On Friday evening, May 17, there will be a spectacular musical event at the Eli & Edythe Broad Stage -- the first of six performances of a new opera, Dulce Rosa, based upon a celebrated short story by Chilean author, Isabel Allende.
It's 1939. Hitler is rising in power. England is on the brink of declaring war on Germany. Against this backdrop we witness the impending war of ideologies in an imaginary meeting between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis.
This Saturday evening I was transported from chronically-casual Santa Monica to the elegance and grace of Jane Austin's world, as a talented troupe of improvisation pros made it impossible to maintain a stiff upper lip.