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    Tennessee in Mexico

    "Nothing human disgusts me, unless it's unkind or violent." So remarks Hannah Jelkes, the spinster-paragon of The Night of the Iguana. She could be speaking for her creator, Tennessee Williams. That's very likely just what Williams had in mind--readi...

    by M.V. Moorhead on February 29, 1996
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    Weird Science

    Phoenix Theatre's moving Arizona premiere of Miss Evers' Boys puts achingly human faces on a truly brutal episode of American racism. The year is 1932, and a group of black men in Macon County, Alabama, is chosen for a seemingly benevolent gover...

    by Gerald Thomson on February 29, 1996
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    Webb Design - The good, the bad and the boring of Del Webb's New River development

    When Del Webb Corporation brought plans for its huge New River development to Maricopa County for approval early last year, the ensuing donnybrook was about as lively and entertaining as land planning gets. On one side was Del Webb, assuring the...

    by Edward Lebow on February 22, 1996
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    Short-Attention-Span Theatre

    One-act plays aren't produced often, and that's ironic given that the half-hour television sitcom has become America's most popular dramatic form. That may be why the latest Black Theatre Troupe offering is so refreshing. Its current evening of oneac...

    by Gerald Thomson on February 22, 1996
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    Cast From a Different Mold

    If you are desperate for some postmodern deconstruction or hankering for angst-ridden art, don't bother to stop in at Lisa Sette Gallery to see "In the Garden," the current exhibition of sculptural and two-dimensional mixed-media work by Valley artis...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on February 15, 1996
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    Rioters' Cramp

    In August of 1991, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a car carrying Lubavitcher Jewish leader Menachem Schneerson ran into two children, killing a Guyanese-American boy. Brooklyn erupted into a race riot accompanied by an explosive public dialogue that rap...

    by Gerald Thomson on February 8, 1996
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    Tale From the Crypt

    Anyone who believes that ancient Greek theatre must be stuffy and boring should take in Planet Earth Multi-Cultural Theatre's production of Antigone. He or she will find a rare and rewarding confluence of classic and experimental theatre. Antigo...

    by Gerald Thomson on February 1, 1996
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    Damsels in This Dress

    Remember when live theatre was an event, a special occasion? Just as I was beginning to fear that those days were gone, along comes a troupe called In Mixed Company, which takes a good evening of theatre, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and turns ...

    by Gerald Thomson on January 25, 1996
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    You'll Fall to Pieces

    Patsy Cline remains a top-selling artist more than 30 years after her death. The 1985 biographical movie Sweet Dreams (starring Jessica Lange), recent videos about her life and music, and the release of a greatest-hits album in 1992 (it sold more tha...

    by Gerald Thomson on January 25, 1996
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    Geek Theatre

    Let's hope you never have a houseguest like the one currently visiting Theater Works, which is presenting Larry Shue's uproarious comedy The Nerd. This guest is a nerd in the traditional sense--taped glasses, a pocket protector, and toilet paper...

    by Gerald Thomson on January 18, 1996
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    The Joy of Rex

    With a play first performed almost 2,500 years ago, Southwest Shakespeare Company provides the opportunity to transcend the ages by bringing to life the nightmarish story Oedipus Rex. One of Sophocles' Theban plays, Oedipus is the well-known sto...

    by Gerald Thomson on January 18, 1996
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    The Simple Simon

    Neil Simon, the most prolific comic playwright of our day, is a household name. Even those who don't attend theatre know him through movies such as The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park. But few people have heard of Neil's older brother, Danny. ...

    by Gerald Thomson on January 11, 1996
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    Garden of Eaten

    A plant that thrives on human blood, an innocent botanist looking for a break in life and a blond beauty with the IQ of Miracle-Gro are main ingredients of Arizona Theatre Company's current theatrical feast, the funny, grisly musical Little Shop of H...

    by Gerald Thomson on January 11, 1996
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    Sacred Wows

    "Ideally, the purpose of the church is to become obsolete." That's a radical thought, especially coming from a seminarian, but it's representative of the theme running through Mass Appeal, the current offering at St. George Actors Showcase. ...

    by Gerald Thomson on December 28, 1995
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    The Plot Dickens

    If you're looking for a traditional holiday treat, Actors Theatre of Phoenix is offering its slick production of A Christmas Carol. Forthose with a slightly less traditional taste in holiday fare, let me recommend Copperstate Players' production of I...

    by Gerald Thomson on December 21, 1995
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    A Glowing Ruby

    With Ruby Christmas, Planet Earth Multi-Cultural Theatre gives us another fine production. No frills, and not a false step in the dance: These people make theatre look as easy and natural as sliding into old jeans. Playwright Sarah Dreher transp...

    by James Sallis on December 7, 1995
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    The Gospel Truth

    Black Theatre Troupe is taking people to church with Mama, I Want to Sing, the first production of its silver-anniversary season. With a program that reads more like a Sunday bulletin than a playbill, this production got a hearty "amen" from the open...

    by Gerald Thomson on December 7, 1995
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    FLIGHTS OF FANCY

    Touring the artworks at the three terminals at Sky Harbor International Airport provides a lesson in Phoenix's progressive sophistication in relation to public art. The big bird mosaic at Terminal Two looks as dated as a Depression-era mural. The ...

    by Jerome Du Bois on December 5, 1995
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    Tossed in Yonkers

    It's the end of an era. Theater Works, arguably the best community theatre in the Valley, must be out of its Glendale facility by December 31. The troupe plans to move to a new site at 91st Avenue and Thunderbird in Peoria, but that venue won't be re...

    by Gerald Thomson on November 23, 1995
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    One Out of Two Aint Bad

    The American Heritage Dictionary defines "creation" as "an original product of human invention or artistic imagination." One of the things that makes creation in art so exciting is that you never know quite where the experience will take you. The Ari...

    by Gerald Thomson on November 16, 1995
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