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We’re all ‘Old Jews’ at heart

by Iris Mann

March 4, 2015 | 12:34 pm

From left: Gary Lebovitz, Saige Spinney, Michael Naishtut, Marken Greenwood and Milt Oberman take time out from rehearsing for a nosh at a neighborhood deli. Photo courtesy of Theater League

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... read full article

  • 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”...

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  • 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...

  • Fusing ritual and theater

    by Avishay Artsy

    May 28, 2014 | 12:29 pm

    In Encino, seven actors move across the scuffed hardwood floor of a gymnasium. It’s after 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and this is only the third...

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