Cross Cultural ‘Soft Power’ and Trumped Up American Dream

Cross Cultural ‘Soft Power’ and Trumped Up American Dream

“Soft Power,” a new “musical within a play,” wryly looks at cross cultural perceptions and influences impacting the American dream in today’s Trumped-up environment. Soft Power” received its world premiere this week at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The show, which is produced by Center Theatre Group in association with San Francisco’s the Curran and […]

War and Family Legacy Haunting in ‘Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue’

War and Family Legacy Haunting in ‘Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue’

War has been depicted in countless plays and movies. Quiara Alegría Hudes’ “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue,” which opened this weekend in the Los Angeles area, presents a multigenerational family legacy of silent stoicism in the face of war’s horrors and haunting aftermath. It also illustrates the impact of trying to follow in a parent’s footstep, when […]