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2000 Stories by Mia Leonin

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  • Found at Sea

    published December 28, 2000

    When American poet Adrienne Rich wrote, "The personal is political," she reminded us that political acts cannot be separated from the... More >>

  • Scenes From the Edge

    published December 21, 2000

    The word juggernaut means "an overpowering force," and appropriately the artistic director of Juggerknot Theatre Company, Tanya... More >>

  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

    published December 14, 2000

    In a starkly furnished Paris apartment, spectator Marc (Judd Hirsch) circles a white canvas with the wary step of a big-game hunter while Serge... More >>

  • TV Dinner

    published December 7, 2000

    Works that penetrate the façade of normalcy in marriage are nothing new to American theater audiences. In the 1938 classic Our Town,... More >>

  • Roll Over, Balanchine

    published November 30, 2000

    George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, one of the country's most traditional ballets and a holiday mainstay in any American company's... More >>

  • Reality Sort of Bites

    published November 30, 2000

    Some would say it's a guy thing -- crushed cans of Schlitz strewn across the floor of a Motel 6 room, belching as an alternative to conversation,... More >>

  • Take a Bough

    published November 23, 2000

    Bringing freshly cut greenery into the house at the onset of winter has symbolized the promise of the coming spring in many cultures since ancient... More >>

  • "Moms" Said Knock You Out

    published November 23, 2000

    Adapted for the stage by TG Cooper, the late founder of the M Ensemble Company, Jackie... More >>

  • A Cuban Son Comes Home

    published November 16, 2000

    Nilo Cruz's A Park in Our House is a record of the human spirit when the human body exists in a totalitarian state and survives on a... More >>

  • The Jig of Life

    published November 9, 2000

    In a dingy sixth-floor room, two lonely souls join hands to escape their solitude and isolation through the medium of dance. They shuffle across... More >>

  • Diva Unplugged

    published November 2, 2000

    "Art is domination. It's making people think, for one moment in time, there's only one art, one voice, and that's yours," declares opera star... More >>

  • Scary Tales

    published October 26, 2000

    "A shade filled the door, and I knew him at once," David Novak utters in his spookiest voice. "It was old, cold Mr. Grim. Death had entered... More >>

  • Death Warmed Over

    published October 26, 2000

    We enjoy a classic whodunit in the same way we enjoy Christmas carolers -- with a certain amused detachment. We are not seeking new insight into... More >>

  • Stage Fright

    published October 19, 2000

    When you walk into Miami Light Project's theater space, you will find yourself momentarily on stage. The space is set up so the stage has its back... More >>

  • Wedding Belles

    published October 12, 2000

    Five Southern women, some hard liquor, and about two and a half bolts of lilac-colored taffeta. If we threw in Julia Roberts and a walk-on by... More >>

  • Staid in Japan

    published October 5, 2000

    "Junior officers quickly become disoriented in the Orient," Navy wife Julia Anderson warns newly arrived officer "Sparky" Watts in A.R. Gurney's... More >>

  • Best of Both Broadways

    published September 28, 2000

    Could it be that we now have sunshine, sand, and the cream of the NYC theater scene? Broward Center For the Performing Arts CEO and... More >>

  • New Roots to Travel

    published September 28, 2000

    The literary canon is spinning, the hyphen that binds so-called multicultural fiction -- Asian-American, Hispanic-American, African-American... More >>

  • We Don't Aim to Please, Part 2

    published September 21, 2000

    The logistic, aesthetic, and emotional challenges of keeping a small arts organization afloat would flummox the savviest CEO. Why do artistic... More >>

  • We Don't Aim to Please

    published September 14, 2000

    Live theater has never been a big draw in South Florida, an area not usually recognized as a center for first-class theatrical performances.... More >>

  • The Revolution Will Be Staged

    published September 7, 2000

    You could say Shirley Richardson has a theatrical heritage. Growing up in Miami in the '50s and '60s, her entire family worked for the Coconut... More >>

  • Presidential Follies

    published August 31, 2000

    Paper elephants and donkeys; red, white, and blue banners; and two video screens -- one posted in either of the far corners of the space -- set... More >>

  • A Worker Bee Strikes

    published August 24, 2000

    In Douglas Carter Beane's As Bees in Honey Drown, Evan Wyler (Mark Heimann) learns a little something about the facts of life and even more about... More >>

  • Natural Born Theater

    published August 17, 2000

    It's no myth that one of the first constitutional rights for which U.S. settlers fought after freedom of speech was the right to bear arms.... More >>

  • All the World's a Dance

    published August 10, 2000

    The forms of entertainment competing with live theater seem to grow every year, from IMAXes to e-books to women's basketball. And now there's even... More >>

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