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Theatre 7 presents an ode to Oscar Goodman

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Oscar—with hair! OSCAR: A Good Man is now showing Downtown.

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OSCAR: A Good Man
Thru June 7
Dates and times vary
Theatre 7, 568-9663
1406 S. 3rd Street
Beyond the Weekly
theatre7lv.com

Sure, he’s aided Downtown development, but if Mayor Oscar Goodman has given this city one thing over the years, it’s laughter. Theatre 7 is capitalizing on that hilarity by showing OSCAR: A Good Man, the Arts District venue’s first original play, through the June 7 Las Vegas mayoral election. The production is a hybrid of live performance and film clips, and the content will modify as new material presents itself. One recent script addition even pokes fun at wife/potential successor Carolyn Goodman’s unfortunate word choice during an LGBT-sponsored mayoral debate. “Did you know that was a transvestite bar?” “Honey, it’s called a gay bar!” But as this production is an ode to Oscar, don’t think the jokes end at current events. With 12 years of showgirl-flanked grand entrances and Bombay Sapphire references, there’s more than enough stageworthy material available to celebrate the happiest mayor on earth.

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