MARGE, Hodar Productions, at Stage Left Theatre. Leroy Snarkler is a weak, whiny socialist real estate salesman who constantly threatens to kill his wife but is afraid to be alone. Daphne, his “untouched, unused” partner of 13 years, tries to goad him into murdering her even as she makes small efforts to fight back (let’s […]
Tag: Vol. 29 No. 39
Issue of Jun. 29 – Jul. 5, 2000
Will and Bert: A Celebration of Epic Theatre
WILL AND BERT: A CELEBRATION OF EPIC THEATRE, SummerNITE, at the Theatre Building. Pairing the works of William Shakespeare and Bertolt Brecht might offer ample food for thought. Although writing nearly 400 years apart, both employed grandly artificial theatrical devices and heightened literary conventions in an attempt to subvert the social orders of their day. […]
Don’t Get Technical With Me
Re: “Prosecutors vs. Journalists: The Gloves Are Off” [June 9] It amazes me when journalists let interviewees get away with such drivel as “he got off on a technicality.” But when Miner let the bloodthirsty Joshua Marquis get away with it, there is a serious problem. Clatsop County could easily be called “Claptrap” County. There […]
A Midsummer Night’s Dream American Players Theatre Spring Green, Wisconsin The Devil’s Disciple American Players Theatre Spring Green, Wisconsin By Jack Helbig Every theatrical experience is a pilgrimage of sorts. But some are more arduous than others–and sometimes a trial of some kind actually enhances a show, especially if it also takes you to a […]
In Store: where have all the artists gone?
When guest artists visit Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, they’re treated to a preperformance ritual: a hearty dinner of homemade soup and pie at the home of the center’s founders, husband and wife Karl Gartung and Anne Kingsbury. After the meal, each dinner guest is presented with an unfired white ceramic tile, and encouraged […]
Buckner Had It Coming
I can appreciate your frustration with the Tribune’s Election 2000 site [March 31]. As a 49th Ward resident, aware of some peculiar things that have happened there recently, I was a bit curious about how Joe Moore piled up his large war chest. So I tried to go to David Orr’s site, which would supposedly […]
Civil War soldiers from both North and South lie in a Carbondale graveyard, while the effort to preserve their resting place goes on over their heads.
Big Goddess Pow Wow 9: “Big Goddeess Knocked Up!”
Several years ago Paula Killen was all over this town. And it was easy to see much of what she did as shameless self-promotion–a lot of it was. But she also spent a fair amount of time mentoring other performers, among them Lisa Buscani, Cin Salach, and Karol Kent–featuring them in revues she hosted at […]
Get the Picture?
Dear editor: I was wondering if you could do me a favor. For the 1000 Words photo in Section One, could you print the 1,000 words in the section somewhere? I never know what 1,000 words the picture is worth. Thank you. Sincerely, Angela Covington
More Whores Like These, Please
More Whores Like These, Please Richard Meltzer, who claims to have written the first American feature on Jimi Hendrix, wasn’t in Seattle last weekend for the grand opening of the Experience Music Project–the Frank Gehry-designed rock ‘n’ roll museum recently launched by Microsoft cofounder and Hendrix fanatic Paul Allen. Many of the nation’s preeminent rock […]
Bix? Is That You?
By Frank Youngwerth With daylight fading, the oversize bus turns into Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park and rolls slowly up a narrow one-way lane. The driver stops, and our sprightly tour director jumps off to search the desolate rows. Minutes pass. He can’t find what he’s looking for. He motions to the driver to back […]
TRG Music listings
Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, in-cluding a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail […]
About Face Youth Theatre: Raising Voices
ABOUT FACE YOUTH THEATRE: RAISING VOICES, About Face Theatre. Last summer’s “First Breath” was a stunning debut, a protean offering by About Face’s troupe of gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens that turned orthodox ideas inside out. This year’s “Raising Voices” is less original, communal, or assured but should also open eyes, hearts, and doors. In […]
JIMMY BOSCH Perhaps the biggest crisis in contemporary salsa is its growing emphasis on pretty faces: as singers like India, Victor Manuelle, and Marc Anthony have risen to prominence, house bands at labels like RMM have begun churning out backing tracks with about as much soul as assembly-line robots. Trombone-wielding bandleader Jimmy Bosch, a Puerto […]
News of the Weird
Lead Stories Males should not read this item: In June an 11-year-old boy in Grimsby, England, standing on a chair holding a snooker cue as if riding a pogo stick, with the tip at the juncture of his legs, slipped and fell to the floor; scrotal repair and abdominal surgery were necessary to fix the […]