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October 16, 2009
?The Durang Menagerie,? a collection of one-act plays by Christopher Durang, completes its run this weekend at the Glendale Community College Studio Theatre, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Pictured, Amanda Wingvalley, played by Amy Ackerman, urges her hypochondriac son Lawrence, played by Aren Soulahian, to meet the ?Feminine Caller? who is coming for dinner, in ?For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,? a parody of Tennessee Williams? ?The Glass Menagerie.? Performances are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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By Melonie Magruder | October 14, 2009
In Glendale Community College?s presentation of ?The Durang Menagerie,? the zaftig Amy Ackerman opens the evening as the eponymously titled ?Mrs. Sorken.? ?Dear theatergoers, welcome, and how lovely to see you,? she trills. And with that, we?re off on a celebration and lampoon of theater, from the Greek classics to the works of American icons like Eugene O?Neill. ?The Durang Menagerie? is a collection of one-acts by America?s master absurdist, Christopher Durang, in which he parodies theater and its adherents in all their self-import and overblown metaphor, in a loopy, hilarious riff on actors and audience.
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October 9, 2009
TODAY Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers Alcoholics Anonymous, a community-based support group from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays at the Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services center, 335 Mission Road, Glendale. The men?s and women?s groups will meet separately. Free admission. For more information, call (818) 242-3116. ? The Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd. For more information, call (818)
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April 16, 2003
Jose Ruiz Every one-woman show we've seen lately has been a litany of struggles, disappointments and eventual successes that tend to emphasize how determination and hard work eventually pay off. Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie's "Inside the Music," produced by the Colony Theater, is very much that type of show. Featuring a plethora of song-and-dance numbers culled from her more popular Broadway shows, coupled with clever and insightful narrative written by the gifted Christopher Durang, this show carries us from the early days when Donna first hit show business, through her early successes (and failures)
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By Wendy Grove | September 16, 2009
The 2009-10 theater season at Glendale Community College includes one-act plays, a Tennessee Williams drama, a musical in the spring and a play translated from Spanish. The season opens with “The Durang Menagerie,” an evening of one-acts by Christopher Durang and directed by Larry Biederman. The four one-acts are “Mrs. Sorken,” “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,” “The Actor’s Nightmare” and “Desire, Desire, Desire.” Two of the one-acts, “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” and “Desire, Desire, Desire,” are parodies of Tennessee Williams’ plays.
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October 16, 2009
?The Durang Menagerie,? a collection of one-act plays by Christopher Durang, completes its run this weekend at the Glendale Community College Studio Theatre, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Pictured, Amanda Wingvalley, played by Amy Ackerman, urges her hypochondriac son Lawrence, played by Aren Soulahian, to meet the ?Feminine Caller? who is coming for dinner, in ?For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,? a parody of Tennessee Williams? ?The Glass Menagerie.? Performances are at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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By Melonie Magruder | October 14, 2009
In Glendale Community College?s presentation of ?The Durang Menagerie,? the zaftig Amy Ackerman opens the evening as the eponymously titled ?Mrs. Sorken.? ?Dear theatergoers, welcome, and how lovely to see you,? she trills. And with that, we?re off on a celebration and lampoon of theater, from the Greek classics to the works of American icons like Eugene O?Neill. ?The Durang Menagerie? is a collection of one-acts by America?s master absurdist, Christopher Durang, in which he parodies theater and its adherents in all their self-import and overblown metaphor, in a loopy, hilarious riff on actors and audience.
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