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2005 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Duked Out

    published December 27, 2005

    Throughout Measure for Measure, various characters will ask themselves or each other, "Is there no remedy?" The invariable response: None.... More >>

  • Theater

    published December 27, 2005

    Apparently, even before the advent of reality television finales, audiences could watch as a heroine debated the virtues of two men and chose... More >>

  • Now Dickens, Now Foreman, Now a Cannibal Christmas Tree

    published December 20, 2005

    Director-designer Ken Nintzel makes mincemeat (or, perhaps, mincemeat pies) of a half-dozen holiday classics in 'Twas the Night Before the... More >>

  • Theater

    published December 20, 2005

    In Depression-era America, a bespectacled pickpocket meets a rube with a talent for soft-shoe. Fast friends, they soon embark on a "New York or... More >>

  • Blood Sporting

    published December 6, 2005

    "Vengeance is mine," the Lord may insist, but Vindice, star of the savage, sardonic The Revenger's Tragedy of 1607, has other ideas. When... More >>

  • Sin & Tonic

    published November 29, 2005

    While the march of progress has happily ensured that Feliciano records, pineapple-and-cheese nibbles, and marabou-trimmed hostess outfits are with... More >>

  • Period Piece

    published November 15, 2005

    The Pearl Theatre Company cuts a few fairly merry capers in its production of William Wycherley's 1672 play The Gentleman Dancing-Master.... More >>

  • Nose Job

    published November 1, 2005

    With rhinoplasty now the most popular cosmetic procedure for men, a modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac needn't suffer so. Cavaliers with carnival... More >>

  • Slim Pickings

    published October 25, 2005

    If you suspect your child has an eating disorder, experts recommend informing yourself about the disease, arranging medical and psychiatric care,... More >>

  • Imitiative Fallacies

    published October 11, 2005

    In a scene from the Wooster Group's Poor Theater: A Series of Simulacra, director Elizabeth LeCompte (played by company member Sheena See),... More >>

  • After Words

    published October 11, 2005

    Before his death in 2004, performance artist and novelist Spalding Gray rehearsed his suicide just as he rehearsed his monologues—in public.... More >>

  • Paper Clips

    published September 27, 2005

    Each volume in the Sweet Valley High series began with a formulaic blazon: identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth have "sun-streaked blond... More >>

  • Books

    published September 13, 2005

    In Ghost Town, the first fictional offering in Bloomsbury's "The Writer and the City" series, British-born author Patrick McGrath turns his... More >>

  • Sales War

    published September 13, 2005

    While our current mayoral administration has curbed the enterprise of street vendors and coffee carts, the Jean Cocteau Repertory provides an... More >>

  • Death Be Not Comfortless: A Praxis Performance Piece With Lots of Hugs

    published September 6, 2005

    In the mid to late 19th century, the fear of being buried alive grew so widespread and keen that dozens of inventors developed coffins equipped... More >>

  • Theater

    published September 6, 2005

    The high school described in Sonya Sobieski's teenage tutorial Commedia Dell Smartass doesn't seem to offer students much in the way of... More >>

  • Theater

    published July 5, 2005

    If the course of true love never does run smooth, it rarely encounters so many detours as in Amy Merrill's "reggae play," Driving on the Left... More >>

  • Comedy Tonight!

    published June 28, 2005

    The restaurants of Chinatown may boast delicacies such as salt-and-pepper frogs, crispy chicken feet, and durian milk shakes, but at nearby... More >>

  • Aquila has only middling fun with Shakespeare's crossed-up comedy

    published June 28, 2005

    Some theatrical productions are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Others, like Aquila Theatre... More >>

  • Theater

    published June 21, 2005

    On a fabric screen, a film reel—spliced from '50s creature features, '70s art house, and '90s slasher pics—rolls inexorably on. In... More >>

  • Theater

    published June 7, 2005

    In a future not too distant and a country rather like our own, rampant conservatism, unbridled consumption, and creeping Christianity have... More >>

  • Theater

    published May 3, 2005

    New Yorkers all too familiar with blind dating, speed dating, and J-dating can now experience Luminescence Dating. Less a courtship ritual... More >>

  • Manthropologist Bogosian Tries His Hand at the Fairer Sex

    published April 26, 2005

    The apple—no longer content to merely serve as pie filling, after-school snack, or means of keeping the doctor away—once again presides... More >>

  • Theater

    published April 26, 2005

    'AMERICAN LIVING ROOM 2005' Here Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue, 212-868-4444, here.org July... More >>

  • Writers' Equity

    published April 26, 2005

    In 1840s Manhattan, a notorious female abortionist throws a housewarming party, which features drinking, dancing, and a pair of female pugilists... More >>

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