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Opening the Curtain

By KCRW, Anthony Byrnes

Musings on what Los Angeles theater is - and can be.

  1. 1.
    Wrestling with the 'ghosts of ideas'15 November 2017
    3:47
  2. 2.
    A bearded man with a ukulele and a bird mask8 November 2017
    3:34
  3. 3.
    A fraught political journey24 October 2017
    3:50
  4. 4.
    An extended poetic metaphor24 October 2017
    3:17
  5. 5.
    Technology or theater?17 October 2017
    3:28
  6. 6.
    A prison story10 October 2017
    3:36
  7. 7.
    Appropriated disaster3 October 2017
    3:10
  8. 8.
    Arguing with God26 September 2017
    3:19
  1. 9.
    The Chicago Greeks12 September 2017
    4:01
  2. 10.
    Fall theater preview5 September 2017
    3:41
  3. 11.
    A crisis in governance29 August 2017
    3:32
  4. 12.
    Don't look behind this door22 August 2017
    3:17
  5. 13.
    When the policy is more important than the dramaturgy15 August 2017
    3:46
  6. 14.
    Making sense of an inscrutable world8 August 2017
    3:19
  7. 15.
    Why the all-star game isn't much of a game1 August 2017
    3:23
  8. 16.
    The beasts among us25 July 2017
    3:28
  9. 17.
    Missing Dad18 July 2017
    3:45
  10. 18.
    Sweet when it should be savory11 July 2017
    3:34
  11. 19.
    The wrong kind of spectacle4 July 2017
    3:24
  12. 20.
    A Long way to go27 June 2017
    3:54
  13. 21.
    A romance with slippery time20 June 2017
    3:21
  14. 22.
    A civic tragedy in 4 tweets13 June 2017
    3:20
  15. 23.
    Getting lost in a playwright's mind6 June 2017
    3:34
  16. 24.
    A lost classic30 May 2017
    3:41
  17. 25.
    A House with a shaky foundation23 May 2017
    3:15
  18. 26.
    Unfair expectations?9 May 2017
    3:34
  19. 27.
    Why we need a good 'Block Party'2 May 2017
    3:29
  20. 28.
    We are being watched as we do the watching25 April 2017
    4:01
  21. 29.
    A theatrical bologna sandwich18 April 2017
    3:45
  22. 30.
    Following your ears back to the beginning11 April 2017
    3:22
  23. 31.
    Worse than a wall4 April 2017
    3:36
  24. 32.
    Is it the art? Or the frame?28 March 2017
    3:29
  25. 33.
    The politics of naked power21 March 2017
    3:28
  26. 34.
    A young play14 March 2017
    3:20
  27. 35.
    The Irresistible pull of memory8 March 2017
    3:04
  28. 36.
    When style gets in the way1 March 2017
    3:07
  29. 37.
    Why here? Why now?22 February 2017
    3:34
  30. 38.
    A complicated history15 February 2017
    3:32
  31. 39.
    An acrobatic whale tale8 February 2017
    3:39
  32. 40.
    The politics of collaboration1 February 2017
    3:29
  33. 41.
    What makes technique, technique?18 January 2017
    3:28
  34. 42.
    A legacy of work: Gordon Davidson11 January 2017
    3:39
  35. 43.
    Theater for the new year4 January 2017
    3:29
  36. 44.
    It’s all about the audience21 December 2016
    3:19
  37. 45.
    It's just Tuesday14 December 2016
    3:49
  38. 46.
    A play from before . . .7 December 2016
    3:38
  39. 47.
    Don't miss the experience of the forest (or the beauty of a single tree)30 November 2016
    3:36
  40. 48.
    #specialNOTsafe23 November 2016
    3:34
  41. 49.
    A dire, urgent warning16 November 2016
    3:13
  42. 50.
    Getting lost in a Grimm Forest9 November 2016
    3:53
  43. 51.
    Polling a Play's Heart1 November 2016
    3:45
  44. 52.
    An ugly story told beautifully25 October 2016
    3:24
  45. 53.
    "Who's the bad guy?18 October 2016
    3:22
  46. 54.
    A culturally appropriate family11 October 2016
    3:33
  47. 55.
    As close as possible to the elemental core27 September 2016
    3:24
  48. 56.
    A classical dick joke13 September 2016
    3:52
  49. 57.
    FOUR LARKS forges a path through the INDUSTRY'S WILDERNESS6 September 2016
    3:44
  50. 58.
    Fall Theater Picks30 August 2016
    3:35
  51. 59.
    The Equity Saga Continues23 August 2016
    5:21
  52. 60.
    No Opposition16 August 2016
    3:40
  53. 61.
    An Essential Black, and Blue, Comedy9 August 2016
    3:37
  54. 62.
    Taming the Ramones2 August 2016
    3:16
  55. 63.
    Lost Soles26 July 2016
    3:39
  56. 64.
    A Soulful Trip to the Beach19 July 2016
    3:12
  57. 65.
    An Uncertain Future12 July 2016
    3:21
  58. 66.
    The Sole of Satire5 July 2016
    3:11
  59. 67.
    That’s a Good Trick28 June 2016
    3:25
  60. 68.
    A Play to Argue Over21 June 2016
    3:27
  61. 69.
    The Revelation in Repetition14 June 2016
    3:28
  62. 70.
    Not Quite Prepared for This Disaster7 June 2016
    3:22
  63. 71.
    Shock, Awe, and...Jane Fonda?31 May 2016
    3:24
  64. 72.
    Unrelenting Drama?24 May 2016
    3:29
  65. 73.
    The Bodies Tell as Much of a Story as the Words17 May 2016
    3:28
  66. 74.
    Taking Responsibility4 May 2016
    3:26
  67. 75.
    Shakespeare's Black Man26 April 2016
    3:17
  68. 76.
    Mark It19 April 2016
    3:20
  69. 77.
    Our Problem Presents Itself12 April 2016
    3:10
  70. 78.
    A Nourishing Question5 April 2016
    3:04
  71. 79.
    A Canary in a Bigger Coal Mine29 March 2016
    3:25
  72. 80.
    What We’ve Lost22 March 2016
    3:14
  73. 81.
    Don't Even Ask Her about Dressing!15 March 2016
    3:08
  74. 82.
    A Challenging Chorus9 March 2016
    3:26
  75. 83.
    Why Politics Matter2 March 2016
    3:06
  76. 84.
    A Verdict without an Indictment24 February 2016
    3:02
  77. 85.
    A Backup on the Kościuszko17 February 2016
    3:14
  78. 86.
    Whose Play Is It, Anyway?9 February 2016
    6:16
  79. 87.
    Opening Weekend3 February 2016
    3:25
  80. 88.
    The Fullness of Nothing27 January 2016
    3:27
  81. 89.
    Dystopian Delight20 January 2016
    3:20
  82. 90.
    The Ritual of Space13 January 2016
    3:22
  83. 91.
    Theater for a New Year6 January 2016
    3:18
  84. 92.
    Best of 201530 December 2015
    3:09
  85. 93.
    All Hell Breaks Loose23 December 2015
    3:13
  86. 94.
    The Recipe Paradox16 December 2015
    3:11
  87. 95.
    A Commitment to Actors9 December 2015
    3:11
  88. 96.
    Orpheus with an iPhone2 December 2015
    3:16
  89. 97.
    The Key to Diversity in the American Theater?25 November 2015
    3:22
  90. 98.
    Theater in the Age of Twitter18 November 2015
    3:27
  91. 99.
    Neighborly Comfort Food11 November 2015
    3:27
  92. 100.
    Hopscotch-ing Tidy Art through Our Messy City4 November 2015
    3:31

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