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2013 Stories by Julie Peterson

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  • Gilded Rager

    published December 26, 2013

    A little cognitive dissonance can get you to focus more clearly on what’s important. So whether you want to put 2013 behind you or hit... More >>

  • Turning Tables

    published December 26, 2013

    Google My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy, and you’re rewarded with an ad for death and mourning support services. This is undoubtedly... More >>

  • Elfed-Up Kicks

    published December 12, 2013

    Some of Great Arizona Puppet Theater’s oldest puppets, handmade by its founders in 1976, star in The Elves and the Shoemaker, continuing... More >>

  • Singing Lessons

    published December 12, 2013

    If you’re not feeling suicidal around the holidays (we’ve heard it’s common), there’s always homicidal. Though the... More >>

  • Chow Bella's Second Annual Eating Christmas

    published December 5, 2013

    For the second year, Chow Bella is hosting “Eating Christmas,” during which some of our favorite writers (and artists) will read... More >>

  • Tragic Ringdom

    published December 5, 2013

    Weary of Christmasy entertainment? There’s almost no writer less Christmasy than Federico García Lorca, whose remains... More >>

  • Home for the Holidays

    published December 5, 2013

    Zach Braff of Scrubs is also a writer (e.g., Garden State). His first and very funny stage play, All New People, presented by Stray Cat Theatre... More >>

  • La Dolce Evita

    published November 28, 2013

    The best we can say about Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is that when he writes about real people (rather than, say, cats, rollerskating choo-choo... More >>

  • Cab Fare

    published November 28, 2013

    If Theatre Artists Studio chooses to produce a play, you know it’s a project that talented, experienced people are very passionate about.... More >>

  • Civil Discourse

    published November 21, 2013

    It’s been 50 years since 1963’s March on Washington (itself timed to the Emancipation Proclamation’s centennial) featuring... More >>

  • Beating Crow

    published November 14, 2013

    The residents of Tokyo are locked in an epic battle with giant jungle crows. Sounds like a great monster movie -- but it’s a documentary,... More >>

  • Going Dutch

    published November 14, 2013

    Of the many variations of the legend of The Flying Dutchman, composer Richard Wagner focused on the part where the ghost ship’s doomed... More >>

  • Show Me The Bunny

    published November 14, 2013

    Childsplay’s stage version of The Velveteen Rabbit, celebrating its 25th anniversary through Sunday, December 22, is for ages 3 and... More >>

  • Musical Man

    published November 7, 2013

    Now that Brelby Theatre Company’s in its official venue, the troupe’s wasted no time scheduling not just a mainstage season but a... More >>

  • Scam Alert

    published November 7, 2013

    Unless you saw the 1988 film version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels within the past week, it’s hard to tell who’s conning whom in the... More >>

  • Case in Point

    published October 31, 2013

    Superman wasn’t the first fictional character to die and come back. Holmes did it, homes. When fans demanded more stories, savvy Arthur... More >>

  • Car Talk

    published October 31, 2013

    Stymied by your entertainment choices? Try the Pulitzer Prize yardstick -- there’s just one per year for drama (sometimes none). If the... More >>

  • Something Wilde

    published October 24, 2013

    Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, subtitled A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, is surprisingly full of not just witty bons... More >>

  • Pour It Up

    published October 24, 2013

    When Actors Theatre’s financial challenges pre-empted its season last winter, the arts community was discouraged indeed. But the... More >>

  • Epic Tale

    published October 17, 2013

    We like wacky behind-the-scenes stories. Among other things, the drama going on offstage (whether literally or figuratively) helps one... More >>

  • Two Guys, A Girl

    published October 17, 2013

    Ah, William Shakespeare, master of the tricky, ambiguous title (Much Ado About Nothing? Tell that to the characters -- oh, okay, right. The... More >>

  • Time Steps

    published October 10, 2013

    The profoundly silly four-person live stage version of The 39 Steps was originally billed as Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps or John... More >>

  • Miami Heat

    published October 3, 2013

    The second Celebración Artística de las Américas (CALA Festival) will spend the next month sprinkling Arizona with... More >>

  • The More You Poe

    published October 3, 2013

    Optical illusions. A mirror maze. Frock coats and hoop skirts. Merging. Fracture. Is the soul made of waves or particles? Poe meets quantum... More >>

  • Gag Reflex

    published September 26, 2013

    In spring, swallows return to Capistrano. While we support swallowing in general, autumn reappearances are often even better -- like The [sic]... More >>

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