Casa 0101 brings‘ Julius Caesar’ to East LA

By Julieanne Obregon Robert Beltran brings William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” to life at the Casa 0101Theater in Boyle Heights. “Julius Caesar” has forty-four roles that are played by 18 actors whom are mostly Latina/o. Caesar, played by Vance Valencia, is a highly respected man among the Roman citizens and when he returns victorious from war a plot for his death is put into play. The play begins when Flavius, played…

October 29, 2014
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‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ mixes comedy with classic story

By J.C. Casarez Before a sold out audience at the Black Box Theater, the play “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead,” opened Friday night. The Tom Stoppard play is presented by the Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting Department and is directed by W. Colin McKay and David Laird Scott. The play is based on characters from the Shakespeare classic “Hamlet.” It focuses on the travels and actions of the main characters, …

March 24, 2012
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‘Hamlet’ actors pull through to end

By Erik Luna Great physical talent, along with amazing acting made last Friday’s opening of “Hamlet,” a success for the Department of Speech, Theatre Arts and Broadcasting. Despite cold weather conditions and the East Los Angeles Christmas Jazz celebration being held the same day, “Hamlet,” opened up with a good turnout. The play had a few twists and turns from the original play written by William Shakespeare. Instead of being set…

December 7, 2011
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