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SIGNIFICANT OTHER

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“Shame is an important and beautiful tool… The problem for me is that so many writers write without shame.” – Édouard Louis* Playwright Joshua Harmon – a comic obsessive well versed in mortification – is the moody love child of Mart Crowley and Edward Albee, and if Bad Jews (at the Geffen Playhouse three summers ago) […]

RADICAL FICTIONS

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At this week’s INSTITUTE FOR THEATRE AND SOCIAL CHANGE CONFERENCE, Bryonn Bain will give the keynote address A DIALOGUE ON RADICAL FICTIONS and join an opening night panel including authors Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, Jody Armour, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, and Brent Blair. The conference will feature a performance of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “brilliantly crafted” play AN OCTOROON. “From Dion Boucicault’s 1859 play […]

STREETCAR EXTENSION

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The terrific new production of Tennessee Williams’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE in Pasadena has been extended until April 1.   A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, through April 1. BOSTON COURT, 70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena. To be added to waitlist: bostoncourt.com/a-streetcar-named-desire See: latimes.com/streetcar-review The cast of A Streetcar Named Desire, Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 2018.

ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE

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In one of the most artistically successful collaborations ever presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the L.A. Opera has joined with the Hamburg Ballet’s John Neumeier and the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago to bring Gluck’s ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE to the stage. Neumeier—who directed, choreographed, and designed the sets, costumes, and lighting—guides his singers and dancers across […]

TAYLOR MAC IN LOS ANGELES

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Near the end of his recent T magazine essay on queer theater and the landmark plays of Mart Crowley (The Boys in the Band), Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Larry Kramer (The Normal Heart), Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy), and Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey), Jesse Green wrote: “Among the new works I’ve actually seen, the only… […]

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

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“I am glad that in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, we are getting off the chest some of the terrible things that we have to say about human fate. I want to keep the core of the play very hard… as hard and fierce as Big Daddy… A terrible black anger and ferosity, a […]

EDMUND WHITE

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Edmund White is the recipient of PEN’s lifetime achievement award for American fiction, and will join fellow honorees Edna O’Brien (for international literature), Kamau Brathwaite (poetry), Barbara Harshav (translation), Dave Kindred (literary sports writing), Luis Alfaro (American dramatist), Sibyl Kempson (American playwright in mid-career), and Mike Lew (emerging American playwright) at the awards ceremony on Tuesday night. […]