Tuesday, July 16


Speaker William Germano delivers a conference to the attendants of Shakespeare Opera  in Royce Hall. The event focuses on the issues that arise when the words of Shakespeare are edited to fit the melodies of an opera.

Behind the scripts

Hollywood has a thing for Shakespeare, as is evidenced by more than 400 film and television adaptations of his plays. Read more...

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Speaker William Germano delivers a conference to the attendants of Shakespeare Opera in Royce Hall. The event focuses on the issues that arise when the words of Shakespeare are edited to fit the melodies of an opera.

Speaker William Germano delivers a conference to the attendants of Shakespeare Opera  in Royce Hall. The event focuses on the issues that arise when the words of Shakespeare are edited to fit the melodies of an opera.

Courtesy of Michael Lamont

Theater Review: "Next Fall"

Despite such conventions, the Geffen Playhouse's newest production "Next Fall" offers a sad, yet hopeful meditation on the way people's obsession with overarching life philosophies often distracts them from the life they are living "“ a message the audience may ironically (or fittingly) miss if it becomes blindsided by its own premature assumptions about the play. Read more...

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Courtesy of Michael Lamont

Courtesy of Michael Lamont

Julia Cho, Scott Keiji Takeda, Steve Hu, Ken Narasaki and Helen Ota star in the comedic "Ching Chong Chinaman," which deals with the idea of Chinese American identity and will run through Nov. 20.

The play “˜Ching Chong Chinaman’ challenges stereotypes with satire

Playing at The Actors Company and presented by theater collective Artists at Play, the comedic and controversially titled play "Ching Chong Chinaman" deals with the Wongs, a Chinese American family completely assimilated into American culture "“ so much so that the members don't recognize their ignorant behavior directed toward their newly immigrated indentured servant, Jinqiang. Read more...

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Julia Cho, Scott Keiji Takeda, Steve Hu, Ken Narasaki and Helen Ota star in the comedic "Ching Chong Chinaman," which deals with the idea of Chinese American identity and will run through Nov. 20.

Julia Cho, Scott Keiji Takeda, Steve Hu, Ken Narasaki and Helen Ota star in the comedic "Ching Chong Chinaman," which deals with the idea of Chinese American identity and will run through Nov. 20.

courtesy of MARC BRENNER
This Sunday at 4 p.m., L.A. Theatre Works, BY Experience and the National Theatre Live will present a live performance of "The Kitchen," a play set in the 1950s basement kitchen of a restaurant in the West End of London. The live performance at the UCLA James Bridges Theater will then be screened in HD to satellites around the world. Tom Brooke (left) will play Peter, and Rory Keenan (right) will play Kevin.

Turning up the heat

UCLA's James Bridges Theater is one of the few theaters in the United States that can accommodate both nitrate and safety film stock, as well as a multitude of video formats, including the latest digital projection of films and presentations in high definition. Read more...

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courtesy of MARC BRENNER
This Sunday at 4 p.m., L.A. Theatre Works, BY Experience and the National Theatre Live will present a live performance of "The Kitchen," a play set in the 1950s basement kitchen of a restaurant in the West End of London. The live performance at the UCLA James Bridges Theater will then be screened in HD to satellites around the world. Tom Brooke (left) will play Peter, and Rory Keenan (right) will play Kevin.

courtesy of MARC BRENNER
This Sunday at 4 p.m., L.A. Theatre Works, BY Experience and the National Theatre Live will present a live performance of "The Kitchen," a play set in the 1950s basement kitchen of a restaurant in the West End of London. The live performance at the UCLA James Bridges Theater will then be screened in HD to satellites around the world. Tom Brooke (left) will play Peter, and Rory Keenan (right) will play Kevin.

UCLA alumnus John Cogan, left, performs with co-star Michael Prichard in H. P. Lovecraft's "The Unnamable" at Mountain View Cemetery.

UCLA alumni to perform in cemetery to celebrate classic horror literary works for “˜Wicked Lit’

A typical play rehearsal takes place indoors on a stage with decent lighting, but UCLA alumni Michael Perl and John Cogan have spent the last couple weeks running through graveyards, getting tangled in spiderwebs and slinking through underground vaults, all under the cloak of night. Read more...

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UCLA alumnus John Cogan, left, performs with co-star Michael Prichard in H. P. Lovecraft's "The Unnamable" at Mountain View Cemetery.

UCLA alumnus John Cogan, left, performs with co-star Michael Prichard in H. P. Lovecraft's "The Unnamable" at Mountain View Cemetery.

Jason Ritter and Mandy Siegfried star in "Completeness," a new radio theater production by L.A. Theatre Works at the James Bridges Theater.

L.A. Theatre Works explores modern love in its new radio theater production “˜Completeness’

"Completeness," the L.A. Theatre Works new radio theater production, attempts to answer questions about love and relationships through the story of a romance between a molecular biologist and a computer scientist. Read more...

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Jason Ritter and Mandy Siegfried star in "Completeness," a new radio theater production by L.A. Theatre Works at the James Bridges Theater.

Jason Ritter and Mandy Siegfried star in "Completeness," a new radio theater production by L.A. Theatre Works at the James Bridges Theater.


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