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When it Finds its Focus, Bent Becomes Beautiful

By Patrick Hurley Taking its cue from the gay rights movement of the late 1970s, when it was written, Martin Sherman’s play Bent, playing now through August 23 at the Mark Taper Forum, wants to make a statement to the gay community. 817 more words

Patrick Hurley

Music Makes The People Come Together

The author Leo Tolstoy said, “Art is not a handicraft. it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.”

Transmission and Transfiguration. The former aims to communicate, to transfer. 638 more words

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One Arm

In yet another co-incidence, it seems to be the week for stage adaptations of unproduced screenplays by America’s great 20th century playwrights and first up its Tennessee Williams. 278 more words

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Tinfoil Decency -part 72

     The alarm chided Bryan to wakefulness and he shook his head to clear away the logy. He found his phone, silenced the alarm and said, “If this is Friday then we must be in Rome. 1,128 more words

Fiction

Theatre Review: "The Tallest Tree in the Forest"

“The Tallest Tree in the Forest,” a show written and performed by Daniel Beaty at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (B.A.M.) Harvey Theater is a brilliant look at the life of the great performer and activist, Paul Robeson. 274 more words

The Laramie Project by by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

A play.

“And it’s even in some of the western literature, you know, live and let live. That is such crap. I tell my friends that–even my gay friends bring it up sometimes.

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Center Theatre Group Announces 2015 Season at Mark Taper Fourm

Three new plays and two classic dramas will be presented as part of Center Theatre Group’s 2015 season at the Mark Taper Forum, with the 48th season at the Los Angeles Music Center venue set to include revivals of Arthur Miller’s “The Price” and Martin Sherman’s “Bent,” plus two new comedies, “Immediate Family” from Paul Oakley Stovall and Brenden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Appropriate,” as well as new drama “The Christians” from Lucas Hnath. 136 more words

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