Author Archives: Galen

“Bring Down the House, Part II”

by William Shakespeareadapted by Rosa Joshi and Kate Wisniewskidirected by Rosa Joshi Ashland, ORat the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Through a scheduling snafu I missed the opening of Bring Down the House, Part I and took up the Henry VI story … Continue reading

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I’m Undecided

The California Democratic primary is only a week away, and I haven’t decided who to vote for. And, you know what? I am happy about my indecision. Continue reading

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“Significant Other”

We walked away from the theater disappointed that a witty, entertaining evening ended with the message that straight millennials will couple up in happy marriage while their gay contemporaries are destined to remain single and desperate. As much as I … Continue reading

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“Sister Act” at Theatre Rhinoceros

Theater Rhinoceros’ gender-bending production of Sister Act brings an updated excitement to this early 1990’s staged musical that really benefits from the quality, energy, and queer freshness that director AeJay Mitchell’s vision delivers in the intimate Gateway Theatre. The show … Continue reading

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“Between Two Knees”

After trying for a month to moderate my initial reaction to the show, I admit failure. So, I reluctantly tell you, “Run! Turn your tickets back!! Seeing Between Two Knees is a waste.” The “play” is a two-act, juvenile, mental-masturbation … Continue reading

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