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Cloud Tectonics: An Endless Now

Is this a science fiction play dressed up as a love story, or a love story dressed up as a science fiction play? Cloud Tectonics by José Rivera is...

Desire Under the Elms

The 1924 romantic tragedy Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O'Neill had its roots in ancient Greece when Euripides launched his trilogy of plays on Hippolytus. Euripdes related the tale...

Showdown in Tucson

Having just visited Tombstone last month, I was already in the mood for a good old-fashioned western. The Gaslight Theatre obliged by putting on a production entitled Showdown in...

Sherlock Holmes in Tucson

The day is December 23, 1915. Dr. Watson, at a hotel in Paris, is writing letters to the press in London to announce the death of Sherlock Holmes. The...

Herman’s Favourite Animal

Herman's favourite animal is a rabbit “because they were born prepared to listen.” Is this just a throw-away line, a bon mot of no substance, or is it rather...

Agatha Christie Murder Mystery in Oro Valley

There is nothing more delicious than an Agatha Christie murder mystery. I first attended The Mousetrap in 1978. It began a run in the West End of London in...

The Stanislavski System

Philip G. Bennett operates a Theatre Lab here in Tucson, where he trains people in the acting technique developed in Russia by Konstantin Stanislavski in the early 20th century....

The ‘Invisible’ Race Riot of 1969

This is a play that poignantly describes race relation in the United States, a topic that has dominated American life for more than 150 years. Like Middle East peace,...

A Very Irish Play

What would life be like in a European land untouched by the glories of Roman civilisation? One only has to visit Ireland to find out, a place where even...

The Little Prince

Like the Tales of the Brothers Grimm, the famous book The Little Prince is not really a children's book. But unlike Grimm's Tales there is no nastiness here. Nonetheless adaptations...
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