April 1, 1993 |
"There is no precedent--it's just us." They didn't ask to be pioneers, but the Golds, an upper-middle-class Jewish family from New York, find themselves in uncharted moral hot waters in Jonathan Tolins' "The Twilight of the Golds." A meditation on ethics, opera, freedom of choice, and the future of the species sheathed in snappy comedy, this original production from the Pasadena Playhouse is a seamless mesh of script, performance and staging.
December 18, 2013 |
For those considering a deep retreat from oppressive holiday cheer, there's Zach Clark's brittle indie confection "White Reindeer. " Anna Margaret Hollyman stars as Suzanne, a chipper real estate agent and devoted wife to her weatherman husband. Suzanne is in good spirits with her beloved yuletide season in full swing, until her spouse's sudden murder - with nearly a month to go before Christmas - sends her into a grief-stricken limbo. As Suzanne explores unearthed secrets about her husband, she seeks out and befriends a single-mom stripper (Laura Lemar-Goldsborough)
June 6, 1994 |
"I'm so lonely I can't help wishing I were still single," sighs Suzanne, 33, who owns a small dressmaking business. When she met Joe, who is seven years younger, "I knew I was in love," she recalls. Still, to make sure they were right for each other, they decided to live together for six months. "By that time we were positive we knew each other well," she adds. "We had the most lavish wedding and honeymoon. How could we have been so wrong?"
February 8, 1985 |
Dwarf twin boys have been born to a dwarf couple in what Methodist Hospital officials say is an extremely rare occurrence. The twins were born Thursday by Caesarean section to Suzanne and Joseph Was of Helotes, Tex. "We're the happiest parents in the world. I'm proud the kids are dwarfs," said Was, manager of a convenience store. Joseph Michael weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce at birth, and Jacob William weighed 4 pounds, 14.5 ounces.
July 19, 2012
EVENTS SASSAS, the Society for the Activation of Social Space Through Art and Sound, will host a listening party featuring music favored by writers and artists Stephen Prina, Michael Ned Holte and Catherine Opie at the Lloyd Wright-designed home of Suzanne and David Johnson in Brentwood. Dinner and drinks will be served. Location is given upon purchase of tickets. 4 to 8 p.m. Sun. $125 per person. (323) 960-5723; http://www.sassas.org.
April 14, 2008 |
ON the ledger sheet of life, it's not clear which of the two L.A. couples in Kate Robin's "What They Have" is more in the black. Both are attractive and artistically ambitious. Both are striving mightily for that ever elusive balance between self-actualization and self-acceptance. And both love to talk ad nauseam about where they're at. The play, which had its world premiere Friday at South Coast Repertory, is made up almost entirely of navel-gazing chat. In fact, the slightest of ambivalent feelings can launch an army of words on the different shades of emotional gray.