Articles about Anne Frank – latimes

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October 16, 2013 | By F. Kathleen Foley

David Greig, adapter-translator of August Strindberg's Creditors, has commented that Strindberg's acerbic classic is really less of a play and more an almost demonic experiment on a set of three human lab rats. In David Trainer's muscular staging at the Odyssey - a co-production of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and the New American Theatre - it gradually becomes apparent that the slyly manipulative Gustav (Jack Stehlin), one of the play's tortured threesome, is more scientist than rat - a coldly calculating clinician who sends his laboratory subjects down a deadly psychological maze of his own brilliant devising. Initially, Gustav comes across as the well-meaning new friend of Adolf (Burt Grinstead)

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October 16, 2013 | By Margaret Gray

In Rogue Machine Theatre's beautifully directed and acted West Coast premiere of Deanna Jent's heartbreaking play Falling, teenaged Lisa Martin begs her mother, Tami, to send her older brother, Joshua, away. I know you hate him, replies Tami. But moms don't get that choice. We just love our kids no matter what. This familiar sentiment acquires a painful poignancy in Falling, which is based on Jent's experiences raising her own son. Eighteen-year-old Joshua suffers from severe autism.

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October 15, 2013 | By Philip Brandes

Though David Ives is known for wit that's bold, The Liar's something special, truth be told. Adapting antique farce by Pete Corneille in vernacular of the present day, complete with pentametric verse in rhyme, the writing's surely worthy of our time. Performed with skill by pros at Antaeus, its L.A. premiere has much to please us. O'erflowing with surfeit of talent vast, the show as usual is double-cast (which makes reviewing problematical enough to wish for a sabbatical). Take solace that the troupe's consistency should make all actor mash-ups fun to see. In an upper class romantic tangle, under direction by Casey Stangl, Nicholas D'Agosto and Rob Nagle were the plucky stars I saw finagle - as cocky pathological liar, and servant whose love of truth aims higher - to woo Jules Willcox' fair lass and Gigi Bermingham's flirty maid, respectively.

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October 15, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sat alone in a front-row folding chair before the start of a news conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance. He had just emerged from the museum's brand-new Anne Frank exhibition, which opens to the public Tuesday, and was visibly moved. "It was incredibly powerful," Garcetti said. "It's one of those visceral and transcendent exhibits - it hits you in the heart and the gut. " Gov. Jerry Brown also took time out of his schedule to attend the Monday VIP ribbon-cutting of "Anne," an interactive and fully immersive experience that honors the life and legacy of the teenager, who died in a Nazi concentration camp but left behind a diary that gave voice to the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered in the Holocaust.

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August 7, 2013 | By F. Kathleen Foley

The Diary of Anne Frank, the journal of a Jewish girl who died in the Holocaust during the final days of World War II, has been a worldwide phenomenon since it was first published in 1947. The book was converted into a 1955 play and an Oscar-winning 1959 film by Hollywood scribes, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, who were brought onto the project by Anne's father, Otto Frank, after he fired the original playwright, Meyer Levin. After a long court battle, Levin signed away his rights to his work, a reputedly darker and less sanitized drama that was barred from production.

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June 12, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg

Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, 84 years ago today. During her short 15 years, she kept a diary and wrote there sorting out her emotions, describing her crushes and despair, her desires and dreams. She kept the diary from 1942 to '44, the two years that her German-Jewish family lived in hiding in Amsterdam during World War II. "When I write, I can shake off all my cares," she wrote in April 1944. A few short months later, in August 1944, Anne, her family and the others who were in hiding with them were discovered by Nazi authorities.

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