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March 5, 1998
* "Salome"--Jason Reed, left, and Tordy Clark appear in Oscar Wilde's biblically based comedy, ending Saturday at Actors' Gang Theatre in Hollywood. * "Inside Out"--The Doug Haverty-Adryan Russ musical comedy about a group therapy counselor and her five female patients opens tonight at the Laguna Playhouse. * "Damn Yankees"--The musical about a baseball fan who sells his soul to help the New York Yankees' foes win the pennant opens Friday at Actors Co-op at Crossley Terrace Theatre.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1998
* "Salome"--Jason Reed, left, and Tordy Clark appear in Oscar Wilde's biblically based comedy, ending Saturday at Actors' Gang Theatre in Hollywood. * "Inside Out"--The Doug Haverty-Adryan Russ musical comedy about a group therapy counselor and her five female patients opens tonight at the Laguna Playhouse. * "Damn Yankees"--The musical about a baseball fan who sells his soul to help the New York Yankees' foes win the pennant opens Friday at Actors Co-op at Crossley Terrace Theatre.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Unless you want to talk animation, comedy doesn't get much broader or more raucous than this: "The Kick-Ass Militia!!!," Jason Reed's, shall we say, tribute to Americans who believe in the inalienable right to carry concealed weapons and ignore the IRS. You can catch their paranoid worldview at the Actors' Gang in Hollywood. First stop is an environmental "indoktrination"--hustled into a small room by polite-but-firm men in shades, we watch footage of the FBI's attempted "illegal entry" at Waco.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Unless you want to talk animation, comedy doesn't get much broader or more raucous than this: "The Kick-Ass Militia!!!," Jason Reed's, shall we say, tribute to Americans who believe in the inalienable right to carry concealed weapons and ignore the IRS. You can catch their paranoid worldview at the Actors' Gang in Hollywood. First stop is an environmental "indoktrination"--hustled into a small room by polite-but-firm men in shades, we watch footage of the FBI's attempted "illegal entry" at Waco.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 1992
A pair of quirky one-acts under the umbrella title of "Town and Country" are conspiring to give abstract theater a murky name at Theatre/Theater. In "The Fire Museum," the sex-and-arson-addicted Kid (the shifty-eyed Jack Black), the lusting female Mogul (the anxious Shawna Casey) and a hunk homosexual fireman named Frank (the bland Jason Reed) create a grueling melange a trois that drives you up the tiny wall of the cozy Back Space. "Holding Down White" is a notch better.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1996 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
The massage becomes the medium and the message in Michael Sargent's "Sweet Hostage" at the Evidence Room. A prurient peep behind the scenes of the porn industry, this show could well have been subtitled "Naughty Bits on Parade," featuring as it does a superabundance of simulated sex and graphic nudity. Sargent, who also directs, has neatly typecast the convincingly vapid former porn performer Kathleen Mazzotta (a.k.a.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1995 | SCOTT COLLINS
Cast Hulk Hogan in a Kabuki version of "Hellzapoppin' " and you might come up with something like "World of Wrestling," at Actors' Gang in Hollywood. A decade has passed since the professional wrestling boomlet gave Hogan and his fellow make-believe athletes wide exposure. As tribute to and parody of this questionable sport, this show by writers Steve Moramarco and Jason Reed is grotesque, over-the-top and sometimes even funny.
SPORTS
May 3, 1990 | DAVE McKIBBEN
It has been a long time since El Capitan has won a Grossmont League baseball title. So long that El Capitan Coach Steve Vickery would rather not bring it up. But if his Vaqueros keep winning, he just might have to mention it. After a come-from-behind, 7-5 victory over host Granite Hills Wednesday, eighth-ranked El Capitan (16-7, 4-0) needs to win just two of its final four 3-A league games to clinch its first Grossmont title since 1975.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1997 | JANA J. MONJI
A Greek chorus of firefighters, a homeless former wrestler and an elegant and educated former waiter--whose last workplace mysteriously burned down--descend upon the house of a hapless factory owner. In Max Frisch's absurdist play "The Firebugs," there are lessons to be learned about both fascism and apathy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1996 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
Enter "Cool Cops!" at your own risk. You just might get thrown up against a wall and frisked before you're escorted to your seat. "Cool Cops!," at the Actors' Gang's refurbished small theater, outrageously parodies police corruption. A cross between "NYPD Blue" and "Naked Gun," this hard-boiled yet hilarious comedy is testosterone-fueled and broad in the extreme. Call this new wave burlesque, retrograde naughtiness couched in a lacerating, almost surreal '90s sensibility.
SPORTS
June 26, 1991 | JIM LINDGREN
Now would have been an ideal time for Lance Dickson to make another leap to the big leagues. The Chicago Cubs can't rent a victory lately, having lost nine of their last 10. Two pitchers are on the disabled list and the team ERA is fast approaching the numbers of a straight-A student. And Dickson has once again proven his worth in the minors with a 2.86 earned run average and 92 strikeouts in 91 1/3 innings for triple-A Iowa.
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