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September 13, 1993 | HANA LESENAROVA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Neither Christian Arin, who plays Romeo, nor Eiji as Tybalt had their parts down cold in the first scene of Act III. They only recently started rehearsing Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at the City Dance Studio on Robertson Boulevard and they have to keep looking at their scripts--Arin to the side printed in English and Eiji to the Japanese version. "Tsuzukete, kudasai-- please, continue," says the director, Ross MacKenzie.
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September 13, 1993 | HANA LESENAROVA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Neither Christian Arin, who plays Romeo, nor Eiji as Tybalt had their parts down cold in the first scene of Act III. They only recently started rehearsing Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at the City Dance Studio on Robertson Boulevard and they have to keep looking at their scripts--Arin to the side printed in English and Eiji to the Japanese version. "Tsuzukete, kudasai-- please, continue," says the director, Ross MacKenzie.
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June 25, 2000 | KEN NARASAKI, Ken Narasaki is an actor and writer and is literary manager for East West Players
When an employee of East West Players told J.A.P. Director Ross MacKenzie how offensive she though the name of his theater company was, he smiled and told her, "Got your attention, didn't it?" I have to ask something of a man who would name his business after a racial slur: Would you call your theater by an African American slur to get people's attention?
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July 11, 2002 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kenneth Ross MacKenzie, who worked on the atomic bomb as a graduate student, helped discover the element astatine, helped build UCLA's cyclotron and later concentrated on studying thermonuclear fusion as a nonpolluting energy source, has died. He was 90. MacKenzie, who taught physics at UCLA for more than four decades beginning in 1947, died July 3 at his home in Los Angeles of complications after a stroke. As a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley under atomic scientist Ernest O.
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December 1, 2006 | David C. Nichols;Daryl H. Miller
Laughter abounds in "Groundlings for a Thousand, Alex!," which returns in January after the troupe's first-ever holiday show in December. Smartly staged by Karen Maruyama, this latest melange of improvisations and sketches reminds us again why the comedy institution is more than the sum of its hilarious parts. Those parts include several breakout turns from the alternating writer-performers.
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June 8, 2000 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Japanese American National Museum has severed its ties with a theater company whose director deliberately chose a racial slur as the acronym for his acting troupe, officials said this week. The nonprofit Japanese American Players, or JAP, had planned to donate all proceeds from its bilingual production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"--which is set to open Friday at the Gene Bua Theater for Life in Burbank--to the museum in downtown's Little Tokyo.
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