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Archive for Tom Jacobson

CAPTAIN OF THE BIBLE QUIZ TEAM – Rogue Machine at Various Locations

Photo by John Perrin Flynn

Photo by John Perrin Flynn

Dany Margolies  -  Arts In LA

In a tiny church, a battle wages. That battle has been nearly settled by American law, it seems to be settling in large urban areas. But in the hearts and minds of the congregation at Kandota Lutheran Church in Little Sauk, Minn., it’s still a stubbornly fought war.Read more…

Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

Directed by Michael Michetti, playwright Tom Jacobson’s compelling drama is a powerful meditation on faith and prejudice. It’s staged with a deceptive simplicity that belies layers of thought-provoking philosophy and emotion. Read more…

Now running through October 3

 

DIET OF WORMS – Chalk Repertory Theatre at St. John’s Cathedral

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Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Katharina Bora was a Cistercian nun who fled the convent and ended up married to Martin Luther.  She bore him 6  children and adeptly managed their estate while he took on the business of revolutionizing Christian theology  and with it, the whole of Europe.  Read more…

Now running through June 27.

GALLERY SECRETS at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Neal Weaver  – LA Weekly

Four one-acts, performed by the Chalk Repertory and set in the exhibition halls of the Natural History Museum, deal, directly or indirectly, with the museum’s history. Tom Jacobson’s A Vast Hoard, directed by Janet Hayatshahi, set in 1913 and played in the Rotunda, deals with the efforts of two officials (Joseph Gilbert and Amy Ellenberger) to persuade wealthy Harris Newmark (Rod Menzies) to donate his family portraits to the museum. Read more…

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Now running through October 13.