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  • 2007: The Moments in Review

    published December 20, 2007

    In a few months New Times will roll out its annual "Best Of" issue. Nestled among Best Tattoo Artist, Best Streetside Falafel Stand, and... More >>

  • Martha Mitchell Calling

    published December 13, 2007

    Five things you should know before seeing Martha Mitchell Calling: 1. Martha Mitchell Calling is irritating. It's... More >>

  • Soul Porn

    published December 6, 2007

    Danny and the Deep Blue Sea was a last-minute addition to the Alliance Theatre Lab's season. It was an economics thing,... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published December 6, 2007

    Cosi Fan Tutte: Lorenzo Da Ponte's translated libretto of the Mozart opera is bolstered by good comic acting, especially from... More >>

  • Theater Project Stirs Spontaneous Creation

    published November 29, 2007

    At Barry University on a recent evening, Antonio Amadeo was showing signs of strain. "All my writers are leaving," he said as he watched... More >>

  • Lovers and Lycanthropes

    published November 22, 2007

    After squinting and squinting, picking out maybe one in 10 words of the translated libretto projected above the stage, I was not in a good mood... More >>

  • Might as Well Be Driving Jitneys

    published November 15, 2007

    The M Ensemble is one of South Florida's longest-extant pro theater companies, and I like it a lot. It has a refreshing DIY vibe that is... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published November 15, 2007

    Triptych: Edna O'Brien's story tells of three women (a mistress, a wife, and a daughter) who plot against one another for the... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published November 8, 2007

    Little Shop of Horrors: Huge carnivorous plants from outer space really capture the imagination. Witness how Alan Menken and... More >>

  • The Return of the Great Ginger Blooze

    published November 8, 2007

    Rolling Stone’s Elysa Gardner has praised her “feisty courage.” That same magazine’s Greg Kot has said she “glowed... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published November 1, 2007

    Little Shop of Horrors: Huge carnivorous plants from outer space really capture the imagination. Witness how Alan Menken and... More >>

  • Reality Bites

    published October 25, 2007

    Let's talk about race. There is a tendency among white folks (and I am a very white folk) to lavish uncritical praise upon any piece of... More >>

  • The Grand

    published October 18, 2007

    "Poker is a cosmic metaphor," Woody Harrelson explains early in The Grand. "No matter how the cards fall, you think you can still... More >>

  • Taking the Piss

    published October 18, 2007

    Worldwide ecological disaster has a way of changing a man. So says Caldwell B. Cladwell, and he's probably right — but not too... More >>

  • Harlem-upon-Avon

    published October 11, 2007

    Shakespeare and Melvin Van Peebles are not generally mentioned in the same breath, though soon they'll be sharing the same stage. This is... More >>

  • Painting Portraits

    published October 4, 2007

    Edmund Farraday will not sell out. He refuses. He's young, he's an artist, he has long hair, and he likes Rousseau. He is a free spirit,... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published October 4, 2007

    Talk Radio: Eric Bogosian's play (which was filmed by Oliver Stone in 1988) about radio host Barry Champlain, once a small-time... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published September 27, 2007

    Live from the Edge: Presented by the Miami Light Project is fusion theater from the New York-based Universes ensemble. The show... More >>

  • Two Scenes

    published August 30, 2007

    Act One: AmericanAirlines Arena, Wednesday, August 22. Big steps covered with darting humanity. Camera crews, journos, fast-moving... More >>

  • Sacred Screwball

    published August 23, 2007

    So: last show of the Shakespeare Festival — now "Shakespeare & Friends" — at New Theatre. Crippling fear gripped this reviewer... More >>

  • Good Cop, Mad Cop

    published August 16, 2007

    The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a lighthearted political satire prominently featuring four murders, two toenail-pullings, one... More >>

  • Too Cruel for School

    published August 9, 2007

    Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy is a lot like The Passion of the Christ. It's torture-porn,... More >>

  • Laugh Back in Anger

    published July 26, 2007

    TomFoolery was first produced by the Actors' Playhouse in 1989, when the troupe was operating out of Kendall. They did it there... More >>

  • Snoozing Through Sex

    published June 28, 2007

    Smut is either the least sexy show about sex in the history of theater, or theater's most subversive pro-abstinence statement. These things... More >>

  • Do Y'all Ever Need an Editor?

    published June 14, 2007

    Not every trip to the theater needs to end with an earth-shattering, paradigm-shifting, consciousness-expanding lesson, but Summer Shorts... More >>

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