Notes from Arden
On Saturday, October 17, plaintiffs representing L.A’s. intimate theater community, and consisting of Equity members and some plaintiffs from the 1989 lawsuit against AEA that resulting in a Settlement Agreement, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central Division of California for breaching that Settlement Agreement (among other complaints), but have not yet served the Union, in the hopes of bringing AEA back to the negotiating table.
“As individuals and as a nation, we could all use a little more soul-searching of the nature Eilbacher describes. The musical’s subtle advocating for understanding and connection are needed now more than ever in a country (and world) that is increasingly divided. Though, Eilbacher cautions against labeling the show more relevant simply because of political climate. ‘It just so happens that our world really, really needs a show like this,’” she says. BY MAUREEN LEE LENKER
Got It Covered
“At the March 14th Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards celebration, it was ‘Hit the Wall’ that came away the biggest winner, with a veritable slew of honors, including awards for outstanding ensemble, direction (Ken Sawyer), lighting (Matt Richter), supporting performer (Charlotte Gulezian), and lead performer (Matthew Hancock).” — by PAUL BIRCHALL
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I believe Jean Renoir said it takes about 25 years to know if a work of art is any good, obviating all instant criticism. (Walk through any “contemporary” art museum to confirm.) Certainly they mutate over such a length of time. Context changes, and more importantly, so do we. –BY MYRON MEISEL
The Summer of our (Dis)Content
This is the first in a two-part series of moments remembered by people who either recorded them, or engaged in an activity best described by actress-director Jillian Amenante, “Putting on a play in L.A. is like trying to build a snowman in Florida.” — SLM