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2000 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • No Pee-Shy Guy

    published September 19, 2000

    The ventriloquist's dummy has worries far beyond the insect world. Sure, he complains of termites mulching his innards: "It'll leave me lisping... More >>

  • Fringe Benefits

    published August 22, 2000

    In the second act of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus—as performed by the puppet and toy theater company Drama of Works—a... More >>

  • A Tune for the Misbegotten

    published July 18, 2000

    Sandra Bernhard—faultlessly dressed in short-short blouse, tight-tight jeans, and knife-sharp stiletto boots—makes her claim as the... More >>

  • Photo Unrealism

    published July 11, 2000

    Much of Olga Humphrey's new dramedy, F-Stop, betrays the look and feel of the preliminary Polaroids taken before a film shoot begins.... More >>

  • Holy Mother of God!

    published July 4, 2000

    The clamor of competition has momentarily ceased, and the three finalists embrace the much needed downtime: Contestant 1 tries on a pair of... More >>

  • Moon Over Moonwork

    published June 20, 2000

    The triumvirate that runs Moonwork Theater Company—Gregory Wolfe (president, artistic director), Mason Pettit (v.p., treasurer, press rep),... More >>

  • A Pagan Out of History

    published May 30, 2000

    In the pantheon of playwrights, Mac Wellman may well serve as our patron saint of the patois, the prince of the pidgin. He luxuriates in wordplay,... More >>

  • Independence Day

    published May 9, 2000

    An authoritative voice booms over the loudspeaker, welcoming the audience to the evening's performance by Holly Hughes. "Ms. Hughes," it blares,... More >>

  • A Senseless Act

    published April 25, 2000

    You stand poised on the stairwell's bottom step, arranging your velveteen blindfold. Once sightless—barring those lysergic patterns you get... More >>

  • The Play About the Baby

    published April 4, 2000

    Donna's young, sure, but she wants a baby something awful. So she "borrows" one from the neighbors—keeping it in a newspaper-lined box and... More >>

  • Welcome to the Club Kids

    published March 21, 2000

    It's a rainy Saturday afternoon and playwright Jessica Goldberg looks nervous. She's never had her palm read before. But now Goldberg—a... More >>

  • Far From the Cladding Crowd

    published January 25, 2000

    The opening moments of Mac Wellman's Infrared resemble an oddball slumber party. Beneath a single spotlight, three girls in matching white... More >>

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