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The Problem with Cock

Published on June 25th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

‘Cock’ Wrestles with Identity, Stereotypes By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor In a time when Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal top the list of social media posts, it is easy to see how issues of identity take [&hellip... Read More


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HYDROGEN JUKEBOX by Philip Glass Production Photos  Photo Credit: Keith Ian Polakoff

Allen Ginsberg, in 3-D

Published on June 8th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

Long Beach Opera produces an unsettling dark journey into a neon American apocalypse Ivan Adame, Contributing Writer Hydrogen Jukebox, which closed June 7 after a weeklong run in San Pedro, was staged in the rear of [&hellip... Read More


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Queen Latifah, Empress of the Blues

Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

By Melina Paris, Columnist If there was ever a question as to which present-day actress would be one of the best choices to portray Bessie Smith, Queen Latifah would certainly be the best answer. Queen Latifah [&hellip... Read More


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99-Seat Theater May Go

Published on April 2nd, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

Proposal Changes May Affect San Pedro, Long Beach Theaters By John Farrell, Curtain Call writer Actors don’t agree on much, but recently hundreds of them agreed on one thing: the new plans that the Actor’s Equity [&hellip... Read More


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Beam Me Up, Wolfgang

Published on March 23rd, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio is a comic singspiel about Turks and Christians. Written more than two centuries ago, Abduction is about rescue and redemption and a Moslem leader who [&hellip... Read More


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Power Outage Doesn’t Stop Shakespeare

Published on March 17th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer William Shakespeare had more than his share of production headaches back when the Globe Theater, the original Globe Theater, was operating. Never mind the fact that his female characters had [&hellip... Read More


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Allen Smithee (Jonelle Holden), Actor Six, Henry/Gene (Thomas Amerman). Photo by freshframefoto.com

Summer is All Fun at The Garage

Published on March 6th, 2015 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Wet Hot American Summer … The Play? is being presented, through March 21, at Long Beach’s Garage Theatre. There is no poetry; there is no message; hell, there isn’t even much of a [&hellip... Read More


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