Opinion

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He is gone from you now … reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Around 1968," Jackson says, "my parents were working at pretty good jobs, in a factory. Now there are no more jobs. What would Dr. King think of that?"

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Theater Review: My Name is Rachel Corrie

Bravo to the Theatricum for its courage in presenting the L.A. premiere and for insisting on freedom of speech.

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"Richard III": Classic with a modern lesson

Enjoying Shakespeare under the stars at Topanga Canyon's Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is de rigeur during summertime for Angeleno theatergoers.

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On stage: a Palestinian American stuck in the middle

Jennifer Jajeh, who stars in the one-woman autobiographical play, grapples with the age-old conundrum of "who am I?" through her art.

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"Chinese Massacre" dramatizes little-known history

Playwright Tom Jacobson takes a Howard Zinn-like "people's history" look at Los Angeles, revealing a little-known pogrom against L. A.'s then-200 inhabitants of Chinese ancestry.

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"The Temperamentals" strikes a blow for the sexual revolution

The Temperamentals is part of a significant emerging trend in contemporary American theater.

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"Broken Glass": What it means to be a Jew in America

Arthur Miller is our very own American Shakespeare. Broken Glass is one of Miller's lesser-known works - it ran only 73 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1994, although it was Tony-nominated - and is probably this Jewish playwright's most Jewish play.

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This revolutionary "Cradle" still rocks!

If you're anywhere near Los Angeles, don't miss The Cradle Will Rock, the latest addition to the tide of political plays currently flowing across Southern California stages.