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2001 Stories by Robrt L. Pela

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  • Sweet Nothings

    published May 17, 2001

    The new musical revue at Phoenix Theatre epitomizes everything I loathe about the genre: It's formulaic and predictable, full of half-written... More >>

  • Dab Fab

    published May 10, 2001

    The Herberger's center stage this week is splattered with paint and piled high with blank canvases. This carefully arranged mess (which bursts... More >>

  • Going Coastal

    published May 3, 2001

    Michelle Gardner arrives bearing Danish. She shows up for what she calls her "farewell interview" clutching a four-foot-long cheese-and-blueberry... More >>

  • Foul Bawl

    published May 3, 2001

    Bleacher Bums is a baseball comedy which, from its earliest moments, had me root root rooting for the curtain to fall. The kind folks at... More >>

  • Sweet Judy Blue Eyes

    published May 3, 2001

    As a kid, I could never remember which one was Judy Collins. I shared a room with an older brother who favored female folk singers, all of... More >>

  • Enrico Savvy

    published April 19, 2001

    Luigi Pirandello's Enrico IV is enjoying a revival. There's a production running now at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater,... More >>

  • The Ex Files

    published April 12, 2001

    "It's hard for men to date me," admits Tori King. "I just can't let go and trust someone. Which, in turn, is hard on me, because I have a huge... More >>

  • Lady Sings the Blahs

    published April 5, 2001

    Rose Robinson is tired. She's tired of white men calling all the shots; tired of dreaming about one day being a famous singer, like Billie... More >>

  • Perverse Case Scenario

    published March 29, 2001

    After seeing her performance in In Mixed Company's Pterodactyls, I have scratched Barbara McGrath from my list of Actors I'd Rather Not See... More >>

  • Stale Mates

    published March 29, 2001

    Ever since Arizona Theatre Company announced early last year that it had optioned Alan Ayckbourn's How the Other Half Loves, I've been... More >>

  • Miller's Tale

    published March 15, 2001

    Very occasionally, one of our local companies produces a perfect evening of theater. The first indication that Actors Theatre of Phoenix had... More >>

  • Flight From Phoenix

    published March 8, 2001

    When he closes his eyes, Heinrich Palmer can still see Phoenix from his home in Münster, Germany. "It was for me a very strange place," he... More >>

  • Ethereal Killer

    published March 8, 2001

    If the measure of a good play is its ability to evoke emotion, then Love Waits is a stunning success. The play's teeny opening-night... More >>

  • Biblical Bungling

    published March 1, 2001

    Forget that I'm an atheist. Or that the last time I heard a disco song I liked was nearly a quarter-century ago. My objections to God's... More >>

  • At Wit's End

    published February 15, 2001

    Those of us foolish enough to have left our handkerchiefs at home exited last week's matinee of Wit wet-faced and weary. Arizona Theatre... More >>

  • A Crying Good Time

    published February 8, 2001

    I've been dodging invitations to see the Oxymoron'Z improvisational troupe for nearly a decade. The materials, faxed or sometimes mailed to me by... More >>

  • Trekker Treat

    published February 1, 2001

    The enormous pleasure of American Safari begins even before the curtain rings up on this nostalgic pseudo-comedy. As playgoers settle into... More >>

  • Vocal Girl Makes Good

    published February 1, 2001

    Linda Eder sounds bored. If what her publicist says is true, Eder would probably rather be out riding one of her horses than yakking long-distance... More >>

  • Oys in the Hood

    published January 25, 2001

    Deep in the heart of Scottsdale, tucked into a forgotten strip mall, tiny Metro Theatre -- home to the often brilliant but financially troubled... More >>

  • Unsung Hero

    published January 25, 2001

    If fame is fleeting, it also has its own geography. While New York types and theater buffs the world over revere Stephen Schwartz as a superstar,... More >>

  • Y'all Come Back, Now

    published January 18, 2001

    Halfway through Black Theatre Troupe's Waiting to Be Invited, I decided that the three women seated in front of me were more entertaining... More >>

  • Punched-Up Topsy Turvy

    published January 11, 2001

    If there's a heaven, it surely contains a room with David Ira Goldstein's name on the door. Goldstein has, with Arizona Theatre Company's new... More >>

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