‘The Secret Conversations’ does more for McGovern than it does for Ava Gardner

Some 34 years after she was dubbed “The Most Beautiful Animal Alive,” a financially struggling, physically ailing Ava Gardner contracted a journalist to ghostwrite her memoir as the less humiliating alternative to pawning off her old jewels. So began the working relationship between writer Peter Evans and Gardner. The relationship would span across a year and ultimately culminated with Gardner abruptly withdrawing her permission to publish. This didn’t stop Evans’s estate from posthumously publishing “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations,” in 2013. The book was published …

PCC theater department sets ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in modern day

The classic story of Romeo and Juliet was given a very modern twist in the PCC theater departments virtual play, Romeo and Juliet in Quarantine. The play, streamed live on twitch, showed what love is like when two people are separated by dire circumstances except this time those circumstances depicted the reality of living through a global pandemic. 

‘The Vagina Monologues’: Embracing women and survivors

Outside of the Westerbeck Recital Hall, artist Wendy Madsen drove down from Utah to sell her own vulva pins and earrings in support of “The Vagina Monologues.” A collection of powerful words and stories of the conversations women may not have with their vaginas. Not just the unspeakable taboo of sexual violence, the shame that comes in women, but the journey it takes to recovery.

The vaginas convene at Westerbeck theatre

Last week, Pasadena City College students performed Eve Ensler’s feminist play “The Vagina Monologues” for the second year in a row at the Westerbeck theater. The play was produced by PCC psychology professors Jennifer Fiebig and Jennifer Noble and performed by a cast of 38 empowering female students. The production included monologues in the spanish language and even included monologues of two students who told their stories of domestic violence.   PCC’s Cross Cultural Center, Psychology Club, Feminist Club and Shepherd’s Door, a non-profit organization …