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BWW Reviews: OC's Chance Theater Escapes to the 50's in MAPLE & VINEBWW Reviews: OC's Chance Theater Escapes to the 50's in MAPLE & VINE
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 7, 2014

The appeal of trading in the hustle and bustle of a 21st Century lifestyle for a 1955 throwback downgrade is the focus of Jordan Harrison's wonderfully intriguing play MAPLE & VINE, now having its Los Angeles/Orange County premiere production at the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills through October 19. Directed by Mark Ramont, the dark dramedy traces the story of an interracial married couple and the drastic steps they take on to not only escape their respective present-day ruts but to further ignite their hopeful pursuit of happiness. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARJORIE PRIME World Premieres at TaperBWW Reviews: MARJORIE PRIME World Premieres at Taper
by Don Grigware - Sep 26, 2014

Audiences may be somewhat confused, but nonetheless intrigued and maybe even stimulated by Jordan Harrison's world premiere play Marjorie Prime now onstage at the Mark Taper Forum through October 19. It's an insightful 80-minute one-act but would most likely work better in tandem with another one-act, to ensure a thoroughly fulfilling evening of theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jordan Harrison's MAPLE AND VINE at Chance TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Jordan Harrison's MAPLE AND VINE at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Chance Theater will present the fourth show of its 16th Anniversary Season - the clever and sharply drawn fantasy, Maple and Vine. Written by Jordan Harrison, with direction by Mark Ramont. Maple and Vine previews through tonight, September 25, with regular performances beginning tomorrow, September 26 and continuing through October 19 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jordan Harrison's MARJORIE PRIME Opens at CTG/Mark Taper ForumPhoto Flash: Jordan Harrison's MARJORIE PRIME Opens at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' opened at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play continues through October 19, 2014. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lois Smith and More in CTG's MARJORIE PRIME World Premiere in Los AngelesPhoto Flash: First Look at Lois Smith and More in CTG's MARJORIE PRIME World Premiere in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' opens at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play continues through October 19, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Sharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This FallSharon Leal, Angela Lin, Brandon Scott and More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STOP KISS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast of STOP KISS, the second production of its 2014-2015 Season. Written by Diana Son and directed by Pasadena Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Seema Sueko, STOP KISS stars Sharon Leal (Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, Fox's "Boston Public," and Lionsgate's Addicted), Angela Lin (Broadway's Chinglish), John Sloan (Fox's "Happy Hour"), Brandon Scott (ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"), Amanda Carlin (Liar Liar), and Jeff De Serrano (A&E's "Longmire"). The production is performed November 4 - 30, 2014 with the official press night on Wednesday, November 9, 2014. (more...)

Trustus Theatre to Offer Talk-Backs Throughout 30th Anniversary SeasonTrustus Theatre to Offer Talk-Backs Throughout 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Trustus Theatre is kicking off its thirtieth anniversary season with Christopher Durang's hilarious "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. The show runs through September 27th, with the first audience talk-back of the season following the matinee on September 21st. (more...)

Lois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper ForumLois Smith Leads MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Tonight at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime' will open September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews tonight, September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chance Theater Hosts MAPLE AND VINE Design Preview PartyPhoto Flash: Chance Theater Hosts MAPLE AND VINE Design Preview Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Chance Theater will present the fourth show of its 16th Anniversary Season - the clever and sharply drawn fantasy, Maple and Vine. Written by Jordan Harrison, with direction by Mark Ramont. Maple and Vine will preview from September 19 through 25, with regular performances beginning September 26 and continuing through October 19 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. The company recently held a design preview party for the show, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Mirror Stage to Prsent MAPLE AND VINE, 9/27-28Mirror Stage to Prsent MAPLE AND VINE, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Sponsored in part by 4Culture and Humanities Washington, Mirror Stage is thrilled to open its 10th Feed Your Mind season with Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison on September 27 & 28, 2014 at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre in Seattle's University District. On the surface, Katha and Ryu seem to have all that a 21st century Manhattan couple could hope for, but after meeting a charismatic man, they turn back the clock to the 1950s. Forsaking cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties, Katha and Ryu join a community reenacting life as it was lived in the good old Eisenhower days. In this compulsively authentic world, they are surprised by what their new neighbors-and they themselves-are willing to sacrifice for happiness. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Next Month at CTG/Mark Taper ForumPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for MARJORIE PRIME, Beginning Next Month at CTG/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's haunting drama 'Marjorie Prime,' which begins previewsSeptember 10, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play opens September 21. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Michelle Sutherland's EMILY DICKINSON OUTER SPACE! Set for the Bushwick Starr, 9/4-6Michelle Sutherland's EMILY DICKINSON OUTER SPACE! Set for the Bushwick Starr, 9/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

In a three-day marathon performance that is part intergalactic jam session and part haunted house party, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE! explores the uncharted dimensions of Dickinson's poetry in search of what it means to be American, wild, and free. (more...)

Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center TributeAdam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN Script Better Than Convergence-Continuum StagingBWW Reviews: AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN Script Better Than Convergence-Continuum Staging
by Roy Berko - Aug 10, 2014

In 1932, Leni Riefenstahl attended a rally where Adolf Hitler spoke. She was so mesmerized by his public speaking ability that she reported that she had an apocalyptic vision that included a stream of water touching the sky and shaking the earth. (more...)

Lois Smith to Lead MARJORIE PRIME CTG/Mark Taper Forum; Full Cast Announced!Lois Smith to Lead MARJORIE PRIME CTG/Mark Taper Forum; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Casting has been completed for the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Marjorie Prime,' opening September 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Obie Award-winner Les Waters, the profound and engaging new play begins previews September 10 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Performances continue through October 19, 2014. (more...)

Seattle Rep Welcomes Marya Sea Kaminski as New Associate Artistic DirectorSeattle Rep Welcomes Marya Sea Kaminski as New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today the appointment of Marya Sea Kaminski as Associate Artistic Director, effective Sept.16, 2014. Kaminski, who most recently taught acting at Cornish College of the Arts, has appeared as an actor and solo performer throughout Seattle and beyond, including roles at the Rep in My Name is Rachel Corrie (2007) and Clybourne Park (2012). (more...)

Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Swandive Theatre returns to the backyard this summer for the 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre! The summer play-­reading series, taking place over four Saturdays (Aug 23rd, 30th & Sept 6th, 13th), invites patrons, friends, and neighbors into the Corcoran backyard for a potluck, a play reading, and a discussion. Read by a talented group of professional Minneapolis actors, each of the scripts tell stories that explore magic in the everyday, a hallmark of Swandive Theatre productions. Veggie Stock Theatre prompts conversations with members of Swandive's audience to find out first-­?hand what they enjoy and what they might want to see as a fully staged production sometime in the future. (more...)

Michelle Sutherland's EMILY DICKINSON OUTER SPACE! to Play Bushwick Starr, 9/4-9/6Michelle Sutherland's EMILY DICKINSON OUTER SPACE! to Play Bushwick Starr, 9/4-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

In a three-day marathon performance that is part intergalactic jam session and part haunted house party, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE! explores the uncharted dimensions of Dickinson's poetry in search of what it means to be American, wild, and free. A performance event as vast as the cosmos, this is the second installment in The POP Trilogy from award-winning artist collective Theater Plastique (Gertrude Stein SAINTS!). Following a workshop performance at The Fury Factory Festival of Ensemble Theater in San Francisco in July 2014, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE returns to her native coast this September at The Bushwick Starr. Over the course of 72 continuous hours, the doors of the theater will remain open for a performance event featuring 88 singers, dancers, and musicians wherein Theater Plastique invites the vastness of Dickinson's poetry to again build a universe within a single room. (more...)

AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN Opens Aug 8 at convergence-continuumAMAZONS AND THEIR MEN Opens Aug 8 at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

convergence-continuum continues its 2014 Season with the Ohio premiere of Jordan Harrison's darkly-comedic look at the role of artists during wartime. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A MAP OF VIRTUE Confounds at Convergence ContinuumBWW Reviews: A MAP OF VIRTUE Confounds at Convergence Continuum
by Roy Berko - Jun 23, 2014

Every once in a while a theatrical production results in a 'what is going on?' and 'why is time and energy being wasted on this?' reaction. Such is the case with 'A Map of Virtue' now on stage at convergence continuum. (more...)

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