August 10, 2003 |
The phrase "homeland security" had not been coined when New Yorker Tom Donaghy finished his first draft of a play about an anxious Manhattan mom's desperate need to flee and create a secure home in the suburbs. His inspiration, during that summer of 2001, was not the vision of towers collapsing in dust and smoke but his memory of a quiet visit to a friend's country home.
June 3, 1999
* Theater. Second annual "Pacific Playwrights' Festival," workshop productions and staged readings of works by Rogelio Martinez, Jose Rivera, Jonathan Ceniceroz, Eduardo Andino, Richard Greenberg, Marlane Meyer, Donald Margulies, Nicky Silver and Tom Donaghy, plus mainstage premiere of John Glore's "On the Jump," opens June 10 at 8 p.m. at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Call for schedules. $8 for readings, $12 to $18 for workshop productions; "On the Jump," $28 to $43.
June 10, 1999
Jazz historian and collector Mark Cantor has organized "Jazz on Film," a two-hour program of film clips of such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Howlin' Wolf, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Big Mama Thornton, the big bands of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Charlie Barnet, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Thelonious Monk and Jack Teagarden. The film program, which is presented by the L.A.
September 8, 1999
Main Stage: * "The Philanderer" by George Bernard Shaw. Opens Friday, plays through Oct. 10. * "The Piano Lesson" by August Wilson, Oct. 15-Nov. 21. Part of series chronicling decade-by-decade the African American experience in the 20th century. This play, which won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize, is set in the 1940s. * "The Hollow Lands" by Howard Korder, Jan. 7-Feb. 13. A man in search of the American dream sets out from New York in 1815 to cross the nation. * "All My Sons," by Arthur Miller, Feb.
May 5, 1999 |
A new Randy Newman musical will cap South Coast Repertory's 1999-2000 season, which also will feature premieres by Howard Korder and Jose Rivera as well as the company's first production of an August Wilson play. The theater is announcing nine of the 11 shows that will make up the subscription season. The main stage season so far: * George Bernard Shaw's "The Philanderer" (Sept. 10-Oct. 10), to be staged by SCR artistic director Martin Benson.
April 9, 1999 |
South Coast Repertory's second annual Pacific Playwrights Festival June 10-20 will offer four plays by Latino authors among the eight new ones being presented. The festival is designed to develop new works and expose them to representatives from theaters around the country in hopes of getting them staged. For theatergoers, it offers a chance to view works in their developmental stages, either in script-in-hand readings or in more polished workshop productions with costumes, sets and lighting.