The avid fans of silent films couldn’t always separate the fantasy from the reality up there on the screen and censors were hurting business. With morals charges and even murders multiplying, the studios decided to hire their own censor and ‘the Hays Office’ was born, just in time to do damage control of one of Hollywood’s most enduring cold cases.
La Jolla Playhouse
Two girls kiss passionately in the poetic rain and World War I Europe loves it. But Sholem Asch’s play “The God of Vengeance’ doesn’t fare as well in New York, where the English-language version is busted on Broadway. Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman ponder the story in a nimble drama at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Four shows might sound like a lot to see in one weekend, but at the La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015 Without Walls (WoW) Festival, that was just a taste of what the event offered. There were more than 21 site-specific and immersive theatre projects ranging from drama, opera, dance and family friendly entertainment.
Less than a year has passed since Circle Circle dot dot became the residential theater company at the La Jolla Playhouse. The newest play from the group, Wrenegades: An Ecological Adventure, is the last show to premiere before their deal with the Playhouse ends.