Jewish Journal


April 5, 2007

“Betrayal,” the Soviet Gulag, and Henry Rollins


Henry Rollins in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy IFC Network

Henry Rollins in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy IFC Network

Saturday the 7th

The Attic Theatre and Film Ensemble presents the Harold Pinter play, "Betrayal," through April 28. The drama about an affair between a woman and her husband's best friend begins at the end, long after the affair has ceased. From this vantage point, the audience sees the story unfold in reverse, culminating in the fateful moment when the adultery first began. 8 p.m. (Thurs.-Sat.). $20. 5429 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 525-0600, ext. 2. www.attictheatre.org.

Sunday the 8th

A modern reinterpretation of the classic Grimm brothers' fairy tale, "Sleeping Beauty Wakes" is a new musical set in two worlds: a fairy tale kingdom and a contemporary sleep-disorder clinic. Beauty awakes to find she has insomnia -- or perhaps she is still asleep and dreaming.... The co-production of Deaf West Theatre and Center Theatre Group features deaf and hearing actors signing and singing to the book by Rachel Sheinkin.

Through May 13. $20-$50. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (213) 628-2772. TDD: (213) 680-4017. www.centertheatregroup.org

Monday the 9th

The first exhibit about the Soviet Gulag in the United States is now on view at Manzanar National Historic Site and Eastern California Museum. Make the trip to view the preserved camp where nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned during World War II, where you can also see "GULAG: Soviet Forced Labor Camps and the Struggle for Freedom."

(760) 878-2194 ext. 2710. www.nps.gov/manz.

Tuesday the 10th

Wondering whose pockets you ought to be lining? Head to Zócalo's latest forum asking the question, "Who Really Runs L.A.?" Mariel Garza of the Daily News moderates a panel that includes political consultant Kerman Maddox, LA Weekly reporter Dave Zahniser, political scientist Jaime Regalado and Los Angeles Magazine writer Jesse Katz.

7 p.m. Free. National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. R.S.V.P., (213) 403-0416. www.zocalola.org.

Wednesday the 11th

Arthur Miller's first Broadway play closed just three days after its 1944 premiere, and has remained relatively obscure over the years. In 2000, however, it was revived in a small L.A. production, and in 2002 returned to Broadway to great acclaim. "The Man Who Had All the Luck" now comes to the Skirball in an L.A. Theatre Works production. Five live performances starring Kurtwood Smith ("That '70s Show") and Tegan West (screenwriter, "The Cave") play through April 15.

8 p.m. (April 11-13), 3 p.m. (April 14), 4 p.m. (April 15). $20-$46. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 827-0889. www.latw.org.

Thursday the 12th

The secret history of Jewish yentas is the focus of Suzannah Warlick's documentary, "Match and Marry," screening tonight at the Workmen's Circle. Attend to learn stories and lesser-known facts about the world of Orthodox Jewish fix-ups, dating and marriage. Warlick participates in a Q-and-A after the film. 7:30 p.m. $5-$7. 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 552-2007.

Friday the 13th

Aptly kicking off this Friday the 13th is IFC TV's second season of "The Henry Rollins Show," with special guest Marilyn Manson and musical guest, Peaches. Tune in early to also view the special, "Henry Rollins: Uncut From Israel." The documentary presents footage of the punk rocker, spoken word artist, pundit and friend-of-Israel's recent show in Tel Aviv and his tour around The Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the West Bank security fence.

6:30 p.m. "Henry Rollins: Uncut From Israel," 8 p.m. "The Henry Rollins Show." IFC TV. www.ifctv.com.

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