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2000 Stories by Robrt L. Pela

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  • Two Little, Two Late

    published May 18, 2000

    I expected to be wowed by Michael Grady's new play, one of two programs by local playwrights to première here this week. I've never seen a... More >>

  • Paging Patti

    published May 18, 2000

    You can call Patti LuPone at seven in the morning, mere hours after she's finished a backbreaking series of shows in Manhattan, and she'll... More >>

  • Diff'rent Strokes

    published May 11, 2000

    In each of the shows that opened here last weekend, there's a scene in which the tormented lead demands that his male lover tell him "I love you."... More >>

  • Slap Happy

    published May 4, 2000

    On the last night it played Tucson, The First Hundred Years by Arizona Theatre Company drew more than an appreciative crowd. As the... More >>

  • The Bong Show

    published April 20, 2000

    Despite the lack of a single compelling reason to create -- or to witness -- a remount of Hair, the version now playing at Planet Earth... More >>

  • Hurray Bashing

    published April 13, 2000

    To hear Jeff Nolan tell it, murdering Scott Sullivan was an unfortunate accident. According to Pastor Tim, it was an indiscretion. And to David,... More >>

  • Waiting for Guffaw

    published April 6, 2000

    You know the joke about the actor who misses his entrance cue, leaving his fellow players to improvise like mad until he shows up? I have finally ... More >>

  • Arc of Triumph

    published March 30, 2000

    The idea that we are each separated by no more than six acquaintances has become more commonplace than the play, Six Degrees of Separation,... More >>

  • The Ladies Who Lunch

    published March 23, 2000

    Having twice reviewed Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show in the past half-dozen years, I'm looking for a new angle. The folks at Actors... More >>

  • Loco Boys Make Good

    published March 9, 2000

    Someone sent me a Ladmo Bag. It arrived just as I was sitting down to my monthly poker game with a pair of bitter characters I've known since high... More >>

  • An Update Named Disaster

    published March 2, 2000

    We tumbled out into the chilly courtyard of ASU's Galvin Playhouse, my friends, colleagues and I, where we were quickly joined by the audience for... More >>

  • Gay Caballeros

    published February 24, 2000

    I had high hopes for Guillermo Reyes' Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown. The show has the reputation of being very hip, and... More >>

  • Time Marches Yawn

    published February 17, 2000

    As a result of having recently witnessed Phoenix Theatre's production of Tintypes, I am much too ill to write a theater review this week.... More >>

  • Riff Trade

    published February 10, 2000

    Warren Leight's Side Man is both a perfect example of the American memory play and proof that a Broadway season filled with revivals and... More >>

  • Harpy Go Lucky

    published February 10, 2000

    Hedda Gabler's come to town, and she ain't, as the saying goes, what she used to be. That's mostly because, in Actors Theatre of... More >>

  • Creature of Habit

    published January 27, 2000

    Time was when you went to the theater to be entertained, not to be entertaining, and nuns were scary creatures whose sexual repression made them... More >>

  • Masker Piece Theatre

    published January 20, 2000

    Angie Tidwell is a total loser. She's 37 and lives with her mom. Her favorite singer is Helen Reddy. She collects vintage dollhouse furniture,... More >>

  • Portrait in Black

    published January 13, 2000

    John Henry Redwood's people have unusual names like Lou Bessie and Bucket and Husband, and they hail from places with even stranger names, like... More >>

  • Magnum Farce

    published January 6, 2000

    Bob Sorenson, left, and R. Hamilton Wright in The Mystery of Irma Vep.Those who have encountered playwright Charles Ludlam's work... More >>

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