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1996 Stories by Gerald Thomson

Archives: 1996 | 1995
  • Weird Science

    published February 29, 1996

    Phoenix Theatre's moving Arizona premiere of Miss Evers' Boys puts achingly human faces on a truly brutal episode of American racism. The... More >>

  • Short-Attention-Span Theatre

    published February 22, 1996

    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.... More >>

  • Rioters' Cramp

    published February 8, 1996

    In August of 1991, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a car carrying Lubavitcher Jewish leader Menachem Schneerson ran into two children, killing a... More >>

  • Laughable Conspiracies

    published February 8, 1996

    It doesn't take long for Actors Theatre of Phoenix to offend women, the religious, conspiracy theorists and believers in extraterrestrials during... More >>

  • Tale From the Crypt

    published February 1, 1996

    Anyone who believes that ancient Greek theatre must be stuffy and boring should take in Planet Earth Multi-Cultural Theatre's production of... More >>

  • Damsels in This Dress

    published January 25, 1996

    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... More >>

  • You'll Fall to Pieces

    published January 25, 1996

    Patsy Cline remains a top-selling artist more than 30 years after her death. The 1985 biographical movie Sweet Dreams (starring Jessica Lange),... More >>

  • Geek Theatre

    published January 18, 1996

    Let's hope you never have a houseguest like the one currently visiting Theater Works, which is presenting Larry Shue's uproarious comedy The... More >>

  • The Joy of Rex

    published January 18, 1996

    With a play first performed almost 2,500 years ago, Southwest Shakespeare Company provides the opportunity to transcend the ages by bringing to... More >>

  • The Simple Simon

    published January 11, 1996

    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... More >>

  • Garden of Eaten

    published January 11, 1996

    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... More >>

Archives: 1996 | 1995