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Ever-expanding mania

sandiegoreader.com — Sons of the Prophet at Cygnet Theatre Kahlil Gibran wrote one of the best-selling books of all time. Translated into over 40 languages, The Prophet (1923) records the poetic observations of the Lebanese mystic Almustafa on self-knowledge, good and evil, death, and others.

David McBean’s Bucket List

sandiegoreader.com — As Miss South in Cygnet Theater's production of Pageant I'm asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers - even choices that may seem out of the box.

Rise up, fall down

sandiegoreader.com — Absurd Person Singular at Scripps Ranch Theatre. Alan Ayckbourn's three-act "black farce" (his word for it) takes place on three consecutive Christmas Eves. Each ends up in the kitchen. Over that span of time characters flip-flop and somber shenanigans prevail.

Young Keno: The marshal gets his man

sandiegoreader.com — "Stand back! Clear the way!" San Diego police cleared a path for John Murray, handcuffed and manacled, through an angry crowd to the courtroom. Many were armed, all were mad - hungry mad - to string Murray up. As he shuffled along, he saw death in every eye and begged the guards to keep the mob at bay.

Three-ring circus

sandiegoreader.com — Eddie Yaroch in Enron at Moxie Theatre. Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite N, Rolando $20 - $27 Rich Kinder doesn't appear in Laura Prebble's satirical, three-ring circus based on the colossal collapse of Enron. From 1990 to 1996, he was President and Chief of Operations.

Young Keno: Manhunt

sandiegoreader.com — As he cradled his brother in his arms, Keno Wilson howled for help in the fog-shrouded darkness. John Murray had ridden up and shot Charley point blank in the chest. Charley wouldn't stop bleeding. Two lanterns bobbed in from the night: Lewis Rideout and Robert Porter.

San Diego Reader

sandiegoreader.com — Keno Wilson had two lasting memories from his younger years. Though a man of few words - they said he was "short on poetry and long on action" - Wilson couldn't stop talking about one. Friends said the other, which he never mentioned, "haunted him all his life."

San Diego’s hotel era ended in flames

sandiegoreader.com — The South Pacific Hotel in Oceanside burned down on June 13, 1896. When the Hotel del Coronado opened in 1888, Oceanside already had two "grand" hotels, the St. Cloud and the South Pacific. They faced each other, just two city blocks apart, separated by the California Southern railroad tracks.

Where's the monster?

sandiegoreader.com — Red Planet Respite at Circle Circle dot dot. GlobalCom Venture Capital's "first interactive resort on Mars" is still a work in progress. So is the script for Circle Circle dot dot's slow, spotty tale of corruption and greed in far-away places. The premise has appeal. It's 2044.

Culture-war questions

sandiegoreader.com — They say "Have a blessed day" in Kingdom City, but you'll rankle at the close-minded culture. Now, this was more than 50 years ago, but maybe times haven't changed. The wife of one of Mississippi's largest landowners wanted more culture in education. So, she circulated a petition to have French taught in the high schools.
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Jan 28, 2015

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