BWW Review: Bunch of Fresh, Top-Notch Talents Make For An Exquisite Bouquet of STEEL MAGNOLIASBWW Review: Bunch of Fresh, Top-Notch Talents Make For An Exquisite Bouquet of STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Gil Kaan - Mar 23, 2019

Playwright Robert Harling's sharp, snappy, heart-wrenching, Louisiana-favored dialogue receives its most worthy due in this Actors Co-op production; cast with a spot-on ensemble of six amazing actresses, smoothly and expertly helmed by director Cameron Watson. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Comes to Actors Co-op David Schall TheatreSTEEL MAGNOLIAS Comes to Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

The award-winning Actors Co-op proudly presents Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Cameron Watson, produced by Lauren Thompson. Set in a small town beauty salon in Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS celebrates the bond of friendship between six women in the midst of life's challenges. Based on the playwright's upbringing, and later adapted into the critically acclaimed film,STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a humorous, yet devastating journey of friendship, loss, and love. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Cameron Watson Talks STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Actors Co-opBWW Interview: Director Cameron Watson Talks STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Actors Co-op
by Don Grigware - Mar 15, 2019

Director Cameron Watson is about to receive the Milton Katselas Award for distinguished achievement in direction from the LADCC for 2018. He is one busy director in LA theatre and recently sat down to discuss overseeing the new production of Steel Magnolias at Actors Co-op, set to open Friday March 22. Describe your association with Actors Co-op. (more...)


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Actors Co-op Extends ANNA KARENINA Through March 23rdActors Co-op Extends ANNA KARENINA Through March 23rd
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Actors Co-op extends its daring fresh take on Leo Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA by Helen Edmundson, directed by Heather Chesley, due to popular demand and sold out houses. This imaginatively staged, swift- paced ANNA KARENINAis an upside-down telling of Leo Tolstoy's classic tale. A story wrapped in temptation, passion and moral conflict, this eight-person dramatic event is an examination of love, adultery and marriage. (more...)

ANNA KARENINA Adds Matinees Due To Popular DemandANNA KARENINA Adds Matinees Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Actors Co-op adds two matinees of this daring fresh take on Leo Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA by Helen Edmundson, directed by Heather Chesley, due to popular demand and sold out houses. This imaginatively staged, swift- paced ANNA KARENINAis an upside-down telling of Leo Tolstoy's classic tale. A story wrapped in temptation, passion and moral conflict, this eight-person dramatic event is an examination of love, adultery and marriage. (more...)

BWW Review: It Is Easy To See Why ANNA KARENINA Is Rarely RevivedBWW Review: It Is Easy To See Why ANNA KARENINA Is Rarely Revived
by Don Grigware - Feb 11, 2019

Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, is a staggeringly ambitious project for any theatre. First of all, it is a period piece taking place in a foreign country, in this case Russia and belongs in the realm of literary classics, requiring or better suited to classically trained actors. Currently onstage at Actors Co-op's Crossley Theatre. Anna is directed intelligently by Heather Chesley and boasts a fine cast, but somehow lacks the stature that it deserves. (more...)

Actors Co-op Brings ANNA KARENINA To The Crossley TheatreActors Co-op Brings ANNA KARENINA To The Crossley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Actors Co-op presents ANNA KARENINA by Helen Edmundson, adapted from the novel by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Heather Chesley, produced by Kay Bess. Helen Edmudson's ANNA KARENINA is an upside-down telling of Leo Tolstoy's classic tale. A story wrapped in temptation, passion and moral conflict, this eight-person dramatic event is a fast-paced examination of love, adultery and marriage. ANNA KARENINA will run February 8 - March 17. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. Sunday Matinees at 2:30 pm. Saturday Matinees February 16 and February 23 at 2:30 pm. The play is recommended for ages 13 and older. (more...)

BWW Review: CAT'S-PAW Asks if the Media Plays a Part in Making a Good Cause go Bad
by Shari Barrett - Apr 4, 2017

Torn from today's headlines, what do you do when your enemy may be smarter than you? William Mastrosimone's gripping drama CAW'S-PAW is set in a warehouse near the U.S. capital where a terrorist who has wreaked madness and destruction on America is about to use a news reporter to exploit just one more valuable hostage the world's supply of clean water. Reflecting both current issues of the destruction of clean drinking water in such places as Flint, MI, as well as climate change, this play will get you thinking about how the media tends to promote violence when words fail to gets opposing sides talking to each other, and will get you thinking about what it takes for a good cause go bad. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-op Presents Relevant Drama CAT'S-PAW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman. CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Actors Co-Op Presents CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 24, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman. CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pmand run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors Co-op's HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the second show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Tim Kelly, based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and directed by Moosie Drier. HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES will preview on Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, October 16 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 22 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Actors Co-op Presents HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the second show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Tim Kelly, based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and directed by Moosie Drier. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the second show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Tim Kelly, based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and directed by Moosie Drier. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the second show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Tim Kelly, based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and directed by Moosie Drier. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors Co-op's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Actors Co-op takes 'pride' in announcing its third show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with the unforgettable classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by Helene Jerome, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Linda Kerns. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Actors Co-op Stages Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Actors Co-op takes 'pride' in announcing its third show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with the unforgettable classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by Helene Jerome, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Linda Kerns. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Stage Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, 2/4-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Actors Co-op takes "pride" in announcing its third show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with the unforgettable classic, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, written by Helene Jerome, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Linda Kerns. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE DIVINERS - An Exacting Test of Heroic Patience
by Gil Kaan - Oct 19, 2014

Multi-award winning playwright Jim Leonard, Jr. definitively succeeds in explicitly depicting the tragic affects of caring for Buddy, a mentally disturbed boy with a gift for divining water. (more...)

Actors Co-op Stages THE DIVINERS at the David Schall Theatre, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Actors Co-op presents its second show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE DIVINERS, written by Jim Leonard, Jr. and directed by Mark Henderson. THE DIVINERS will preview tonight, October 15 and Thursday, October 16 at 8pm and will open on Friday, October 17 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 23 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

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