Theatre 7 presents an ode to Oscar Goodman

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


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

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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