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On the Couch

July 19, 2017 1:25 pm0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin When John Markus came up with the idea for The Empaths, which will have its world premiere at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) this week, he was engaged in the process of online dating. “I have been single for 7 years on and off and I [...]

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Well Hello, Provincetown

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by Steve Desroches To date Deven Green’s work is best described by her first ever performance in front of an audience: as a professional figure skater. Born and raised in Manitoba, Canada, Green zipped around the ice rinks of our gentle neighbor to the north’s arenas. Axels, spins, jumps—all the [...]

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REVIEW: Chicago

July 12, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Jeannette de Beauvoir It’s unusual to see a show performed locally while it’s still doing its (second) Broadway run, but that’s what the Peregrine Theatre Ensemble has managed to do with Chicago, to the absolute delight of Provincetown theater-goers. This is a musical that requires heavy lifting on the [...]

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REVIEW: Judy Gold: Kill Me Now

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by Steve Desroches Ever since the evening of November 8, 2016, when Agent Orange became the President of the United States, there’s been a palpable sense of anxiety, dread, and tension. If the current state of our political affairs were a screenplay, movie studios would reject it for being ludicrously [...]

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A Grand Piano Man

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by Steve Desroches Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago Steve Grand felt an instinctual draw to the piano. From the earliest age he can remember he was attracted to the very look of the instrument: the keys, the colors, the shapes. Over and over he’d create 3-D models of [...]

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A Friend of Dorothy and Liza with a Z

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by Steve Desroches It’s one of the great mysteries of the universe. One that maybe someday science can finally solve. Theories abound, as does a persistent mythology, but there is no definitive answer as to why so many gay men have such a deep affection for and connection with Judy [...]

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The Supreme Tommie Ross

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by Steve Desroches In 1978 Tommie Ross and several friends sat outside the Cove Disco in Houston for several nights before they had the courage to go in. It was one of the Texas city’s most popular gay nightclubs, and just seniors in high school, Ross and her friends didn’t [...]

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Murder and Mystery, Provincetown-Style

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by Rebecca M. Alvin A fiction writer’s work is to bring to life the world that exists only in his/her mind. It can be anything, and that’s part of the appeal of being a fiction writer. Real life is chaos populated with unpredictable people, and sometimes shockingly nonsensical events. But [...]

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Just Say Yaz

July 5, 2017 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches VJ Tom Yaz came of age during the heyday of gay nightlife in Boston and the dynamic club culture of the famed Lansdowne Street.  Barely old enough to get past the doormen of the clubs of the early 1980s, Yaz began working as a bar back where [...]

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Blame It On Del Rio

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by Steve Desroches Since winning RuPaul’s Drag Race three years ago, the loveably vicious Bianca Del Rio has traveled the world with her insult-comedy-in-sequins show. Australia, Canada, Norway, England, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and most every state in this country have been victim to the silver-tongued drag queen/stand-up comic and [...]

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