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2004 Stories by Robrt L. Pela

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  • Tiara Time

    published June 10, 2004

    It's probably true that behind every great man stands a great woman. And if you're Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, that woman is most likely wearing a... More >>

  • Weird Science?

    published June 10, 2004

    I've just seen a film that is either a brilliant parody of scholarly documentaries or else final proof that I am the stupidest person on Earth.... More >>

  • Idiot Girl, Interrupted

    published June 3, 2004

    While the rest of us are roasting on the spit of yet another Phoenix summer, Laurie Notaro will be holed up in air-conditioned comfort, pounding... More >>

  • Scarlet Sticker

    published June 3, 2004

    Last month, the Arizona Legislature killed a bill that would have required convicted drunken drivers to attach a fluorescent sticker to their auto... More >>

  • Damn This Traffic Jam

    published June 3, 2004

    You can dress a bunch of actors in grease-stained coveralls and make them sing a lot of songs about women they'd like to bed, but give them... More >>

  • Gilgamesh, Uncovered

    published June 3, 2004

    Summer is almost here, and theater companies are winding down their seasons, mostly with fluffy nonsense meant to lure us out of our... More >>

  • Queen of the Bees

    published May 27, 2004

    She's 14 years old, cute as heck, and she can spell "festschrift." Which ought to come in handy when Ingleside Middle School eighth-grader Maddy... More >>

  • Disorder in the Court

    published May 27, 2004

    Ask a grown man to squawk like a chicken or impersonate Michael Jackson, and you risk a knuckle sandwich. Ask Jef Rawls to make like a rooster or... More >>

  • Diva Las Vegas

    published May 20, 2004

    Hold tight during Act One of Alternative Theatre's A Night in Vegas -- or plan to arrive at intermission and miss it altogether. Either... More >>

  • Wardrobe Malfunction

    published May 20, 2004

    The King has seen Louise's panties, and her husband is unhappy about it. Strange men begin turning up at Louise's door, hoping her drawers are... More >>

  • Teach Me to Right

    published May 13, 2004

    She'll let you chew gum in class, but if she catches you saying "fuck," reading teacher Elizabeth Anne Moore might very well drag your ass into... More >>

  • From Russia (With Love?)

    published May 6, 2004

    Ugly, boring guys with no prospects, take heart: John Adams' A Foreign Affair can help you bag a gorgeous Russian bride faster than you can say... More >>

  • Like Clockwork

    published May 6, 2004

    There was a time, not so long ago, when "edgy" theater produced by young thespians in tiny black boxes was a hit-or-miss proposition, often... More >>

  • Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma

    published May 6, 2004

    All season long, Actors Theatre has been threatening us with its production of Tapestry: A Musical Revue Based on the Music of Carole King.... More >>

  • Marry Me a Little

    published April 29, 2004

    In his new book, Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America, journalist Jonathan Rauch argues that... More >>

  • Rat Buster

    published April 22, 2004

    The heck with paper routes. Seventeen-year-old Christian Alf is earning pocket money by fending off the nasty roof rats that have invaded his... More >>

  • Sibling Reverie

    published April 22, 2004

    Nestled onto Gregory Jaye's magnificent set for Morning's at Seven is a relatively quiet, old-fashioned play that shines like a bright... More >>

  • Hoboken Comedy

    published April 22, 2004

    What a shame that most stage fans will probably miss Hale Center Theatre's Over the River and Through the Woods rather than drive the... More >>

  • Student Body

    published April 15, 2004

    Last year, Playboy proclaimed Arizona State University "America's biggest party school." This year, students can study the anatomy of the... More >>

  • Kind of a Drag

    published April 8, 2004

    John Epperson is more than a man in a dress. He's Lypsinka, a man in a dress whose off-Broadway, award-winning act (Lypsinka! Boxed Set,... More >>

  • Hairspray Holds Its Style

    published April 8, 2004

    In an era where film studios make movies based on old TV series and broadcast networks make TV movies about the making of '70s sitcoms, it's only... More >>

  • Get Me to the Church One Time

    published March 25, 2004

    Internet, Schminternet. Bonnie the Matchmaker says the best way to meet your one true love is by exploiting her peculiar talent for tying people's... More >>

  • In a Blind Pig's Eye

    published March 25, 2004

    It's been a little while -- several months, at least -- since I've seen a play performed as gracefully as Black Theatre Troupe's production of... More >>

  • Pink Persecution

    published March 18, 2004

    While the war against gay marriage wails in the background, a traveling exhibition titled "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945" has settled... More >>

  • Blowing Smoke

    published March 11, 2004

    Ever since Tucson's District 29 Representative Linda Lopez proposed a statewide smoking ban in restaurants and bars, Mark Brnovich has been... More >>

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