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 Jan 19 - 25, 2012 
Left to right: Lorri Oliver, Vernon Poitras and Scott Sharot

Performance Review

Moonshine

Adobe Theater’s Irish-American drama is strong stuff

By Christie Chisholm

A Moon for the Misbegotten might just make you rethink your unhealthy obsessions. If you lust after the tortured Heathcliffs of the world (don’t we all?), it may coax you to consider putting down that penchant. If your days are a haze of drinking alone in the dark, well, maybe it’ll be the moment of clarity that finally sends you to AA ... or at least motivates you to consult an electrician.

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Book Review

I Believe I Can Fly

David Guterson’s epic launches into Icarus and incest

Review by Sam Adams

Ed King

Writing a modern-day epic as an allegory to Greek mythology—those are some big shoes to fill. A little book called Ulysses comes to mind. David Guterson undoubtedly knew this when he began penning Ed King, a novel that posits the question, What if Bill Gates was a murderous motherfucker?

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Photo by Mike Ostroski

Culture Shock

By Sam Adams

Jack and Jeff at the Diner

A couple of guys sit around and shoot the shit. Sometimes it's over alcohol, coffee or food; sometimes it's in a dark room. Existential questions arise. A cloud of mystery looms heavy over the minimalist narrative. This is the theme of a lot of well-known scripts (The Seafarer, My Dinner with Andre and "The Dumb Waiter" come to mind). Another well-received guys-at-a-table piece is Derek Davidson's "Jack of Dover."

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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 30)

Let’s Mess with Texas

Greater Tuna

By Adam Wood
Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd play over 20 of Tuna, Texas', eccentric inhabitants from gun-clubbers to church ladies in a town where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.
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