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Dragon is Golden @ Boston Court

By Patrick Hurley

 

A beautiful, seemingly pastiche allegory about immigrant struggles with assimilation and globalization slowly turns into a series of connected stories that plays out like a fractured fable in The Golden Dragon, by German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, making its southern California premiere at The Theatre @ Boston Court. (more…)

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A Winning Endgame

By Patrick Hurley

Filling the emptiness that accompanies the mundaneness of everyday life is a recurring theme throughout the work of Samuel Beckett. He creates cold, isolated landscapes and then populates them with characters who are usually incapable of escaping the dreary and awful world around them. Endgame, playing now at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, is a classic example of Beckett at his very best.  (more…)