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December 8, 1999 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the Road Theatre Company's night Monday at the sixth annual Artistic Director Achievement Awards in the NoHo Arts District. The North Hollywood theater company, which specializes in producing new American plays, took 11 of the 27 awards presented by the Valley Theatre League for outstanding achievement in local theater and tied for a 12th award. The Road Theatre won for best original drama for "Hitler's Head" and for best revival and best ensemble cast for "Tainted Blood."
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September 26, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
Unless you have a high tolerance for selfish behavior, “Lake Anne” probably won't float your boat. This downbeat new drama about an ex-ballerina and her developmentally disabled son proves a leaky vessel with which to launch the Road Theatre Company's first full season in its impressive second location, a 77-seat performance space in the NoHo Senior Arts Colony. Awash with clumsy, filler-laden scripting and uneven performances, Marthe Rachel Gold's play revolves around Anne (Laurie O'Brien)
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November 19, 1998 | ROBERT KOEHLER
The long-forgotten subtitle Oscar Wilde attached to "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a perfect tweaking of Victorian tradition: "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People." In our time, the subtitle suggests that this delectable nothing of a comedy may be done by theater companies that do serious work. And like most serious companies, the Road Theatre Company and its director, Linda de Vries, have done some reexamination of the play.
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May 23, 2013 | By Margaret Gray
Jackie Robinson never appears in Brian Golden's “Cooperstown,” currently enjoying its West Coast premiere at the Road Theatre Company's shiny new second stage, but the very idea of him is enough to catalyze powerful changes for the characters of this pleasant if underbaked drama. It's July 1962 (well after the setting of the recent biopic "42"); Robinson is about to make history as the first black player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.; and the employees of a local diner called Jimmy's (a jewel of a set by Desma Murphy)
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May 23, 2013 | By Margaret Gray
Jackie Robinson never appears in Brian Golden's “Cooperstown,” currently enjoying its West Coast premiere at the Road Theatre Company's shiny new second stage, but the very idea of him is enough to catalyze powerful changes for the characters of this pleasant if underbaked drama. It's July 1962 (well after the setting of the recent biopic "42"); Robinson is about to make history as the first black player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.; and the employees of a local diner called Jimmy's (a jewel of a set by Desma Murphy)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
Unless you have a high tolerance for selfish behavior, “Lake Anne” probably won't float your boat. This downbeat new drama about an ex-ballerina and her developmentally disabled son proves a leaky vessel with which to launch the Road Theatre Company's first full season in its impressive second location, a 77-seat performance space in the NoHo Senior Arts Colony. Awash with clumsy, filler-laden scripting and uneven performances, Marthe Rachel Gold's play revolves around Anne (Laurie O'Brien)
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January 29, 1998 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a three-month delay while "American Romance" extended its run, "New York Mets" is ready to step up to the plate at the Road Theatre. Director and Road board member Scott Smith first saw the play in Washington, D.C., where it won the Helen Hayes award for best new play. "I went to see it three times, I was so drawn to the characters and the situation," Smith said.
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March 14, 1999 | DARYL H. MILLER, Daryl H. Miller is a Los Angeles-based theater writer
When the words "White People" were posted on signs in front of the elegant Lankershim Arts Center last year, some of the North Hollywood neighbors wondered what was going on. One teenage girl was so concerned that she approached a member of the center's resident theater company to ask whether only white people could enter the building. Instead of keeping people out, though, the signs were meant to invite them in. They advertised the play then on stage: J.T. Rogers' "White People."
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November 25, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
The Mark Taper Forum production of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" became the gem of the Ovation Awards on Sunday, nabbing six Ovations -- more than any other show -- in L.A.'s annual peer-judged theater honors at the Orpheum Theatre. The Road Theatre Company's production of the thriller "The Woman in Black" won five of the green Ovation trophies, including best play in a smaller theater. Unlike most Ovation-winning shows, "The Woman in Black" is still playing.
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February 6, 2013
'Smoke and Mirrors' Where: The Road Theatre Company, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood When: Friday-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Ends March 17. Contact: (800) 595-4849 or http://www.roadtheatre.org
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November 25, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
The Mark Taper Forum production of August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean" became the gem of the Ovation Awards on Sunday, nabbing six Ovations -- more than any other show -- in L.A.'s annual peer-judged theater honors at the Orpheum Theatre. The Road Theatre Company's production of the thriller "The Woman in Black" won five of the green Ovation trophies, including best play in a smaller theater. Unlike most Ovation-winning shows, "The Woman in Black" is still playing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1999 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the Road Theatre Company's night Monday at the sixth annual Artistic Director Achievement Awards in the NoHo Arts District. The North Hollywood theater company, which specializes in producing new American plays, took 11 of the 27 awards presented by the Valley Theatre League for outstanding achievement in local theater and tied for a 12th award. The Road Theatre won for best original drama for "Hitler's Head" and for best revival and best ensemble cast for "Tainted Blood."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1999 | DARYL H. MILLER, Daryl H. Miller is a Los Angeles-based theater writer
When the words "White People" were posted on signs in front of the elegant Lankershim Arts Center last year, some of the North Hollywood neighbors wondered what was going on. One teenage girl was so concerned that she approached a member of the center's resident theater company to ask whether only white people could enter the building. Instead of keeping people out, though, the signs were meant to invite them in. They advertised the play then on stage: J.T. Rogers' "White People."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 1998 | ROBERT KOEHLER
The long-forgotten subtitle Oscar Wilde attached to "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a perfect tweaking of Victorian tradition: "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People." In our time, the subtitle suggests that this delectable nothing of a comedy may be done by theater companies that do serious work. And like most serious companies, the Road Theatre Company and its director, Linda de Vries, have done some reexamination of the play.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1998 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a three-month delay while "American Romance" extended its run, "New York Mets" is ready to step up to the plate at the Road Theatre. Director and Road board member Scott Smith first saw the play in Washington, D.C., where it won the Helen Hayes award for best new play. "I went to see it three times, I was so drawn to the characters and the situation," Smith said.
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February 16, 1996
"Jabulani!," a performance event celebrating African American culture, will be held at the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Road Theatre Company, Martin Dancers and CityKids L.A. will present dance, music, drama, poetry and storytelling in works by Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou, Mahmoudah Young, Langston Hughes and Lama Khosi Kunene. Part of the proceeds will go to CityKids L.A.'s Dream Team, a youth leadership training and empowerment program through the arts.
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October 7, 2005 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
In "Bunbury," playwright Tom Jacobson fashions a character for Oscar Wilde's unseen plot device from "The Importance of Being Earnest" and sends him into giddy collision with various coevals from classic plays. Merely that aspect of this ingenious fantasia -- "A serious play for trivial people" -- will seduce theater buffs. Bathed in designer Henry Sume's moony lighting, Bunbury (Sean Wing) begins as lily-wielding Wildean pastiche. Trading epigrams with valet Hartley (Scot M.
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