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Voices from the Fringe: Penny Pollak

Making its West Coast debut at this year’s Fringe is Penny Pollak’s acclaimed one-woman show, No Traveler: A Comedy About Suicide.Bringing welcome humor to such a grim subject, Penny has performed the show off Broadway, in Edinburgh and even the wilds of Winnipeg. She’s currently working on the motion picture adaptation with American History X director Tony Kaye.Penny was kind enough to take some time out from her busy pre-Fringe schedule to answer a few question...
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Loud

The Complex’s ten performance spaces run from great-looking to not-so-great-looking, but for performer and audience they all feature aural accompaniment from some of the building’s other rooms, public and private. The ground floor’s Ruby Theatre is lucky to share one of its walls not with another theater but with a liquor store. It has comfortable seats and a raised proscenium stage and, at least for the Hollywood Fringe Festival show Lovely, a beautiful curtain that actually...
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The Wildcat

The inaugural Los Angeles Theater Festival is underway at The Complex’s Ruby Theatre, just a few months after the Hollywood Fringe Festival bowed at that venue (among many others along Santa Monica Boulevard). While the HFF lasted just two and a half weeks and the LATF stretches from September 4 through October 11, the latter is actually a much smaller affair, comprising 62 performances of 16 titles (plus a closing-nig...
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Voices from the Fringe: The School of Night's Chris Johnson and Jen Albert

The Fringe is just around the corner, but there’s still time to meet the creatives behind some of the edgy shows scheduled for this year’s festival.The School of Night’s production of Punch and Judy seems ready-made for the Fringe. Taking the time-honored tradition of this centuries-old puppet show to violent new levels, the company is reenacting the classic with live actors who list “fighting” on their resumés as a primary skill.I contacted School’s Chris Johnson and Jen Alb...
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"Time Stands Still" Mends Abandoned Moments

Standard practice within many a production is typically to task a cast with text, demand memorization and then empower a director to assign emotion. With so many artistic attempts taking place within this theatrical tidepool, one may easily experience at least a few formulaic-type shows, however this production of Time Stand Still breaks this formula.  Time Stands Still is a story of a couple that has worked together traveling the world in the field of journalism. James is a c...