Ed Rampell: The rest of this world premiere production presented by the Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company at the Art of Acting Studio Los Angeles is also quite cinematic, a fast moving, often comic pastiche with seven filmic vignettes commenting on America’s contemporary political scene
Ed Rampell: British playwright Oliver Cotton’s brilliant play Daytona is about how fascism impacts and haunts survivors throughout their lives (and those are the “lucky” ones!) and what may be the first postwar “Antifa” in America.
Ed Rampell: Carmen may be a Roma woman from the lower classes, but she exerts power through her sexuality and the force of her overpowering (some might say “overbearing”?) personality.
Ed Rampell: 2017 theatergoers may find this 2,500 year old ur-drama’s discourse on war to be the most relevant, compelling thing about Euripides’ Greek tragedy.
The Los Angeles Workers Center and Hollywood Progressive co-present a triple feature of films by three of Soviet cinema’s greats. These movies show that the Bolsheviks had a sense of humor.