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By TOM TITUS | April 13, 2007
The Vietnam War has been history for more than 30 years, but repercussions continue to fan out like ripples from a stone tossed into a pond. Fourteen years ago, the esteemed playwright Lanford Wilson focused on the lingering questions from that conflict with his "Redwood Curtain," dealing with a teenage Vietnamese-American girl's search for her father, a former soldier. Orange Coast College's Repertory Theater Company — a student-operated arm of the college's theater department — has chosen Wilson's intricate drama for its annual production of a full-length play.
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December 12, 2004
TODAY WHAT: A book-signing and open house for the book, "Jinkie's Italian Family Kitchen," written by Connie Jinkie Modnick. WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. WHERE: Ziggy's Optical, 3417 Via Lido, Newport Beach. INFORMATION: Modnick has captured three generations of Old World cooking handed down through her family in her new cook book. WHAT: "Redwood Curtain," a Lanford Wilson play about a Vietnam veteran living in the woods and a Vietnamese American girl searching for her father.
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November 26, 2004
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626; by fax to (714) 966-4679; or by calling (714) 966-4617. TODAY 'AUTUMN IMPRESSIONS' An exhibition of paintings featuring vineyards, harvests, sunflowers and boats runs through Nov. 30 at the Debra Huse Gallery, 229 Marine Ave., Suite E, Newport Beach. Information: (949) 723-6171 or http://www.debrahuse.com. 'PARIS PICTURESQUE' An exhibition of photographs by artist Barbara Higgins, "Paris Picturesque," will be on display through December at French Buckets, a florist at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
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November 26, 2004
Tom Titus What are the chances of a 17-year-old half-Vietnamese girl finding her natural father in a place where the woods, literally, are full of Vietnam War veterans? As the young lady herself admits, about the same as winning the lottery. This doesn't stop the determined Geri Reardon, however. She's been using her summer vacations with her aunt in Northern California for this purpose since she was a little girl. And this year, all her efforts may pay off. The distinguished playwright Lanford Wilson ("Tally's Folly," "The Hot L Baltimore")
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By TOM TITUS | December 27, 2007
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a series of four columns reviewing the year 2007 in local theater.   There’s something about Stephen Sondheim that brings out the best in production companies. South Coast Repertory and the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse both scored high on the charts with separate productions of “A Little Night Music” and now “Sunday in the Park With George” captures top honors among local college drama departments.
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By TOM TITUS | April 13, 2007
The Vietnam War has been history for more than 30 years, but repercussions continue to fan out like ripples from a stone tossed into a pond. Fourteen years ago, the esteemed playwright Lanford Wilson focused on the lingering questions from that conflict with his "Redwood Curtain," dealing with a teenage Vietnamese-American girl's search for her father, a former soldier. Orange Coast College's Repertory Theater Company — a student-operated arm of the college's theater department — has chosen Wilson's intricate drama for its annual production of a full-length play.
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December 16, 2004
Submit AFTER HOURS items to the Daily Pilot, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626; by fax to (714) 966-4679; or by calling (714) 966-4624. TODAY 'PARIS PICTURESQUE' An exhibition of photographs by artist Barbara Higgins, "Paris Picturesque," will be on display through December at French Buckets, a florist at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Information: (800) 652-9551. REDWOOD CURTAIN Lanford Wilson's play about a Vietnam veteran living in the woods and a Vietnamese American girl searching for her father will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach.
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December 12, 2004
TODAY WHAT: A book-signing and open house for the book, "Jinkie's Italian Family Kitchen," written by Connie Jinkie Modnick. WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. WHERE: Ziggy's Optical, 3417 Via Lido, Newport Beach. INFORMATION: Modnick has captured three generations of Old World cooking handed down through her family in her new cook book. WHAT: "Redwood Curtain," a Lanford Wilson play about a Vietnam veteran living in the woods and a Vietnamese American girl searching for her father.
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