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Jun.20.2013
NEWS FROM THE BRIGHTON FRINGE SHORT COMMENTARY ON WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND  I had the unexpected pleasure of stumbling on BITCH BOXER  written and performed by Charlotte Josephine.  I am not a sports fan and I particularly abhor boxing, yet this play with its fast moving dialogue, exquisite direction by Bryony  Shanahan...
Jun.20.2013
JULIAN CADDY SPEAKS ON THE IMPACT OF THE 2013 BRIGHTON FRINGE This is the second year that Julian Caddy has been at the helm of the Brighton Fringe.  In that time, the number and quality of shows have increased by 60% as have the number of attendees.  The Brighton Fringe is the second largest festival in the UK.  Caddy made these comments after a...
Jun.03.2013
FINDING LIBBY Written and performed by Kate Saffin Directed by Moya Hughes   The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties Largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; Things to make life easer for men, in fact. Julie Burchill Kate Saffin truly comes into her own in her touching portrayal of shy, unhappy Libby, a stuffy old...
Essay
May.26.2013
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WHO SAID FIRST WAS BEST? A first child is your own best foot forward, And how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. Barbara Kingsolver In all things in life, being first is considered the best.  You win the game, you get the scholarship, you pass the test. You are a winner, that is, everywhere but in your family.  I was my mother’s first...
Essay
May.26.2013
THE LATEST MAGAZINE
WHO SAID FIRST WAS BEST? A first child is your own best foot forward, And how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. Barbara Kingsolver In all things in life, being first is considered the best.  You win the game, you get the scholarship, you pass the test. You are a winner, that is, everywhere but in your family.  I was my mother’s first...
Apr.30.2013
BEST DIGS EVER If you want total security, go to prison….. Dwight D. Eisenhower I have always wanted to be daring and do something absolutely outrageous…but the truth is I fear the punishment.  I have read horror stories of what happens in prisons: brutality, rape, lousy plumbing…and I want none of it.  However, I am in the unenviable position of losing...
Essay
Apr.28.2013
MY FAMILY, MY DOG There is no psychiatrist in the world Like a puppy licking your face.  Ben Williams   When Daphne sits on my lap, my blood pressure drops 30 points.  Why bother with Lipitor?  Daphne is not dispensed to me by a pharmacist although she is definitely good medicine. She is a five-pound Chihuahua with  blue eyes and an...
Essay
Apr.08.2013
The Thrill Peddlers present…. TINSEL TARTS IN A HOT COMA Music and lyrics: Scrumbly Koldewyn Book: Sweet Pam” Tent Directed by Russell Blackwood “The Cockettes were basically complete sexual anarchy Which is always a good thing. John Waters “The Cockettes were the first hippie drag queens,” said filmmaker John Waters,  “Insane hippie drag queens on and off...
Apr.07.2013
NAKED IS AS NAKED DOES The male body is hairy and lumpy And should not be seen by the light of day Richard Roeper Americans do not mind seeing people murdered on their television screen and they love watching heads flying and limbs severed at the movies.  They like the rat-a-tat-tat of gunfire, bodies strewn across the pavement and little children crying for...
Apr.05.2013
MARIN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE WHIPPING MAN by Matthew Lopez Directed by Jasson Minadakis Starring L. Peter Callender, Nicholas Pelczar and Tobie Windham The people made worse off by slavery Were those who were enslaved. Thomas Sowell Marin Theatre consistently gives us exceptional productions and Jasson Minadakis is without equal as a director.  Any...