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GREY'S ANATOMY - "The Bed's Too Big Without You"
April stays optimistic as Arizona begins testing on her baby; Dr. Herman plans out a crash course in fetal surgery; and Owen and Callie encourage each other to get back into the dating scene. Meanwhile, Meredith, Maggie and Bailey use the 3D printer to gain a better understanding of their patient's tumor, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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GREY'S ANATOMY: The Bed's Too Big Without You
ARIZONA BEGINS TESTING ON APRIL AND JACKSON’S BABY,
ON ABC’S “GREY’S ANATOMY”
Guest Starring Geena Davis (“Thelma & Louise”), Kelly McCreary (“Dr. Emily Owens, MD”) and Connie Ray (“The Big C”)
“The Bed’s Too Big Without You” – April stays optimistic as Arizona begins testing on her baby; Dr. Herman plans out a crash course in fetal surgery; and Owen and Callie encourage each other to get back into the dating scene. Meanwhile, Meredith, Maggie and Bailey use the 3D printer to gain a better understanding of their patient’s tumor, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey, Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd, Justin Chambers as Alex Karev, Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey, James Pickens, Jr. as Richard Webber, Sara Ramirez as Callie Torres, Kevin McKidd as Owen Hunt, Jessica Capshaw as Arizona Robbins, Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery, Sarah Drew as April Kepner, Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd, Camilla Luddington as Jo Wilson, and Jerrika Hinton as Stephanie Edwards.
Guest cast TBA.
“The Bed’s Too Big Without You” was written by Tia Napolitano and directed by Chandra Wilson.
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LIFE IN LA
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
A Perfect Storm of Talent Brings O’Neill Classic to Life at Odyssey Theatre
Written by Jan James
Odyssey Theatre Ensemble knocks it out of the park with their latest production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna Christie starring Jeff Perry and his real-life daughter Zoe Perry as estranged father and daughter “Chris” and “Anna Christopherson.”
Anna Christie, a timeless story written in 1921, is every bit as relevant today as it was back then. A father, whose job takes him away from home, becomes estranged from his family. His wife becomes ill and dies. The daughter gets shipped off to be cared for by relatives where she is not treated well and eventually runs away, ending up as a prostitute. After 15 years apart, the father and daughter reunite and try to establish a relationship—neither one knowing the real truth about the other.
Jeff Perry, currently starring as the White House chief of staff in the hit television show Scandal, gives an incredible performance not to be missed, as the drunken Swedish sailor turned protective father in this production skillfully directed by Kim Rubinstein. His daughter Zoe gives an equally impressive performance as the title character Anna, trying to reconnect with her father and rebuild her life. Their lives are complicated by a young Irish sailor they rescue from death by the sea. Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy) gives a passionate performance as the young sailor completing this trifecta of talent.
The play is set in and around the sea often referred to by Chris as “The Devil.” The set is a simple 8 x 12 foot plank surrounded by water—doubling as both a waterfront saloon and a coal barge. Between the water and the added effect of the fog from time to time, the audience feels as if they have indeed been transported to the sea. In one scene, a few audience members very likely may recieve a bit of a splash when someone is sent overboard, in an area near the stage that should be designated as the “splash zone.” The action is intense and at times quite physical.
The complex layers of the story reveal intense drama, laughs and the amazing strength of the human spirit. As Anna puts it, “We are all born nuts and then we get mixed together.” Her amazing strength mixed with gentle (sometimes vulnerable) transformation, especially when she starts to fall for Matt, shows how much the human spirit can take and then heal itself.
Chris is from a long line of sailors, and all the women in the family marry sailors. He is determined to keep Anna from marrying a sailor, because as he sees it the sea is the devil that torments and eventually kills everyone he loves. Anna on the other hand feels drawn to the sea—and to the young sailor.
This incredibly talented cast gives an amazing performance from start to finish. Set designer Wilson Chin’s minimal set works perfectly to give the characters the room they need, while it lets the audience feel as if indeed they are on a barge at sea. The water surrounding the stage is quite an accomplishment as well.
Kudos to Odyssey Theatre for bringing this classic story to the stage as part of their 2015 season. Make your reservations early to see Anna Christie before it sells out. You will be glad to be a witness to this beautifully crafted performance.
Anna Christie will be running on Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm through March 8th at the Odyssey Theatre, located at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Limited onsite parking is available for $3. For tickets call (310) 477-2055 ext. 2 or go to www.OdysseyTheatre.com. Some discounts are available for students and Equity/SAG/AFTRA members for Saturday matinee performances.
'Grey's Anatomy' boss teases new doctors and new relationships
By Natalie Abrams
on Jan 27, 2015
When Grey’s Anatomy returns, some doctors may be on the rocks, while others will be finding new relationships—oh, and there will also be some new doctors coming to Grey Sloan Memorial, according to executive producer Shonda Rhimes, who gives EW a rundown of what’s in store for the second half of the season:
We saw the first spark between Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) and Owen. Are you moving forward with that dynamic? What can you tease for their story lines both together and separately for the second half of the season?
Rhimes: We’ve been doing really great things with Amelia as she’s coming into her own as a neurosurgeon. She’s trying to fill her brother’s shoes, which is not an easy thing to do at the hospital and in terms of the medical of it all. Those of the fans who watched Private Practice know who she is and know what her past is–how those elements of her past will come into play, how those elements of her past might be affected when April has to go through what April’s going through. If you watched Private Practice, you’re going to be rewarded with a little extra something if you know about Amelia. If you didn’t, you still get this deeper understanding of who this character is. And she and Owen, I would say they’re moving slowly. I’m not throwing people together. There are some really serious episodes, so we’re also trying to give some comedy and let things be lighter. The Owen and Amelia thing is not some big, heavy, dark thing. It’s lighter at this point in time. We haven’t had them take any giant steps.
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Photo Flash: First Look - Odyssey Theatre's ANNA CHRISTIE
January 24, 2015
Real-life father and daughter Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Zoe Perry (upcoming feature film Cotton) star with Kevin McKidd (Grey''s Anatomy) and Mary Mara (Nash Bridges) when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Anna Christie, opening Jan. 24 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Former Long Wharf associate artistic director Kim Rubinstein directs Eugene O''Neill''s 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner. Check out photos from the production!
O'Neill's classic is surprisingly contemporary, crackling with fierce physicality, humor and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain is reunited with the daughter he unknowingly abandoned to a life of hardship, a woman with limited choices whose dreams have been shattered. When Anna falls in love with a sailor, certain secrets about her past come to light. The play's trio of iconic characters are an explosive mix, each struggling for salvation. O'Neill presents a realistic and painful exploration of family conflict and the harsh reality of women's lives in the early part of the twentieth century.
"It''s kind of spectacular that O''Neill wrote this nearly 95 years ago," says Rubinstein. "It''s the story of a strong, independent woman who is a victim of abuse and forced into a life of degradation by her circumstances, and of two men who come to understand and recognize their own culpability in her plight and are transformed by that. It''s very passionate, and layers and layers deep."
Anna Christie debuted on Broadway at the Vanderbilt Theatre on November 2, 1921, garnering O''Neill''s second of four Pulitzer Prizes. A 1993 Broadway revival by the Roundabout Theatre Company was the recipient of both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival, and a 2003 revival at London''s Donmar Warehouse was honored with the Olivier Award. Anna Christie was successfully adapted to the screen three times; the second version starred Greta Garbo and is considered by film critics to be one of Hollywood''s finest motion pictures.
Eugene O''Neill (1888-1953) is revered as the father of modern American playwriting and stood as a trailblazer for later artists such as Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller. He brought solemn and serious content into American drama, writing powerful and timeless tragedies with contemporary themes and familiar backgrounds. Unlike any other American playwright before him, O''Neill based his writing on personal relationships, repeatedly turning to his own life for material and transforming his own long-lasting bitterness into art.
Performances of Anna Christie take place three times a week, on Saturdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., from Jan. 24 through March 8 (dark Feb. 1).
There will be three previews on Jan 17 and Jan. 18 on the same schedule.
Tickets to all performances are $34.99; previews are $25; students with valid ID and members of Equity/SAG/AFTRA can purchase tickets for $20 to Saturday matinee performances.
The Odyssey Theatre is located at 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025.
For reservations and information, call (310) 477-2055 or go to
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