Notes from Arden
“‘I still have 29 plays,’ Albee said in our 2007 interview, ‘and I don’t think more than seven or eight have been commercially successful. When nine of my plays had been flops, not returning their investment, it was hard to make a case for doing my next one. I think that the economics of theater are more destructive than ever before.'” — BY STEVEN LEIGH MORRIS
Ashley Steed weighs in on some of her top picks for The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017.
Got It Covered
“On November 7, Judge Terry Hatter (who is presiding over the AEA case) received a letter dated October 31 from none other than performer/ 99-seat scene dissident Armina LaManna, and others.In an annoyed response, the court not only rejected the letter for being both irrelevant to the case and inappropriate, it ordered counsel to instruct all parties that the letter had not been entered into the case file.” — BY PAUL BIRCHALL
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“For so steeped has our culture become in Beckett’s brand of nihilist vaudeville, that his once forbidding obscurity has flowered into ironic delight as we embrace the ironies of forlorn despair with enthused empathy.” — by MYRON MEISEL
The Summer of our (Dis)Content
“‘They say theater never dies. But that’s not true, it really does die,’ Morris warned. ‘Our theater audiences are aging Caucasians, and they’re dying.’ Morris reaffirmed the importance of cultivating diversity on L.A. stages to acknowledge and reflect a more diverse audience, as well as being proactive in bringing in new generations.” — By VANESSA CATE