• Cynthia Galles: The Cornerstone of Found Theatre

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Cynthia Galles was a star: a Long Beach star. She graduated with honors as class valedictorian from St. Anthony High School in Long Beach. Later, she graduated with honors from the then-new University of California Irvine in theater. She was a dynamic presence in the arts community, which

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  • Piñata Dreams

    By John Farrell Piñatas are the colorful creations of papier mache that are the center of celebrations for children. When broken open they reveal candy and surprises inside. This is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years in Mexico. In Piñata Dreams, the world premier play by Josefina Lop

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  • Bus Stop Is a Trip to the Past

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    By John Farrell

    It's an era long forgotten, an era when you took the bus and got to know the people around you, — sometimes more intimately than you cared to. Now people, even on the local trains and buses, stare straight ahead, ear-buds connected to something in their pocket, occa

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  • Ubu the Sh*t

    By John Farrell Usually you know who is playing the starring role in whatever play you are seeing. Hamlet? Oh, yes, that's whoever. Earnest Worthing? Of course, that's another whoever. But when you go to see Ubu the Sh*t (the elision is theirs, not ours), even with a program it is impossible to keep track

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  • RLn THEATER Calendar: Nov. 24, 2014

    Dec. 5 Taiko Center of LA and Minyo Station Experience a kaleidoscope of traditional Japanese song and dance with a contemporary twist, starting at 8 p.m. Dec. 5, at the Grand Annex in San Pedro. Tickets are $20, $25 and $30. Details: (310) 833-4813; www.GrandVision.org Venue: <

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  • Theatre House Openings are Turning San Pedro into a Destination

    [gallery ids="8371,8369"] By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Isn't it nice to be able to say “San Pedro's second-newest theater company?” For more than 10 years, Little Fish Theatre on Centre Street was the only action in town: often imaginative, very successful and just a little lonely. Lonely? They could sell ti

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  • Ray Buffer Gains New Life in Long Beach

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer On stage he is a monster. No, that isn't a negative criticism. He actually is a monster in his current role, the creation of Victor Frankenstein: tall, threatening, with an unhealed wound on his head, a steam punk monocle and dressed in an almost floor length leather duster that, with his muscular b

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  • RLn THEATER Calendar: Nov. 6, 2014

    Nov. 7 Sound City Come see the Grand Vision Foundation Reel Documentaries’ Sound City, starting at 8 p.m. Nov. 7, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. Deep in the San Fernando Valley was rock n' roll's best kept secret: Sound City. America's greatest unsung recording studio hosted seminal bands and artis

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  • Einstein!: A Portrait Of A Man We Know Too Little About

    [gallery ids="8217,8218,8219"] By John Farrell Can you name one Nobel-Prize-winner of the last century, of any century, who has been immortalized as a Chia Pet? One great scientist who is remembered by millions for sticking his tongue out at a photographer? One who is known more for the unruly hair-style on his head than f

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  • RLn THEATER: Oct. 23, 2014

    Oct. 25 Hocus Pocus Watch a free movie at Peck Park in San Pedro. Round up the family;  bring you’re your blanket, beach chair, pack a picnic and join the fun. Details: http://nwsanpedro.org Venue: Peck Park Location: 560 N. Western Ave., San Pedro Read More

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