Notes from Arden
“Los Angeles Intimate Theatre is a thriving incubator with a track record of critically acclaimed productions. Many have gone on to other venues, creating jobs along the way. It needs to be treated with the same care as any other small business community.”
Got It Covered
“In an event that has some theater folks scratching their heads, the Wooster Group, the tremendously creative theater troupe hailing from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has been prohibited by Samuel French from having critics review their production of Harold Pinter’s The Room when it plays this February at Disney Hall’s REDCAT Theater.” — by PAUL BIRCHALL
Ask Corbett a Question!
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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