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Building the Wall Review - Who will lay the Foundation?

Building the Wall Review - Who will lay the Foundation? An army veteran who has risen from hard beginnings to become a responsible citizen and devoted family man, Rick was also the warden of a detention center for immigrants awaiting deportation - and now sits on death row ready to tell his story

The Cruise Review - Storms over the Caribbean

The Cruise Review - Storms over the Caribbean A third-generation Latino and "guest lecturer" on cruise ships for years, Ramon invites his NYU graduate son to join him, perhaps hoping that the two can bond; but healing their huge chasm may take more than sun, smiles, and Caribbean rum drinks

April, May, and June Review - Appearances Can be Deceiving

April, May, and June Review - Appearances Can be Deceiving Three sisters reminisce while packing up their late mother's house - each having different memories of the same events; however, they all agree that their mother was proper, staid, and mediocre - until secrets that she carefully hit from them emerge

At Home at the Zoo Review - The Evolution of Artist and Man

At Home at the Zoo Review - The Evolution of Artist and Man A set of two one-act plays combined together follows Peter, a staid book editor, into his respectable lifeless living room with a wife who yearns for more and into the park, where he encounters a volatile, desperate, and lost man who went to the zoo

Martha Review - The House of Pelvic Truth

Martha Review - The House of Pelvic Truth A major influence in the evolution of modern dance, Martha Graham was the first dancer invited to perform at the White House - but now she is in her 70's and told to rest on her laurels, impossible for the feisty, persistent, and talented woman

Still Life Review - Life, Death, and Choices

Still Life Review - Life, Death, and Choices A compilation of the haphazard and even trial events which are strung together like beads in everyone's life, Still Life focuses on several people who find their lives overlapping - with questions about life's meaning rising from these encounters

Hansel and Gretel Bluegrass Review - A New Perspective on a Classic Tale

Hansel and Gretel Bluegrass Review - A New Perspective on a Classic Tale Radio announcer "The Duke" tells the story of Hansel and Gretel, two Appalachia children abandoned during the 30's Great Depression who stumble upon an evil, blind witch in her forest home and must use all their skills to escape or die

Married People: A Comedy Review - Marriage under a Microscope

Married People: A Comedy Review - Marriage under a Microscope When two couples who have known each other for years begin to show signs of marital "issues," they decide to hash out their problems in group therapy - but it turns out that the serious problems go deeper than simple couples conflicts

Disinherit the Wind Review - Scopes Monkey Trial Redux

Disinherit the Wind Review - Scopes Monkey Trial Redux University professor Dr. Bertram Cates has been fired due to his heretical ideas about Darwin's theory of evolution and sues the university - with explosive results when he duels with Dr. Richard Hawkins, Darwin's current and very vocal advocate

Modern Dance Legend Martha Graham Celebrated - Interview with star Christina Carlisi in West Coast Premiere of “Martha”

Modern Dance Legend Martha Graham Celebrated - Interview with star Christina Carlisi in West Coast Premiere of “Martha” Martha Graham’s influence on dance, often compared to Picasso’s influence on modern art and Frank Lloyd Wright’s impact on architecture, unequivocally transformed the art form

A Delusional Affair Review - How Many People are in that Bed Anyway?

A Delusional Affair Review - How Many People are in that Bed Anyway? Oliver and Julia Foxx have been married long enough to know each other's every secret - or so they think - until Oliver decides to sell his business and spend time traveling the world with his wife - only to find out that Julia has other plans

Bye Bye Birdie Review - Hello, Laughter and Song

Bye Bye Birdie Review - Hello, Laughter and Song When teen heart throb Conway Birdie receives a draft notice, his music publisher decides to have Birdie sing a newly released tune as he gives his last kiss to a teen fan before going off to war - what could possibly go wrong?

LA Art Book Fair 2017 (LAABF2017) Review - Community, Unity Drawn by Art and Art Makers

LA Art Book Fair 2017 (LAABF2017) Review -  Community, Unity Drawn by Art and Art Makers Printed Matter Presents LA Art Book Fair 2017 (LAABF2017) . Where over 40,000 attendees gather with an international art community of art book makers and art projects.

Fun Home Los Angeles Review - The Elephant in the Room

Fun Home Los Angeles Review - The Elephant in the Room At three different critical periods in her life, Alison Bechdel must come to terms with her sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her search for meaning in the mysteries of life - a musical based on her graphic memoir

Die, Mommie, Die! Review - Finally, a Truly Dysfunctional Family

Die, Mommie, Die! Review - Finally, a Truly Dysfunctional Family Aging, has-been film star Angela wants to spend her twilight years with hunky, young Tony - but her husband Sol, a sleazy movie producer, may stand in the way - so Sol must go - and now her two strange children may seek revenge for pop's death

Forever Plaid Review - Doo-Wop is Back!

Forever Plaid Review - Doo-Wop is Back! Forever Plaid, a guy group from the 1950's, never made it to their very first performance because of a fatal auto accident; 50 years later, they get a second chance to strut their stuff in front of a live audience - it's the stuff dreams are made of

Rafael Moreira Review – The Force Behind Magnetico

Rafael Moreira Review – The Force Behind Magnetico Brazilian-born Rafael Moreira has defined the road to what it takes to remain on top of the game

Review of Salome at LAOpera--A Fascinating Interpretation of an Iconic Story

Review of Salome at LAOpera--A Fascinating Interpretation of an Iconic Story Patricia Raceme creates petulant obsessive Salome in the title role at LA Opera

33 Variations Review - A Meeting of Minds

33 Variations Review - A Meeting of Minds 200 years separate music genius Beethoven and musicologist Katherine Brandt; yet their lives parallel each other - evident when Katherine goes to Germany to figure out why Beethoven became obsessed with a few musical notes and so wrote 33 variations

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Review - Incredible but True

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Review - Incredible but True When American soldiers come to the English countryside during World War II, things in the bucolic little village are sure to change - and change they do for each of the residents and Adolphus, a Yank private, as all prepare for the Normandy invasion

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