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2000 Stories by Joel Beers

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  • Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You

    published December 28, 2000

    A tale of two artists groups More >>

  • A Christmas Commedia

    published December 21, 2000

    Call me easy, but any play in which a buxom young actress pulls a candy cane from between her breasts and puts it in my hairy little palm has... More >>

  • Trapped

    published December 14, 2000

    Was Irish playwright Brendan Behan a brilliant satirist with a roaring imagination who drank himself into an early grave? Or was he an... More >>

  • The Great Wallenberg of Fullerton

    published December 14, 2000

    Brian Kojac's performance as the title character in Robert Jensen's new play, Wallenberg, is extraordinary. It's extraordinary not only... More >>

  • No Recess for You!

    published December 7, 2000

    Third Grade Teachers corporal punishment More >>

  • The Drama Behind the Drama About Raoul Wallenberg

    published December 7, 2000

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  • Preg Knot

    published November 30, 2000

    Keely and Du do the abortion debate More >>

  • One Crazy Bird

    published November 23, 2000

    While the state incarcerates and ignores the insane, art has often treated them as they were generally treated in the Middle Ages. According to... More >>

  • Muy Macho

    published November 16, 2000

    Of all sports, boxing is the most theatrical. The ring is a perfectly realized stage. Rounds are short scenes leading to an inevitable climax.... More >>

  • Welcome Home, Senor Valdez

    published November 9, 2000

    And too many saints More >>

  • Art for the Masses

    published November 2, 2000

    Photo by Ken HowardAn international hit performed in more than 20 languages, Yasmina Reza's comedy Art—in which the purchase of a... More >>

  • Triumph of the Dork

    published October 19, 2000

    Over the Tavern asks questions about questions More >>

  • It Lives!

    published October 12, 2000

    Finally, a good Chekhov production More >>

  • Blood and Nembutal

    published October 5, 2000

    It's tempting to think Joe Orton's reputation was enhanced by the fact that he lived fast and died young. Sexually and chemically adventurous,... More >>

  • Poor Rich People

    published September 28, 2000

    OC gets the treatment in Everett Beekin More >>

  • Joan and Mario Lescot

    published September 14, 2000

    Photo by Johan VogelThe Lescots founded the Theatre District some five years ago. Housed first at the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse and then in... More >>

  • Charles Marowitz

    published September 14, 2000

    Photo by Johan VogelIn 1996, critic, playwright, director and commentator Charles Marowitz brought his rich pedigree to Cal State Long Beach. A... More >>

  • Shaky Shakespeare

    published August 24, 2000

    Changing Masks is the gypsy troupe of Orange County theater companies. For five years, it has bounced around the county, surfacing once a year... More >>

  • Communication Breakdown

    published August 24, 2000

    The full name of the play is The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, which is exactly the... More >>

  • The Real Deal

    published August 17, 2000

    Two Years Before the Mastcould have been so much less. This one-man theatrical adaptation of Richard Henry Dana's account of a sailor's... More >>

  • Everything but the Talking Poo

    published August 10, 2000

    Who would have predicted that William Shakespeare would one day receive a production in Orange County that recalls South Park and Marvel... More >>

  • Love and Rockets

    published August 3, 2000

    Rocket to the Moon, an old play by a once Very Important but now Mostly Overlooked American dramatist, Clifford Odets, reeks with... More >>

  • 'Noise and Chaos'

    published July 27, 2000

    Relish on the road with Warped More >>

  • Country That Still Ain't Cool

    published July 27, 2000

    You're no doubt wonderingwhy an official emissary of the Weekly, the ultimate arbiter of all that's hip, relevant and important,... More >>

  • Great Timing

    published July 20, 2000

    "Bad timing" is one of those bullshit excuses that the less enthusiastic half of a potential couple offers when trying to explain why this... More >>

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