“It’s wonderfully unique, yet in so many ways it’s a universal, father-son story. We are not only telling this wonderful story of father and son… but also you’re getting that kind of unique aspect of this crazy world I grew up in.”
With a combined 40 years of experience in the Italian culinary and hospitality business, the dynamic duo's collaborative vision to provide authentic yet refined Italian cuisine is fully realized with the opening of their first joint venture
Noel Coward’s own pain is palpably felt in Nicky’s dialogue. He originally played the role himself— it’s no secret these problems cut close to home in his own life. Today, the themes and issues in The Vortex are still relevant
When Cinema Paradiso was released Franco Cristaldi wrote Giuseppe Tornatore: With this film we have to make it into the Heaven of Cinema. Dear Franco, dear Giuseppe, you made it—celebrating 25 years later one of the most beautiful films ever made
Funny, clever quips help alleviate the build-up of stress from a subject that deals with tragedy. Fortunately the story never lingers too long on that aspect, cleverly switcing back and forth from delightfully lighter hearted scenes.
Meryl: I was really excited by theater when I saw plays as a kid. I remember sitting in the audience of A CHORUS LINE and PIPPIN and I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER...not wanting the shows to end. I wished I could act or sing.
Sparks start flying when Abby Morgan and Ben Steele meet in corporate New York City during a job interview for a high-profile marketing job. Are they destined to become lovers or co-workers? Is it possible to be both?
The talented players constantly surprise and delight when transitioning with apparent ease from their roles as singers and actors,to perform as drummers and marimba musicians—Their joy is infectious and palpable!
Set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th Century, “On The Razzle” follows the hilarious adventures of two naughty, bumpkin grocery assistants, Weinburl and Christopher, who shirk duty to experience one joyful day in the big city
RUSKIN GROUP THEATRE is a hidden gem that is located right across the runway from the Santa Monica Airport. Though it's become a favorite of locals, many people from all areas of Los Angeles and Orange County love and attend the plays offered.
The Face in the Reeds, centers on a dysfunctional family’s Passover Seder. The gathering turns into an almost-war-zone of conflicts, twists and turns, as faith, conversion, religious belief, and parental responsibility are examined and dissected.
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!
In many wonderful moments we witness those transformations unfold—seeing joy and gratitude on all the respondents’ faces as they're experiencing the music from their younger days. Some even manage to carry a tune!
The Sexual Life of Savages examines our own hidden thoughts about sexual constraints and beliefs. This superb presentation pulls no punches and delivers many twists and turns, and angles to ponder about tolerance, empathy, and morality.
On a sun-scorched Greek island four men living in Penelope’s empty, derelict pool are the remaining survivors of 100 aspiring suitors, all testing her fidelity while she waits for her husband, Odysseus, to return.
Leon,married, takes his friend Bill to dinner for his fiftieth birthday and gifts him with a purchase from a Gypsy matchmaker, a Love List for Bill to complete, cataloging his orderly choice of the ten most desirable qualities in a woman
A Pygmalion-themed story about a brash, married twenty-six-year-old working-class Liverpool hairdresser, who desperately craves a higher education and expansion of intellect, horizons, and possibilities
Playwright and director Phillip Hayes Dean’s one-man play “Paul Robeson” powerfully chronicles the life of a remarkably talented man who, against great odds, achieved huge accomplishments and international stardom