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2008 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • BYE-BYE BUSH

    published October 8, 2008

    Whoever wins the upcoming election (and please let it be Obama, we’ve a lot of money riding on this one), coming events will mean we say a... More >>

  • MEN IN SKIRTS

    published October 8, 2008

    The presence of a dozen handsome Caledonian youths might prove incentive enough to attend this National Theater of Scotland show, now enjoying a... More >>

  • ELECTION WOES

    published October 8, 2008

    Four years on, what most of us recall from Howard Dean's campaign are those bulbous eyes, that shock of gray hair, and that strangled cry in the... More >>

  • Close Ties

    published October 1, 2008

    In the first scene of Elizabeth Diggs's 1982 Close Ties, a mother inveighs: "I dislike all this analysis and therapy... More >>

  • The Vineyard's Wig Out Sports Some Hairy Pageantry

    published October 1, 2008

    For 2,400 years, people have worn wigs for myriad motives: to protect the skull from the sun, to avoid head lice, to display affiliation with a... More >>

  • In Conflict, A Soldiers' Play

    published October 1, 2008

    "Army strong. Direction weak." That slogan could advertise In Conflict, a play adapted and directed by Douglas C. Wager from Yvonne... More >>

  • CODE RED

    published October 1, 2008

    Last year, hundreds of audience members saw something--Mike Daisey's monologue about the troubled state of national drama in How Theater Failed... More >>

  • WWJD?

    published October 1, 2008

    When Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi debuted in 1998, an unholy scandal erupted over the depiction of a Christ-like figure named Joshua... More >>

  • KUNG-FU FIGHTING

    published October 1, 2008

    “Simplicity is the key to brilliance,” said Bruce Lee. So had he lived, he may not have been a great fan of multimedia theater. But... More >>

  • HORROR SHOW

    published October 1, 2008

    “I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries,” Stephen King has said. But the three playwrights involved in this portmanteau... More >>

  • War Rages on in Beast and Oh What War

    published September 23, 2008

    In mid-September, President Bush announced that he would remove as many as 8,000 troops from Iraq. But on New York stages, the surge of plays... More >>

  • WET 'N WILD

    published September 23, 2008

    Of course set design’s important. It summons the scene, it gives the characters something to sit upon—and if the play’s really... More >>

  • MAMA’S BOY

    published September 23, 2008

    Some years ago, a pre-teen Adam Rapp and his mother chanced upon one another naked, each having just stepped out of the shower. “She was... More >>

  • MOVIN' ON OUT

    published September 23, 2008

    The unrepentantly ungentrified performance artist Danny Hoch returns to the stage with a new one-man show titled Taking Over, an... More >>

  • HIGHWAY TO HOTEL

    published September 23, 2008

    If travel websites reviewed the hotel room in Sarah Kane's Blasted, what might they say? Value: zero stars. Service: zero stars.... More >>

  • Playwright Jon Fosse Offers a Curious Birthday Present in Sa Ka La

    published September 17, 2008

    Appropriate presents for a woman on her 60th birthday might include a bracelet, a blouse, or a fine bottle of wine. But Norwegian playwright... More >>

  • Split Decision in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's King of Shadows

    published September 17, 2008

    As the lights rise on Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's new play, King of Shadows, a young woman confidently announces that she's telling "the... More >>

  • Radiohole and Ivo van Hove Show Their Flicks Tricks

    published September 10, 2008

    Most Broadway theaters don't serve popcorn. More's the pity. They don't offer nifty reclining seats. They don't show previews of plays to come.... More >>

  • IT'S TOMKAT TIME

    published September 10, 2008

    Despite the title and concerns of Arthur Miller’s 1947 play, in this production attention will be paid not to a son but to a... More >>

  • Thomas Bradshaw's Southern Promises Would Like to Show You Some Nastiness

    published September 3, 2008

    Two Columbia literature professors rape a nine-year-old girl. One black man lynches another. A white man enslaves his ghetto girlfriend. A... More >>

  • Fall Preview: Sarah Kane's Notorious Blasted Finally Receives its New York Premiere

    published September 3, 2008

    Sarah Kane's 1995 play Blasted opens in "a very expensive hotel room in Leeds—so expensive it could be anywhere in the world." In... More >>

  • BIRD’S-EYE VIEW

    published September 3, 2008

    In the final act of Chekhov’s lachrymose comedy The Seagull, Nina tells Konstantin: “In our work, what’s important... More >>

  • GRAB A HATCHET

    published September 3, 2008

    At the close of a Radiohole show, the stage typically overflows with spilled booze, food, sweat, and a welter of half-clad and overly lipsticked... More >>

  • SHAKESPEARE IN YOUTH

    published September 3, 2008

    While skeptics like Mark Rylance still insist that Shakespeare did not write Shakespeare’s plays, most scholars still credit the bard of Avon... More >>

  • Cabaret Society in Désir

    published August 27, 2008

    In Plato's Symposium, Socrates argues that "devot[ion] to beautiful bodies" sets us on the path to "true virtue." If Socrates is to be... More >>

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