Theater and Stage

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‘War Music’ at ACT: A play full of dissonance, a symphony it is not

A bright, warm Sunday in San Francisco, Clint and I ducked into the A.C.T. theater looking forward to being transported to a different world as only the storytelling of stage can. The play is based on the book, 'War Music' by British poet Christopher Logue. He claims it is an...

‘Afghanistan 1970-1975, Images from an Era of Peace’ (Video)

Nomadic tribes, stunning landscapes, the Buddhas of Bamian, textile markets and centuries-old architecture are reflected in the photographs.

‘The Kite Runner’ World Premiere: A thousand splendid standing ovations

I read Khaled Hosseini's novel, "The Kite Runner", over a year ago and still to this day, recall the story vividly. Even when these images fade, the emotional impact does not. And so I wondered. How would such a powerful story translate into a stage play?

In Review: Wicked (The Musical – Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire)

Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Ticket Price: $192 ($175 + $17 svc charge) I was actually in New York when Wicked debuted several years ago. I had wanted to see it, however, the initial reviews of Wicked were tepid at best so I decided to see...