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Annette Bening performs Ruth Draper’s Monologues at the Geffen – Los Angeles theater review

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Four monologues written by diseuse Ruth Draper are brilliantly performed by Annette Bening as a 90-minute one act evening of entertainment. This new show at the Geffen begins nicely enough, with a couple of odd character pieces. The first is a slightly bizarre speech and movement class and lesson “in Greek poise” led by a
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LAST DAYS! Handspring Puppet Company’s magical version of “Midsummers” – at The Broad Stage – Los Angeles theater article report

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  Gentle readers! Here is my newest feature article on the Stage Raw site – South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company brings their magic to a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Now playing at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. ***Show CLOSES this Saturday, April 19, 2014 ***   South Africa’s Handspring
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Photo Essay — 45th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards evening

An original sung tribute to David Elzer.

The 45th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony took place on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, and was hosted by actress and comedienne, Nicole Parker. It was a lively event that was well-attended. A group of professional theater critics, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC), annually gives
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EXTENDED – “A Steady Rain” – Los Angeles theater review

Photo by Enci.

 ::STOP PRESS:: Odyssey Theatre’s “A Steady Rain” extends through May 11, 2014 then heads to the Guthrie in the fall Previously reviewed: In Keith Huff’s casually profane police procedural A Steady Rain, two hard-boiled men converse with each other and with us, breaking the fourth wall to relate a familiar workplace saga. The men, Joey
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Le Salon de Musiques May preview – Russian Soul

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVITCH.

  “When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something.” ~ Dmitri SHOSTAKOVITCH Regarded as one of the most important 20th Century composers, Dmitri SHOSTAKOVITCH proved his extraordinary talents through his monumental and diversified orchestral repertoire, but also through his amazing Chamber Music works. Impressed with his first String Quartet, the Moscow-based
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