September 10, 2013
Host: Anthony Byrnes
This is Anthony Byrnes Opening the Curtain on LA theater for KCRW.
Producing a play at the Getty Villa almost resembles one of the trials of Heracles -- or maybe the journey of Ulysses.
You'd think in such an idyllic setting, a semi-circular outdoor amphitheater nestled in a Malibu canyon on the doorstep of the building that houses some of the treasured urns of antiquity, you'd think that that setting would sprout plays as if from the head of Zeus.
You'd be wrong.
The biggest obstacle for theater at the Getty Villa is oddly the Villa itself. As impressive as the massive facade of the museum is, its effect is to dwarf an actor standing in front of it. Read More .