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3rd Harvey Milk March This Sunday

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“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door in the country…My name is Harvey Milk, and I am here to recruit you!” – Harvey Milk

 

Almost 35 years after the tragic assassination of Harvey Milk, the St. Louis LGBT community will march and rally for the third consecutive year in celebration of Milk’s life and accomplishments on May 20.

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“Rounding Third” @ Hot City

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Don (Steve Isom) is the kind of Little League coach that intimidates kids and their parents both. At first glance, it does seem that, to Don, winning really is the only thing. He’s a middle-aged guy who drinks beer, acts like an adolescent about women, and still remembers a baseball game he played at 12 as the highlight of his life.

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Political VOICE: Culture War

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You can always tell when the economy is starting to improve because the political dialogue takes a major swing toward social issues. This time around, the culture warriors have upgraded to the 4G network, adding Gynecology to Guns, God and Gays.

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The New Century @ MLP

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Paul Rudnick’s The New Century is a funny play with an agenda—on paper. In Max and Louie’s production, it has its moments, but is disappointing overall.

 

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Interview: Paul Rudnick Pt. 2

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I talked to Paul Rudnick on the eve of Max and Louie Productions presentation of his play The New Century, which consists of three one-act vignettes and a fourth, titled “The New Century,”which ties all the characters together. It is hugely entertaining, but is also a profound statement on gay life from the perspectives of a PFLAG mother, a flamboyant cable TV talk show host, and a mother who has learned to deal with grief through crafts. Rudnick uses comedy to convey his observations on art and life.

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Interview: Peggy Billo

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Max and Louis productions opens Paul Rudnick’s The New Century* May 10. A collection of three one-act comedies whose characters all intersect in a fourth which is the title piece, Rudnick’s stand-alone sketches reflect aspects of gay life in America though his delightfully  twisted prism.

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Interview: Paul Rudnick Pt. 1

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I talked to Paul Rudnick on the eve of Max and Louie Productions presentation of his play The New Century, which consists of three one-act vignettes and a fourth, titled “The New Century,”which ties all the characters together. It is hugely entertaining, but is also a profound statement on gay life from the perspectives of a PFLAG mother, a flamboyant cable TV talk show host, and a mother who has learned to deal with grief through crafts. Rudnick uses comedy to convey his observations on art and life.

 

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“Jacob and Jack” @ NJT

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It occurs to me now and then that creating theatre is a kind of magic trick. The performers are the magicians and the patrons pay to be transported to another world, a different kind of life “for an hour, two hours,” says Jacob Shemerinsky, acclaimed actor in the Yiddish Theatre.

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