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Comment Archives: stories: Stage

Re: “Review: Six Women Play Festival finds a new gear in its seventh year

you didn't mention isaac green's name in 5564 to toronto? what a crappy thing to do to a kid that played his heart out.

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Posted by Big Timber on 04/17/2013 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The FAC cultivates new plays in Rough Writers, a festival of staged readings

Hi! The link to the seems to not be working...

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Posted by Nicole Anthony on 04/17/2013 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Theatreworks rocks out with the People's President in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

This one is not to be missed! Seriously!!

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Posted by lwirbel on 03/14/2013 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Immortal Solstice Home-grown horror blends stage, screen and song

You needed a "supposedly" in front of Qin Shi Huang as well. His "search for immortality" is an unverified, and I suspect malicious fabrication about the world's greatest peacemaker and nation builder. He was discredited by his political successors, and my guess is that is one of the several dozen bits of nonsense that were attached to his alleged "history." The full story of Qin Shi Huang is found in The School of Sun Tzu, available here:

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Posted by David Jones on 03/06/2013 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Nuclear family

While the leather I used was not for a corset, the author is right; I used leather from thrift stores and donated fur in many pieces. Linen, wool, and hemp fabrics help to make the show as accurate as possible. Framed by June Barfield's amazing set and lit by Sean Verdu's lighting design, I am privileged to have costumed this show! I hope you all enjoy it!

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Posted by Jillmarie Peterson on 01/16/2013 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Is 8 enough?

Marriage is the term used to denote the covenant relationship between a man and a woman and has been for thousands of years...can't gays come up with a different word for their different sort of liaison?

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Posted by TejonTech on 08/18/2012 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Is 8 enough?

No worries! I should have clarified at the time!

Posted by Steve Emily on 08/15/2012 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Is 8 enough?

Sorry about that, Steve. You said Sammy and I leaped to a conclusion. Argh!

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Posted by Rhonda Van Pelt on 08/15/2012 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Is 8 enough?

Just one correction: The production features Sammy Gleason, not Sammie Joe Kinnett. They are both, however, very lovely people.

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Posted by Steve Emily on 08/15/2012 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Looks are deceiving

Great show; Nancy Holaday did a great job adapting this story for her actors.

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Posted by JSB on 06/09/2012 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Looks are deceiving

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Posted by Nancy Holaday on 06/06/2012 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Giving us Moor

I cant wait to see the show. It sounds awesome!

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Posted by Gieo Pensoneault on 05/31/2012 at 11:16 AM

Re: “A hard edge

Our audio recording of the interview does not include the phrase "To Shakespeare's audience." However, it is clear that Ms. Carter was speaking about the perspective of someone in Shakespeare's time period, so we have inserted a clarification to that effect, in brackets. We apologize for any confusion or mischaracterization this may have caused.

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Posted by Kirk Woundy on 11/11/2011 at 6:54 AM

Re: “A hard edge

Thank you Cherise for the wonderful article! I would like to clarify, with all respect to Cherise Fantus, the above quote was taken out of context. We were discussing Shakespeare's treatment of Achilles and the quote should read " To Shakespeare's audience, what's the worst possible way they could sabotage the greatest warrior in the world in history? They make him ridiculously proud, and they make him gay." I apologize for any misunderstanding. Crystal Carter, Director.

Posted by Crystal Carter on 11/10/2011 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Profiles in courage

Personal stories, from our own community, are always the most inspiring. Hope to see you and your family at the opening reception this Friday at 6 pm, James. It'll be a timeless production. Anne Marie

Posted by Anne Marie P. on 11/10/2011 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Mad libs

Great job, Lynn! Looking forward to more of your stories.

Posted by Warren Epstein on 07/08/2011 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Technicolor dreaming

This show was one of the best I have ever seen! The cast is very personable and professional. Joe Mikolaj is fabulous and will definitely go far. Would see it again.
Go see this show. You will not be disappointed!

Posted by debimon04 on 12/10/2010 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Technicolor dreaming

I Loved this show!! Go see it everyone!

Posted by kpw860 on 11/29/2010 at 10:14 AM

Re: “America's best buds

While bullets fly into El Paso and bodies pile up in the streets of Juarez, and thugs with gold-plated AK-47s and albino tiger pens are beheading federal officials and dissolving their torsos in vats of acid, here are some facts concerning the peaceful situation in Holland. --Please save a copy and use it as a reference when debating prohibitionists who claim the exact opposite concerning reality as presented here below:

Cannabis-coffee-shops are not only restricted to the Capital of Holland, Amsterdam. They can be found in more than 50 cities and towns across the country. At present, only the retail sale of five grams is tolerated, so production remains criminalized. The mayors of a majority of the cities with coffeeshops have long urged the national government to also decriminalize the supply side.

A poll taken earlier this year indicated that some 50% of the Dutch population thinks cannabis should be fully legalized while only 25% wanted a complete ban. Even though 62% of the voters said they had never taken cannabis. An earlier poll also indicated 80% opposing coffee shop closures.…

It is true that the number of coffee shops has fallen from its peak of around 2,500 throughout the country to around 700 now. The problems, if any, concern mostly marijuana-tourists and are largely confined to cities and small towns near the borders with Germany and Belgium. These problems, mostly involve traffic jams, and are the result of cannabis prohibition in neighboring countries. Public nuisance problems with the coffee shops are minimal when compared with bars, as is demonstrated by the rarity of calls for the police for problems at coffee shops.

While it is true that lifetime and past-month use rates did increase back in the seventies and eighties, the critics shamefully fail to report that there were comparable and larger increases in cannabis use in most, if not all, neighboring countries which continued complete prohibition.

According to the World Health Organization only 19.8 percent of the Dutch have used marijuana, less than half the U.S. figure.
In Holland 9.7% of young adults (aged 15 to 24) consume soft drugs once a month, comparable to the level in Italy (10.9%) and Germany (9.9%) and less than in the UK (15.8%) and Spain (16.4%). Few transcend to becoming problem drug users (0.44%), well below the average (0.52%) of the compared countries.

The WHO survey of 17 countries finds that the United States has the highest usage rates for nearly all illegal substances.

In the U.S. 42.4 percent admitted having used marijuana. The only other nation that came close was New Zealand, another bastion of get-tough policies, at 41.9 percent. No one else was even close. The results for cocaine use were similar, with the U.S. again leading the world by a large margin.

Even more striking is what the researchers found when they asked young adults when they had started using marijuana. Again, the U.S. led the world, with 20.2 percent trying marijuana by age 15. No other country was even close, and in Holland, just 7 percent used marijuana by 15 -- roughly one-third of the U.S. figure.

In 1998, the US Drug Czar General Barry McCaffrey claimed that the U.S. had less than half the murder rate of the Netherlands. That’s drugs, he explained. The Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics immediately issued a special press release explaining that the actual Dutch murder rate is 1.8 per 100,000 people, or less than one-quarter the U.S. murder rate.

Here’s a very recent article by a psychiatrist from Amsterdam, exposing Drug Czar misinformation

Now let's look at a comparative analysis of the levels of cannabis use in two cities: Amsterdam and San Francisco, which was published in the American Journal of Public Health May 2004,

The San Francisco prevalence survey showed that 39.2% of the population had used cannabis. This is 3 times the prevalence found in the Amsterdam sample

Source: Craig Reinarman, Peter D.A. Cohen and Hendrien L. Kaal, The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy

Moreover, 51% of people who had smoked cannabis in San Francisco reported that they were offered heroin, cocaine or amphetamine the last time they purchased cannabis. In contrast, only 15% of Amsterdam residents who had ingested marijuana reported the same conditions. Prohibition is the ‘Gateway Policy’ that forces cannabis seekers to buy from criminals who gladly expose them to harder drugs.

The indicators of death, disease and corruption are even much better in the Netherlands than in Sweden for instance, a country praised by UNODC for its so called successful drug policy.

Here's Antonio Maria Costa doing his level best to avoid discussing the success of Dutch drug policy:…

The Netherlands also provides heroin on prescription under tight regulation to about 1500 long-term heroin addicts for whom methadone maintenance treatment has failed.…

The Dutch justice ministry announced, last year, the closure of eight prisons and cut 1,200 jobs in the prison system. A decline in crime has left many cells empty. There's simply not enough criminals…

For further information, kindly check out this very informative FAQ provided by Radio Netherlands:…
or go to this page:…

Posted by malcolmkyle on 10/14/2010 at 5:45 AM

Re: “The funny thing about fear

We are joining the revolution by driving to Washington DC for the October 30, 2010 Rally

Washington DC 10.30.2010
New York City 10.31.2010
Greenwich Village, Halloween Party, New York City
Join the Sarah Palin Impersonators from the Book;

Selling Sex with Sarah Palin by Thomas Chi

Our goal is the publish a sequel to Selling Sex with Sarah Palin by riding on a road trip to Washington DC with the Comedy Central

March to Keep Fear Alive Insanity Bus

Gas, Food, We Drive Until We Drop
Stop in Graceland, Mississippi River, Washington DC, and New York City

Posted by ThomasChi on 09/30/2010 at 2:56 PM

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