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2007 Stories by Brandon K. Thorp

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  • Ursa Minor

    published September 27, 2007

    You've been here before. The Innocent Versus the Whore is one of the great well-worn setups in art, from Dumas' La Dame aux camelias to... More >>

  • Poker & Prestidigitation

    published September 27, 2007

    If you played poker with Cashetta, you’d lose. You wouldn’t be able to keep your eyes on your hand. Cashetta is a towering drag goddess... More >>

  • Roaring Silence

    published September 20, 2007

    In Talk Radio, radio host Barry Champlain has hollowed himself out. Years ago, he was a small-time Akron DJ blessed with the gift... More >>

  • China Moon

    published September 13, 2007

    Once, there were ten suns that orbited the earth. This led to an intemperate climate. So Houyi, an immortal archer who was hanging out in China... More >>

  • Paul Motian Trio 2000+Two

    published September 6, 2007

    Paul Motian has never been quite so stunning a bandleader as he was an ensemble drummer, playing with guys like Bill Frissel and Bill Evans in... More >>

  • Cornitalia

    published September 6, 2007

    What's the difference between good corn and bad corn? And anyway, what's corn? Is it, like pornography, a thing you know only when you... More >>

  • Love Letter to God's Elect

    published August 30, 2007

    There is a thing that occasionally happens in this job, when you run into a production that does more than entertain you or stimulate... More >>

  • Just An Awesome Fucking Band

    published August 23, 2007

    What do you get when you grab the Au Pairs, ´80s-era King Crimson, Mungo Jerry, and the guy who mixes the harmonies for The Scissor Sisters,... More >>

  • Such Charming Brutality

    published August 16, 2007

    The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a lighthearted political satire that features four murders, two toenail-pullings, one near-miss... More >>

  • Old Youth

    published August 9, 2007

    The 1980’s were a decade of death. John Lennon died right there at the beginning. Flared pants died too, though they’d make a... More >>

  • Sex on the Beach

    published August 2, 2007

    I'm sitting with my legs crossed on a bench outside of a restroom in Holiday Park, screaming for sodomy. There's a way you're supposed... More >>

  • A Marvelous Pity

    published August 2, 2007

    Low-rent musical bioplays — or "celebrations," as they're called — are an unavoidable part of regional theater, and I'm glad. They... More >>

  • Showbiz Entertainment Spectacle! Wow!

    published August 2, 2007

    You need a musical retrospective about a beloved song-and-dance man from the 1940s! It’ll be great! Just like all those other musical... More >>

  • The Saint and the Sinner

    published July 26, 2007

    Jesus Christ was everybody's favorite person on the evening of June 22 at Redeeming Word Christian Center, a big church way out near the end of... More >>

  • Gay Noir

    published July 26, 2007

    At first blush, there appears to be something seriously wrong with Sol Theatre's new production of The MO of MI (The Modus Operandi... More >>

  • Arsenic and Old Lace

    published July 26, 2007

    There is a certain breed of person out there, somewhere, with a profound yen for period furniture, bizarre hats, costumes, used roller skates,... More >>

  • Nip, Tuck, Declaim!

    published July 19, 2007

    This is not a review. It is an autopsy. When did Cyrano die, and why? Who killed him? These are the only pertinent... More >>

  • The New Cyrano: a Nose Ahead

    published July 19, 2007

    Everybody who’s anybody loves The Promethean Theatre. Their last two plays were Two Rooms, Lee Blessing’s emotionally exhausting... More >>

  • The Sondheim Museum

    published July 12, 2007

    Whenever a dinosaur of a production like Side by Side by Sondheim bumps its way across a stage, all who see it are forced to make a... More >>

  • Scared of the Dark

    published July 5, 2007

    Hello. I´m Brandon, and I am a scared little animal. So are you. Our sales department tells the advertisers otherwise -- that you are all... More >>

  • God Hates You

    published June 28, 2007

    New Birth Baptist Church members are noticeably excited when they get their first look at the sign resting on Marge Phelps´ right shoulder:... More >>

  • Be to Not or Be To

    published June 7, 2007

    That there is a professional theater company in Wellington is weird. That it´s good is even weirder. I´d never been to Wellington... More >>

  • Tu Can Tango

    published May 31, 2007

    Tu Can Tango 101 N. Ocean Dr., Ste. 210 Hollywood 33019 954-921-0990, ext. 5162 A rare experience: Parking yourself in... More >>

  • Honky Cats

    published May 31, 2007

    Music by Elton John, words by Tim Rice, book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. Directed by Julie Taymor. With Phindile Mkhize, Dionne Randolph,... More >>

  • Sidelines

    published May 24, 2007

    Sidelines 2031 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors 954-563-8001 More >>

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