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New Stories From A Rising Generation Of Iranian-Americans Debuts At The Braid Photo New Stories From A Rising Generation Of Iranian-Americans Debuts At The Braid
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021

Growing up, Iranian-Americans like Ora Yashar often saw themselves depicted only as the exotic Other: in her words, “either terrorists or Princess Jasmine.” But Yashar's generation was raised in the United States — Iranian in heritage living their own American stories. “Now we're bridging the gap between our old world and our new,” remarks another millennial Iranian-American, Asal Akhondzadeh.

Photo Flash: First Look at INFIDEL at Whitefire Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at INFIDEL at Whitefire Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2018

When an American anthropologist is kidnapped in Baghdad by seemingly ruthless fundamentalists, an exchange of ideas with his captors evolves into a spiritual quest for the meaning of faith. The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of Infidel by Christopher Vened. The playwright directs for a Sept. 1 opening at the Whitefire Theatre, where performances will continue though Oct. 7.

World Premiere INFIDEL Offers Terror and Suspense and Hope for Understanding Photo World Premiere INFIDEL Offers Terror and Suspense and Hope for Understanding
by Julie Musbach - Jul 24, 2018

When an American anthropologist is kidnapped in Baghdad by seemingly ruthless fundamentalists, an exchange of ideas with his captors evolves into a spiritual quest for the meaning of faith. The Whitefire Theatre presents the world premiere of Infidel by Christopher Vened. The playwright directs for a Sept. 1 opening at the Whitefire Theatre, where performances will continue though Oct. 7.

The Vagrancy Announces ROMEO AND JULIET Photo The Vagrancy Announces ROMEO AND JULIET
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2018

Following THE VAGRANCY's BROADWAY WORLD "BEST PLAY" NOMINATED production of MACBETH, the award-winning theatre company proudly presents Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, helmed by Artistic Director CAITLIN HART.

World Premiere Drama BURT...A HOMELESS ODYSSEY Comes to Theatre 68 Photo World Premiere Drama BURT...A HOMELESS ODYSSEY Comes to Theatre 68
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2018

In celebration of their 17th Year in Los Angeles, Theatre 68 are delighted to present a World Premiere, by Sam Henry Kass in "BURT…A HOMELESS ODYSSEY," one of six plays in the Theatre 68 Festival Series. Directed by Ronnie Marmo. The show premieres in the MainStage on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, at 7:00PM. Tickets on sale at: www.Theatre68.com

Theatre 68 Celebrates 17th Anniversary with Festival Photo Theatre 68 Celebrates 17th Anniversary with Festival
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2018

In celebration of their 17th Year in Los Angeles, Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to present A Theatre 68 Festival of great works. Both the Mainstage and the Flex theatre will be utilized for the festival, which will feature acclaimed works by Tennessee Williams, Sam Henry Kass, as well as several world premieres. The Festival will open February 8th , 2018.

Photo Flash: Theatricum Opens Summer Season with MERCHANT OF VENICE
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 3.

Theatricum Botanicum to Present TITUS ANDRONICUS, 7/30-10/1
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 5, 2016

How should a nation choose its leaders? What happens when a government insulates itself from the citizens it once served? These are some of the questions Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum explores with its staging of Shakespeare's earliest tragedy, a sensational and brutally shocking revenge drama. Ellen Geer directs Titus Andronicus, opening July 30 on Theatricum's outdoor stage in Topanga.

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Through the Lens of the Middle East by Way of Topanga Canyon
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 5, 2016

Not even a wall can keep these lovers apart. This particular wall happens to be in modern-day East Jerusalem and as Theatricum Botanicum's production of ROMEO AND JULIET commences, chaos ignites at a checkpoint that divides Israel and Palestine. It is a city that has seen struggle for thousands of years and for one Muslim boy named Romeo and one Jewish girl named Juliet, not even their innocence can change the course of this story.

Photo Flash: ROMEO & JULIET Set in East Jerusalem at Theatricum Botanicum
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 13, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 11.

Theatricum Botanicum to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 6/4-10/2
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 27, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 4.