In Black literature, the “must-read” was Ralph Ellison. In all of music the “must” is legendary jazz genius and innovator, Charlie "Yardbird” Parker. Montae Russell (ER) is a heart wrenching“Bird” at the Attic Theatre in Culver City.
The name, “Lear” by itself, as the centerpiece of this summer’s Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum schedule, turns out not only to make the statement of the play’s renown but is the clue to an innovative gender switch of character as well.
Miss Malibu USA and Miss Beverly Hills USA Annual Beauty Pageant was held in Santa Monica, California. This competition promotes a local and national charity where winners competed for the $10,000 prize package includes products and services.
Reasons to be Pretty, Neil LaBute’s first play to make it to the big stage on Broadway five years ago makes its explosive debut in Los Angeles at the Geffen Theatre under the direction of Randall Arney. Scenic Designer Takeshi Kata, with the help of Lighting Designer, Daniel Ionazzi, created the exceptional sets for this Tony-nominated work. And the superb monologues are back in.
While Italian music plays in the background, the scene is set in a delightful picturesque setting of a Tuscany cottage backyard, complete with a lemon tree and rustic table with chairs and bench. Relatives have arrived to visit ailing Uncle Luigi.
The Gamester is a clever modernized version of a play set in the 18th century Paris, France, and is brilliantly done in rhyming couplets. You’ll find yourself laughing all the way through a performance that has many unpredictable twists and turns!
Neil LaBute is a playwright who doesn’t shy away from theatrical blood letting and his play “In A Dark Dark House,” which is a guest production on stage at The Matrix, is yet another of LaBute’s fascinating
Six years ago, a ten-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his little brother. Now, we meet his whole family. One In The Chamber brings to life a dysfunctional family drama that explores the effects of gun violence in one American family.
The evening continues with a selection of pieces from some of John Williams’ most memorable scores, including Star Wars, E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park, reminding the audience of the great movie classics.