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‘Five Lesbians’ makes quiche a gourmet treat

The Annual Quiche Breakfast of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is back in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre by popular demand for a limited encore presentation. After winning the Best of the Las Vegas Fringe Festival last month, the hilarious Poor Richard’s Players’ production of “Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood (men, it must be duly noted), it’s easy to see why.

‘Desert Cities’ sheds light on families’ dysfunction

Drawing room comedies are tricky things. Stylistically, nobody did them better than Noel Coward. Then along comes a modernist one by Jon Robin Baitz, with crisp rather than droll dialogue. The main plot of “Other Desert Cities,” a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, brings to mind a couple of Pat Conroy novels.

‘Telephone,’ ‘Voice’ operas dial up drama

In an era of Bluetooth technology and smart phones, an evening of operas centered on the old-fashioned telephone might seem as quaint as if the singers were riding about the stage in horse and buggy. Yet, Sin City Opera’s production of “The Telephone” by Gian Carlo Menotti and “The Human Voice” by Francis Poulenc are oddly resonant with modern technology, seeming to comment upon both obsessive texting and dropped cell calls. Can you hear me now?

Bawdy ‘Little Black Book’ well worth a quick peek

Sexual innuendo is high as Las Vegas Little Theatre presents its 2014 New Works Competition Winner “Little Black Book” by Thomas J. Misuraca in their Fischer Black Box. In its first­ever production, the show is a keenly hilarious, often bawdy, dramedy.

This Oz trip hits the mark

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre production of “Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time,” a stage adaption of the third Oz novel by L. Frank Baum opens on a minimalist set that consists of a stack of rainbow-colored suitcases, a wardrobe shaped box, a bucket and mop and chains hanging from the risers. A child seated behind me asked, “What is the bucket for? What are the chains for?” The child’s father answered wisely, “I don’t know, but we’ll find out.”