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    Happy Talk - William Wegman, his dogs and his talking belly

    There's a reason most "happy art" is pissed on by critics. Not only does it tend toward the insipid, but also it can be positively reactionary, a nostalgia wank-off for a pristine time that never was. Don't believe me? Go to any mall in America and ...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 25, 2000
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    The Anti-Road-Trip Play

    Our daily lives consist of moving from here to there and back again day after day after day. Our greatest literary works are about great journeys (Beowulf, The Odyssey, Cannonball Run). In contrast, the two central characters in Samuel Beckett's 195...

    by Joel Beers on May 25, 2000
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    Triumphant Triumph

    I buy Thelonius Monk's philosophy--that "only cats worth anything are cats who take chances"--in theater and life. So bravo, Cal State Fullerton, for tackling this rather difficult project: a musical version of Triumph of Love, Marivaux's classic Fr...

    by JOSEPH SIROTA on May 25, 2000
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    Defying Logic

    Any play in which a Lifesaver candy symbolizes a "life saver" (get it!?) and Impressionist Claude Monet explains how he paints earthscapes in zero gravity from inside a space shuttle has more problems than any cast could fix. But in Defying Gravity,...

    by RICH BUTCHKO on May 25, 2000
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    Necessary Animals? - The Kentucky Cycle kicks much theatrical butt

    Somewhere in the Cumberland Gap region of eastern Kentucky lies a piece of land. On that land, sons kill fathers and betray mothers; fathers banish sons; grown men snap young boys' necks; brothers sell brothers into slavery; women plot against abusi...

    by Joel Beers on May 18, 2000
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    Somewhere On the Central Coast of Baja

    I will not start this story at the beginning, with the water packing, endless map checking and irritations festering among all participants about the details of a journey deeper into Baja California than most want even to consider. I won't start wit...

    by TODD MATHEWS on May 11, 2000
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    Searching for Swallows

    There's an airport in Goya, but my girlfriend, Sylvia, and I are on a backpacker's budget, so we leave shimmering Buenos Aires by night bus; the moon, constellations and our bus lights light the arid Pampas flatscape. White road posts rise up like g...

    by CHRISTOPHER COTTRELL on May 11, 2000
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    Somewhere Off Highway 60 in Arizona

    Three months and nearly 7,000 miles bring me to the end of a cross-country trip from Fullerton to Maine to New Orleans and back again. It's late November, and most people are where they're supposed to be: with families or friends like gators, trypto...

    by Joel Beers on May 11, 2000
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    Death in Bali

    I wiped rivers of sweat from my face and smoothed back my damp hair. Squinting through the eye-watering smoke and commotion, I couldn't figure out which was hotter: the searing Indonesian sun or the towering flames erupting from a ceremonial fire in...

    by CHRISTINE GAMBLE on May 11, 2000
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    Nothin But Churches

    If you take Harrison out past the edge of town--north, I think; I'm pretty sure it's north--past the factories on the right, you will find Harold's Club. Harold's is scary. Harold's is mean. Harold's is the kind of place where if you don't want to g...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 11, 2000
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    The Blues Ghosts of Mississippi

    Robert Johnson's slow, crackly version of "Crossroads" is blaring at my friend Ken and me through the medium of a cheap, tinny-sounding Walkman as our rental car hurtles up Highway 61, past the same dusty Mississippi Delta farm country the renowned ...

    by Rich Kane on May 11, 2000
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    Charleston Chili Special

    If Orange County feels new--if it feels that the land beneath my feet was turned from cow pasture or wheat to multinational corporate headquarters with no stops in between--that may be a product of the fact that I have just returned from Charleston,...

    by KEN WIDMANN on May 11, 2000
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    High Camp

    Illustration by Bob AulWe traveled up california's spine like a blissful sensation, driving north all night along Interstate 5 almost to Oregon, so high it seemed we just might reach out and touch the stars. Yes, the stars were still up there, still...

    by DAVE WIELENGA on May 11, 2000
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    Heh-heh. She Said, Pussy

    I'm not difficult to please. Fart jokes, dick jokes, and any and all references to female genitalia usually have me in stitches. Hell, just say the name "Mike Hunt," and I'm out of commission for hours, if not days. So you'd figure a play that featu...

    by Joel Beers on May 11, 2000
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    A Crappy (or Maybe Pretty Good) Ibsen - The conflict-of-interest edition!

    In the interest of full disclosure:OC Weekly theater critic Joel Beers is involved in the production of Stages' version of Henrik Ibsen'sAn Enemy of the People. So we asked a bunch of people not connected with theWeekly to see the thing, in hopes of...

    by SCOTT SANDIN on May 11, 2000
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    A Crappy (or Maybe Pretty Good) Ibsen - The conflict-of-interest edition!

    In the interest of full disclosure:OC Weekly theater critic Joel Beers is involved in the production of Stages' version of Henrik Ibsen'sAn Enemy of the People. So we asked a bunch of people not connected with theWeekly to see the thing, in hopes of...

    by SCOTT SANDIN on May 11, 2000
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    A Family Affair

    What defines a family? Does the traditional nuclear family still apply in a world of fast-paced information exchange? And what exactly is "pale ale"? These are only some of the questions posed in Tom Donaghy's The Beginning of August, which is recei...

    by MICHAEL M. MILLER on May 11, 2000
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    Surprise! - Once again, big gay phalluses

    Photo by Jack GouldMy preconceptions and prejudices tend to have a sameness about them. Before I saw "Sensation" at the Brooklyn Museum, I was convinced it was just another smutty shock fest. I had to be dragged in, holding my pert little nose the w...

    by REBECCA SCHOENKOPF on May 11, 2000
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    One Cozy Bed

    Like any Irish play worth its hops and starch, Bernard Farrell's comedy Kevin's Bedhas all the necessary ingredients: colorful characters spewing blarney, a bit of drinking and singing, and the appropriate dash of poignancy. But as Irish as Farrel...

    by Joel Beers on May 4, 2000
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    Revenge of the Greeks

    The greeks gave us many cool things: gyros, democracy, theater . . . And, as Irvine Valley College's production of two great ancient Greek plays shows, the Greeks also staged the first skirmishes of a gender war that would, nearly 2,500 years later,...

    by MICHAEL M. MILLER on May 4, 2000
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