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1994 Stories by Kathleen Ellison

Archives: 1994
  • DIAPER WRATH

    published September 8, 1994

    In the preface to a collection of his plays, author Christopher Durang fondly recalls the famous I Love Lucy episode in which Little Ricky is... More >>

  • CHILLY RECEPTION

    published September 8, 1994

    A play about Antarctica seems like a good antidote for the summer heat in Phoenix. But Terra Nova, the story of the 1911 race for the South Pole,... More >>

  • SEND UP THE CLOWNS

    published August 4, 1994

    After seeing the latest version of Forbidden Broadway, I left Herberger Theater Center depressed. My reaction was like the one I had when a shock... More >>

  • SHAVING GRACE

    published August 4, 1994

    After a successful run last season at Theater Works' small Glendale playhouse, Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim's story of the razor-wielding barber... More >>

  • SAM & SALLY & JOHN & CHLOE

    published June 8, 1994

    In Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Terrence McNally's 1991 play staged by Arizona Theatre Company, we're treated to the spectacle of a weekend with... More >>

  • UNHAPPINESS IS

    published May 25, 1994

    Some musicals beg you to like them. They brandish their sincerity as a weapon--you're hit over the head, grabbed by the throat and throttled. If... More >>

  • TOTALLY BOSS!

    published May 11, 1994

    Everyone in the audience was laughing like crazy. I saw a man on the aisle wipe away tears. The laughter was the from-the-gut kind, and it was for... More >>

  • PUPIL HAZE

    published May 11, 1994

    All through Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, I kept wondering if the characters were ever going to stop whining. But these were whining kinds of... More >>

  • TRIFLING WITH SUCCESS

    published May 4, 1994

    After having made the pilgrimage eastward to the Sullivan Street Playhouse a couple of times during the last few decades to see The Fantasticks, I... More >>

  • COLD, COLD HEART

    published May 4, 1994

    For an exercise in frustration, try explaining the plot of The Winter's Tale to someone. It can't be done. You keep trying, but you can't get away... More >>

  • FIDDLE FADDLE

    published April 27, 1994

    The Robber Bridegroom works hard at telling everyone they're having a good time. The characters are all eccentrics, the pratfalls continuous, the... More >>

  • SAME OLD SONG

    published April 20, 1994

    When Of Thee I Sing was first staged in 1931 at the height of the Depression, it was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its gang of pompous, Senator... More >>

  • GRAY AREA

    published April 20, 1994

    The title of Athol Fugard's Blood Knot refers to the unbreakable bond between two brothers. But in Fugard's two-character, one-set play, the... More >>

  • RANT'S TOMB

    published April 13, 1994

    It's moan and groan time at the Herberger again. We've got yet another message/relationship play, this time called Sight Unseen. Written by... More >>

  • FRAYED KNOT

    published April 13, 1994

    Rope, presented by Banzai Entertainment at Planet Earth Multi-Cultural Theatre, is a murder mystery but not a whodunit--the play begins with the... More >>

  • GREAT SOCIETY'S CHILD

    published March 30, 1994

    The Good Times Are Killing Me was a surprise off-Broadway hit a few years back, and the autobiographical play by syndicated cartoonist Lynda... More >>

  • GREAT SOCIETY'S CHILD

    published March 30, 1994

    The Good Times Are Killing Me was a surprise off-Broadway hit a few years back, and the autobiographical play by syndicated cartoonist Lynda... More >>

  • THE BEATEN PATH

    published March 30, 1994

    Lieutenant Commander Orlando is the kind of guy who deserves to be shot in the back. He tortures political prisoners by day, and just when his... More >>

  • THE BEATEN PATH

    published March 30, 1994

    Lieutenant Commander Orlando is the kind of guy who deserves to be shot in the back. He tortures political prisoners by day, and just when his... More >>

  • GREAT SOCIETY'S CHILD

    published March 30, 1994

    The Good Times Are Killing Me was a surprise off-Broadway hit a few years back, and the autobiographical play by syndicated cartoonist Lynda... More >>

  • THE BEATEN PATH

    published March 30, 1994

    Lieutenant Commander Orlando is the kind of guy who deserves to be shot in the back. He tortures political prisoners by day, and just when his... More >>

  • THE BEATEN PATH

    published March 30, 1994

    Lieutenant Commander Orlando is the kind of guy who deserves to be shot in the back. He tortures political prisoners by day, and just when his... More >>

  • GREAT SOCIETY'S CHILD

    published March 30, 1994

    The Good Times Are Killing Me was a surprise off-Broadway hit a few years back, and the autobiographical play by syndicated cartoonist Lynda... More >>

  • FLEECE CIRCUS

    published March 23, 1994

    Lampooning the shysters of evangelism has kept satirists busy ever since the faithful realized that the price of salvation was an empty pocket.... More >>

  • FLEECE CIRCUS

    published March 23, 1994

    Lampooning the shysters of evangelism has kept satirists busy ever since the faithful realized that the price of salvation was an empty pocket.... More >>

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