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1995 Stories by Marshall W. Mason

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  • Strange Interlude

    published October 19, 1995

    Theater Works has scored solidly with a winning production of John Guare's darkly deranged comedy The House of Blue Leaves. Guare is the... More >>

  • My Left Footlight

    published October 12, 1995

    Remember camp? It was that over-the-top ironic sensibility that gained favor in the Sixties, and one assumed that, like Dada, in time it would... More >>

  • Slum Enchanted Evening

    published October 12, 1995

    "Maria! I just met a girl named Maria/And suddenly that name will never be the same to me." Her real name is Katherine Stewart, and she is the... More >>

  • DINNER ROLE

    published October 5, 1995

    Between relatively mundane courses, Copper State Dinner Theatre is serving up a delectable comedy called I Hate Hamlet. This amusing morsel had a... More >>

  • BABY BLOOMER

    published October 5, 1995

    Childsplay has begun its 19th season on a triumphant note with a stunningly imaginative production of The Secret Garden. This version of... More >>

  • WINGED VICTORY

    published September 28, 1995

    The most important theatre event of this decade, Tony Kushner's epic masterpiece Angels in America, has arrived in Phoenix. It is the largest... More >>

  • AUNTIE ESTABLISHMENT

    published September 21, 1995

    Theater Works is turning out its annual miracle: a great, bloated Broadway musical on a tiny stage in a barn. The occasion is its revival of Jerry... More >>

  • ACT WAN

    published September 21, 1995

    After a vagabond year, changing location with each production, Phoenix Theatre is celebrating its 75th season in a newly refurbished home. The... More >>

  • REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE

    published September 14, 1995

    Harold Pinter is arguably the most influential English dramatist in the second half of the 20th century. Traces of Pinter's spare and oblique... More >>

  • WIDOW'S PIQUE

    published September 14, 1995

    "I need a man!" screech female voices in the Planet Earth Multi-Cultural Theatre production of Federico Garcia Lorca's classic tale of... More >>

  • BARD COMPANY

    published August 31, 1995

    Grand Canyon University has launched a promising season of Shakespeare with a scintillating production of Tom Stoppard's contemporary classical... More >>

  • THE WITCHING HOUR

    published August 31, 1995

    The Diviners came to my attention by winning the prestigious American College Theatre Festival Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. I... More >>

  • THE GAY WHITE WAYCURRENT BROADWAY SEASON DOMINATED BY GUYS SANS DOLLS

    published August 23, 1995

    This New York theatre season will be remembered as the year of the penises. The age of the gay play has arrived with a vengeance, and with an... More >>

  • QUASI-NO-NO

    published August 10, 1995

    There have been many versions of Victor Hugo's classic melodrama The Hunchback of Notre Dame, several of them captured on film. Most memorable is... More >>

  • JEWISH WRY

    published July 20, 1995

    Probably the best argument that can be made for continuing federal funding for the arts is to consider what kind of entertainment would... More >>

  • OKIE DOKEY

    published July 6, 1995

    On March 31, 55 years ago, the golden age of the American musical was born. It is easy to imagine the shiver the audience must have experienced on... More >>

  • BIBLE BELTER

    published June 29, 1995

    Forget Las Vegas! Fly over to Gammage Auditorium instead. You'll lose your frequent-flier miles, but you'll catch the most scintillating flash of... More >>

  • LOVE TRY ANGLE

    published June 29, 1995

    "The time has come to speak of love," the Narrator solemnly tells us. "The lover and the beloved come from different countries. The curt truth is... More >>

  • BEREAVE IT OR NOT

    published June 15, 1995

    A couple of things really pissed me off when I turned 50: It wasn't enough that my junk mail started to include weekly solicitations to join AARP,... More >>

  • BROADWAY PLAYS DEAD'95 TONY AWARDS EULOGIZE WORST SEASON IN NEW YORK THEATRE HISTORY

    published June 8, 1995

    "Can Broadway be saved?" was the question on the cover of New York magazine last week. Inside, Michael Goldstein prescribed a 12-step program to... More >>

  • THE RULES ACCORDING TO HOYLE

    published June 8, 1995

    Arizona Theatre Company has joined Actors Theatre of Phoenix by ending the season not with a bang, but saving a buck. Both theatres concluded the... More >>

  • POWER PLAY

    published May 11, 1995

    Last weekend, in the chilly confines of Mesa Amphitheatre, an actor entreated us: "Gently to hear, kindly to judge our play." Not to worry. ... More >>

  • HIGH MARX

    published May 11, 1995

    If you saw Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer, you may have some insight into the final offering of the season by Actors Theatre of Phoenix, now... More >>

  • HELLO, DALLY

    published May 4, 1995

    Stephen Sondheim's most sublime achievements surpass anything in the musical theatre since Rodgers and Hammerstein. I would include among these... More >>

  • HIGH BLOOD COUNT

    published April 27, 1995

    There's not a bat in sight in the world premiäre of Arizona Theatre Company's compelling new version of Dracula, currently stalking Herberger... More >>

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