Alma – Joshua Sobol

Alma Mahler not only (sequentially) married the composer, Gustav Mahler, Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and novelist and poet Franz Werfel, but she was a lover or romantically connected to painters Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, composer Alexander Zemlinsky and  ...

Exits and Entrances – Athol Fugard

It is not often that a new work by an acclaimed playwright opens in a very small theater.Exits and Entrances not only debuted at the 78 seat Fountain Theater on the east side of Hollywood, it was expressly written for  ...

Embedded – Tim Robbins

A program written like a tabloid and the sound of hard rock music blaring set the stage for the raw biting material to come. Embedded, Tim Robbins’ caustic counter-attack to the Iraq war machine, savagely bursts forth with the  ...

Gem of the Ocean – August Wilson

For fans of August Wilson, Gem of the Ocean is a not to be missed event. Beautifully staged with set by David Gallo and direction by Marion McClinton, Gem of the Ocean, unfortunately misses for much of the remainder  ...

Franny’s Way – Richard Nelson

That’s Franny as in Franny and Zoey, not Fran as in Francis. The name is no coincidence. Franny is a 17 year old girl - strike girl, young woman – full of herself and reverence for J.D. Salinger. She  ...

Chavez Ravine – Culture Clash

Culture Clash, the Latino comedy group that wrote and performed Chavez Ravine, looks to be having a wonderful time telling a forgotten bit of Los Angeles history at the Mark Taper Forum. The question is whether the show will  ...

Boy Gets Girl – Rebecca Gilman

Boy Gets Girl shifts from what could pass for slick dialogue on an episode of Sex and the City to a modern tragedy, something like a contemporary Daphne DeMaurier creation. No question, this is a good story, both entertaining  ...

First Love – Charles L. Mee

Proposed set by Sean Martin for a production of First Love Frederick Neumann and Ruth Maleczech in the New York production of First Love Two seventy-plus-year-old ex-communists falling in love at first  ...

Lucian Freud

Los Angeles The Museum of Contemporary Art February 9 - May 25, 2003 The Lucian Freud retrospective is a rich display of the artist's accomplishment ranging from his earliest works in the 1940's to  ...