Gerald Thomson

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  • 20 years ago | Theater

    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 governm...

  • 20 years ago | Theater

    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 on...

  • 20 years ago | Film Reviews

    It doesn't take long for Actors Theatre of Phoenix to offend women, the religious, conspiracy theorists and believers in extraterrestrials during its current production of Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening With th...

  • 20 years ago | Theater

    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 ...

  • 20 years ago | Theater

    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. Antigone...

  • 20 years ago | Theater

    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 ...