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Archive for Group Rep

CHRISTMASTIME ORIGINS at Group Repertory Theatre

Lareen Faye. Photo by Doug Engalla.

Lareen Faye. Photo by Doug Engalla.

Martίn Hernández – Stage Raw

Welcome to the studios of K-GRT 73, North Hollywood’s home of radio theatre, otherwise known as the upstairs space of the Group Repertory Theatre. Artistic Director Doug Haverty has adapted four works from veteran Los Angeles theater journalist and playwright Julio Martinez’s The Eight Plays of Christmas: A Series of Radio Dramas. While this reviewer falls into the “bah, humbug” camp when it comes to Christmas, the nostalgic production under Kathleen Delaney’s sturdy direction presents some touching backstories of classic holiday songs and stories. We are also treated to a mixed bag of other holiday ditties, which the large and lively ensemble delivers with gusto. Read more…

Through January 15

THE CHINESE WALL at the Group Rep

Doug Engalla

Doug Engalla

Harker Jones – Edge on the Net

Kicking off the 44th season of the Group Rep, “The Chinese Wall” (originally “Die Chinesische Mauer”) was written as a satire (and warning) about world politics and the advent of the atomic bomb way back in 1946. Scarily, our current tumultuous and ridiculous political arena makes it even more relevant today.
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Now running through March 11

LOMBARDI – Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre

Photo by Doug Engalla

Photo by Doug Engalla

Margaret Gray – LA Times

Football may be a grandly theatrical sport, but its sweeping, corporeal drama doesn’t easily translate onto the small stage. Read more…

Now running through September 6.