Layout Image

Archive for Ilana Turner

The Artist-With-Kids Conundrum — 150 Years Ago



Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

Most people familiar with theater history have heard of Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse. Fewer recognize the name Gabrielle Réjane, a French actress and international megastar whose career spanned 1874 to 1920, during which time she toured Britain, Russia, North and South America, as well as her native France.

Ilana Turner’s first play, O Réjane, currently playing at the Bootleg Theatre in Westlake through December 6, brings the French muse back to the stage. Read more…

Now running through Dec. 6.

O REJANE at the Bootleg Theater


Photo by Alex Berry

Pauline Adamek  – ArtsBeatLA


Photo by Joseph Will

It takes a highly talented actor to emulate a real-life theater legend. Born 1856, Gabrielle Réjane (her stage name) was a remarkable French actress and innovative theater impresario who altered French culture, its fashion and socio-politics during the late 19th Century. Conceived and written by Ilana Turner, a new play about this striking French icon, O Réjane, is now playing at the Bootleg Theater. Read more…

Now running through December 6.