The Accomplices 7-08

By Bernard Weinraub Directed by Deborah LaVine The Fountain Theatre http://www.FountainTheatre.com/ July 12 – August 24, 2008 World War II has been called, “the good war.” We Americans view ourselves as liberating Europe, and as having been celebrated by dancing  ...

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By Athol Fugard American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco February 13-March 9, 2008 Incidental music by Tracy Chapman Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright http://www.act-sf.org/ Athol Fugard has long been a champion of brotherhood between the black and white citizens of South Africa,  ...

The Clean House

by Sarah Ruhl Alley Theatre Houston, TX April 28-May 27, 2007 http://www.alleytheatre.org/ Sarah Ruhl's play, The Clean House, begins innocently enough. The Brazilian maid, Matilde, a daughter of two comedians, loses interest in cleaning her uptight employer's (Lane) house.  ...

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Tennessee Williams’ theatrical legacy began with The Glass Menagerie, a broadway hit in 1945. It is a subtly-woven characterisation of America’s pre-war past through a self-conscious screen of creative memory. Its narrator, Tom, clearly a stand-in for Williams himself (the  ...

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New York Theatre Workshop Directed by JoAnne Akalaitis Starring Mikhail Baryshinikov Music by Phillip Glass December 5-January 20, 2008 http://nytw.org/ Mikhail Baryshnikov has been making plenty of varied appearances in New York over the past year, so much so that  ...

THE HISTORY BOYS

THE HISTORY BOYS By Alan Bennett Through December 9, 2007 Center Theatre Group Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, Los Angeles website Ah, how nice it would have been to have seen The History Boys, fresh, on a  ...

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Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States (1829 – 1837) as the subject of a mostly humorous rock musical? [Actually as it is billed as an “emo rock” musical and I have never heard that category, I shall ignore  ...

An Ideal Husband

By Oscar Wilde. Directed by Jonathan Moscone California Shakespeare Theater July 2-27, 2008 http://www.calshakes.org/ Julie Eccles as Gertrude Chiltern and Stacy Ross as Mrs. Cheveley. Photo: Kevin Berne Oscar Wilde’s over-the-topness, as a person and a writer,  ...

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The Color Purple (the musical) Based on the novel by Alice Walker Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture Book by Marsha Norman Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis Stephen Bray Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles December 13, 2007  ...