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October 8, 1993 | JANICE ARKATOV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Janice Arkatov is a regular contributor to The Times.
What does Sabin Epstein really think of "The Tempest"? "It's a very--I hate to say the word-- odd play," admits the director, whose staging of Shakespeare's fantasy opens Saturday at A Noise Within. "We think it's his last play, his farewell to the theater. "You can see themes running throughout from other plays, like 'Cymbeline' and 'A Winter's Tale'--themes of forgiveness, completion and moving on," says Epstein, who has set the piece in 1912.
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March 26, 2002 | REED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For about 20 minutes, William Inge's "Bus Stop" can fool you into thinking it's a cozy little slice of down-home Americana, a Norman Rockwell tableaux vivant with a willfully naive worldview. But somewhere midway through Act 1, this under-performed Corn Belt classic shifts into darker and chillier terrain, a place that's pretty to look at but tinged with rueful humor and even outright despair.
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March 5, 1995 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a frequent contributor to Calendar
As cultural centers go, 1990s Glendale may seem like a long way from 1970s San Francisco. Yet there are surprising paral lels, according to stage director Sabin Epstein. A veteran of the Bay Area's American Conservatory Theatre, Epstein thrives on the challenge of getting a classical company on its feet. That's why in 1992 he threw in his lot with A Noise Within.
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March 5, 1995 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a frequent contributor to Calendar
As cultural centers go, 1990s Glendale may seem like a long way from 1970s San Francisco. Yet there are surprising paral lels, according to stage director Sabin Epstein. A veteran of the Bay Area's American Conservatory Theatre, Epstein thrives on the challenge of getting a classical company on its feet. That's why in 1992 he threw in his lot with A Noise Within.
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May 26, 1993 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vowing to put on at least two plays in the Festival Amphitheatre here, GroveShakespeare acting artistic director Jules Aaron has hired a well-regarded guest director to stage the opening production in June and is scrambling to keep the beleaguered company's doors open until then.
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March 26, 2002 | REED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For about 20 minutes, William Inge's "Bus Stop" can fool you into thinking it's a cozy little slice of down-home Americana, a Norman Rockwell tableaux vivant with a willfully naive worldview. But somewhere midway through Act 1, this under-performed Corn Belt classic shifts into darker and chillier terrain, a place that's pretty to look at but tinged with rueful humor and even outright despair.
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November 5, 1998
* "Much Ado About Nothing"--Mark Bramhall and Jenna Cole, above, star in Sabin Epstein's engaging presentation at A Noise Within in Glendale through Nov. 22. * "Sylvia"--A.R. Gurney's hit comedy will be staged at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach through Nov. 29. * "Dirt"--Performance artist John Fleck explores the 20th-century obsession with gossip and innuendo Friday at the Getty Center.
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May 27, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Director Found: Sabin Epstein, most recently a director with A Noise Within in Glendale, has been hired to direct GroveShakespeare's first outdoor production of the season, "King Lear," tentatively scheduled to open on June 26, starring Alan Mandell. Epstein replaces Stuart McDowell, the Garden Grove company's recently resigned artistic director, at the helm of "Lear."
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December 2, 2004 | Lynne Heffley
"The Homecoming:" This comedy of appalling family manners -- with its reality-shifting intimations of violence, prostitution, confused sexuality and incestuous child abuse -- is among Harold Pinter's ambiguous, disturbing best. It's directed with surgical precision by Sabin Epstein and features a dead-on cast led by Len Lesser as a patriarch who snarls, whines and waxes sentimental. As is characteristic of Pinter, what's on the surface is not necessarily what's happening underneath.
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March 17, 1995 | SCOTT COLLINS
Jay Gatsby might have admired the new version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at A Noise Within in Glendale. Director Sabin Epstein has put Shakespeare's ageless comedy in a 1920s time warp. Thus the ever-mischievous Puck (Dan O'Connor), donning aviator's goggles and a yellow slicker, leaps and belly-flops across the stage like some lunatic stunt pilot. Lysander (Kenneth R. Merckx Jr.
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October 8, 1993 | JANICE ARKATOV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Janice Arkatov is a regular contributor to The Times.
What does Sabin Epstein really think of "The Tempest"? "It's a very--I hate to say the word-- odd play," admits the director, whose staging of Shakespeare's fantasy opens Saturday at A Noise Within. "We think it's his last play, his farewell to the theater. "You can see themes running throughout from other plays, like 'Cymbeline' and 'A Winter's Tale'--themes of forgiveness, completion and moving on," says Epstein, who has set the piece in 1912.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1993 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vowing to put on at least two plays in the Festival Amphitheatre here, GroveShakespeare acting artistic director Jules Aaron has hired a well-regarded guest director to stage the opening production in June and is scrambling to keep the beleaguered company's doors open until then.
NEWS
November 29, 2001
* Art: "The Armenian Gospels of Gladzor" exhibit ends Sunday at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A., (310) 440-7300. Today and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Monday. Parking reservations required today and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. only. Free parking with shuttle available at Sepulveda Boulevard at Constitution Avenue.
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