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O'Grady, Washington. Photo by Jerry Graham.


“Unless you are at a picnic, life is no picnic,” this cleverly axiomatic phrase is attributed to comedy writer Jane Wagner. The 1953 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Picnic, by William Inge, lends evidence to Ms. Wagner’s witticism. The […]

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11 Minutes

Tragedy lasts a lifetime for those who experience it first hand. Though it may fade over time, the trauma never entirely disappears. It was October 1, 2017 when tragedy struck in Las […]

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The Secret Comedy of Women

Though on the cover of the playbill for The Secret Comedy of Women — currently being performed at the Huntington Beach Library Theater through October 16 — it says “Girls Only,” this show is […]

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The Professor and the Madman

In 1998 it was published as a book, originally titled The Surgeon of Crowthorne, by Simon Winchester. When it was published in the United States, the title was changed to “The Professor and […]

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Elvis and Nixon

In what has been humorously referred to as a docu-comedy, the 2016 film Elvis and Nixon, featuring Michael Shannon as the former and Kevin Spacey as the latter, reached movie theaters, and though it’s a largely forgotten movie, Elvis and Nixon gets […]