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  • Two August Wilson plays in upcoming season

     
    Two chances to see August Wilson works this season, at two colleges. Seminole State College, of course,  has a tradition of presenting a play by August Wilson each year; this year’s offering is “The Piano Lesson.” Wilson wrote a cycle of...
  • Killer of Fountain Theatre's Ben Bradley faces sentencing

     
    The killer of longtime Fountain Theatre producer-director Bennett Bradley has been convicted of second-degree murder. Jose Fructuoso, 27, faces a prison sentence of 16 years to life....
  • On Theater: New SCR season blends classics, premieres

    South Coast Repertory will begin its first season under new artistic director Marc Masterson with a trip back in time with Jane Austen followed by the world premiere of a modern drama set in the American Midwest. The Costa Mesa professional theater's...
  • 'Pearls of opinionated wisdom' for South Coast Repertory

    Have you noticed the way a few of the region's venerable nonprofit theaters have been turning into a marketing playground of star vehicles, empty-headed musicals and commercial retreads? The managers of these outfits, more impresarios than visionaries,...
  • Theater review: 'Seven Guitars' from Seminole State College

    Theater review: 'Seven Guitars' from Seminole State College
    There's a lot of crowing going on in August Wilson's "Seven Guitars." Much of it comes from Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton. It's 1948 and fresh out of incarceration with a hit record on the radio, Floyd just knows he's going to make it big in Chicago. But a...
  • SCR's 'Jitney' to debut Friday

     SCR's 'Jitney' to debut Friday
    Kristy Johnson found out the hard way that she could not overpower or subdue her creative side. The Chicago native and lone female cast member in South Coast Repertory's production of the August Wilson play "Jitney," which opens on Friday night, gave...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY LWV of Orange Coast Luncheon Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer and former Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis will be the featured speakers at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon, starting at noon at Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • For the Record

    August Wilson: The May 18 story “South Coast's ‘Jitney' starts 4-week run Friday” incorrectly said August Wilson won a Pulitzer Prize for “Jitney.” The playwright did win two Pulitzer awards in his lifetime, but none for...
  • Tuesday's Calendar

    Tuesday's Calendar
    TUESDAY Parkinson's Fitness Class A free class, “Parkinson's In Balance,” is at noon Tuesdays at the Central Orange Coast YMCA, 2300 University Drive, Newport Beach. Call (949) 642-9990, or go to www.parkinsonsinbalance.com, for more...
  • On Theater: Powerful 'Jitney' rumbles through SCR

    On Theater: Powerful 'Jitney' rumbles through SCR
    South Coast Repertory, having produced two plays in August Wilson's Century Cycle ("The Piano Lesson" and "Fences"), now is offering the one which began it all, long before the idea of a 10-play, 10-decade chronology was born. That would be "Jitney," set...
  • 'Jersey Boys' musical could get Jon Favreau as director

    'Jersey Boys' musical could get Jon Favreau as director
    Jon Favreau has emerged as the lead candidate to direct the planned movie version of the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical "Jersey Boys," according to a report this week in Variety. Favreau may seem like a strange choice for the job judging from his...