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A memoir of travel, encounters with the famous

As I Remember It by Cynthia Citron, © 2017 Xlibris; ISBN 9780152-4571627. By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – Given that Nancy and I are mentioned in Cynthia Citron’s book, I feel a bit embarrassed recommending it to you. But the fact is, Cynthia also writes in her memoir about important people with whom she […]

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A supper for the power- hungry

  By Cynthia Citron HOLLYWOOD — Playwright Phinneas Kiyomura’s play Supper introduces three oil-rich brothers who have come to Japan to celebrate the wedding of their fourth brother, Freddy (Joel Scher), to his very strange Japanese bride, Naomi (Keiko Elizabeth). Each of them is different from his brothers and as they reveal their individual characters […]

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Arts columnist Citron tells of her memoir

By Cynthia Citron LOS ANGELES — If my editor will indulge me, I should like to tell you about a book today rather than a play or film.  The book is called As I Remember It and it is my memoir which has just been published. As the publisher describes it, the book “chronicles the […]

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Beckett’s genius on display at L.A.’s Odyssey

By Cynthia Citron LOS ANGELES — What could be more overwhelming than a play by Samuel Beckett?  How about FIVE plays by Samuel Beckett? Ron Sossi, the fearless founder of L.A.’s Odyssey Theatre and its Artistic Director, has built his reputation on the innovative, unique, and sometimes quirky theater productions he has undertaken in the Odyssey’s […]

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He’s a lion, hear him roar

By Cynthia Citron LOS ANGELES — The slice of life that he brings to the stage is his own.  Filled with pain and anger, hostility, loneliness, and alienation, it is, nevertheless, a solo performance that in the end brings the audience to its feet in a well-deserved minutes-long standing ovation.   Benjamin Scheuer, playwright, songwriter, and performer, […]

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Two extra ordinary Holocaust films: ‘Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe’ and ‘Denial’

By Cynthia Citron LOS ANGELES — This past weekend I saw two intense biographical documentaries dealing with completely opposing viewpoints on the Holocaust. The first, Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe, told of the melancholy meanderings of the Austrian writer/playwright/philosopher who, at the height of his career in the 1920s and ‘30s was one of the […]

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Play focuses on Hitler, Chaplin and Pickford

By Cynthia Citron BEVERLY HILLS, California — At first he was seen as a joke.  Then, as he continued his campaign of insults and threats, outrageous proposals, and the promise to make his country great again, his countrymen rallied around him and Hitler became the elected dictator of Germany. At the same time, one of the […]

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Corporate raider drama comes to the L.A. stage

By Cynthia Citron LOS ANGELES — If Lawrence Garfinkle comes to your town, be wary!  And be afraid.  Be very afraid.  Garfinkle, known to his fellow Wall Street stockbrokers as “Larry the Liquidator,” is known to be ruthless, relentless, and rich.  When he comes to town you can be sure somebody’s struggling business is about to be “restructured.” […]

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‘Bad Jews’ depicts split between religious and secular

By Cynthia Citron HOLLYWOOD — The play has such a despicable name that you would think it would attract every neo-Nazi, Aryan Nation, Skinheaded anti-Semite in southern California.  The play is called Bad Jews.  But, surprisingly, playwright Joshua Harmon’s four-person diatribe is actually a perceptive reflection of the way in which many modern Jews relate […]

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Tense ‘John Is A Father’ makes its debut

By Cynthia Citron NORTH HOLLYWOOD, California — Perhaps I should recuse myself from reviewing John Is A Father because its star, Sam Anderson, is one of my favorite actors.  In addition, he is one helluva nice guy.  So it’s especially magical to see him turn himself into a taciturn, fearful, ex-alcoholic loner onstage.The play was written […]

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The ubiquitous Mr. Eisenberg

By Cynthia Citron BEVERLY HILLS, California — The name “Jesse Eisenberg” may not be as familiar as, say, Jerry Seinfeld—-yet.  But if you saw him portraying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network you may remember him being nominated for many prestigious Best Actor awards for his work in that movie. Or, more recently, you […]

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SDJW thanks its March 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Jewish World expresses its appreciation to the byliners and staff photographers whose works appeared in March 2016 editions. They included: David Amos Eitan Arom Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Amber Bartlett Jeremy Ben-Ami Boaz Bismuth Ronnie Blair Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravatts Jack Forman […]

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Love in the age of religious diversity

By Cynthia Citron STUDIO CITY, California–He is a non-observant Jew, she is an ardent Catholic, and they meet cute.  He sees her through the front window of an art gallery in Soho and jumps out of his Uber to meet her.  He bumbles awkwardly through an introduction and she, for some inexplicable reason, is charmed.Thus begins writer/director Dan Frischman’s […]

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SDJW thanks its February 2016 contributors

SAN DIEGO — This publication would like to thank and express appreciation to the writers and photographers whose works appeared during February 2016 in San Diego Jewish World.  They include: Judy Lash Balint Kenneth Bandler Laurie Baron Boaz Bismuth Dan Bloom Shoshana Bryen Stephen Bryen Cynthia Citron Richard L. Cravtts Jack Forman Donald H. Harrison […]

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