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Drama (genre)

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  • Reel Critics: 'Ides of March' thrills with backstabbing, betrayal

    "Beware the Ides of March" is a famous line from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," which foretold the Roman emperor's assassination by a group of conspirators. In the deliciously sinister "Ides of March," there is plenty of backstabbing inside the modern-...
  • On Theater: Curtains up at three local colleges

    Three local collegiate theater departments launch their respective seasons this month with openings on Friday night and the following two Fridays — all classics in one form or another — and for one of them, it's a very special event. That...
  • On Theater: 'Trip' topped a bountiful year for SCR

    Editor's note: This is the first of three columns chronicling the year 2011 in local theater. * South Coast Repertory's "The Trip to Bountiful" was described in this column a few months ago as "an engrossing journey with extraordinary performances...
  • Estancia students tackle 'The Crucible'

    COSTA MESA — Estancia High School's drama department is taking on an American theater classic about the Salem witch trials that uses allegory to connect the colonial-era story to McCarthyism. Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" made its 1953 stage debut...
  • On Theater: 'Plaid,' 'Sons,' 'Godot' top local theater

    Local stage productions on both the community theater and collegiate levels proved impressive during 2011, with an imaginative musical and a pair of modern classic dramas leading the way. At the Costa Mesa Playhouse, the 1950s flavored musical "Forever...
  • Reel Critics: 'Pitch Perfect' hits bold, funny notes

    Reel Critics: 'Pitch Perfect' hits bold, funny notes
    Two new movies are out about growing up and finding acceptance — a broad comedy ("Pitch Perfect") and moving drama ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower"). "Pitch Perfect" mixes gleeful musical numbers with raunchy campus antics. Freshman Becca (Anna...
  • SCR's 'Jitney' to debut Friday

     SCR's 'Jitney' to debut Friday
    Kristy Johnson found out the hard way that she could not overpower or subdue her creative side. The Chicago native and lone female cast member in South Coast Repertory's production of the August Wilson play "Jitney," which opens on Friday night, gave...
  • Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards

    Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards MANDY NGUYEN GPA: 4.28 School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart...
  • The Crowd: A Russian night for Beckstrand Cancer Foundation

     The Crowd: A Russian night for Beckstrand Cancer Foundation
    She did it again. Lil Spitzer, executive director of the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, produced what many called "the party of the year" Oct. 13 in the Hangar at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Spitzer joined forces with community...
  • Check It Out: Ghosts, vampires, werewolves and zombies

    Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
  • Nostalgia abounds at 'Grease' performance

    Nostalgia abounds at 'Grease' performance
    The thought of portraying one of film's most iconic characters on the stage scared the spotlight-loving Danielle Ridge. But, when the time came for the 16-year-old to don the sweet A-line dresses and sweaters of Sandy Dumbrowski in"Grease,"she was filled...
  • Bookmark: When kids kill

    There is a hierarchy of personal catastrophe, an informal but definitive ranking of all the terrible things that can happen, moving through categories that might be labeled "Worst Thing" to "Next-Worst Thing" to "Next-to-Next Worst Thing" and on down...