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Other Desert Cities

Published on June 11th, 2014 | by Reporters Desk

  By John Farrell Other Desert Cities got a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2012. It must have been for the witty and sometimes biting dialog because the play is nothing but talk: often humorous, often witty talk, [&hellip... Read More

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Dorian’s Descent Still Needs Work

Published on June 5th, 2014 | by Reporters Desk

  By John Farrell Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray was crying out to be made into a musical after Jekyl and Hyde and many other Victorian classics were produced with varied success. Dorian’s Descent, the world premier at [&hellip... Read More

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King Lear attempts to revive Cordelia.   Carl Wawrina and Lauren Velasco.  Photo by Cindy Rinks

King Lear a Success at LB Shakespeare

Published on June 3rd, 2014 | by Reporters Desk

By John Farrell King Lear is one of the great jewels in Shakespeare’s crown. It is a play that mixes political intrigue with the declining rule of a king, tragedy of the most touching sort with ambitions [&hellip... Read More

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Shakespeare by the Sea

RLn THEATER Calendar: May 30, 2014

Published on May 30th, 2014 | by Reporters Desk

June 14 Beauty of Nature Series Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Palos Verde Land host their second film Riding Giants at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. June 14. Admission is free with limited seating. This spectacular film is [&hellip... Read More

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The Last Romance

Published on May 27th, 2014 | by Reporters Desk

By John Farrell Ralph Bellini takes a walk in a different direction for once in his retired life and it makes all the difference in his world. Well, actually Ralph makes the difference: Scott Renfro, playing [&hellip... Read More

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Published on May 27th, 2014 | by Reporters Desk

There are two stories told in Cabaret, the musical which opened at the San Pedro Theatre Club and continues there through June 8. The first story is about love and life in the surreal world of Weimar Germany, [&hellip... Read More

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RLn THEATER calendar: May 26, 2014

Published on May 26th, 2014 | by Reporters Desk

June 4 Other Desert Cities International City Theatre presents Other Desert Cities, June 4 through 29, at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. In Jon Robin Baitz’s funny, explosive and entertaining look at unruly family politics [&hellip... Read More

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Midsummer Night’s Scream

Published on May 22nd, 2014 | by Reporters Desk

By John Farrell The view from the Reef Restaurant across Queensway Bay to downtown Long Beach is fantastic. The dinner served is elegant and delicious. But when the curtain is pulled across the view and one [&hellip... Read More

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