucidating light than for its tanning rays.