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#HFF19 ‘The Flower Society’, reviewed

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move In the simplest of ways, The Flower Society tells a story about humanity.  Well, really, about people. How, even in the most harrowing conditions where personal safety and security are threatened, where... Continue Reading →

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Fountain Theatre and Odyssey Theatre to host ‘Mueller Report Read-a-Thons’ in Los Angeles

Press Release Two venerable Los Angeles intimate theaters will each host a Mueller Report Read-A-Thon, offering Angelenos the opportunity to hear the Mueller Report read aloud, in its entirety, on either side of the City. The Fountain Theatre Read-A-Thon -The... Continue Reading →

A Noise Within’s ‘Othello’ Draws Parallels to Current Events

By Kevin Hopps As timely as ever, the jealous fellow: 'Othello.’ “Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation!” sounds like a sound bite from the nightly news, a lament from some politician, who’s been caught in a tweet... Continue Reading →

‘Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists’ -An HBO documentary

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill were 20th century star reporters whose writings served as a conduit between the man of the street and major events of the time. High school graduates, both of Irish extraction, they... Continue Reading →

Fountain Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season: New Perspectives on Social and Cultural Issues

Press Release The Fountain Theatre has announced a 2019-20 season of vibrant, thought-provoking, fresh and funny new work by a diverse group of playwrights, each of whom explores important social and cultural issues from a wholly unique perspective. Over the... Continue Reading →

Film Review: ‘Cold War’

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman It’s not often you see a film about a love affair minus the bells and whistles — the soaring score, the ersatz passion— that taint so many earnest efforts, especially American ones. But Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold... Continue Reading →

‘White Nights, Black Paradise’: Moral Dilemma, Social Impact, and the African-American Women of the Jonestown Massacre

Contributed by Kevin Hopps How can this happen? How can one man charm, fool, and betray so many people? If you follow the news, you know these are questions on many people’s minds today. And they’re also the questions that... Continue Reading →

The Truth Will Get You Fired in ‘Kings’ at South Coast Rep

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move "The more things change the more they stay the same." Idealists beware if you're headed to Washington. You won't be welcome, and you most likely won't be there for very long. The game... Continue Reading →

Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative ‘Silver Medallion’ Winners Get L.A. Productions

Press Release Two new character-driven relationship plays, both by award-winning women writers and both inspired by events currently at the forefront of our national consciousness, beat out 1241 other submissions in the inaugural Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New... Continue Reading →

Track 16 Presents Robbie Conal’s Cabinet of Horrors, a series of satirical political portraits

Track 16 will present Robbie Conal’s Cabinet of Horrors in a series of satirical portraits of Donald Trump, members of his cabinet, and inner circle – painted in Conal’s signature black and white style, each with a blazon of biting... Continue Reading →

Los Angeles Genre Defying Rockers ‘Girl Friday’ Release New Single ‘Decoration/Currency’

L.A. punks Girl Friday have released their genre-defying new single entitled Decoration / Currency which you can stream now via Bandcamp. Girl Friday is a self-described "genre-confused rock band" made up of Vera Ellen, Libby Hsieh, Sierra Scott, and Virginia... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘Blackballed’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey and  Bob Rich BlackBalled is an intimate new play that helps us better appreciate the impressive athletes in Negro League Baseball via a team owner's struggle to bring an underfunded league to prominence during the first half... Continue Reading →

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