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Range of Light Productions presents the World Premiere of ‘Two Fisted Love’

Bodies and Souls Collide in Playwright David Sessions’ Dark Comedy

 

LOS ANGELES  – Range of Light presents the world premiere of David Sessions’ dark comedy Two Fisted Love, a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre. Opens February 3.


It’s 2008 and Hollywood A-lister, Caroline Connors (Serena Scott Thomas), having recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, braves her descent into an uncertain future while attempting to navigate her relationships with her ultra-conservative and less than politically correct husband Kevin (David Sessions), and her defiant and idealistic daughter Rachel (Laura Long).

 

Set in an affluent community near Silicon Valley in the months leading up to the financial crisis and the election, Two Fisted Love makes good use of its irreverent and original characters and artfully incorporates a blend of styles, ranging from, as Mr. Sessions puts it,

 

“…a  modern drawing room comedy to painfully dark conversations for mature audiences only…”


The ensemble cast features Serena Scott Thomas (British actress; Paul Michael Anderson’s Inherent ViceThe World is Not EnoughBuffy the Vampire Slayer, BBC’s Diana) as matriarch Caroline Connors; Laura Long (AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies) as Rachel; David Sessions (Mail Call with R. Lee Ermey and ShootoutCandida at PRT, Hunger at the Odyssey, Bed Facing North at the Court Theatre, and Fortune and Men’s Eyes at the Coast Playhouse directed by David Galligan) as Kevin; Jason Downs (Hairspray, Clara’s Heart, The Homecoming directed by Guillermo Cienfuegos and Cigarettes and Chocolate at PRT) plays Andy, the offbeat and ‘amoral’ computer programmer; Lynne Oropeza (The Manchurian Candidate, HBO’s Westworld, FX’s Baskets) plays Caroline’s best friend, Maggie; Jacob Osborne (Home InvadersWhite River Tales) plays the underachieving son, Justin; Guy Kapulnik (After the WarThe DibukBordo) plays Caroline’s neurologist, Dr. Sharon; Rene Rivera (King of the DesertBolerosDisenchanted) plays Robert, a ‘rags to riches’ immigrant from across the border; and Paula Lafayette(Roxanna, Australian TV’s Wonderland) plays Maria, an ‘illegal’ immigrant who finds herself living in the basement and scrubbing floors for this rich and famous, yet dysfunctional American family.

 

Two Fisted Love began its development at the Pacific Resident Theatre, where it was carefully tuned for nearly three years under the watchful eye of Marilyn Fox before receiving a staged reading at the Odyssey Theatre in October of 2016 (courtesy of Ron Sossi) which featured Orson Bean and Alley Mills in two of the leading roles; the script then received further dramaturgical input and revision over the first half of 2017 by Jules Aaron before finding its way to Serena Scott Thomas.

 

David Sessions was born in Roswell, New Mexico and raised in Berkeley, California. He studied playwriting at the HB Studios in New York under the direction of Uta Hagen, and is the son of philosopher and deep ecologist George Sessions.

 

The creative team for Two Fisted Love includes scenic designer John Iacovelli, lighting design by Brian Gale, and sound designed by Cricket Myers. The assistant director is Ryan McRee and the stage manager is Morgan Wilday.

 


Two Fisted Love 
runs Feb. 3 through March 11with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Two preview performances take place on Thursday, Feb. 1 and Friday, Feb. 2. All tickets are $34 (reserved seating) except previews which are $15.The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.West Los Angeles, 90025. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5. For reservations and information, call 866-811-4111 or go to www.twofistedlove.com.

 

 

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Two Fisted Love’

 

WHAT:

World premiere of Two Fisted Love – It’s 2008 and Hollywood A-lister, Caroline Connors (Serena Scott Thomas), having recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, braves her descent into an uncertain future while attempting to navigate her relationships with her ultra-conservative and less than politically correct husband and her defiant and idealistic daughter in this premiere of David Sessions’ dark comedy about a modern family in a state of moral crisis.

 

WHO:
• Written and Directed by David Sessions
• Starring Jason DownsGuy KapulnikPaula LafayetteLaura LongLynne OropezaJacob    Osborne, Rene Rivera, Serena Scott Thomas, David Sessions
• Scenic Design by John Iacovelli
• Lighting Design by Brian Gale
• Sound Design by Cricket Myers
• Wardrobe by Ian Brown
• Props by Todd Cochran
• Assistant Director by Ryan McRee
• Stage Manager – Morgan Wilday
• Presented by Range of Light Productions

 

WHEN:
Previews: February 1-2
Performances: February 3 – March 11
• Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Feb. 1 (preview), 8, 15, 22; Mar. 1, 8

TICKET PRICE:
• All performances: $34
• Previews: $15

PARKING:
$5 parking in theatre Lot as well as ample street parking.

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Antaeus tackles Harold Pinter’s little-known dark comedy ‘The Hothouse’

GLENDALE, Calif. — Chilling, sinister, thought-provoking — and wickedly funny. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of Harold Pinter’s seldom seen dark comedy, The HothouseDirected by Nike DoukasThe Hothouse opens on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 (one opening for each cast), running through March 11 at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin on Jan. 18.

 

Written in 1958, but put aside by the author until 1980, The Hothouse is a wild, impudent and blisteringly comic look at a government-run mental institution in which the wardens may be madder than the inmates. Under a veil of devilish wit and subversive humor, Pinter’s biting political commentary on the perils of unchecked power is as vital and pertinent today as when he first wrote it.

 

According to Antaeus co-artistic directors Bill BrochtrupRob Nagle and John Sloan,

 

 

“Although probably unfamiliar to most audience members, The Hothouse is a true ‘hidden gem’ — a searingly comic indictment of institutional bureaucracy ambiguously set in a ‘rest home’ or ‘sanitarium’ where the unscrupulous staff prey on the patients, and corruption and red tape are rampant. Nike’s talents as an actor, director, teacher, dialect expert and coach are well known to everyone at Antaeus, so it’s thrilling to have her on board to helm this wild ride.”

 

In the Antaeus tradition known as “partner casting,” Josh Clark and Peter Van Norden share the role of Roote, the ex-colonel in charge who, on Christmas Day, finds himself confronted by a dual crisis: one of his numerically identified patients, 6457, has died while another, 6459, has unexpectedly given birth. Graham Hamilton and Leo Marks partner as his second in command, the Machiavellian Gibbs, while Melanie Lora and Jocelyn Towne play Miss Cutts, Roote’s calculating and shrewd mistress. Other characters include the appropriately named Lush (Adrian LaTourelle and Rob Nagle), the hapless Lamb (JD Cullum and Steve Hofvendahl), Lobb (John Apicella and Gregory Itzin) and Tubb (John Bobek and Paul Eiding).

 

Pinter himself directed the first production, which opened on April 25, 1980 at the Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre on June 25. The play was also first published in 1980, by Eyre Methuen. It received its American premiere at the Trinity Repertory Company in 1982. Pinter himself played Roote in a 1995 production staged at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester, which later transferred to the Comedy Theatre in London.

 

“It was fantasy when I wrote it, but now it has become, I think, far more relevant. Reality has overtaken it,”

he said.

 

Antaeus Theatre Company’s award-winning creative team includes set designer Se Hyun Oh, lighting designer Ginevra Lombardo, costume designer Julie Keen, sound designer Jeff Gardner, props designer Erin Walley, dialect coach Lauren Lovett-Cohen and production stage manager Jeanne Valleroy.

 

Harold Pinter (1930 – 2008) remains one of the most influential modern British dramatists, whose writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming and Betrayal. He wrote 21 screenplays including The Servant, The Go-Between, The French Lieutenant’s Woman and Sleuth as well as adaptations of his plays The Homecoming and Betrayal. He was also a director and an actor. Pinter was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005. Other awards include the Companion of Honour for services to Literature, the Legion D’Honneur, the Laurence Olivier Award and the Moliere D’Honneur for Lifetime Achievement. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. He received honorary degrees from seventeen universities.

 

Antaeus is a cooperative theater ensemble founded to empower the actor and to bring classical theater to Southern California. The company exists to create a family of artists and audiences and is dedicated to exploring stories with enduring themes. Taking their company name from the Titan who gained strength by touching the Earth, Antaeus members — many of whom are familiar to film and television audiences — regain their creative strength by returning to the wellspring of their craft: live theater. Members of the company span a wide range of age, ethnicity and experience; they have performed on Broadway, at major regional theaters across the country, in film, television and on local stages, and are the recipients of numerous accolades and awards. Audiences, who never see an understudy due to Antaeus’ trademark “partner casting,” frequently return to see the same play in the hands of an equally excellent but very different set of actors.

 

The new Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center complements Glendale’s ongoing commitment to integrate vibrant arts space into the fabric of city life, ensuring the arts remain accessible to all. Located just a few blocks away from The Americana at Brand and the newly remodeled Glendale Central Library as well as the Alex Theatre, the center promises to build upon Glendale’s growing reputation as an arts and entertainment destination. The center includes an 80-seat theater, a reconfigurable 45-seat performance/classroom space, a theater classics library and a lobby art gallery. All the artwork on display is available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds goes to Antaeus Theatre Company.

 

Performances of The Hothouse take place Jan. 25 through March 11 on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pmSaturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. (no matinee performance on Saturday, Jan. 27). Tickets are $30 on Thursdays and Fridays, and $34 on Saturdays and Sundays. Six preview performances take place Jan. 18 through Jan. 24. Preview tickets are priced at $15. Antaeus Theatre Company has partnered with TodayTix, the free mobile ticketing platform, to offer a $5 preview lottery; a limited number of $5 tickets will be made available through the TodayTix app for previews.

 

The Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center is located at 110 East BroadwayGlendaleCA 91205 (between N. Brand Blvd. and Maryland Ave.). The first 90 minutes of parking is free, then $2 per hour, in Glendale Marketplace garage located at 120 S. Maryland Ave (between Broadway and Harvard). The theater is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible.

 

For reservations and information, call 818-506-1983 or go to www.antaeus.org.

 

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The Hothouse
WHAT:
The Hothouse
 — A wild, impudent and blisteringly funny look at a government-run mental institution in which the wardens may be madder than the inmates. Under a veil of devilish wit and subversive humor, Harold Pinter’s biting political commentary on the perils of unchecked power is as vital and pertinent today as when he first wrote it. Nike Doukas directs a fully partner-cast production.

WHO:
• Written by Harold Pinter
• Directed by Nike Doukas
• Starring John Apicella, John Bobek, Josh Clark, JD Cullum, Paul Eiding, Graham Hamilton, Steve Hofvendahl, Gregory Itzin, Adrian LaTourelle, Melanie Lora, Leo Marks, Rob Nagle, Peter Van Norden, Jocelyn Towne
• Presented by Antaeus Theatre Company

WHEN:
Previews: Jan. 18 – Jan. 24
Performances: Jan. 25 – March 11
• Tuesday at 8 p.m.: Jan. 23 ONLY (preview)
• Wednesday at 8 p.m.: Jan. 24 ONLY (preview)
• Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 18 (preview), Jan. 25 (opening); Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8
• Fridays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 19 (preview), Jan. 26 (opening); Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9
• Saturdays at 2 p.m.: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10 (no 2 p.m. perf. on Jan. 20 or Jan. 27)
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 20 (preview), Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10
• Sundays at 2 p.m.: Jan. 21 (preview), Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11

WHERE:
Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center
110 East Broadway
Glendale, CA 91205
(between N. Brand Blvd. and Maryland Ave.)

PARKING:
First 90 minutes free, then $2 per hour in Glendale Marketplace garage located at 120 S. Maryland Ave (between Broadway and Harvard)

HOW:
(818) 506-1983 or www.Antaeus.org
• Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AntaeusTheater
• Follow us on Twitter @AntaeusTheater

TICKET PRICES:
• Opening Night performances on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26: $34 (includes post-performance reception)
• Thursdays and Fridays: $30 (except Jan. 25 and Jan. 26)
• Saturdays and Sundays: $34
• Previews: $15*
* Antaeus Theatre Company has partnered with TodayTix, the free mobile ticketing platform, to offer a $5 preview lottery. A limited number of $5 tickets will be made available through the TodayTix app for previews.

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L.A. Theatre Works records ‘The Goodbye Girl’ for radio, podcast, online streaming

 

WHAT:
The Goodbye Girl
 — L.A. Theatre Works records Neil Simon’s screenplay for the 1977 Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning romantic comedy. Known as “The Goodbye Girl” because of all the live-in boyfriends who have left her, Paula McFadden and her young daughter must make room in their cramped quarters for a new roommate. But can they make room in their hearts for another man who may just walk out that door again?

Each of the five performances at UCLA’s state-of-the-art James Bridges Theater will be recorded live in front of an audience for future radio broadcast, distribution on CD, digital download and online streaming. L.A. Theatre Works’ syndicated radio theater series broadcasts weekly on public radio stations across the U.S. (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM); can be heard daily in China and around the world on the Radio Beijing Network; can be downloaded as a podcast via iTunes and Wondery.com; and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.

WHO:
• Written by Neil Simon
• Directed by Rosalind Ayres
• Produced by Susan ALoewenberg
• Presented by L.A. Theatre works

WHEN:
• Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.
• Friday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m.
• Saturday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m.
• Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.
• Sunday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m.

WHERE:
James Bridges Theater
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
235 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd.; park in Lot 3 on the lower level)

HOW:
310-827-0889 or www.latw.org
• Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LATheatreWorks
• Follow us on Twitter @latheatreworks

TICKETS:
$15-$60

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Fountain Theatre, City of LA, ‘West Wing’ alum band together to support a free press with celebrity reading of ‘All The President’s Men’

Bradley WhitfordJoshua Malina, Richard Schiff and
Ed Begley, Jr. head cast at City Hall on Jan. 27

“Nothing’s riding on this except the First Amendment of the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future
of the country.”

 

— Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, as portrayed by Jason Robards in ‘All The President’s Men’

 

LOS ANGELES  —Bradley Whitford (The Post, Get Out, The West Wing), Joshua Malina (Scandal, The West Wing), Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor, The West Wing) and Ed Begley, Jr. (Future Man, St. Elsewhere, The West Wing) will head the cast of a special, one-night only reading of William Goldman’s screenplay for All The President’s Men, presented by the award-winning Fountain Theatre in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and with exclusive permission from Warner Bros Entertainment and Simon & Schuster. The free event will be hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrelland will take place in the John Ferraro Council Chamber of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. A catered reception will follow in the City Hall Rotunda.

 

Based on the book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the 1976 film All The President’s Men tells the story of their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.

 

“This high-profile reading will be a statement asserting the First Amendment, advocating freedom of the press and honoring the tenacity of American journalism in a free society,”

 

 

says Fountain Theatre co-artistic director Stephen Sachs, who will direct the reading.

 

 

“As the current administration is under investigation, the echo of Watergate rings loud and clear. Reporters from The New York Times and Washington Post have been heroes, warriors for our democracy, as they were forty-five years ago.”

According to Councilmember O’Farrell,

 

All the President’s Men is a reminder of the parallels between Richard Nixon and the corruption that brought his presidency to an end and the current state of corruption overshadowing the Donald Trump administration. I want to thank the Fountain Theatre for producing this live reading, which underscores the importance of art in its many forms that can illuminate the conditions that affect us as a nation and as a society.”

Adds Sachs

 

“We are profoundly grateful to Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s office and the City of Los Angeles for taking the extraordinary and unprecedented action of hosting the reading at Los Angeles City Hall, in the City Council Chamber, as a sign of solidarity. I am very proud of our city.”

 

Although admission to the reading is free of charge, any voluntary donations will support, in part, the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s oldest organization representing American journalists, founded to improve and protect journalism and dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press.

 

The Fountain Theatre is one of the most successful intimate theaters in Los Angeles, providing a creative home for multi-ethnic theater and dance artists. The Fountain has won over 225 awards, and Fountain projects have been seen across the U.S. and internationally. Recent highlights include being honored for its acclaimed 25th Anniversary Season in 2015 by Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council; the inclusion of the Fountain’s Citizen: An American Lyric in Center Theatre Group’s Block Party at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The Fountain’s most recent production, the world premiere of Building the Wall by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, ran for five months and was named “L.A. hottest ticket” by the Los Angeles Times.

 

All The President’s Men takes place on SaturdayJan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the John Ferraro Council ChamberRoom 340 of Los Angeles City Hall200 N Spring St.Los Angeles, CA 90012. Admission is free; however, seating is extremely limited. Please go to [www.FountainFreePress.com%20]www.FountainFreePress.com or email freepress@fountaintheatre.com to inquire about reservations. Due to high security at the venue, no walk-ups will be permitted.

 

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All The President’s Men
WHAT:
Celebrity reading of All The President’s Men — Bradley Whitford (The Post, Get Out, The West Wing), Joshua Malina (Scandal, The West Wing), Richard Schiff (The Good Doctor, The West Wing) and Ed Begley, Jr. (Future Man, St. Elsewhere, The West Wing)  head the cast of a special, one-night only reading of William Goldman’s screenplay for All The President’s Men, presented by the award-winning Fountain Theatre in partnership with the City of Los Angeles and with exclusive permission from Warner Bros Entertainment and Simon & Schuster. The free event will be hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and will take place in the John Ferraro Council Chamber of Los Angeles City Hall. Based on the book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the 1976 film All The President’s Men tells the story of their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon. As the Trump administration is investigated for obstruction of justice, the echo of Watergate rings loud and clear.

 

WHO: 
• Written by William Goldman
• Directed by Stephen Sachs
• Composer/Sound Designer Peter Bayne
• Starring Bradley Whitford as Bob Woodward, Joshua Malina as Carl Bernstein, Richard Schiff as Washington Post local news editor Harry Rosenfeld and Ed Begley, Jr. as Post managing editor Howard Simons
• Hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell
• Presented by The Fountain Theatre and the City of Los Angeles with special permission from Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. and Simon & Schuster

WHEN: 
Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
John Ferraro Council Chamber
Room 340
Los Angeles City Hall
200 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

HOW:
[www.FountainFreePress.com%20]www.FountainFreePress.com or (323) 663-1525
• Seating is extremely limited
• Please go to [www.FountainFreePress.com%20]www.FountainFreePress.com or email freepress@fountaintheatre.com to inquire about reservations
• Due to high security at the venue, no walk-ups will be permitted

TICKET PRICE:
FREE
• Donations will support the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s oldest organization representing American journalists, founded to improve and protect journalism and dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press.

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Odyssey Theatre opens 2018 with off-Broadway hit ‘Freud’s Last Session’

Intellectual debate and food for thought: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presentsMark St. Germain’s off-Broadway hit, Freud’s Last SessionEmmy Award-winner Robert Mandel directs for a January 13 opening, with performances continuing through March 4 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A.

 

Suggested by the book “The Question of God” by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr., the play imagines a meeting between the father of psychoanalysis, Dr. Sigmund Freud, and rising Oxford don and author C.S. Lewis, newly converted to Christianity. The conversation takes place in London on Sept. 3, 1939 — the day England entered World War II, and just two weeks before Freud, in the advanced stages of oral cancer, took his own life.

 

Freud (Martin Rayner, in the role he created for the world premiere production at the Barrington Stage Company, off-Broadway at New World Stages and in Chicago at the Mercury Theatre) invites the younger Lewis (Martyn Stanbridge, whose theater work includes UK tours of The Graduate, Rebecca, Dangerous Obsession and Lotty’s War) to his home, where they engage in a brain-teasing battle of wits on the subjects of love, sex and the existence of God. Filled with humor, this deeply touching play explores the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time.

 

“The debate of God’s existence set against the backdrop of George VI committing Britain to WWII and Freud’s last days is compelling and dramatic,”

 

says Mandel.

 

“The dialogue is thought provoking, smart and humorous. For me, it’s at its best when it moves away from theoretical discussion to the effect it has personally on Freud and Lewis.”

 

Freud’s Last Session premiered at Barrington Stage Company in 2009. It opened off-Broadway at New World Stages on July 22, 2010, where it ran for two years and 775 performances, garnering the Off Broadway Alliance Award. The New York Times found it a

 

“sharp, lively discourse… audience members searching for engaging debate will be pleased,”

 

while the Huffington Post called it

 

 “riveting… a theatrical and intellectual delight.”

 

NY1 hailed the play as

 

 “a gem… intellectually thrilling with both humor and insight in abundance…the kind of nuance that breathes life into history.”

 

The Odyssey’s creative team includes set designer Pete Hickok, lighting designer Derrick McDaniel; costume designer Kim DeShazoand props designer Josh LaCour. The stage manager is Emma Whitley.

 

Mark St. Germain’s plays include Camping with Henry and Tom (Outer Critics and Lucille Lortel Awards), Dancing Lessons, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Best of Enemies, The God Committee, Scott and Hem and Out of Gas On Lover’s Leap, as well as the musicals Stand By Your Man and, with Randy Courts, Gifts of the Magi, Jack’s Holiday and Joseph and Mary. Television work includes The Cosby Show, and he co-wrote Carroll Ballard’s film Duma. He directed and co-produced the documentary My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story and wrote the prize winning children’s book Three Cups. Mark is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writer’s Guild East and an Associate Artist of the Barrington Stage Company. He was awarded the New Voices In American Theatre award at the William Inge Theatre Festival. Playbill has hailed him as

 

“America’s premier biographical playwright.”

 

Robert Mandel recently took a nine-year hiatus from directing to serve as dean at the American Film Institute Conservatory. He is an award-winning film and television director with credits including F/X, School Ties, Big Shots, The SubstituteX-Files (pilot), Lost, Prison Break and Dominion. Robert won an Emmy Award for his first TV movie, Andrea’s Story. He has served as a directing mentor at the Sundance Institute and won first prize for his short film, Nights at O’Rears at Filmex in LA; USA Film Festival, Dallas; and a screening at the NY Film Festival at Lincoln Center. He is the recipient of the Special Educator Award given by The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors. Mandel directed theater in NY at the Manhattan Theatre Club, The Roundabout and The Public, where Joseph Papp was his mentor. He directed regionally in Providence, Washington DC, and Syracuse.

 

Performances of Freud’s Last Session take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from Jan. 13 throughMarch 4. On Sunday, Jan. 14 only, the performance will be at 5 p.m. with no 2 p.m. matinee. Additional weeknight performances are scheduled on WednesdayJan. 24ThursdayFeb. 8WednesdayFeb. 21; and ThursdayMarch 1, all at 8 p.m. Talkbacks with the cast follow the performances on FridayJan. 19 and WednesdayJan. 24. Tickets range from $30 to $35; there will be three “Tix for $10” performances on Wednesday, Jan. 24FridayFeb. 2; and Thursday, March 1. The third Friday of every month is winenight at the Odyssey: enjoy complimentary wine and snacks and mingle with the cast after the show.

 

The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 SSepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025. For reservations and information, call (310)477-2055 or go to OdysseyTheatre.com.

 

 

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Freud’s Last Session
WHAT:
Freud’s Last Session — September, 1939. On the day England enters World War II, legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. There, only weeks before Freud took his own life, they engage in a brain-teasing battle of wits on the subjects of love, sex and the existence of God. Filled with humor, this deeply touching play explores the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time.

WHO:
• Written by Mark St. Germain
• Directed by Robert Mandel
• Starring Martin Rayner as Sigmund Freud and Martyn Stanbridge as C.S. Lewis
• Presented by the Odyssey Theatre EnsembleRon Sossi Artistic Director

WHEN:
Jan. 13 – March 4:
• Wednesday at 8 p.m.: Jan. 24** and Feb. 21 ONLY
• Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Feb. 8 and March 1 ONLY
• Fridays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 19* **, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16*, 23; March 2
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 13 (opening night), 20, 27: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3
• Sundays at 2 p.m.: Jan. 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11**, 18, 25; March 4 (no 2 p.m. matinee on Jan. 14)
• Sunday at 5 p.m.: Jan. 14 ONLY
*The third Friday of every month is wine night at the Odyssey: enjoy complimentary wine and snacks and
mingle with the cast after the show.
**Post-show discussions on Fri., Jan. 19; Wed. Jan. 24; Sun. Feb. 11

WHERE:
Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025

HOW:
• (310) 477-2055 ext. 2 or www.OdysseyTheatre.com
• Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OdysseyTheatre
• Follow us on Twitter: @OdysseyTheatre_

TICKET PRICES:
• $30-$35
• “Tix fo $10” available on Wed., Jan. 24; Fri., Feb. 2;; and Thurs., March 1
• Discounted tickets available for seniors, students and patrons under 30

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Inland Pacific Ballet Presents The Nutcracker


A Holiday Tradition Returns to the Inland Empire 
Performances in three theaters between December 9 – December 23, 2017
Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside


LOS ANGELES – Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at southern California’s most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. The Nutcracker comes to life in this magnificent ballet comprised of beautiful sets, dazzling costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage with a total of 10 performances from December 9-23 at three theatres – Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College in ClaremontLewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga, and the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. This annual holiday show tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Featuring toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, falling snow, a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, new Gingerbread characters in an updated choreographed Mother Ginger scene, Tchaikovsky’s classic score, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy that stirs the imagination. Young audience members can look forward to meeting and greeting the cast after the performance for photos and autographs.

 

Photo credits: Copyright © 2015 E.Y. Yanagi

Returning Principal Dancers include Allynne Noelle as the Sugar Plum Fairy with Thomas Garrett and Evan Swenson as the Cavalier, Cameron Schwanz as Arabian, Jonathan Sharp as Drosselmeyer, and Reece Taylor as Mouse King and Arabian. Principal Character Artist Brandon J will perform as Mouse King and Dragon Master. Soloists Michael Milligan will dance the roles of Dr. Stahlbaum and Dragon Master with Hannah Leah Oeding as Snow Queen and Spanish, and Chanel Tekin as Arabian and Spanish.


New Principal Dancers include Madison Morris, a southern California native recently returned from dancing with Houston Ballet, who with her warm and expansive performing style will grace the roles of Dew Drop, Snow Queen and Mrs. Stahlbaum.Gracie Holway, a tall, exquisite, dancer who hails from Michigan will dance the Sugar Plum Fairy, among other roles, andJessica Gadzinski, whose elegance and inner passion make her a perfect interpreter for the Arabian Princess, and Dew Drop roles.

 

 
IPB’s two new soloists are Kelsey Dorr from Lake Forest in Orange County, who among other roles will dance a Rose in Waltz of the Flowers, and Lawrence Chen, a brilliant young artist from Chino Hills who is also currently pursuing his interest in mathematics at Pomona College. With his power, athleticism and grace, Lawrence will be dancing The Nutcracker Prince, the Spanish, Russian, and the Soldier Doll.

 

 

“We are always excited to share our beautiful production of the Nutcracker with loyal fans and new audiences,”

states Artistic Director Victoria Koenig,

 

“and this year we are thrilled to introduce five outstanding new dancers who have just joined the Company. You don’t want to miss these inspiring dancers who all bring fresh and unique qualities to their roles. Their enthusiasm is infectious!”

 

 
The Nutcracker has become the most popular ballet of our times. It was first presented in 1892 at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The ballet was an adaptation of the 1816 story by E. T. A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The Nutcracker was choreographed by Lev Ivanov with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Marius Petipa, the reigning choreographer at the Maryinsky, fell ill, so the job passed to Ivanov. Tchaikovsky only reluctantly accepted the commission to compose the score which, when completed, he considered “infinitely worse than ‘Sleeping Beauty’.” At the premiere, the ballet was deemed a complete failure. More than 60 years and many productions would pass before The Nutcracker would become a staple of the repertoire in ballet companies around the world and one of the universal traditions of the holiday season.

 

Photo credits: Copyright © 2015 E.Y. Yanagi

Children’s Tickets for IPB’s The Nutcracker start at $23, senior tickets start at $38 and adult tickets start at $41 with premium seats at $59. Performances take place from December 9/10 at 2pm and December 9 at 7:30 pm at Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College in Claremont; December 15/16 at 7:30 pm and December 16/17 at 2 pm at Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga; and December 22/23 at 7:30 pm and December 23 at 2 pm at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside.

 

 
Inland Pacific Ballet’s educational outreach program, “A Young Person’s Guide to the Ballet,” is back this season with five additional abbreviated performances of The Nutcracker for PreK-12 students from local area schools that include a talk and demonstration showing the magic of live theater and how dancers tell a story without words. Students are encouraged to participate in simple movement activities in their seats and then view the lavish professional ballet performance, followed by a lively question and answer session. Teachers also have access to a free Study Guide to continue the experience back in the classroom with pre- and post-performance activities aligned through the California State Content Standards for Dance, California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and the California English Language Development Standards. For many of these students, this will be the first time they get to experience live performance art, being in a theater, and learning about ballet. Information about outreach performances are available at IPBallet.org.

Photo credits: Copyright © 2015 E.Y. Yanagi

Inland Pacific Ballet, is a professional ballet company based in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. The Company is committed to producing exquisitely staged productions of full-length classic story ballets as well as presenting the best in contemporary choreography. Through creative marketing and an extensive Educational Outreach Program, Inland Pacific Ballet strives to introduce new audiences to the magic of ballet, and to make the experience more available and accessible to all. The Company is also committed to the nurturing of new talent and provides an essential training ground for serious young dancers

 

 
Over the past 23 years Inland Pacific Ballet’s Founders/Directors, southern California natives Victoria Koenig and Kevin Frank Myers, have built Inland Pacific Ballet into the premier ballet company in the region, enjoying critical acclaim while performing the largest and most varied repertoire in the area. The Company’s repertoire includes such classics as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Les Sylphides, Graduation Ball and Swan Lake Act II. Full length classical masterpieces include Giselle, Coppélia and a lavish production of The Nutcracker. Contemporary classics include seminal works by the legendary George Balanchine including Serenade, Concerto Barocco and Who Cares? and a growing body of original work that includes creative adaptations of much loved stories such as The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Dracula.


Victoria Koenig
 – co-founder and Artistic Director – is a native of Los Angeles where she trained with Carmelita Maracci, Kenneth Kreel, Tania Riaboushinska Lichine and Stanley Holden.  After many years as a professional dancer in such notable companies as the Feld Ballet, New York and extensive international travel as a guest artist and teacher for cultural institutions such as Taiwan’s National Institute of the Arts and Artemis Dance Concentrum in Amsterdam, she returned to Southern California and has become a shaping force in the region’s dance community.  In Los Angeles she co-founded the Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, a critically acclaimed contemporary ballet company known for its creativity and originality.  For eight years she was on the faculty of the Stanley Holden Dance Center where she taught the professional level class attended by local pros as well as visiting artists from companies around the world.  She also served for six years on the dance faculty of California State University, Long Beach.  Now a resident of Claremont, Victoria has brought her many years of professional experience to the Inland Valley as Co-Founder and Artistic Director of both the Inland Pacific Ballet and the Company’s official Academy, which provides unique training and performance opportunities for the region’s serious young dance artists.  She also serves the community as a grant review panelist for State and local arts agencies including the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles City Cultural Affairs Department.  Victoria is also a member of the dance faculty at Pomona College.


Kevin Frank Myers
 – co-founder and Co-Director – is a native of Riverside, California.  He danced with the Houston Ballet in solo roles in the classic repertoire including GiselleSwan LakeThe Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty and in work created on him by Houston Ballet’s renowned Artistic Director, Ben Stevenson.  Later as soloist with the Los Angeles Ballet, he danced principal roles in a variety of Balanchine ballets, including Tarantella and Jewels.  As a Co-Founder and Associate Director of Inland Pacific Ballet and of the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy, Kevin is fulfilling a dream of widening the opportunities for the young people of the Inland Empire to experience the art of ballet and providing local talent with the chance to pursue a career in the field.


Jonathan Sharp – Associate Director – was trained at the National Academy of the Arts and the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet. While on full scholarship at SAB, he was trained by master teachers Stanley Williams, Peter Martins, Andrea Kramarevsky, Suzanne Farrell, Alexandra Danilova, Suki Schorer, and Sean Lavery. After finishing his training there, he danced professionally with the Boston Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet. He was also a member of Stars of America Ballet (a touring group headlined by Robert La Fosse and Darci Kistler). He returned to NYC and appeared in the original casts of five Broadway shows: The Red Shoes, Carousel (1994 Tony winner for Best Revival), The Rocky Horror Show Live, The Dance of the Vampires and Fiddler on the Roof. He has also appeared on television as a contract player in the daytime drama Another World, as well as guest-starring on Law and Order and Gilmore Girls. Jonathan is a faculty member of Idyllwild Arts Academy and also teaches and directs all over Southern California. He is an ABT Certified Teacher for Primary to Level 5.

 

 

 

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Inland Pacific Ballet Presents


The Nutcracker

 

Who:   Inland Pacific Ballet, southern California’s premier professional ballet company


What:
  The Nutcracker
Enjoy a treasured holiday tradition with family and friends at southern California’s most spectacular production of The Nutcracker from critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet. The Nutcracker comes to life with this magnificent ballet comprised of beautiful sets, dazzling costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage. This annual holiday production tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination. Meet the cast after the performance for photos and autographs. IPB’s The Nutcracker is an annual holiday tradition for many and family entertainment at its best!


Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, 450 North College Way, Claremont, CA 91711
Children tickets start at $23; Senior start at $38; Adults start at $41; Premium seats are $59

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017             2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017              2:00 p.m.


Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Children tickets start at $27; Senior start at $46; Adults start at $49; Premium seats are $59

 

Friday, December 15, 2017                7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2017           2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 2017              2:00 p.m.


Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Children tickets start at $23; Senior start at $38; Adults start at $41; Premium seats are $59

 

Friday, December 22, 2017                7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 2017           2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Information & Tickets:  
IPBALLET.org; tickets from $39 with senior/child/group discounts available.

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Flamenco Live Productions  Presents Maria Bermudez’ Sonidos Gitanos ~ ConVivencia ~ 


Flamenco Music & Dance direct from Andalusia, Spain

November 18 & 19, 2017, El Portal Theatre, NoHo

 

Featuring Special Guest Bailaor/Dancer Pedro Córdoba

 

Celebrated by the artists of Jerez de la Frontera as an Ambassador of Gypsy culture, critically acclaimed director, choreographer, and lead dancer, Maria Bermudez brings her internationally successful Sonidos Gitanos (Gypsy Sounds) back to Los Angeles for two nights only at the El Portal MainStage Theatre in North Hollywood on November 18 and 19, featuring ​​master musicians from her adopted home of Jerez, the “birthplace of Flamenco.” Since 1995, Sonidos Gitanos has presented California audiences unique opportunities to experience Flamenco in its most authentic form, laced with spontaneity, improvisation and highlighting the most accomplished dancers Spain offers with distinctive and ever-evolving performances.

 

Photo Credit: Triana Reyes

 

​​Starring alongside Bermudez are Ana de los Reyes, Cante/Singer; Miguel Rosendo, Cante/SingerBernardo Parilla,Gypsy Violin; and Jesus AlvarezGuitar. Along with Bailaoras/Dancers direct from the Linda Vega Dance Studio inSanta Barbara, and Special Guest Artist Pedro CórdobaBailaor/Dancer.

 
Bermudez, a deeply musical artist known for soulfully expressive dancing, was born and raised in Los Angeles, but driven to learn from the legendary gypsy artists with whom she has professionally collaborated for more than two decades – one of very few foreigners to do so. Bermudez is highly recognized for her extraordinary loyalty to the art form and furthering its worldwide reach. Having presented Sonidos Gitanos at such venues as the Hollywood Bowl and John Anson Ford Theatres in Los Angeles, The Joyce Theatre and Lincoln Center in New York, the Festival de Beaucaire in France, the Folk Culture Festival Obwalden in Switzerland, and back home again to the revered Teatro Villamarta, during the prestigious Festival Flamenco de Jerez.

 

​​Onstage, Bermudez invokes the traditions she knows intimately from her earliest days of study under the great dancer and Patriarch, El Farruco (whose great-grandsons grace international stages today). Through a ConVivencia – in the sense of Community or “a life lived,” the respected artist, teacher and choreographer seeks to strengthen the connection between the Andalusian elders and her southern California communities. For the first time, Bermudez and the great musicians of Sonidos Gitanos share the stage with a group of stunning young professionals from Santa Barbara. This quinteto of young artists includeJocy CardenasAmanda CuevasMarisa HaroSabrina Ibarra, and Talia Vestal.

 

“A sense of community is one of the great joys of Sonidos Gitanos … led by Maria Bermudez, a [dancer] capable of focusing on complex percussive heelwork in one passage, powerful emotional projection in another and then throwing it all away in glorious idiosyncratic outbursts….”  – The Los Angeles Times

 

​​In a spirit of coming full circle, this show celebrates the arc of Bermudez’ formidable professional career, as well as the path ahead of aspiring artists drawn toward the sometimes lamenting, sometimes euphoric cry of Gypsy flamenco.

 


Maria Bermudez
 Sonidos Gitanos performs on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $40$75. El Portal MainStage Theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. For tickets and information, call (818) 508-4200 or go to www.elportaltheatre.com. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SonidosGitanosFlamenco.

 

 

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Maria Bermudez Sonidos Gitanos

~ ConVivencia ~

Flamenco Music & Dance Direct from Andalusia, Spain

 

WHAT:
Celebrated by the artists of Jerez de la Frontera as an Ambassador of Gypsy culture, critically acclaimed director, choreographer, and lead dancer, Maria Bermudez brings her internationally successful Sonidos Gitanos (Gypsy Sounds) back to Los Angeles for two nights only, featuring master musicians from her adopted home of Jerez, the“birthplace of Flamenco.” Since 1995, Sonidos Gitanos has presented California audiences unique opportunities to experience Flamenco in its most authentic form, laced with spontaneity, improvisation and highlighting the most accomplished dancers Spain offers with distinctive and ever-evolving performances.


WHO:

• Director/Choreographer/Dancer:  Maria Bermudez
• Guitarra:  Jesus Alvarez
• Cante/Singer:  Ana de los Reyes

  • Cante/Singer: Miguel Rosendo
    • Gypsy Violin:  Bernardo Parrilla
    • Guest Artist Bailaor/Dancer:  Pedro Córdoba
    • Bailaoras/Dancers direct from Linda Vega Dance Studio in Santa Barbara:  Jocy Cardenas, Amanda Cuevas,Marisa HaroSabrina IbarraTalia VestalWHEN: 
    Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m.
    and
    Sunday, November 19 at 6 p.m.

    WHERE:
    El Portal MainStage Theatre
    5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

HOW:
•  (818) 508-4200 or www.elportaltheatre.com
• Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SonidosGitanosFlamenco
• YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvOgfRpeyho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxuItlaujgI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsSdZO510wY&t=150s
TICKETS:
• VIP seating, includes post-show meet-n-greet reception (first four rows): $75
• Center Orchestra seating: $55
• Sides seating: $40

 

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Inspired by a true story, ‘The Red Dress’ explores politics, art, romance in Germany between two wars

LOS ANGELES  — Set in Berlin and inspired by a true story, Argyle Road Productions presents the world premiere of a romantic drama by Tania Wisbar that explores the intersection of politics and art during the years between the Treaty of Versailles and the rise of Fascism. The Red Dress opens as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre where it runs through Nov. 19

 

Wisbar’s fictionalized account of her parents’ marriage and their forced divorce by the Nazis begins in 1924 Berlin.  Alexandra Schiele (Laura Ligouri) is a famous film actress from a prominent Jewish family who falls in love with a down-on-his-luck World War I vet, Franz Weitrek (J.B. Waterman). Franz is able to parlay his wife’s connections into work as a film director. But when his career takes off making Nazi propaganda films, his wife suddenly becomes a liability. Also in the cast are Rebecca Larsen, Shanti Reinhardt and Dylan WittrockKiff Scholl directs.

 

Although in real life Wisbar’s mother was not an actress, she was from a well-connected Jewish family that was able to get her father, Frank Wisbar, his start in the German film business. Later, when Frank emigrated to the U.S., he became the producer/director of the first filmed series made for television, Fireside Theater. Tania, who was born in Berlin, came to the U.S. as a baby after her parents divorced. She first learned about her family history decades later.

 

 

“In 1999, I discovered an 88-page manuscript my mother wrote as part of a contest for Harvard University,” she explains. “It detailed the continuous harassment she and my father received at the hands of the Gestapo. It was my first and only view of what their marriage was and who they were as a couple in that horrible time.”

 

After her parents were divorced, Wisbar’s mother was brought to the U.S. by the Quakers. Wisbar didn’t learn of her Jewish heritage until she was in her twenties.

 

“It’s a huge loss when you grow up without any community,” she says.

 

In addition to the enormous social and political changes that took place in Germany between 1924 and 1936, those years bridged the history of film — from silents, to black and white, to color. The Red Dress also touches on the Eugenics Movement, which originated in the U.S. but was perfected by the Nazi regime.

 
The creative team includes set designer Pete Hickock, lighting designer Kelley Finn, projections designer Nick Santiago, sound designer Dave B. Marling, costume designer Shon LeBlanc and casting director Ferne Cassel. The production stage manager is Danny Crisp, and Victoria Watson and Racquel LehrmanTheatre Planners produce forArgyle Road Productions.

 

Tania Wisbar’s novel, “Last Cemetery in Berlin,” was optioned for film by producer Jonathan Sanger. In 2011, Sanger directed a critically acclaimed production of her play Birthday Present 2050, which starred Salome Jens

 

The LA Weekly called it

 

“beautifully detailed and elegiac… GO!”

 

Tania is the founding president and CEO of B.E.L.I., a day program for developmentally disabled adults with a large dance troupe that performs throughout Los Angeles. For 14 years she was the editor and reporter of a weekly newspaper in Imperial Beach, CA. She holds degrees in Theater Arts, Speech Pathology and Special Education.

 

Performances of The Red Dress take place Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.,  through Nov. 19. The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 SSepulveda Blvd. West Los Angeles, 90025. For reservations and information, (323) 960-5521 or go to www.Plays411.com/reddress

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The Red Dress

 

 

WHAT:
World premiere of The Red Dress — Set in Berlin and inspired by a true story, Tania Wisbar’s romantic drama explores the intersection of politics and art during the years between the Treaty of Versailles and the rise of Fascism.

 

WHO:
• Written by Tania Wisbar
• Directed by Kiff Scholl
• Starring Rebecca LarsenLaura LiguoriShanti ReinhardtJ.B. Waterman, Dylan Wittrock
• Produced by Racquel Lehrman and Victoria WatsonTheatre Planners
• Presented by Argyle Road Productions

 

WHEN:

Performances: through Nov. 19:
• Fridays at 8 p.m.: Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Nov. 17
• Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18
• Sundays at 2 p.m.: Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19

 

WHERE:
A visiting production at the 
Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025

 

HOW:
(323) 960-5521 or www.Plays411.com/reddress

 

TICKET PRICES:
• All performances $30
• Preview: $20

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Miss Heart Of Hollywood International Pageant

Miss Heart Of Hollywood International Pageant            Register Now                 

 

Begin your journey to the 2018 Miss Heart Of Hollywood International Pageant, held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  There are no height or weight requirements for this pageant and all ethnicities are welcome! We are looking for women who are beautiful on the inside and out.

 

The title “Miss Heart of Hollywood” will be awarded to the candidate that embodies inspirational and leadership qualities to be honored as an international role model.

 

You will have the opportunity to represent Heart Of Hollywood Motion Pictures for one year. Gain exposure for your career by empowering and motivating women, as well as participating in community events such as charities and education by bringing happiness and hope to today’s world citizens.

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An Evening with Jonatha Brooke

Critically Acclaimed American Folk Rock
Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist


Zipper Concert Hall, The Colburn School


Wednesday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m.


Who:
Merging elements of folk, rock and pop, often with poignant lyrics and complex harmonies, Jonatha Brooke performs live in concert for one-night only at Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles. Jonatha has been a singer, songwriter, and guitarist since the late 80’s, and her songs have been used in television shows and movies. Jonatha began her career as one half of The Story (originally called “Jonatha & Jennifer”), a duo which played the coffeehouse folk circuit and radio in Boston along with two successful albums. After four major label releases, Jonatha started her own independent label, Bad Dog Records in 1999, and has since released eight more albums including the companion CD to her critically acclaimed one woman, Off-Broadway show My Mother Has 4 Noses (which ran for 10 weeks) and her most recent studio release, the timely “Midnight. Hallelujah” (2016), the first time ever a woman has composed, arranged, produced and performed a complete album of Woody Guthrie songs.


In recent years, Jonatha has co-written songs with Katy Perry (for her album PRISM), and The Courtyard Hounds. She’s also written for four Disney films, various television shows, and composed the theme song for Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.


“I’m so looking forward to playing Los Angeles again. It’s been way too long, and there’s certainly a lot to sing about. Sometimes it feels like music is the ONLY way to try to make sense of what’s going on in the world. I’ll be bringing some shiny brand new songs, and I will polish off the old beloveds too,”

exclaimed Jonatha

Expect provocative songs, performed with great wit and charm. 

Charming and very funny. A seasoned musician with a beautiful voice, Brooke rocks it

— The New Yorker


When:             Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8 p.m.


Where:            Zipper Concert Hall
                        Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012


How/Information:
– Tickets: $37; $28; $18
– 
www.kalakoa.comhttp://kalakoa.tix.com/(800) 595-4849kalakoaent@mac.com
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https://www.facebook.com/kalakoa/; @kalakoa
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pzLWqJQOTc
– 
http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2016/11/21/502894044/jonatha-brooke-on-world-cafe

– http://jonathabrooke.com/

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