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February 22, 1989 | JANICE ARKATOV
There's a simple reason why Robert Holman entitled his dramatic trilogy "Making Noise Quietly." It's what the British playwright hopes his work will do. "On the whole, my plays are not loud," said Holman, who is a bit on the quiet side himself. "There are no Amazons jumping about. I suppose my work is contemplative because that's the nature of me." But not necessarily the nature of his subjects.
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February 22, 1989 | JANICE ARKATOV
There's a simple reason why Robert Holman entitled his dramatic trilogy "Making Noise Quietly." It's what the British playwright hopes his work will do. "On the whole, my plays are not loud," said Holman, who is a bit on the quiet side himself. "There are no Amazons jumping about. I suppose my work is contemplative because that's the nature of me." But not necessarily the nature of his subjects.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 1988 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
Theatre LA, an abbreviation of Theater League Alliance, reflects the now fully official merger of the Los Angeles Theatre Alliance and the League of Los Angeles Producers into a single service organization for theater in Los Angeles. And not a moment too soon.
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February 17, 1989 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
The title of the new show at the Taper, Too is accurate and deceptive. True, "Making Noise Quietly," a collection of three one-acts, is quiet in the way that it creeps up on you. But it can also be a bombshell. Written by British playwright Robert Holman (new and welcome to Los Angeles), the vignettes are masterful studies in understatement, less notable for breaking new ground than for tackling old ground in new ways. Holman's is a highly distinctive voice that leaves you wanting to hear more.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 1988 | JANICE ARKATOV
There aren't many theater openings at Christmas time. So we're devoting this week's column to a glimpse of scheduled theater events in 1989. The Mark Taper Forum starts off with Jon Robin Baitz's "Dutch Landscape," directed by Gordon Davidson opening Jan. 19.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2000 | JAIMEE ROSE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before cheesecake on a stick, before smoothies and even iced coffees, the refreshments at the Orange County Fair were simpler fare: hamburgers from Blue and White Concessions and fudge from Jeanne's Candy Kitchen. Those were also simpler times, say Robert Hutchins and Robert Holman, longtime owners of these snack stands, which have been fair features for 40-plus years. They're the oldest booths at the fair, lasting even through the invasion of the popular Bloomin' Onion.
NATIONAL
September 24, 2007 | P.J.Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Tricia and Robert Holman strolled through the lobby of a new movie theater past a cluster of teenage boys talking loudly on their cellphones. The couple shared a knowing smile as they walked by a woman shushing a toddler wailing for "popcorn, popcorn, popcorn," and a young boy flinging himself at the candy display case. The Holmans took an escalator to movie-theater nirvana: a section of seats for adults only. Up here, in the theater's 21-and-older section, no children are allowed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 1988 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
What if you gave a party and nobody came? Sometimes that's what it feels like in Los Angeles theater--at least when the actors on stage outnumber the audience. That isn't the fate of every show, or even a majority of shows, but it is the kind of thing that continues to happen in this town, fatally feeding a New York idea: that theater in Los Angeles is not worth attending.
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December 28, 1989 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER WRITER
The best way to assess a theater year is not to turn to the scrapbook for a memory jog. If something hasn't stuck in the mind, it wasn't meant to stick there. So off the top of the head, and with the usual run of exceptions, 1989 has been a humdrum year--a year when the wheels turned but their progress was rarely visible.
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