May 13, 1994 |
Totalitarianism is never subtle, and neither is Elizabeth Wong's cartoonish but ultimately moving new drama "Letters to a Student Revolutionary" at East West Players. Wong's broad black-and-white brush strokes sometimes threaten to obliterate the substance of her drama, but the overall effect is striking.
July 13, 2000
* Art. A 30-year survey devoted to photographer William Wegman, best known for his whimsical photographs of his pet Weimaraners, right, traces his career from early works to his more recent in "William Wegman," closing Sunday at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach. Today-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5; seniors and students, $4; children under 16, free. (949) 759-1122. * Theater.
March 7, 1986 |
In the pre-credit sequence of "Grunt! The Wrestling Movie" (opening today at the Fox International following a live wrestling event outside the theater at 6:45 p.m.), we're shown a grainy black-and-white replay of the infamous 1979 heavyweight championship match between Mad Dog Joe DeCurso and Skull Crusher Johnson.
June 1, 2000
* Theater. The world premiere of Robert Glaudini's play of seduction, "The Poison Tree," opens next Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, playing Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through July 16. $29 to $42. (213) 628-2772. * Theater.
December 5, 1997 |
If you've ever had the queasy suspicion your life was a horror movie, "Borrego" at the Hudson Theatre Backstage might strike a familiar chord. Anyone seeking to empathize with a more mainstream context, however, will likely want to give this one a wide berth. Robert Glaudini's atmospheric but often ponderous new play centers on the set of a no-budget apocalyptic sci-fi flick about an invasion of giant alien bugs.
June 17, 1988 |
It's not that he doesn't like you, somebody tells a young actor in Kelly Stuart's "The Secret of Body Language" at the Cast-at-the-Circle Theatre. It's the concept of you that he doesn't like. Right: This is a play about Hollywood. It's the first of three shows to be done at the Cast this summer by a group called Heliogabalus. They are all for "the autonomy of the individual theater artist," as opposed to the bureaucratic thinking that prevails at our larger theaters.