‘Until the Flood’ Revisits Racial Divide After Michael Brown Was Shot

‘Until the Flood’ Revisits Racial Divide After Michael Brown Was Shot

, The shooting of Michael Brown, a unarmed black 18-year old, five and a half years ago focused national attention on Ferguson, Mo. A white 28-year-old police officer, Darren Wilson, shot him dead after he allegedly robbed a convenience store. The aftermath piqued the interest of Pulitzer Prize finalist, actress and playwright Dael Orlandersmith. She […]

Sting Cannot Keep His ‘Last Ship’ Afloat

Sting Cannot Keep His ‘Last Ship’ Afloat

Sting developed a musical about the North East England area where he was born. It did not do well on Broadway, but he wanted a do-over. The result, version 2.0 of Sting’s “The Last Ship,” made its U.S. debut Wednesday night at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles. While some songs were catchy and Sting took […]

Thought-Provoking ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ Opens in Los Angeles

Thought-Provoking ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ Opens in Los Angeles

A play that explores the U.S. Constitution’s content and ambiguities may sound like a dull evening. However, Heidi Schreck’s engaging “What the Constitution Means to Me,” which opened Friday at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, offers an entertaining, thought-provoking production that forces the audience to think about the document and its meaning to […]