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Thursday, December 6,2012

Upstart Crow puts on a Wilde thing

The Upstart Crow keeps Oscar alive

By Gary Zeidner
As a longtime fan of Oscar Wilde, the corners of my mouth go instantly north whenever I hear that some industrious theatre company is mounting one of his plays.
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Wednesday, November 21,2012

Craptabulous!

The histrionic history of Colorado’s most famous cannibal

By Gary Zeidner
Famous scientists, authors and professional football players have all graduated from this hallowed institution. For many, including myself, the most noteworthy CU alumnus is by far Trey Parker, the co-creator of the subversive and long-running Comedy Central hit South Park.
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Thursday, November 8,2012

Here is the school. Here is the steeple.

A God versus Darwin grudge match

By Gary Zeidner
The year is 2243. The Philadelphia Eagles have just won their first Super Bowl. And much to everyone’s surprise, God himself decides to take a leisurely stroll down 5th Avenue in New York City (now known as Little Beijing) with his arm ensconced firmly in the backside of the corpse of Charles Darwin.
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Thursday, October 25,2012

The fractured future

A little child shall lead them, but where?

By Gary Zeidner
For being a group with questionable taste and no income of its own, the young adult (or YA) demographic has achieved uber-dominance over the entertainment industry.
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Thursday, October 18,2012

From Germany with ennui

Brecht’s groundbreaker breaks down

By Gary Zeidner
Most people don’t like to hurt their friends’ feelings, even with good intentions. Yet sometimes it is of necessity.
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Thursday, September 27,2012

Heart and soul

Elijah: An Adventure is the muddled misadventures of an American Jew in Paris

By Gary Zeidner
Like “Heart and Soul,” Elijah: An Adventure requires a piano and is an amusing entertainment that evaporates from the audience’s consciousness as soon as it concludes.
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Thursday, September 27,2012

´Real World: Sesame Street´

´Avenue Q´ is nothing but puppets and people laughing at life

By Gary Zeidner
The first five minutes of Avenue Q contain enough quirky, skewed humor to certify Robert Lopez as an ingenious funny man on par with the Parkers, Stones and even Carlins of the world (we miss you, George).
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Thursday, August 23,2012

How many Mormons does it take to baptize a Ugandan?

Parker, Stone make good with uproarious Book of Mormon

By Gary Zeidner
On the metaphorical eighth day, Matt Stone, Trey Parker and Robert Lopez brought forth the funniest musical in recent memory, The Book of Mormon.
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Thursday, August 16,2012

Poetry in motion

An evening at Miners Alley with Emily Dickinson, 'The Belle of Amherst'

By Gary Zeidner
Given the presumed lack of attention to all things poetical by the younger generation, a play like 'The Belle of Amherst' becomes monumentally important.
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Thursday, July 19,2012

High seas hijinks

By Gary Zeidner
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island rounds out the CSF’s 2012 season. It shares Mary Rippon outdoor theatre space with Twelfth Night and Richard III, so its set can sprawl and the action on it flow fast and furious.
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