Notes from Arden
“Because when the world seems upside down and inside out, when reliable sources are no longer reliable, when reason starts to sound like babble, and babble like reason, when the Russian Duma applauds the outcome of a U.S. election (as they did with Donald Trump, literally), there are places where actual truth can be told, little halls off back alleys, where poems are read, where songs are sung, where plays are put on, places like in the tiny theaters all across Los Angeles, and Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. This is what happened in Soviet Russia. In secret. In defiance.” — by Steven Leigh Morris
FRINGE RAW: “Name This Magic Show”, “Jon Armstrong: Comic Amazement”, “The Motherfucker with the Hat”, and “Secret Honor – The Last Testament of Richard M. Nixon”
Ashley Steed weighs in on some of her top picks for The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017.
Got It Covered
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“The world premiere of Fallujah, with libretto by Heather Raffo and music by Tobin Stokes, manifests such immediate urgency that I implore you to secure your tickets to the few remaining performances before finishing this review.” — by MYRON MEISEL
The Summer of our (Dis)Content
Yet, Rolin Jones, quickly upends expectations when he sits down to meet me with a glass of ice cold milk and a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie. The pie along with his wry smile and sharp sense of humor is disarming. Before I can ask him a question, he inquires after my health and a medical procedure that delayed our meeting.–BY MAUREEN LENKER