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Wassail out the Wahzoo with Three Holiday Plays

8 years ago by Elaine Liner
Like Ebenezer Scrooge, a certain rotund, snow-haired, thrice-married GOP presidential candidate regards poor children as slackers. "It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in child laws which are truly stupid," Newt Gingrich told an audience at Harvard a few weeks ago. He'd like to put...
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Three Dallas Stages Find Dark, Smart Humor in Murder Mental Illness and Fatal Diseases

10 years ago by Elaine Liner
A comedy-mystery about triple murder; a filthy-funny R-rated puppet show; and a gentle, amusing piece about the unlikely bond between a middle-aged gay dance instructor and a dying Southern Baptist widow—three plays, three small theaters and more evidence of the diversity and depth of talent on Dallas' always-busy stages. In...
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Some things he did

19 years ago by Jeff Liles
To those who knew Roxy Gordon, the news of his passing on February 7 may have caught them a little off guard, but the official cause of death didn't come as much of a surprise: cirrhosis of the liver. The man loved his liquor. Sorry if that sounds blunt, but...
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Buckets of Fun

12 years ago by Elaine Liner
Wayne Hudson and his accomplice-wife Scout are the Wal-Mart Bonnie and Clyde. Dubbed the "Mall Murderers" by media, the pair has shot, stabbed and strangled their way into the home of controversial film director Bruce Delamitri. He's the Wal-Mart Quentin Tarantino. Without the wit. When we meet these characters in...
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Poseidon Adventure

14 years ago by Elaine Liner
They're naked and wet at Theatre Three, where the in-the-round stage becomes a burbling swimming pool for the production of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses. Based on myths set down by Ovid in A.D. 1, the play revisits the stories of Phaeton, Halcyon, Poseidon, Orpheus, Midas and other figures invented by the...
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Bubble Brains

15 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
Al Lipscomb lost it last week. The former councilman with the fright-wig hair actually got up in front of the city council and compared his old nemesis Laura Miller to, wow, Adolf Hitler. "Even the Holocaust started somewhere," Lipscomb barked, comparing Miller's support of attorney and city council candidate Beth...
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Capsule Reviews

An Inspector Calls The old J.B. Priestley ghost story finds an upper-crust British family interrupted in the celebration of their daughters engagement by a mysterious Inspector Goole (Neil Carpenter). A poor young woman has committed suicide. The inspector questions each member of the family and makes connections between the dead...
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Capsule Reviews

An Inspector Calls The old J.B. Priestley ghost story finds an upper-crust British family interrupted in the celebration of their daughters engagement by a mysterious Inspector Goole (Neil Carpenter). A poor young woman has committed suicide. The inspector questions each member of the family and makes connections between the dead...
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Tune Up

1/23 Bernice Johnson Reagon's father once told her about a "land so rich that when rocks were cracked open, honey flowed from them." It is a biblical parable that inspired the performer to name the group she founded Sweet Honey in the Rock--an African-American female a cappella quintet. The name...
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Elf Esteem

17 years ago by Elaine Liner
Before writer David Sedaris became America's favorite chain-smoking, gay ex-patriot raconteur, he worked one memorable holiday season as "Crumpet the elf" at Macy's on 34th Street in Manhattan. It was a scary-weird job, as Sedaris revealed in a wicked radio essay he performed a decade ago on National Public Radio's...

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