Jewish Journal

Shifting sands of truth unravel in ‘The English Bride’

by Iris Mann

March 18, 2015 | 3:47 pm

Elizabeth Knowelden and Steven Schub star in the Road Theatre Company production of “The English Bride.” Photo by John A. Lorenz

As the play “The English Bride” begins, the audience is immediately thrust into a near cataclysm with a burst of police sirens... read full article

  • We’re all ‘Old Jews’ at heart

    by Iris Mann

    March 4, 2015 | 12:34 pm

    An old Jewish man walks into a restaurant, walks up to the maitre d’ and says: “Pardon me, how do you prepare your chicken?” The maitre d’ says, “We...

  • Jewish slave owners and a seder for the ages

    by Iris Mann

    February 12, 2015 | 10:14 am

    The son of a Jewish, slave-owning family from the South confronts two of his former slaves just as the Civil War ends in the play “The Whipping Man,”...

  • This weekend,  ‘Enter Laughing’ at the Wallis

    by Evan Henerson

    February 4, 2015 | 3:54 pm

    The superlatives fall liberally and un-begrudgingly out of Carl Reiner’s mouth in praise of a musical he claims reaches new comic heights. Given...

  • Two literary giants, a lawsuit and Dick Cavett

    by Iris Mann

    January 28, 2015 | 2:16 pm

    It was the talk of the literary and legal worlds in the early 1980s. Noted playwright Lillian Hellman (“The Little Foxes,” “Another Part of the Forest”...

  • Anne Frank oratorio at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

    by Jonathan Maseng

    January 22, 2015 | 11:40 am

    The Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles — which is mostly Latino, Black and Asian — might seem an odd place...

  • Finding love out of the closet: “The Book of Oded: Chapter 2”

    by Iris Mann

    January 7, 2015 | 3:15 pm

    The coming-out odyssey of a former Israeli serviceman and the life-altering relationship he shared with Gil, his now-deceased gay lover, form the crux...

  • Theater as addiction therapy in ‘Bliss Point’

    by Iris Mann

    June 18, 2014 | 9:45 am

    The healing power of theater underlies the collaboration between the Cornerstone Theater Company and rehabilitation centers around the city, which...

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