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Great plays bring out great performances, even in those scripts rendered over-familiar by myriad local productions. A case in point is David Auburn's "Proof," now on stage at the Westminster Community Theater. Ever since South Coast Repertory first...
The oldest local community theater company in Orange County, now sporting a new look in its lobby and restrooms, is getting ready to lift the curtain on its 52nd season. That would be the Westminster Community Theatre, which began producing in 1961 and...
The Westminster Community Theater marked its golden anniversary in 2011, and topping that playhouse's artistic achievements was a solid gold production of Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "The Shadow Box." Directed by Lenore Stjerne,...
Thirty years ago, young playwright Beth Henley won the Pulitzer Prize for her second play, "Crimes of the Heart." She followed it with another of her trademark farcical comedies set in the deep South, "The Miss Firecracker Contest." The characters in...
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One of the most reclusive legends in modern American history will make a rare appearance in Costa Mesa on Oct. 29. Prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will speak with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers head Michael...
Rarely in community theater do a superb play, a skilled director and a powerful cast combine to produce such a memorable evening as those involved in "The Shadow Box" are offering at the Westminster Community Theatre. Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer Prize-...
In the pantheon of great American playwrights, three names stand out: Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. And few would dispute the notion that, when assessing Williams' work, his masterpiece was "A Streetcar Named Desire," which won the...
What the Tonys are to Broadway, the Abbey Awards are to the Westminster Community Theater, which recently wrapped up its 50th anniversary season by honoring two shows that are older than the playhouse itself. Sunday night, WCT handed out its annual...
Having reached the milestone of its 50th season, the Westminster Community Theater is making plans for its 51st, which will get underway next month. Things will get started on a prestigious note with a play that won the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony...
"Doubt," according to Tom Amen, who is directing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play opening at Golden West College on Feb. 25, is "a beautifully balanced drama that draws its power not from its clarity, but from its ambiguity." John Patrick Shanley, whose...
Comedy, tragedy, drama and music — these four basic elements of the theater all will be explored, in that order, by Golden West College during its 2010-11 season. The Huntington Beach college will be leading off with "Don't Dress for Dinner,"...
The multifaceted issue of race continues to cling to this country. Every sign of progress in relations seems to come with an opposite move, so that it often seems as if little has ever really, fundamentally changed since the age of Jim Crow, or even...
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