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    Life With Dad

    Lynn Redgrave is starring in a play she wrote about her troubled relationship with her famous father, directed by her own husband. The play deals with the emotional remoteness and larger-than-life persona of the celebrated British actor Sir Michael R...

    by Kate Nolan on June 20, 1996
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    Simply Simon

    Neil Simon is the most popular playwright in American theatre history. He has written some 27 plays for Broadway, accumulating close to 17,000 performances. Valley audiences now have a chance to see two of his better plays in revival at two local the...

    by Marshall W. Mason on June 13, 1996
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    Tempest in a Toilet Bowl - Creator Kate Millett puts a lid on the art controversy that won't die

    Kate Millett hadn't heard much about the uproar her artwork "The American Dream Goes to Pot" had caused in Phoenix. The piece shows an American flag stuffed into a toilet basin in a wooden cage. Speaking by phone from her home in upstate New Yor...

    by Michael Kiefer on June 6, 1996
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    Ballots Over Broadway

    As a dislocated audience, Phoenix's theatre fans have to employ a bit of guesswork when it comes to buying Broadway theatre tickets. Stuck somewhere between believing the hype and becoming abject cynics, Valley theatregoers select their shows gingerl...

    by Marshall W. Mason on June 6, 1996
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    Fool's Gold

    Sam Shepard's Fool for Love is possibly the dramatist's most accessible play--simple, potent, lyrically charged and highly actable--yet it suffers from the limitation of a fairly static situation, and characters to match. Eddie, a cowboy, and May, th...

    by M.V. Moorhead on May 30, 1996
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    Play Dead

    The program of Italian Funerals & Other Festive Occasions tells us that the author, John Miranda, is an actor. The discerning audience member could have guessed that because plays written by actors usually share certain characteristics. When act...

    by Marshall W. Mason on May 16, 1996
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    Paternity Suite

    Can an actor's performance be too good for a play? Apparently it can, if one performance so overwhelms the script that the depth and subtlety of the drama are eclipsed by the charisma of its star. Such seemed to be the case when I saw the touring pro...

    by Marshall W. Mason on May 9, 1996
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    Birth of a Notion

    To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: "When the gods wish to punish us, they grant our prayers." For the past two seasons, I have been thumping a drum, decrying the decreased relevance of theatre to contemporary culture. Now, In Mixed Company has taken me at my...

    by Marshall W. Mason on May 9, 1996
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    Holy Roller

    Jose Benavides spent almost a year begging or buying the 500 license plates that he has since pounded into a gigantic depiction of the Virgin Mary attached to the chassis of a 1979 Datsun pickup truck. Benavides' "Madonna" is a 17-foot-tall, ful...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on May 2, 1996
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    Slumber Camp

    If Peter Quince were alive today and living in Arizona, he might well be the artistic director of Southwest Shakespeare Company. Quince is, of course, that amateur entrepreneur of ancient Athens who organized a group of tradesmen to perform "the most...

    by Marshall W. Mason on May 2, 1996
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    A Taj of Class

    Delicate rectangles of light dapple a translucent scrim that masks the proscenium at Herberger Theater's Center Stage. The tinkle of tiny cymbals begins to twang; our eyes penetrate the veil to behold a jewel-encrusted creature enthroned. With tawny ...

    by Marshall W. Mason on April 25, 1996
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    Bro Tie

    The Comedy of Errors and The Boys From Syracuse are twins, but they're fraternal--not identical. The former is Shakespeare's shortest play--and possibly his first. It is a tale of twins, separated at birth, who are driven to distraction when their re...

    by M.V. Moorhead on April 25, 1996
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    Sexpots

    'The sign posted on the door of Tempe Arts Center warns that the center's current ceramics exhibit, "Master's Touch: Akio Takamori," contains images of adult themes. What it doesn't tell you, however, is that the work within is a poetic paean to the ...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on April 18, 1996
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    Basic Black

    Lorraine Hansberry's powerful drama A Raisin in the Sun is to the black experience what Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is to that of middle-class Jews. It serves as the bench mark of excellence for all subsequent theatrical productions related t...

    by Marshall W. Mason on April 18, 1996
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    Life and the Maiden

    In a brief prologue, a pale young woman fixes her eyes on the black void that is the past: "I'm seeing him. He's huge. The biggest man in the world." Fade to black. The young woman awakens to find herself on a beach. Her name is Maria, and she v...

    by Marshall W. Mason on April 18, 1996
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    Killer Theatre

    The most erotic image I have seen on the stages of Phoenix can be ogled at Playwright's Workshop Theatre on Seventh Street. The time is the present; the place is a federal prison. The setting is a spare, clean prison cell illuminated by a single...

    by Marshall W. Mason on April 11, 1996
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    Deja Wow: Red, White and Snooze

    According to artist Hans Haacke, all art becomes purely nostalgic after a period of ten years. Haacke's own 1991 mixed-media sculpture "Collateral," included in Phoenix Art Museum's "Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art," falls premature ...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on April 4, 1996
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    Intriguing Entertainment

    Inspector, I confess! I love stage mysteries and thrillers. From the time, as a youngster, I saw the film classic Witness for the Prosecution--based on Agatha Christie's play--I've been guilty of harboring a secret thrill for the mechanical intri...

    by Marshall W. Mason on April 4, 1996
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    Seasons Bleatings

    Safely ensconced in its comfortable new home in a strip mall at 99th Avenue and Peoria Avenue, Theater Works is presenting Robert Bolt's turgid, talky historical pageant A Man for All Seasons. In its new location, the theatre has painstakingly reprod...

    by Marshall W. Mason on April 4, 1996
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    Video Village

    Deposit all linear thinking at the shadowy portals of "Buried Secrets," Bill Viola's five-part, multimedia installation at ASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center. That's because this potent visual and auditory experience is consciously designed to...

    by Kathleen Vanesian on March 21, 1996
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