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2009 Stories by Penn Bullock

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  • “One Night in Bangkok” (Minus the Dart-Shooting Vaginas)

    published December 31, 2009

    The Seminole Casino’s swank Pangaea Lounge and Gryphon Nightclub is ringing in the new year with “One Night in Bangkok,” an... More >>

  • “I’ll Be Broke for Christmas”

    published December 31, 2009

    What happens when a bunch of embittered Capitol Hill staffers turn into singers and songwriters? The Maltz Jupiter Theatre (1001 E. Indiantown... More >>

  • Student-Teacher Shenanigans

    published December 24, 2009

    According to Time, student-teacher sex, especially involving female teachers, is a “Florida epidemic.” Indeed, Google the phrase... More >>

  • Two Jews Walk Into a Theater

    published December 17, 2009

    “As a Jew, you have to pick something on the menu… and alter it beyond all recognition.” That’s one of the not-so-Talmudic... More >>

  • Powerhouse

    published December 17, 2009

    The annual Holiday Fundraiser and Toy Drive at Avenue Pilates (430 Northeast 5th Ave., Delray Beach) is gathering donations and toys for... More >>

  • XXX-Mas

    published December 10, 2009

    If you’re looking to be publicly flogged, spanked, and humiliated this holiday season — or, alternatively, if you’re looking to... More >>

  • Grandmas and Gangsters

    published December 10, 2009

    Lost in Yonkers swept the Tony awards in 1991 and that year also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Neil Simon play is a... More >>

  • You’ve Got a Half-century of Mail

    published December 3, 2009

    Love Letters is as minimalist as plays come. Two aging, moneyed WASPs sit at desks opposite each other on stage, but in different... More >>

  • And Then God Said, “Let There Be Light Displays.”

    published November 26, 2009

    The drive-thru is quintessentially American. So, how could Christmas in this country be complete without a drive-thru lightshow? At Tradewinds... More >>

  • The Guys from the Gah-den

    published November 26, 2009

    A funny thing happened shortly after the turn of the millennium — Boston sports teams suddenly stopped sucking. First came the New England... More >>

  • Opera Singer-cum-Caroler

    published November 26, 2009

    Andrea Bocelli is what you call the “Michael Jackson” of pop opera. Dubbed the “King of Popera,” he got his start when an... More >>

  • Two-fer Tuesday

    published November 19, 2009

    Two fascinating exhibits are opening side by side at the Boca Museum of Art (501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton): One contains enigmatic art, the other a... More >>

  • Coming of Age in the Depression

    published November 19, 2009

    Brighton Beach Memoirs just folded on Broadway after a one-week run, despite glowing reviews from the New York Times, the New... More >>

  • Speed Painting

    published November 5, 2009

    Michael Israel, a strapping Yanni lookalike, is what you might call a speed painter. To songs like “Pump it Up,” he jumps around on... More >>

  • Epic Foods

    published October 29, 2009

    A little park in Wilton Manors is hosting a feast fit for a king — maybe several or dozens of kings. For the 4th annual “Taste of the... More >>

  • Art and Beer: A Splendid (Burp) Combination

    published October 22, 2009

    Las Olas Boulevard will transform into a beer-soaked art fair this weekend. A hundred and fifty national artists are showing up on the drag... More >>

  • From Stand-up to Hip-Hop

    published September 24, 2009

    Conundrum Stages, a community theater in Oakland Park, is putting on a jamboree of performances in different mediums today, ranging from stand-up... More >>

  • Flappers and Light-Hearted Shenanigans

    published September 17, 2009

    No, No Nanette is a classic of the Roaring Twenties. It’s also a musical long associated with the so-called Curse of the... More >>

  • City Hall Turns into a Gallery

    published September 10, 2009

    For the next month, the City Hall in Palm Beach will be decked out with the art of Rita Boutros. Her exhibit, "Prey and Other Works,”... More >>

  • Ball Games

    published September 3, 2009

    Take Me Out is the story of a major league baseball player’s coming out. Written by Richard Greenberg, it won a Tony Award for... More >>

  • The Hollywood Hell

    published August 13, 2009

    In 1896, William Selig founded the first film studio in Hollywood, then a sleepy farming town, to escape Thomas Edison’s eastern cartel. From... More >>

  • Black Jewish Slaves and Their Struggles

    published August 13, 2009

    In the opening scene of The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez, a Confederate soldier has a gangrenous leg amputated. The lopping off is... More >>

  • Haul Your Whole Family Over

    published August 6, 2009

    Haulover Beach Park is a protected stretch of coastline sporting big-wave surf, well-sculpted sand dunes, and an infamous clothing-optional zone... More >>

  • Vive La French Cinema

    published July 30, 2009

    Frenchify your life now. The Eighth Annual French Film Festival (sponsored, of course, by Perrier) is unrolling French cinema for four... More >>

  • Love Rectangle

    published July 16, 2009

    Noel Coward’s Private Lives premiered in the UK in 1930. Panned by major British critics, it was reprised in New York to... More >>

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