June 26, 2016

Beau Bridges and Ezekiel Bridges Read from Johnny Got His Gun at the Mermaid, June 25

 Edward Asner and Wendie Malick will host when actor Beau Bridges and his son Ezekiel read from Dalton Trumbo’s dramatic Johnny Got His Gun at the historic Mountain Mermaid in Topanga. All proceeds from this special fundraising event, which includes a silent auction, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, will benefit the artistic and educational programming at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. The Mountain Mermaid, Saturday, … [Read More...]

My Father’s Shoes

 “You’re not the man your father was.” My mother spoke As if it were a joke. My brother smiled as if amused, And handed back the shoes. I took the crate and mailed it to myself. Once home, it sat beneath the shelf For two full years. Now I’ve dried the tears, The grieving’s waned, And so today I get it out again. A life’s shoes tumble out. We sit, My husband’s turn to try them on for fit. But husband, it seems, suffers The same deficiency… [Read More...]

Ham: A Musical Memoir, at the Pasadena Playhouse, July 9, 10

 The Pasadena Playhouse, in association with Broadway producer Suzi Dietz, announced today that they will present Tony Award-nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Sam Harris’ critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, Ham: A Musical Memoir. Directed by Ken Sawyer (Founding Member of The Road Theatre Company) and Billy Porter (Tony Award-winner for Kinky Boots), the musical comedy takes us from a conflicted childhood in Bible-Belt Oklahoma to th… [Read More...]

FILM_ The Nice Guys

 Political corruption. Smog protesting. A flourishing “adult film” industry. It’s a time of rebellion and scandal. Of plaid polyester suits and flared trousers. It’s Los Angeles in 1977. Through droll writing, slapstick crimefighting, vivid scenery and evocative costuming, Shane Black’s R-rated comedy, The Nice Guys captures ‘70s California in a darkly grimy yet dazzlingly amiable light. Follow bumbling private investigator Holland March (Ry… [Read More...]