As Gustavo's editorial assistant, I never have a shortage of angry calls and letters from the public complaining about our content that offended them one way or another. But it's not often that an elected official reaches out on the behalf of their constituents and complains for them. Yet that's exa ... More >>
Not this Slappy White...It's been some time since the illustrious Rev. Slappy White (not Red Foxx's old pal) the brazenly Fascist impresario behind Slappy White & his Calvacade of Comic All-Stars, has graced the county with his presence.
The driving force behind the sort-of-annual A ... More >>
More words have been written about William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet than probably any piece of literature in history other than the Bible. It's been the subject of countless dramatic treatments, at least nine film versions and Lord knows how many pop-culture references.
But a Hamlet produced ... More >>
The city of Fullerton, long known as the Paris of North Orange County, is also the most artistically dense city in the OC. Want proof? Try Fullerton Shadows, a month-long theater--and other artsy stuff--festival involving 120 events on display at eight venues scattered across town.
Since this is Oc ... More >>
Consider the clown. Though clowns, in some shape, have manifested in all kinds of ancient cultures--from Native American myths of the arch-trickster to the ithyphallic satyr choruses of third century B.C. Greek drama--their image has taken quite the hit in the past 50 years. Most of us tend to ... More >>
Editor's Note: Veteran Orange County actress Jennifer Bishton was found dead in her Fullerton home in the early hours of Feb. 2. She was 38 years old. Fullerton police are calling the death an "apparent" suicide, though the case remains open pending toxicology results. OC Weekly theater critic Joel ... More >>
Gustavo's note: Today, LA Times sports reporter Mike Penner announced he was undergoing a sex-change operation and returning in a couple of weeks as a woman. Here is Weekly theater critic Joel Beers' take on it...
Nearly 20 years ago, when I was a fledgling professional journalist at my first paid ... More >>
This is Joel Beers on the Fox Fullerton theater crusader, who died after lapsing into a coma ...
The Fox Fullerton theater, which showed its last film in 1987, is still years—and several million dollars—away from reopening. But its unrestored marquee lit up bright again Sunday night in ... More >>