Oliver Mayer has tried the way of the fighter and the way of the artist.
He stuck with the latter, becoming a playwright, but the boxing ring continues to inspire him, providing the backdrop to his best-known play, “Blade to the Heat,” as well as a sequel, “Members Only,” that begins previews Thursday for a Saturday opening as a Latino Theater Company production at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.Read more
“Satyagraha,” the term Mohandas K. Gandhi designated for nonviolent resistance, is often translated as “truth force.”Read more
There are many reasons “Dear Evan Hansen,” the Tony-winning musical that more than lived up to expectations at its glorious opening Friday at the Ahmanson Theatre, has become a cultural phenomenon.
First and foremost, it’s an enthralling show that marries story and song as dexterously as “Fun Home,” “Hamilton” or this year’s Tony-winner, “The Band’s Visit.”Read more
Love is an unwieldy thing. But Danielle Agami’s Ate9 masters both the highs and lows throughout “Old/News,” which opened at Temple Israel of Hollywood on Saturday.
The double bill, featuring a remount of Agami’s “Sally Meets Stu” and her latest work, “Framed,” continues through Monday as part of the L.A.-based dance company’s 2018-2019 season opener.Read more
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Adrian Piper, writes Times art critic Christopher Knight, “is one of those artists whose work unpeels like an onion.” The conceptual artist is now the subject of a Hammer Museum retrospective.Read more
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández The company celebrates the dance traditions of Mexico. Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, L.A. Sun., 6 p.m. $28-$50. (323) 343-6600.
Old/News An updated version of choreographer Danielle Agami’s first work for her Ate9 dance company is paired with her latest solo work.Read more