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2010 Stories by Robrt L. Pela

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  • Splitsville

    published September 16, 2010

    Ah, alimony. Buster of dreams and bank accounts, you reside in law books and in the tiny, cold hearts of lawyers representing... More >>

  • Summer Campesino

    published September 9, 2010

    Pretty much everyone has heard of Cesar Chavez, and a lot of us are familiar with Tomas and the Library Lady, a play by Jose Cruz... More >>

  • Sette Summer Sun

    published September 9, 2010

    Rather than whine about the high temperatures, as we’ve spent the past three months doing, Lisa Sette got constructive about it. A new... More >>

  • Repurposing Circle Ks Is a Phoenix Specialty

    published September 9, 2010

    I got into a lot of trouble in seventh grade for describing Phoenix, in a school newspaper article, as "pavement and cactus and Circle Ks." But... More >>

  • We Have a Few Reservations with The Dinner Party

    published September 2, 2010

    Every eight years or so, I give Neil Simon another try. Usually I do this by trying to make it through one of the perfectly terrible film... More >>

  • Shape-Shifting with The Tubes

    published August 26, 2010

    Somewhere, down deep inside each one of us, a Tubes song is playing. Possibly it's "White Punks on Dope" or it might be "What Do You Want from... More >>

  • Spaced Out

    published August 26, 2010

    In a galaxy far, far away, a trio of Latex-clad space bimbos are busy fighting crime when they receive an alarming message: Someone is... More >>

  • Still Waters

    published August 26, 2010

    Joan Waters is inspired by Phoenix, her home for more than 20 years. Originally from England, she studied African art at the University of... More >>

  • Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens Is a Lot of Fun, But Where Have We Seen This Before?

    published August 19, 2010

    Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens was written, the story goes, for people who felt more at home in bars and discos than they did going to the... More >>

  • Pinter Surprise

    published August 19, 2010

    Harold Pinter is sneaky. The playwright’s stories start out canted, and slowly slide from seemingly mundane settings and people --... More >>

  • Break A Leg

    published August 19, 2010

    Early buzz on scenic designer Robert Kovach’s set for Noises Off, which launches Phoenix Theatre’s 90th season, is that the... More >>

  • Art for Art's Sake

    published August 19, 2010

    Among our summer rituals is re-watching all 32 episodes of Gidget, the 1965 television series starring Sally Field. This year, we will... More >>

  • Totally Cool

    published August 19, 2010

    Sunnyslope Mountain. Phoenix Financial Center. Phoenix Towers. The Bikini Lounge. If it’s in Phoenix and it’s a building and... More >>

  • We Have the Light Rail. Does That Mean Phoenix Is a Metropolis Now?

    published August 12, 2010

    You've lived in Phoenix for so long that you still jump when you see one of the long, silver light-rail cars coming toward you in traffic. You've... More >>

  • Boo Town

    published August 12, 2010

    Who knew that Phoenix was home to so many restless dead people and alien visitations? It must be true; why else would we be hosting the first... More >>

  • Mystery Maven

    published August 12, 2010

    Poor Annie Bartlett. Her fiancé dumped her. Her dead mother is constantly criticizing her. And her lay-about father was beaten to death... More >>

  • Hale Centre's Annie Get Your Gun Satisfies as Only a Summer Re-Run Can

    published August 5, 2010

    It hardly seems fair to comment on Hale Centre Theatre's hyper-cheerful Annie Get Your Gun. In a better world, a community theater... More >>

  • Wherefore Art Thou, Zoomar?

    published August 5, 2010

    For those of us who grew up on the horror stories of Aunt Maud and for whom the phrase “Feed the birds” induces tittering, it’s... More >>

  • Totally Cool

    published August 5, 2010

    Sunnyslope Mountain. Phoenix Financial Center. Phoenix Towers. The Bikini Lounge. If it’s in Phoenix and it’s a building and... More >>

  • Totally Cool

    published July 29, 2010

    Sunnyslope Mountain. Phoenix Financial Center. Phoenix Towers. The Bikini Lounge. If it’s in Phoenix and it’s a building and... More >>

  • Crossing the Border

    published July 29, 2010

    In most corners, there’s something missing from the current and seemingly endless debate over illegal immigration: Brown faces. Stories of... More >>

  • Why Are There No Basements in Phoenix?

    published July 29, 2010

    I have an aunt and uncle back home who spend every summer "down cellar," which in Ohio means that in June, when the temperatures soar into... More >>

  • Desert Stages' The Wedding Singer Brings Us '80s Nostalgia, but There's Nothing New About This Wave

    published July 22, 2010

    It's late to be further bemoaning the state of the American musical. Like it or not, staged musicalizations of popular motion pictures have become... More >>

  • Frog 'O My Heart

    published July 22, 2010

    It’s likely that no one cares that one of the props used in FrogWoman, a new play by Theatre In My Basement founder Chris Danowski,... More >>

  • Ride the White Horse

    published July 22, 2010

    Parno Graszt, in Romani, means “white horse,” a symbol of purity and freedom in Hungarian culture. The band that uses this name takes... More >>

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