February 21, 1997 |
It's always tricky having a party after the premiere of a gravely serious film. The eloquent portrayal of death and suffering rarely serves as suitable hors d'oeuvres. Wednesday's screening of "Miss Evers' Boys" would be a classic example. HBO's two-hour drama, based on the Pulitzer-nominated play by David Feldshuh, tells of the U.S. Public Health Service's notorious "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male."
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December 7, 2000 |
The event: The 10th anniversary of Christmas Tree Magic, an annual luncheon/auction featuring holiday trees decorated by local designers. This year's event, held Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, benefited Children's Hospital of Orange County, the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County.
February 24, 1995 |
In 1980, when it was first produced at California Institute of the Arts, director / adapter Robert Benedetti's walking tour through Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" might have been a theatrical innovation. Since then, theater has seen other walking tours, through the politically alive "Tamara," and various weddings and funerals, all of which blasted theater's fourth wall to smithereens. They also had viable dramatic bases.
July 1, 1988 |
The question begged by all revivals is that of relevance. The question begged by the revival of "The Cradle Will Rock" at the San Diego Repertory Theatre through July 23 is why modern audiences should care about a federally funded 1937 musical that was canceled by the government because it was pro-union. The play ended up being staged elsewhere without scenery or costumes by a cast determined to do its work and an audience determined to see it.
March 25, 1988 |
In these days when we're told that unionism has gone the way of the 10-cent cup of coffee and the bosses are firmly in control, along comes CalArts staging Marc Blitzstein's opera on the triumph of the working man, "The Cradle Will Rock." The last in the three play "CalArts In Town" festival at the Morgan Wixson Theater, Robert Benedetti's production is full of spunky college students who you'd think wouldn't know a Wobbly from Pee-wee Herman. Nonsense.
March 20, 1988 |
For Robert Ziegler, there is a certain amount of irony involved in his impending Monday Evening Concert. After all, the London-based conductor--who is leading a program of British music as part of the UK/LA '88 Festival--is a Los Angeles native. More than six years ago, the locally trained musician moved his career to London. "I found the opportunities in Los Angeles for what I wanted to do a bit limited," he says.