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Archive for The New American Theatre

BOYS’ LIFE at Theatre Asylum

Photo by Ionna Meli

Photo by Ionna Meli

Jenny Lower – Stage Raw

If its Pulitzer Prize nomination is any indication, Howard Korder’s Boys’ Life must have caught something in the zeitgeist when it debuted on Broadway in 1988. Read more…

Now running through March 7.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the New American Theatre

Mayank Keshaviak – LA Weekly

Bottom is the tops in New American Theatre’s take on the classic tale of love and mischief, here set in 1930s Greece. Director and company founder Jack Stehlin brings energy and cheeky wit to the character of Nick Bottom by fully exploring the hills and valleys of Shakespeare’s linguistic landscape.
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Robert Cicchini and Vanessa Waters.  Photo by Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin

Robert Cicchini and Vanessa Waters. Photo by Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin

Julius Caesar, The New American Theatre at McCadden Place Theatre

Photo by Jack Stehlin.

 

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.

 

Dany Margolies – ArtsInLA.com

Apparently this Shakespeare play doesn’t need to be performed on the steps of a real-life city hall to impress. Here, a chamber version captures the story’s expanse while feeling immediate, near, and unfortunately modern. Add in the casting of women in traditionally male roles, modern-day business attire, and non-declamatory performances, and the production plays like an Aaron Sorkin series. Read more…