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Drama (genre)

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Top Drama (genre) Articles

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  • On Theater: 'Proof,' 'Art' and 'Stomp' take over local stages

    A new season means a host of new stage productions — professional, community and collegiate — on local stages, beginning Friday with the Costa Mesa Playhouse. David Auburn's mathematics-centered drama "Proof" focuses on the brilliant daughter...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In search of Sasquatch

    In search of Sasquatch
    Have you seen Bigfoot? The students of Sonora Elementary School sure have. In a mock documentary which incorporated more than 100 students, the school's drama club practiced technological and teamwork skills while producing a feature-length movie about...
  • On Theater: Vintage plots, updated versions

    At Costa Mesa's Vanguard University of Southern California, the upcoming theater season will be marked by one major factor — maturity. All five plays to be performed at the school's Lyceum Theater in 2010-11 fit quite comfortably into the "oldies"...
  • On Theater: Newport theater maps 32nd season

    NEWPORT BEACH — Time does fly. It seems only like yesterday when the city of Newport Beach was converting an abandoned church overlooking the harbor into a city-assisted community theater dubbed the Newport Theatre Arts Center. That was in 1980,...
  • On Theater: 'Streetcar' rides to the top at GWC

    For Golden West College, 2011 was an ambitious year with two prize-winning dramas, a classic comedy and the revival of a vintage musical. When the smoke cleared, it was GWC's production of Tennessee Williams' masterwork, "A Streetcar Named Desire,"...
  • Review: John Hurt is magnificent in Beckett's 'Krapp's Last Tape'

    Review: John Hurt is magnificent in Beckett's 'Krapp's Last Tape'
    With his shock of silver-gray hair, his face etched by time with the lean expressiveness of a Giacometti sculpture and his soulful eyes registering every fleeting hurt and happiness, John Hurt bears a striking resemblance to Samuel Beckett in the...