Feb 12 - 18, 2004 

Culture Shock

By Steven Robert Allen

You'll never view the Bible in the same way again. El Jardín tweaks the bejesus out of the story of Adam and Eve, retelling the ancient Judeo-Christian myth in a way that spoofs everything from the Catholic Church to historic scholarship to colonialism to racism and gender bias. This bilingual play by Carlos Morton also presents a genuine slice of vintage Chicano protest theater as this genre first developed in the late '60s and early '70s.

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Shenoah Allen performs   Karmic Debt   at the Tricklock Performance Space.

Performance Review

The Secret Life of Shenoah Allen

Karmic Debt at the Tricklock Performance Space

By Steven Robert Allen

Shenoah Allen—that dirty, dirty dog—lied to me. A week or two ago, he told me that his new one-man show, Karmic Debt, which just opened at the Tricklock Performance Space, would be extremely dark. He made it sound like he'd be torturing small animals on stage while exploring what it would be like to suffer from the simultaneous effects of leprosy, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. He promised a tiny glimmer of light at the end, but I still expected his new show to be macabre and depressing.

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Roxanne (Catherine Haun) is not a slut in the Vortex Theatre’s production of   Sleep With Me.

Art Magnified

Sleep With Me!

Vortex Theatre

By Steven Robert Allen

The politics of love gets the ruthless skewering it deserves in Sleep With Me!, a play by award-winning local playwright Susan Erickson. A dentist named Elliot comes to terms with his wife's affair with an FBI agent in ways that can hardly be considered constructive. The result is a zany romantic comedy that will be fun for a substantial fraction of the whole family. Sleep With Me! runs through March 7. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sundays at 6 p.m. $10 general, $8 students/seniors. 247-8600.

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Book Review

Newsflash: Bush Sucks

Review by Laura Sanchez

Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country and It's Time to Take It Back

Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country and It's Time to Take It Back

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Book Review

The Writing Life

Review by Steven Robert Allen

Any Human Heart

Any Human Heart

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Speed Reader

Review by Steven Robert Allen

The Rules of Engagement

The Rules of Engagement

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