July 26, 1991 |
Award Winners Galore: Academy Award winners Maureen Stapleton and Maximilian Schell top an all-star cast set for "Miss Rose White," a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation that begins filming next week in Richmond, Va. They are joined by Tony winner Amanda Plummer, Emmy winner Penny Fuller and Kyra Sedgwick. The director is Joseph Sargent, himself a multiple Emmy winner.
January 2, 1993
The ninth annual Southland Theater Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) will present "George & Ira Gershwin: A Musical Tribute" as a fund-raiser for AIDS Project Los Angeles at the Embassy Theater, 851 S. Grand, on Feb. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 7 at 2 p.m.
May 2, 1992 |
Veronica Hamel is downright scary as a kidnaper in Sunday's CBS movie "Baby Snatcher" (9 p.m. on Channels 2 and 8). Hamel plays Bianca, a woman so obsessed with keeping her insensitive and remarkably gullible husband (Michael Madsen) that she fakes a pregnancy. When the nine months are up, she needs an infant fast. Posing as a candidate for a nanny position, Bianca steals the month-old daughter of unmarried waitress Karen (Nancy McKeon).
August 27, 1985 |
Des McAnuff's staging of "The Sea Gull" at the La Jolla Playhouse proceeds from the assumption that it's necessary to divorce Chekhov from everything "Chekhovian" before we can see him clearly. You will recall that the play begins on the edge of a lake at dusk, with a little home-made stage in the foreground. Treplev, the boyish writer, is about to try (in vain) to impress his actress mother, Arkadina, with a new play, which will be lit by the rising moon.
June 20, 2003 |
The story begins with the sounds of lovemaking -- of life renewing itself -- while death silently pays a visit to an adjacent room. What follows in the Geffen Playhouse's West Coast premiere of "Franny's Way" is a meditation on life's precariousness. It's a gentle tale, perhaps too gentle, for it's easy to reach the end thinking: What was that, and why did I bother to watch it? Long silences and little gestures are as important to the telling of this story as any of the words set to paper.