Who Can Resist?

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I’ve never understood the fascination with mobsters, even more so in the age of the U.S. scamster-in-chief, but Bertholt Brecht’s allegorical “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” is a disturbing and fun way to skewer the whole genre of gangsters as entertainment. Westmont College Theater Arts Department’s excellent production directed…

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Prolonged Anticipation

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News of a new production from John Blondell and Lit Moon Theatre Company is always reason for excitement among adventurous theater-goers eager for another new challenging and provocative re-imagining of an iconic play. Henrick Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” should be a perfect fit for Lit Moon’s surreal and slightly anarchic…

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Fire Fallout

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  Many Santa Barbara businesses were hurt by the Thomas Fire as thousands of residents were evacuated and everyone else was encouraged to stay indoors out of the smoke and ash. State Street Ballet was especially hard hit, forfeiting up to $100,000 in ticket sales because they were forced to…

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