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Theater Review: “Bliss (or Emily Post is Dead)”

“Bliss (or Emily Post is Dead)” plays through February 25, 2018, at  Moxie Theatre, 6663 El Cajon Blvd. in the SDSU area.

Sometimes people mess up their own lives. Sometimes the culture, the time, and social norms do it for them.

In Jami Brandli’s “Bliss” set in 1960, before the civil rights and women’s rights movements got air under their wings, three women who feel like “indentured servants” are victims of Emily Post and the prevailing regressive attitudes about women.

Theater Review: “Cardboard Piano”

“The Cardboard Piano” plays through February 25, 2018 at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Boulevard in University Heights.

Gay rights. The aftermath of hate-inspired violence. Reconciliation and forgiveness. That’s quite a dramatic load for one play to consider.

Theater Review: "Cloud Tectonics"

“Cloud Tectonics: plays through February 25, 2018 at New Village Arts, 2787 State Street, Carlsbad.

In a college class (eons ago), I defined time as an artificial construct that allows us to keep events in order. I thought it a pretty good (if straight-ahead) definition, and so did the prof. 

But it took a poetic sensibility like playwright José Rivera to create “Cloud Tectonics,” a whole play about time, its deeper meanings and its effects on people and the universe. 

'To Wong Foo' is getting a Broadway version

Snipes, Leguizamo, and Swavze in "To Wong Foo: Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar."

It only took 23 years for producers to realize To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar should be on Broadway. But then again, that’s where it was supposed to be in the first place.

Douglas Carter Beane, who wrote the original movie, staged a workshop this week for the cult classic based on a script he wrote, he will also be directing.

Pryor's widow confirms her late husband slept with Marlon Brando

Pryor's widow confirms that he and Marlon Brando hooked up.

More tea has been spilled than at the Mad Hatter’s table in celebrity gossip this week as allegations about Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando having hooked up were confirmed by Pryor’s widow.

Underwear model suspended for sexual misconduct allegations

Andrew Christian Underwear suspends its ambassador model who is under sexual misconduct allegations.

Those of you who follow Andrew Christian’s underwear brands are no doubt familiar with the face of their product Topher DiMaggio. He has recently come under allegations of sexual misconduct by enough people that he has been indefinitely “suspended” from the company.

Jinx Mirage Out & About: Mardi Gras & Valentine's Day are bigger than ever in the heart of Hillcrest

 Here is everything there is to do in the community this weekend!

This is a big month for celebrating. First, you have Hillcrest's ultra-packed entertainment Mardi Gras block party complete with a party bus. And then there's Valentine's Day in the middle of the month. Jinx Mirage is giving you the details on those things and other great happenings in the neighborhood in this week's "Out & About." 

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New York Times includes supportive mom of a queer son in animated video series

Mayeno is the founder of both Somos Familia and Out Proud Families.

A Mother’s Promise: You Can Be Yourself, was one of six selected story submissions for New York Time’s Conception series.

A digital short, the animation brought to life Laurin Mayeno’s narration of her own journey towards accepting her queer son and raising him alone after his Salvadoran father dies during that country’s Civil War.