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CROWD WHEEZER

25 years ago by Bryony Renner
A friend of mine once made the mistake of performing a scene from a Neil Simon play in an acting class. "Stop!" the teacher cried, clutching his head. His objection was not to the acting (although hindsight says it was probably bad). Rather, the teacher complained, Simon's plays lacked character...
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Nearly Naked Theatre's Season Opener Disappoints

7 years ago by Robrt L. Pela
Nearly Naked Theatre has joined the fray and moved its curtain time from the more traditional 8 p.m. to a half-hour earlier, and therefore I — not having paid attention to these details — missed the first 15 minutes of Parallel Lives, its season opener. Which turned out not to...
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CAUSE AND DEFECT

26 years ago by Kathleen Ellison
The difficulty in reviewing Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room is knowing how much consideration to give to the playwright's personal life. The cast of the production at Phoenix Little Theatre wore red ribbons at the curtain call, pointing out to audience members--if they hadn't already read it in the program--that Marvin's...
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CAUSE AND DEFECT

26 years ago by Kathleen Ellison
The difficulty in reviewing Scott McPherson's Marvin's Room is knowing how much consideration to give to the playwright's personal life. The cast of the production at Phoenix Little Theatre wore red ribbons at the curtain call, pointing out to audience members--if they hadn't already read it in the program--that Marvin's...
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Tossed in Yonkers

24 years ago by Gerald Thomson
It's the end of an era. Theater Works, arguably the best community theatre in the Valley, must be out of its Glendale facility by December 31. The troupe plans to move to a new site at 91st Avenue and Thunderbird in Peoria, but that venue won't be ready until next...
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August: Osage County Heads to Gammage Ushering in a New Year of Theater

10 years ago by Robrt L. Pela
Things were not going well. I was at a holiday party, and people were doing that thing where they try to get me to talk about theater. Mostly, when this happens, it's because people assume that I want to chat about shows I have seen or am about to see...
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YUK, YUK, YUCK

25 years ago by Marshall W. Mason
In 1981, I attended the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, where a new writer made a stunning debut with a series of monologues grouped together under the title Talking With. The festival was abuzz. Who was this mysterious writer whom no one had...
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de Sade State of Affairs

19 years ago by Robrt L. Pela
John Sankovich hasn't once raised his voice, yet it booms above the clank and roar of the crowded restaurant where he's dining. He's discussing the 30-plus years he's spent pacing local stages and -- after a long hiatus -- his return as the lead for In Mixed Company's controversial Quills.Above...
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You Don't Know Jack

15 years ago by Robrt L. Pela
He speaks from the murky shadows of Booth #55, a man in navy pinstripes with a voice like gravel frying in brown butter. "You wanna know about Jack Durant? I've got stories you won't believe." His hands are neatly manicured; his tie expertly dimpled; there's a felt hat on the...
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Johanna Carlisle

12 years ago by Robrt L. Pela
She may be playing the monster mom in Stray Cat's Kate Crackernuts, but her friends and fans know that Johanna Carlisle is a real beauty — even when she's barfing in the alley behind a convenience market. I knew I wanted to be in show business when I memorized the...

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