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June 25, 2006 | Paul Cullum, Special to The Times
"AT 15, I won best actor in the state of Texas in the one-act play contest for 'The Trojan Women.' I played Talthybius -- I think I won because I was eye candy: I came out in a short skirt with armor, with a dead baby on my shield. You know the story? Talthybius is a Greek warrior -- he's not there to kill women and children -- but it's his job to throw this baby off the tower. And I still can remember the line that won me the award: 'I am not the man to do this.
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June 25, 2006 | Paul Cullum, Special to The Times
"AT 15, I won best actor in the state of Texas in the one-act play contest for 'The Trojan Women.' I played Talthybius -- I think I won because I was eye candy: I came out in a short skirt with armor, with a dead baby on my shield. You know the story? Talthybius is a Greek warrior -- he's not there to kill women and children -- but it's his job to throw this baby off the tower. And I still can remember the line that won me the award: 'I am not the man to do this.
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April 21, 1989 | Chris Willman
Following are capsule reviews of today's screenings in the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas: 'Two Idiots in Hollywood' United States, 1988, 90 minutes 10:35 p.m. Possibly the worst film of this festival, or any festival of repute, ever. Director Stephen Tobolowsky and writer J. Barry Armstrong will no doubt take that passing hyperbole as a compliment, so heartily have they endeavored to make an awful camp classic, and how one does want to deny them even that satisfaction.
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October 21, 2010
Dermot Mulroney is well known for his string of romantic comedies: "My Best Friend's Wedding," "The Wedding Date," "Must Love Dogs" and "The Family Stone. " Other notable films include: "About Schmidt"; "Longtime Companion"; "Young Guns" and the hilarious send-up of indie moviemaking, "Living in Oblivion. " "One that means a lot to me that I saw recently because the director passed away ? Marc Rocco directed 'Where the Day Takes You.' Hollywood street kids who gang together and make their own family, with this incredible cast ?
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November 29, 1996 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
Presupposing as it does the leisure to indulge in it, ennui seems an enviable state, especially in Flora Plumb's staging of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" at Theatre 40. Plumb exploits the tormented indolence of the privileged classes, artfully balancing the melancholic with the nostalgic in her languorous, only occasionally sluggish staging. Idleness begets dissension in this fractious family of pre-Revolutionary Russian aristocrats.
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December 6, 2007 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Damon Runyan, being dead and all, is not on strike. That's why you can hear actor Spencer Garrett ("Law & Order") reading Runyan's boozy yule classic, "Dancing Dan's Christmas," for WordTheatre at the M Bar ([310] 915-5150) along with Stephen Tobolowsky ("Heroes"), Julie Warner ("Nip/Tuck") and others reading holiday tales. . . .
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December 24, 1997 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
Among those who attend early movie screenings with some regularity, there is a man who is known as the Laugher. He's always in the front of the house, always ahead of the crowd, and his laugh is loud and lusty. You would hear him anyway, because when the Laugher laughs, the Laugher laughs alone. It was a virtual aria the Laugher performed at last week's screening of "Mr. Magoo," which stars the usually hilarious Leslie Nielsen as the myopic millionaire and '60s cartoon character Quincy Magoo.
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July 16, 1999 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
Paul Osborn's "Morning's at Seven," first produced in 1939 and now at Theatre 40, is a warmly eccentric view of small-town family life that examines, inadvertently or not, the limited role of women in pre-feminist America. Damned if they do and damned if they don't, the play's married women are bedeviled by their husbands' demands and idiosyncrasies, while the unmarried bemoan their "spinster" status and lack of a "real home."
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January 12, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
South Coast Repertory will stage the world premiere of Beth Henley's "Abundance" to launch its first California Play Festival in the spring, the Costa Mesa theater announced Wednesday. The play, about two mail-order brides who come to the Wyoming Territory during the late 1860s, will replace the previously canceled "Infinity's House" and will open April 21 on the Mainstage.
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July 26, 1990 | Don Shirley
"The American Popess," Esther Vilar's play about a woman Pope, has been replaced in Los Angeles Theatre Center's schedule by Culture Clash's "The Mission," opening Aug. 16. "The Mission" is already featured as an 84-seat rental production in LATC's Theatre 4. It will close there Saturday and move downstairs to the 320-seat Theatre 3 for its slot in the regular season. Previews begin Wednesday and the show will play through Sept. 30.
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September 22, 1996 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "practically perfect" nanny comes to live with the Banks family in 1910 London in the 1964 Walt Disney film Mary Poppins (Disney Channel, Sunday at 7 p.m.). Julie Andrews is Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke plays her friend, Bert. For the family. * A hip young writer (comedian Tom Rhodes) returns from New York to teach English in his hometown in the premiere of Mr. Rhodes (NBC, Monday at 8:30 p.m.).
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