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February 16, 1996 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What the student wanted to know was: "What did the rooster have to do with it?" The questioner was one of about 1,000 Los Angeles-area high school students who had just seen Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's "Seven Guitars" at the Ahmanson Theatre. The play--executed in Wilson's magical realism, where signs and portents are as valid as news reports--was performed four times this week as part of the Center Theatre Group's Young Audiences Program.
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February 16, 1996 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What the student wanted to know was: "What did the rooster have to do with it?" The questioner was one of about 1,000 Los Angeles-area high school students who had just seen Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's "Seven Guitars" at the Ahmanson Theatre. The play--executed in Wilson's magical realism, where signs and portents are as valid as news reports--was performed four times this week as part of the Center Theatre Group's Young Audiences Program.
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July 2, 1995 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer.
W hat would you tell an L.A. newcomer who asked, "Where can I go to see a black play?" This question was raised by Shay Wafer, a panelist at "The State of Black Theatre Today," a conference sponsored by the Mark Taper Forum's Blacksmyths program last weekend. Wafer pointed out that the L.A.
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August 1, 2004 | Barbara Isenberg, Special to The Times
When actress Viola Davis was first approached about starring in Lynn Nottage's new play, "Intimate Apparel," the timing was all wrong. Film and television commitments had temporarily nudged theater off the dance card for Davis, who'd won a 2001 Tony Award for her work in August Wilson's "King Hedley II." But Davis got another chance.
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