With a dozen or so songs, Benjamin Scheuer leads an audience through a harrowing youth of loss and survival with honesty and virtuosity that elevates ‘The Lion” from a performance to a play.
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The Space Age comes to the mines of West Virginia and at least one boy, Homer Hickam Jr., made it out into the winder world. The amiable new musical at the Old Globe Theatre tells how.
The efficiency of numbers in the Chinese language and the demands of successful rice paddies have been suggested as clues to the academic success of Asian students. But the two discontented overachievers in ‘Tiger Style’ at the La Jolla Playhouse have never been near either one.
Shakespeare’s most formal, artificial play is like an extension of Balboa Park this summer in the Old Globe Theatre’s verdant, joyous production.
Stuff going on in the heavens above Ojai is more awesome but less odd than what’s happening in a house among four characters wrought by Steve Martin. And “wrought” is the word.
When a corporation grows old and loses energy, a popular plan is to take it over with money borrowed against its liquidation profits, then strip it for profit. That’s the business of high-risk or “junk” bonds and it can make people rich, if they don’t care about what’s ethical, legal or decent. In a tough, well-mounted new drama at the La Jolla Playhouse, Ayad Akhtar elaborates.
When a corporation grows old and slows down, one plan is to take it over borrowing its stock against the value that can be stripped from its wreckage.