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January 21, 1989 | JANICE ARKATOV
It's nightmare time at the Vatican. A 16th-Century Pope goes to sleep and dreams of heaven in Snoo Wilson's sociological fantasy, "More Light," opening tonight at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood. Along for the bumpy ride are Shakespeare (played by a black woman); Queen Elizabeth I; royal astrologer Dr. Dee; a forger named Kelly; a barmaid born to a witch and Bacchus, and the renowned freethinker/period-pop hero Giordano Bruno.
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January 21, 1989 | JANICE ARKATOV
It's nightmare time at the Vatican. A 16th-Century Pope goes to sleep and dreams of heaven in Snoo Wilson's sociological fantasy, "More Light," opening tonight at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood. Along for the bumpy ride are Shakespeare (played by a black woman); Queen Elizabeth I; royal astrologer Dr. Dee; a forger named Kelly; a barmaid born to a witch and Bacchus, and the renowned freethinker/period-pop hero Giordano Bruno.
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July 17, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
"Shadey" (Monica 4-Plex) is one of those strange, disastrous little movies that leaves you wondering how it ever got made--not to mention distributed or exhibited. Wiry, curly-haired Antony Sher has the title role, playing a bankrupt London mechanic who decides to finance a sex-change operation by exploiting his extraordinary gift not only for reading minds but for actually filming other people's thoughts and fantasies by placing a camera alongside his head.
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February 10, 1989 | DAN SULLIVAN
"So this is heaven!" A line that strikes dread into a theater reviewer's heart. It comes in the second act of British playwright Snoo Wilson's "More Light," presented by A Directors' Theatre at the Lex Theatre. Actually, the scene of the play isn't heaven, but the head of Pope Clement VIII, circa 1600. Clement keeps having this nightmare that a Dominican friar named Giordano Bruno wasn't burned at the stake for heresy after all, but escaped to. . . . Heaven?
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January 12, 1989 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
The American premiere of Snoo Wilson's "More Light," scheduled to open Saturday at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood, has been postponed to Jan. 21.
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March 22, 1989 | ROBERT KOEHLER
Snoo Wilson is an irascibly elusive playwright who isn't about to change his ways for anyone. His recent "More Light" made that clear, and his "The Soul of the White Ant," at Hollywood Artists Repertory Theatre, makes it starkly transparent. Wilson is a gamesmith who willfully and impetuously changes the rules on the playing field as far and as often as it suits his purposes.
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October 29, 2010 | By Kevin Thomas
Kicking off a triple bill from Regent Releasing is "The Magician," in which a hit man improbably allows himself to be filmed in action. That's the cream of the jest in writer-director-star Scott Ryan's darkly comic faux documentary, a gritty, shot-off-the cuff gem and a top prize winner in its native Australia. Ryan's wiry, cocky Ray joins forces with his former neighbor and film student pal Max (Massimiliano Andrighetto, who actually shot this film) to document his exploits. The picture unspools like a disarmingly amusing shaggy dog story with Ray, who sees himself as a vintage Clint Eastwood antihero, sounding off on various subjects only to bring us up short, reminding us that Ray is the real deal.
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August 30, 1988 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
The La Jolla Playhouse's musical version of Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" honors its source. It's all over the map. Time doesn't pass slowly in "80 Days," a big show that wouldn't mind at all journeying to Broadway, as did La Jolla's "Big River." There is a lot of scenery to applaud (Douglas Schmidt was the designer), and the story keeps you hopping (Snoo Wilson did the book, with songs by Ray Davies). Two men are trying to beat the clock here.
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March 3, 1988 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
Upon us today is the Los Angeles Theatre Center's self-anointed Big Weekend, a four-day event that is fast becoming LATC's annual way of celebrating theater by holding a kind of theatrical smorgasbord. This year's celebration, beginning at 10:30 this morning, includes a major symposium, staged readings of 10 new plays, regular performances in all three LATC theaters--and a Saturday night bash.
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September 8, 1988 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
The news that 15 dissident members of Actors' Equity Assn. have gone to court to try to block their union from implementing its new Actors' 99-seat Theatre Plan came as no surprise to people in the theater community. The actors said all along that they would go the distance if the matter couldn't be settled through intra-union procedures.
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