Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mauritius clinches first medal in Olympic history!

BEIJING (AP) - Bruno Julie has a burnt-orange mop of hair that sits atop his otherwise shaved head like a plate of spaghetti Bolognese. The bantamweight's frantic, overeager boxing technique suggests a man who's late for his dinner.

Mauritius, meet your nation's first Olympic medalist - and he's hungry for a gold.

Julie beat Venezuela's Hector Manzanilla Rangel in the boxing tournament quarterfinals Monday night to clinch the first medal in the Olympic history of his tiny island nation 560 miles off the eastern coast of Madagascar.

The Pasadena Playhouse presents the play Mauritius, by Teresa Rebeck, March 20 – April 26, 2009.

Filled with scams and double-crosses, two half-sisters vie for the rights to a recently inherited (and dazzlingly valuable) stamp collection, including the Mauritius Post Office stamp. Throughout their farcical escapades, the pair come face-to-face with a couple of machine-gun mouthed con artists who ensnare them in their own brand of beguiling trickery.

"Three Thugs and a Stamp Collection! You can't dismiss the pleasurable kick of watching a woman take on a slew of Mamet-esque thugs! The corkscrew-twist drama of suspense...moves quickly and fluidly...a multitude of mysteries!"- Ben Brantley, The New York Times on the Broadway production of Mauritius.

To read more about Mauritius winning their first gold medal, click here!

To read more about Pasadena Playhouse's production of Mauritius, click here!

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