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BWW Review: A Winning Production -  THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE - The Latest on Antaeu Photo BWW Review: A Winning Production - THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE - The Latest on Antaeus' Hearty Resumé
by Gil Kaan - Jul 22, 2019

Director Stephanie Shroyer's innovative staging and updating of Bertolt Brecht's 1944 THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (using the translation of Alistair Beaton) features a solid ensemble using old-time, theatre magic to fascinate the audience with its tales of World War II tragedies.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Antaeus Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Antaeus Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2019

The city burns in the heat of civil war and a servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a forsaken child. Antaeus Theatre Company presents Bertolt Brecht's1944 masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, in a contemporary translation by award-winning playwright Alistair Beaton.Stephanie Shroyer directs for a July 11opening at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale, where performances continue through Aug. 26. Low-priced previews begin July 5.

Bertolt Brecht's THE CAUCASIAN CIRCLE Comes to Antaeus Theatre Company Photo Bertolt Brecht's THE CAUCASIAN CIRCLE Comes to Antaeus Theatre Company
by Julie Musbach - Jun 10, 2019

The city burns in the heat of civil war and a servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a forsaken child. Antaeus Theatre Company presents Bertolt Brecht's1944 masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, in a contemporary translation by award-winning playwright Alistair Beaton.Stephanie Shroyer directs for a July 11opening at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale, where performances continue through Aug. 26. Low-priced previews begin July 5.

HADDON PARK Premieres At Hollywood Fringe Festival Photo HADDON PARK Premieres At Hollywood Fringe Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2019

Haddon Park is a new American play by writer/actor John Francis O'Brien premiering at The Lounge Theater June 10th and running through June 30th, 2019.

BWW Review: Racially Confrontational NATIVE SON Remains Too Close to Today's Violent  Photo BWW Review: Racially Confrontational NATIVE SON Remains Too Close to Today's Violent Truth
by Shari Barrett - Apr 24, 2019

NATIVE SON, a novel written in 1940 by Richard Wright, tells the story of 20-year of Bigger Thomas, an African American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in 1939. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a systemic inevitability behind them, making the case that there is no escape from his destiny since he is the inevitable product of the society in which he has lived since birth, faced by expectations imposed upon him by others tasked to teach him the proper way for a Black man to live in society. It is often said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. This is certainly the case in Wright's original story which could have been written today, given the similar news stories filling the airwaves right now involving police beatings of Black men and gun violence leading to senseless murders.

NATIVE SON Opens at the Douglas Photo NATIVE SON Opens at the Douglas
by Julie Musbach - Apr 19, 2019

Antaeus Theatre Company's production of "Native Son," which Center Theatre Group is remounting at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the third annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre, will open Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. Written by Nambi E. Kelley, based on the novel by Richard Wright and directed by Andi Chapman, "Native Son" is currently in previews and will close April 28.

Cast Announced For NATIVE SON Part Of Block Party 2019 At The Douglas Photo Cast Announced For NATIVE SON Part Of Block Party 2019 At The Douglas
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2019

Casting is set for Antaeus Theatre Company's production of "Native Son," which Center Theatre Group is remounting at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the third annual Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre. Written by Nambi E. Kelley, based on the novel by Richard Wright and directed by Andi Chapman, "Native Son" will begin previews April 18, open April 20 and continue through April 28, 2019.

Stage Raw Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Award Recipients Photo Stage Raw Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Award Recipients
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition included productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, August 20, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by Coeurage Theatre Company, and co-directed by Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Thaddeus Shafer and Lauren Ludwig. Winners notated in red below.

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical Excellence Photo Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical Excellence
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE! Photo Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 11, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

Photo Flash: First Look at Playwrights Arena's TAR Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Playwrights Arena's TAR
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2018

Playwrights' Arena, Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director, the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works for the stage written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights, is presenting the World Premiere of TAR by Tom Jacobson. It is directed by Edgar Landa and starring Noel Arthur, Adrian Gonzalez and Tim Ryan Meinelschmidt.

Playwrights' Arena New Play TAR Photo Playwrights' Arena New Play TAR
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018

Playwrights' Arena, Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director, the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works for the stage written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights, is presenting the World Premiere of TAR by Tom Jacobson. It is directed by Edgar Landa and starring Noel Arthur, Adrian Gonzalez and Tim Ryan Meinelschmidt

Photo Flash: NATIVE SON Adaptation Gets Southern California Premiere at Antaeus Photo Photo Flash: NATIVE SON Adaptation Gets Southern California Premiere at Antaeus
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2018

Andi Chapman directs the Southern California premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's visceral, groundbreaking stage adaption of Richard Wright's racially charged novel, Native Son, for Antaeus Theatre Company. Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom and justice comes to life on stage at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale beginning April 19, with performances continuing through June 3. Low-priced previews take place April 12-18.

NATIVE SON Adaptation Gets Southern California Premiere at Antaeus Photo NATIVE SON Adaptation Gets Southern California Premiere at Antaeus
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Andi Chapman directs the Southern California premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's visceral, groundbreaking stage adaption of Richard Wright's racially charged novel, Native Son, for Antaeus Theatre Company. Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom and justice comes to life on stage at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale beginning April 19, with performances continuing through June 3. Low-priced previews take place April 12-18.

Photo Flash: Moving Arts Preps (End of the) World Premiere of APOCALYPSE PLAY
by Julie Musbach - Mar 25, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.

Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview today, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.

Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.

South Coast Rep to Present 34th Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/29-12/26
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 15, 2013

Thirty-four years and going strong: South Coast Repertory's traditional holiday production of A Christmas Carol, complete with ghosts, vibrant costumes, dancing, endearing characters and a cast that includes 16 local school children and Hal Landon Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge.

BWW Reviews: Not Man Apart Physical Theater Presents Thrilling Staging of HERCULES FURENS
by Shari Barrett - Jun 7, 2013

Through combined and extremely intricate dance movements, the skill of the actors/dancers certainly exemplified the group's moniker as a physical theatre ensemble with each scene more exciting that the last. You will not be able to take your eyes off them!

Not Man Apart Stages HERCULES FURENS, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Not Man Apart (NMA), the Los Angeles-based physical theatre ensemble since 2004, presents John Farmanesh-Bocca's adaptation of Roman Philosopher and Playwright Seneca the Younger's tragedy Hercules Furens (The Madness of Hercules), opening tonight, June 6 and closing Sunday, June 23, 2013.

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