Tragicomedy ‘Archduke’ Looks at Terrorists and Shooting That Started WWI

Tragicomedy ‘Archduke’ Looks at Terrorists and Shooting That Started WWI

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian in Sarajevo touched off the first World War, according to many historians. Playwright Rajiv Joseph’s “Archduke,” which opened Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum, offers a mix of history and levity while ambitiously looking at the terrorists recruited for the pre-WWI shooting. The […]

A ‘Wholehearted’ Gripping Play

A ‘Wholehearted’ Gripping Play

“The Wholehearted,” the play that opened Sunday at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, features a gripping portrait of a female boxer who reached the top and knows down is the only perspective left to her. A multimedia experience, the show uses video interviews, songs, physicality and a fabulous performance from Suli Holum to tell a tale […]