“I’ve always found Barbra Streisand a fun character because she’s a combination of a megastar and my [Jewish] mother,” said playwright Jonathan Tolins, whose play “Buyer & Cellar,” now at the Mark Taper Forum, spotlights Babs’ relationship with an admiring employee. “I feel like...
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When actor Steven Goldstein started reading David Mamet's new play, "Romance," he was thrown by the relentlessly foul language.
"I read it, and I thought, 'Ohmygod,'" said the actor who plays the role of a defendant in a court case. "At first, I didn't know what to make of it. I...
July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm
After the intermission, the lights start to dim. A lone woman is on stage. She waits for the audience to settle in. She is well dressed, well groomed. She begins: "For the Palestinians, there is no other context. We see everything in the context of Palestine."
In the June 26 Los...
March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmPaula Vogel's "How I Learned to Drive" has come to the Mark Taper Forum, and one wonders if it has lost something in its trip across country. Despite an arresting performance by Brian Kerwin, its male lead, this Los Angeles production doesn't live up to the high expectations that...
December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm
Left to right, Michael Preston, Paul Magid and Howard JayPatterson of The Flying Karamazov Brothers.
As a reward to all of us lowbrows for sitting through any numberof very serious, avant-garde dramas and trying to figure out thepsychological motivations of the characters, the Mark...