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Friday Favorites 1/25/2013

Last Sunday afternoon, we went with our friends, Ron and Kerry, to see the Laguna Playhouse production of Chapter Two by Neil Simon.  Chapter Two was first produced at the Ahmanson Theater in 1977 and is a semi-autobiographical comedy based … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 11/19/2012

Sunday afternoon, Muri and I visited the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix to see the Micheal Hollinger play, Opus.  In Opus, Lazara, a string quartet, is about to reach a professional zenith with a performance at the White House … Continue reading

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Living It

I used to have spiritual winters.   I’d drift from spiritual-but-not-religious through agnostic to touch the frigid outer reaches of atheism.  They seemed a force of nature that rolled through my life, an inevitable product of my rationalism and openness to … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Play

Douglas is the son of a successful playwright, given to soliloquies on just about anything, from the convergence of the exteriority and the interiority of a writers’ colony he’s frequented to the death of postmodernism and the rise of magic … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 10/22/2012

Friday night, I had plans to meet a friend at a 12-Step meeting.  Usually, I do my 12-Stepping during the week and leave my weekends for Muri but he is a good friend and really wanted me to hear a … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 9/24/2012

It has been a long time since I’ve had a working weekend.  I thought semi-retired and working weekend were supposed to be mutually exclusive.  OK, I really didn’t think that but I like to say mutually exclusive.  As you know … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 7/9/2012

Muri and  I have attended a lot of theater … from Cyrano de Bergerac at the Ahmanson Theater to Le Mis at the Pantages and Side by Side by Sondheim at South Coast Repertory.   Sometimes we went with friends, others … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 6/18/2012

Way back at the beginning of the year (in some ways that seems long ago) when Muri and I went to see Steven Spielberg’s Warhorse, we were surprised to hear that it was based on a play.   In case you … Continue reading

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Dolls and Drama

Picture this.   You walk into a small neighborhood theater.  The stage is set as a workshop, with a single, lifelike doll on the bench, a microscope projecting its blue eye on a screen.  Doll parts line the shelves.  As the … Continue reading

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Monday Smiles – 4/30/2012

Over the years, we’ve had theater subscriptions with a number of couples.  Nothing lasts forever.  Sooner or later, for one reason or another, we’ve agreed to end out subscription together.  Usually, we’ve said, Let’s keep in touch.  We can pick … Continue reading

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