leadimage Review: Nick Dear’s ‘Frankenstein’ at A Noise Within

    It’s clear who the real monster is in Nick Dear’s “Frankenstein.” Hint: It’s not the guy stitched together with dead body parts. Dear’s play, which premiered at London’s Royal National Theatre in 2011, tells Mary Shelley’s story from the perspective of Victor Frankenstein’s creature. It gets its California premiere at A Noise Within in Pasadena […]

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Rennie Harris Funkedified @ the FORD

Bringing hip-hop from the streets of Philadelphia to international stages and academic towers, Rennie Harris brings “Rennie Harris Funkedified” to IGNITE@The FORD for one show only, this Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m. The movers of Rennie Harris Puremovement, the seminal Hood Lockers and LA’s own Versa-Style Dance Company are joined by a live band […]

Review: ‘Mysterious Circumstances’ at the Geffen Playhouse

David Grann, a journalist who writes nonfiction that reads like fiction, has written compelling books about a British explorer who disappeared in the Amazon looking for a lost ancient city and the Osage Indian murders that led to the creation of the FBI. In December 2004, he published an article in The New Yorker called […]

Concerts at Mt. Wilson Observatory

Mount Wilson Observatory — the scientific marvel above Pasadena, atop Mount Wilson — is hosting a six-month series of Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome on the first Sunday of each month through October. The concerts, thoughtfully curated by Artistic Director Cécilia Tsan, are presented inside the iconic vaulted dome of the 100-inch telescope. The June 2 concert […]

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