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December 8, 1999 |
It was the Road Theatre Company's night Monday at the sixth annual Artistic Director Achievement Awards in the NoHo Arts District. The North Hollywood theater company, which specializes in producing new American plays, took 11 of the 27 awards presented by the Valley Theatre League for outstanding achievement in local theater and tied for a 12th award. The Road Theatre won for best original drama for "Hitler's Head" and for best revival and best ensemble cast for "Tainted Blood."
May 20, 1999 |
They did Miami in "Radio Mambo." Then the Latino troupe Culture Clash, three strong and brave and true, went to San Diego to research (and eventually perform) "Bordertown," about the obvious and subtle tensions along that particular stretch of two countries. Starting June 11, "Bordertown" relocates north for a month's worth of performances at the Actors' Gang in Hollywood.
March 17, 1999 |
Revivals took the lion's share of the honors Monday at the 30th annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. David Chambers' staging of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" at South Coast Repertory took six awards, the most for a single show. A Noise Within, Glendale's classical theater company, won eight honors, the most for a single company, garnering five for Lillian Hellman's "Another Part of the Forest" and three for Sam Shepard's "Buried Child."
April 26, 1998 |
This weekend marks the inauguration of Gold Coast Plays, a new mid-sized professional theater company in Thousand Oaks. The group is opening with "A Little Night Music," starring former "Phantom of the Opera" star Dale Kristien, Amanda McBroom, George Ball and Fay DeWitt, in a 349-seat thrust stage configuration of the Forum Theater at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Starting in September, Gold Coast plans to present seasons in a 400-seat proscenium configuration of the Forum.
March 12, 1998 |
Unrelenting gunfire will shatter the peace of Thousand Oaks this weekend. A stone's throw from the Civic Arts Plaza, the ground will be littered with the dead. It's not gang warfare. A Civil War drama, "Shiloh," opens Friday at the plaza's Forum Theatre. As an added attraction, at least 125 Civil War enthusiasts will set up camp on a two-acre vacant lot next to the theater and re-create the famous Battle of Shiloh on Saturday and Sunday.
January 7, 1998 |
The star quarterback of the high school football team enters the coach's office determined to get something off his chest. "Coach, I really trust you. . . ," the young athlete begins. "What is it?" "Coach, I think I'm gay, and I have a crush on you," the young man says, eyes focused on his nervous hands. The coach leans back in his chair, raises his eyebrows. "Hey, well, you know . . . I'm OK with that." Coach gives an understanding smile. "Great!"