‘Evangeline’ sheds light on ’68 anti-war movement

  By Edward Hernandez All the seats were filled at the Bootleg Theater for Saturday’s opening night of ‘Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe.’ The room was quickly filled with excitement and curiosity all around. Set in East L.A., during the early days of 1968, the story revolves around the family difficulties during the draft, as well as the school walkouts and the start of a new anti-war movement. ‘Evangeline, the…

May 16, 2012
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Intermediate acting class performs in rehearsal room

By Jorge Lopez The East Los Angeles intermediate acting class presented the play “Showcase Crisis” at the rehearsal room in the Performing and Fine Arts Complex. The performances were split up into two days. The first day the scenes were related to social issues and the second day, the scenes had death-related theme. The project for the students was to interview someone they knew over the age of 50 that…

May 2, 2012
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‘August G’ sweeps streets

By Keyla Lopez Casa 0101 presents the American Premiere of “The Imaginary Life of the Street Sweeper, August G,”originally written by Armand Gatti. The play was originally written in French and first premiered in France in 1962. This English version of the play was translated and also directed by Emmanuel Deleage and is the first time the production has been presented in English. The play runs concurrently with and art…

April 25, 2012
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Two students plays tackle misogynistic themes

  By Oliver Blanco Filled with emotions and convincing acting made Friday’s opening of “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days” and “Mothers” two plays worth watching.  “Ain’t Nothin’ Good About the Good Ol’ Days,” written by Sonny Rubio and directed by Will Pellegrini opened with an image of “The Andy Griffith Show” projected on the floor of a dark living room. A bright red light shined on the…

April 25, 2012
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