March 6, 2010 · 7:33 PM
The Las Vegas Little Theatre is presenting the Tony and Pulitzer prize winning play “The Shadow Box” through Sunday, March 7. Michael Cristofer’s play, which debuted in 1975, tells the story of three people living on a hospital campus who are going through the often dehumanizing act of dieing.
Brian, one of the characters, says “most of us spend our entire lives trying to forget we’re going to die’’. However through Cristofer’s treatment of the living and the terminally ill, the audience is invited to do just that, remember we’re going to die. And instead of moral conclusions and tragic endings, The Shadow Box encourages the audience to explore the gray morality and varying emotions surrounding death.
The topic may seem too somber for a Sunday night out, yet we ask you to consider that for 30 years, critics have recognized this work for its insight and humor in dealing with what remains a highly controversial subject.
Tickets may be purchased at www.lvlt.org or call 702-362-7996.
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November 11, 2009 · 7:21 PM
The managing editor of the Las Vegas Sun says he’ll retire next month.
Michael J. Kelley said he plans to split time between his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., and Maryland, where his daughter and two grandchildren reportedly live.
Kelley, 67, started in the newspaper business in 1960 and has been managing editor at the Sun since 1997.
In April, the Sun won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for stories about construction safety and worker deaths at resort projects in Las Vegas.
Kelley reportedly told Sun President and Editor Brian Greenspun last summer that he planned to retire and he notified his staff yesterday.
The Greenspun Media Group owns the Sun.