From the first American stage comedy to NYC’s ban on burlesque and the launch of the Mark Taper Forum, April was showered with noteworthy theatrical events.
It’s sobering that Luis Valdez’s stirring Chicano protest musical is freshly relevant, but there’s nothing somber about its vibrant new staging.
An enthusiast marked by youthful vigor and guilelessness, the Taper founder made great theatre in L.A. because he cared. He made us care too.
Lured to L.A. at the beginning of the regional theatre movement, he stayed and changed both.
In ‘A Mexican Trilogy,’ the actor/playwright tells the story of a family, and a people, with her own creative family, the Latino Theater Company.
New plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Quiara Alegria Hudes, David Henry Hwang, and Rajiv Joseph, as well as a revival of ‘Zoot Suit.’
The roster also includes August Wilson and Martin McDonagh.
The Connecticut theatre offers a range of recent works, old favorites, and a reimagined classic.
This Los Angeles playwright/performer didn’t let blindness keep him from seeing the world.
Stephen Rountree, a longtime leader on the business side of L.A.’s Music Center, takes a similar role at CTG’s three-stage company.