Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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This Jewish family has each other's back. Which makes stabbing all the much easier. Take a peep into the "Peep World" of the Meyerwitz clan, whose Patton-like patriarch (Ron Rifkin) acts as Jewish general to his ragtag rejects of an army/ family. Battle lines are drawn over the father's 70th birthday dinner where arguments and acrimony are rationed out to...
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How do you spell out what you don't want your child to hear when she just won the 17th annual Scripps Regional Spelling Bee competition? No problem for David Greenberg and Marisol Villamil, who say it loud and say it proud: Their daughter has always been No. 1 in their book. Now they can book a trip to the national...
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When you comin' back, Mark Medoff? He's actually never been away, not since startling theater-goers with his rough-and-tumble "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder" (1974) and "Children of a Lesser God" (1980), his landmark enlightened drama that opened the eyes and ears to the travails of the hard-of-hearing community that went its award-winning way from Broadway to Hollywood. Go Southwest,...
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You can learn from watching Arnold Kendall on stage. I did. Of course, the stage was set somewhat differently 50 years ago, and the body language he was using was English. But as a teacher, Kendall lit into literature with a daring sense of drama as he taught me and a gang of other Jay Cook Jr. High hopefuls harking...
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Das Tank? Israeli filmmaker Samuel "Shmulik" Maoz has rebooted the claustrophobic notion of filming within tight quarters in "Lebanon," a white-knuckle nod to his days as a warrior without portfolio in the Lebanon War 18 years ago. "Lebanon" opens on Sept. 3 at the Ritz at the Bourse. Rolling through streets, roiled in the conflict that caused years of headaches...
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