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  • Found at Sea

    published December 28, 2000

    When American poet Adrienne Rich wrote, "The personal is political," she reminded us that political acts cannot be separated from the... More >>

  • Scenes from the Edge

    published December 21, 2000

    The word juggernaut means "an overpowering force," and appropriately the artistic director of Juggerknot Theatre Company, Tanya... More >>

  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

    published December 14, 2000

    In a starkly furnished Paris apartment, spectator Marc (Judd Hirsch) circles a white canvas with the wary step of a big-game hunter while Serge... More >>

  • TV Dinner

    published December 7, 2000

    Works that penetrate the façade of normalcy in marriage are nothing new to American theater audiences. In the 1938 classic Our Town,... More >>

  • Reality Sort of Bites

    published November 30, 2000

    Some would say it's a guy thing: crushed cans of Schlitz strewn across the floor of a Motel 6 room, belching as an alternative to conversation,... More >>

  • Viva the Evolution!

    published November 30, 2000

    To create a real change we must strive not for revolution, but for evolution," says painter Rafael Lopez Ramos, who looks to Asian mystics for... More >>

  • "Moms" Said Knock You Out

    published November 23, 2000

    Adapted for the stage by TG Cooper, the late founder of the M Ensemble Company, Jackie "Moms" Mabley, Live! is a tribute to the... More >>

  • Rap Exchange

    published November 23, 2000

    Asked how he feels about his first trip to the United States, 24-year-old Yotuel of the Paris-based Cuban hip-hop group Orishas says it will be... More >>

  • A Cuban Son Comes Home

    published November 16, 2000

    Nilo Cruz's A Park in Our House is a record of the human spirit when the human body exists in a totalitarian state and survives on a... More >>

  • The Jig of Life

    published November 9, 2000

    In a dingy sixth-floor room, two lonely souls join hands, seeking an escape from their solitude and isolation through the medium of dance. They... More >>

  • Diva Unplugged

    published November 2, 2000

    Art is domination. It's making people think for one moment in time, there's only one art, one voice, and that's yours,” declares opera star Mari... More >>

  • Death Warmed Over

    published October 26, 2000

    We enjoy a classic whodunit in the same way we enjoy Christmas carolers: with a certain amused detachment. We are not seeking new insight into the... More >>

  • Stage Fright

    published October 19, 2000

    When you walk into the Miami Light Project's theater space, you will find yourself momentarily onstage. The space is set up so the stage has its... More >>

  • Wedding Belles

    published October 12, 2000

    Five Southern women, some hard liquor, and about two and a half bolts of lilac-color taffeta. If we threw in Julia Roberts and a walk-on by Tommy... More >>

  • Staid in Japan

    published October 5, 2000

    Junior officers quickly become disoriented in the Orient,” navy wife Julia Anderson warns newly arrived officer “Sparky” Watts in A.R. Gurne... More >>

  • New Roots to Travel

    published September 28, 2000

    The literary canon is spinning, the hyphen that binds so-called multicultural fiction -- Asian-American, Hispanic-American, African-American... More >>

  • We Don't Aim to Please, Part 2

    published September 21, 2000

    The logistic, aesthetic, and emotional challenges of keeping a small arts organization afloat would flummox the savviest CEO. Why do artistic... More >>

  • We Don't Aim to Please

    published September 14, 2000

    Live theater has never been a big draw in South Florida, an area not usually recognized as a center for first-class theatrical performances.... More >>

  • The Revolution Will Be Staged

    published September 7, 2000

    You could say Shirley Richardson has a theatrical heritage. Growing up in Miami in the Fifties and Sixties, her entire family worked for the... More >>

  • Presidential Follies

    published August 31, 2000

    Paper elephants and donkeys; red, white, and blue banners; and two video screens -- one posted in each of the far corners of the space -- set the... More >>

  • Not Waving but Drowning

    published August 24, 2000

    I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning. -- Stevie Smith In Douglas Carter Beane's... More >>

  • Natural Born Theater

    published August 17, 2000

    It's no myth that one of the first constitutional rights U.S. settlers fought for after freedom of speech, was the right to bear arms. Americans... More >>

  • All the World's a Dance

    published August 10, 2000

    The forms of entertainment competing with live theater seem to grow every year, from IMAXes to e-books to women's basketball. And now there's even... More >>

  • Short and Sweet

    published August 3, 2000

    As the house lights go up at the end of Brief Encounters, the Lake Worth Playhouse's second annual one-act festival, the cast shuffles... More >>

  • The Unbearable Bardness of Being

    published July 27, 2000

    Remember that instantly evaporating pop hit from the early Eighties, “Video Killed the Radio Star”? If ever there were a comparable anthem for t... More >>

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