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2006 Stories by Robrt L. Pela

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  • Tommy, Can You Hear Me?

    published June 15, 2006

    June 1969 Tommy, a double-album rock opera by The Who, is released. At first banned by the BBC and certain U.S. radio... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published June 15, 2006

    Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: These adapted adventures feature music and lyrics by Roger Miller and a book by... More >>

  • Triple-Time Loser

    published June 8, 2006

    The hell with whistle-blowing! The Bird is squawking loud and clear on behalf of workers who toil on the printing presses at Phoenix... More >>

  • Keystone Clowns

    published June 1, 2006

    Keystone Klowns Who needs Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey when Maricopa County's got its own... More >>

  • Sometimes Morrie Is Less

    published June 1, 2006

    First, the accolades: Arizona Theatre Company's production of Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie is nearly perfect. Its actors turn in... More >>

  • Glenn Bruner

    published June 1, 2006

    We've seen them listed in playbills, and maybe we've even been seated near one in a restaurant or on a bus. But who knows what stage managers... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published June 1, 2006

    Trainspotting: The heck with rehab. Anyone wanting to kick narcotics addiction should just go see this gloriously ugly production of... More >>

  • Oooh-La-Leave

    published June 1, 2006

    A friend and I have resolved that this will be the first summer of our lives during which we never once complain about the heat. Each of us has... More >>

  • Romancing the Stone

    published May 25, 2006

    Tom Zoellner -- journalist, former Phoenician, recently heartbroken guy -- has written a book about the diamond industry. The Heartless... More >>

  • Nursery's Cool

    published May 18, 2006

    The Bird's been wondering what's up with the rather noisy bitch fight between the queen of the philodendrons and the City of Phoenix. Word on the... More >>

  • Hey, Hey, We're the Junkies

    published May 18, 2006

    The heck with rehab. Anyone wanting to kick narcotics addiction should just go see Stray Cat Theatre's gloriously ugly production of Harry... More >>

  • All Aboard

    published May 18, 2006

    It was a book and a play before it was a film, but, as ever, folks will still want Trainspotting, the play, to mirror the movie. It... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published May 18, 2006

    Woodsman: Is What It Is Theatre all but vanished last year, but resurfaces this month with an original adaptation (and world... More >>

  • Tag, You're It

    published May 11, 2006

    It may be a practice dating back to ancient Rome, when primitive drawings announcing "Mongo was here!" decorated the walls of caves, but... More >>

  • Magical Mystery Tour

    published May 11, 2006

    Sean O'Donnell waves at visitors from the window of his paint-peeling brick home; his fingertips splayed in greeting, his face mashed against the... More >>

  • No Trespassing

    published May 4, 2006

    Who says all politicians are corrupt, dimwitted hose-bags? Not this counterfeit canary, at least not since Governor Janet Napolitano's... More >>

  • No Kidding, or What's It All About, Albee?

    published May 4, 2006

    Despite what you may have heard, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is not a play about bestiality. The subject hovers over the story, but... More >>

  • Marshall Mason

    published May 4, 2006

    Marshall Mason is back in town. After several years as drama professor at ASU (and theater critic at New Times!), Mason -- who's been... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published May 4, 2006

    Epic Proportions: This comedy by playwrights Larry Coen and David Crane came about after the pair noticed an extra in a biblical... More >>

  • Goofball Shockumentary

    published April 27, 2006

    To The Bird's great amusement, it found itself at a crowded hippie hangout in Tempe called 3 Roots Coffee the other day, watching one of... More >>

  • One-Woman Odd Squad

    published April 27, 2006

    When Hillary Carlip refers to herself as a "multi-mediaist," she's not spinning dross. The award-winning author of Girl Power: Young Women... More >>

  • More Like The Girls

    published April 27, 2006

    I suppose I arrived at Phoenix Theatre last weekend with expectations too high. But considering the talented cast that director D. Scott Withers... More >>

  • Junior Mince

    published April 27, 2006

    My friend Neil e-mailed me the other day. "I can't take another day of this," he wrote. "If I hear about one more 'Junior' production being staged... More >>

  • What About Bob?

    published April 27, 2006

    Bob Adams, 45, hasn’t stopped making art. True, Adams -- who made a name for himself more than a decade ago with thoughtful pen-and-ink... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published April 27, 2006

    Epic Proportions: This comedy by playwrights Larry Coen and David Crane came about after the pair noticed an extra in a biblical... More >>

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