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Driven to Abstraction

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It all began about 40 years ago, with a mysterious, dense black painting. Ken and Sandy Tokita were riveted by the piece the moment they saw it at the Margo Leavin Gallery in Los Angeles. But they had no idea why the small, diagonally gridded...

Moses Knows

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ed Moses is having an OC Moment with exhibits at Peter Blake Gallery and UCI (view page 132-3)

Theater Expert Robert Cohen’s 4 Tips for Getting Onstage

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Robert Cohen is a university professor, theater director, playwright, and drama critic who has written 20 books on the art of theater and acting. When did your love for theater begin? I started going to the theater when I was 6 or 7. My parents....

UCI Theatre Promises Passionate Performances

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Love theater but hate driving up to LA? Me, too! So let's take advantage of having UCIrvine's Department of Drama right in our own backyard. Check out these three upcoming shows. The Last Lifeboat looks at the Titanic tragedy from a different...

Sweet Smell of Success musical coming to the Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Monday, September 1, 2014

The musical “Sweet Smell of Success” is coming to the University of California, Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts from 5/30/2015 to 6/6/2015. Sweet Smell of Success (Music by the late Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Craig...

A Tale of Two Shakespeares

Thursday, August 7, 2014

tale of two Shakespeare companies: one benefiting from an intimate relationship with the well-funded, respected UC Irvine theater department and has created one of the most striking performance venues you will ever see; the other a gypsy troupe that...

‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Hyperbole: bard’ at UCI’s New Swan, ‘Tempest’ brewing

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

After seeing a production of “Twelfth Night” last year, I decided it wasn’t one of Shakespeare’s better plays. New Swan Shakespeare Festival’s current production (running through Aug. 30 at UC Irvine) has convinced me there’s more to it...


Friday, August 1, 2014

A poignant moment is captured during the presidential address at UCI.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night

Thursday, July 10, 2014

You’ll understand the “no late seating” warning if you first take in the amazing New Swan Shakespeare Festival’s sustainable, portable outdoor mini-Elizabethan theatre in daylight hours, a reproduction built...

New Swan Shakespeare Festival returns to UC Irvine

Monday, July 7, 2014

Eli Simon knows a thing or two about giving William Shakespeare’s plays a breath of fresh air. Simon serves as the artistic director for the New Swan Shakespeare Festival, a seven-week-long event to be hosted at UC Irvine from Thursday through...