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1995 Stories by Pamela Gordon

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  • Freudian Tip

    published December 28, 1995

    Penis envy may be ludicrous. The analyst's couch may be passe. Still, there's no eradicating the imprint Sigmund Freud's theories of personality... More >>

  • Stand-up Guy

    published December 21, 1995

    Stand-up comic Jeff Garlin learned how to make people laugh from the bathtub. As a toddler, he cracked up his parents by filling a plastic toy... More >>

  • The Doctor Sings

    published December 14, 1995

    Robert Louis Stevenson's novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde touched a collective nerve when it was first published in 1886. The... More >>

  • The Benetton Bodega

    published December 7, 1995

    Imagine an ethnically mixed inner-city neighborhood devoid of drug deals and drive-by shootings. Older residents leave their apartments without... More >>

  • Gonna Take a Miracle

    published November 30, 1995

    You may not know that the 1966 musical Man of La Mancha takes place in a prison cell during the Spanish Inquisition. You may not know that the... More >>

  • Taking the Sting Out of WASPS

    published November 23, 1995

    In his elegantly directed production of A.R. Gurney's Later Life, director Rafael de Acha tellingly gives Cole Porter the last word. As the lights... More >>

  • Mother and Child Reunion

    published November 16, 1995

    Relationships between mothers and daughters are never simple. Whether they lean on each other, dominate each other, envy each other, criticize... More >>

  • A Town Without Pity

    published November 9, 1995

    On the surface, Arthur Miller's 1950 adaption of Henrik Ibsen's 1882 An Enemy of the People seems theatrical proof of the French adage that the... More >>

  • My City Was Gone

    published November 2, 1995

    Blaine Dunham began her career in theater down by the docks in Coconut Grove. Now 23 years old, the two-time Carbonell Award-nominated actress and... More >>

  • The Power of Positive Drinking

    published October 26, 1995

    "Look at that woman," muses Hattie, as she watches a contestant dressed in a chicken suit lose everything during a rerun of Let's Make a Deal.... More >>

  • Oh What a Tangled Web

    published October 19, 1995

    First came the innovative 1976 novel by the late Argentine writer Manuel Puig, followed by his 1981 stage adaption. Then came director Hector... More >>

  • Sudden Death

    published October 12, 1995

    We live in an era of easy confession, a time in which stories of abuse and neglect make the rounds of talk shows, support groups, and the... More >>

  • Loud and Fast Doesn't Always Rule

    published October 5, 1995

    There's a whole lot of ranting and raving going on these days over at Area Stage on Lincoln Road. Alan Bowne's Beirut, an unnerving nightmare... More >>

  • Married . . . with Problems

    published October 5, 1995

    Imagine two straight upper-middle-class white couples on the deck of a Long Island beach house. Chloe Haddock pushes food on everyone,... More >>

  • Letter Imperfect

    published September 21, 1995

    Remember letters? I don't mean bills, sales flyers, or computer personalized sweepstakes packets. I mean envelopes addressed in ink, sealed... More >>

  • Pay to Play

    published September 14, 1995

    In 1989, Miami Beach's Lincoln Road was an empty strip of vacant stores, a shell of the lively outdoor mall filled with elegant shops that thrived... More >>

  • Footlight Parade

    published September 7, 1995

    Like the school year, vacations, and marriages, theater seasons kick off with anticipation, fueled by promises of pleasure, fulfillment, and... More >>

  • Shake! Shake! Shake!

    published August 31, 1995

    In the 400 years since Shakespeare entertained Elizabethan England with histories, tragedies, and comedies, his works have been updated,... More >>

  • Heart of Glass

    published August 10, 1995

    Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie has evolved into an American classic since its debut on Broadway five decades ago. In addition to stage... More >>

  • Juicing Lenny Bruce

    published August 3, 1995

    We can measure how far American culture has come since social satirist Lenny Bruce challenged the proprieties of the 1950s and 1960s by... More >>

  • Not-so-deep House

    published July 27, 1995

    If a typical Elizabethan theatergoer time-traveled to an evening of contemporary American drama, she would find herself astonished at the... More >>

  • Atlas Shrugged

    published July 20, 1995

    Few of us are strangers these days to the details of child abuse. Television, newspapers, and magazines inundate us with the grim particulars... More >>

  • Words Worth

    published July 13, 1995

    We take language for granted. Only when circumstances limit our use of it do we appreciate how it defines us. Think of the effort required to... More >>

  • Sweat Equity

    published July 6, 1995

    For skeptics who have been predicting the death of theater since the advent of film and television, the rise of virtual reality and the fall of... More >>

  • New Rep on the Block

    published June 29, 1995

    Like the veteran gambler who frequents the racetrack or the casino in the hope of this time hitting it big, seasoned theatergoers return to the... More >>

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