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2008 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • JACOB WHO?

    published August 27, 2008

    What? You’ve never heard of moderately famed music-theater composer Jacob Sterling? Well, that may have something to do with the fact that... More >>

  • SUPERNATURAL BEHAVIOR

    published August 27, 2008

    Playwright and comic-book scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writes domestic dramas with more than a tinge of the supernatural swirling about them.... More >>

  • PROM BOUND

    published August 27, 2008

    A summer issue of CosmoGirl had an article on “How to score a vintage prom look.” That’s not a challenge that would have... More >>

  • MALE BONDING

    published August 27, 2008

    What better way to affirm one’s manhood and manly friendships than to retreat to the Illinois woods and kill large animals! But bloodsport... More >>

  • PASSAGE TO INDIA

    published August 27, 2008

    A perfect Ganesh shouldn’t be too hard to find. Statues, portraits, and murals of the elephant-headed god absolutely litter India. But in... More >>

  • HEEEERE'S RICKY!

    published August 27, 2008

    “I don't think anyone can tell you what it is that makes you a star,” but writer-performer Greg Purnhagen will have some... More >>

  • Beware the Red Death

    published August 27, 2008

    Edgar Allan Poe wrote, “Red Death had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.” So should we... More >>

  • FINE DINING

    published August 27, 2008

    How delicious: We’re all cordially invited to a new comedy by Brian Parks, the Voice’s own arts editor. On the menu at this dinner... More >>

  • Delicate Drama

    published August 27, 2008

    Fragile. Handle with care. As J.B. Priestley’s crystalline drama has received terribly few revivals since its 1906 premiere, the play will... More >>

  • A Venture Through The 12th Annual New York Fringe Fest

    published August 19, 2008

    On the first day, in the first hour of the 12th-annual New York International Fringe Festival, an actress lay splayed on a hospital bed,... More >>

  • CH-CH-CHANGES

    published August 19, 2008

    In an interview, playwright Nicky Silver once said: “I’m filled with angst. And even when I can get rid of some angst, it’s... More >>

  • PASS THE BUTTER

    published August 19, 2008

    “Go get the butter.” According to any chef worth his salt, everything tastes better with butter. And this axiom has never been more... More >>

  • Victory at the Dirt Palace's Lear on the Air

    published August 19, 2008

    Talk about a ratings war: The Riot Group’s mordant 2002 satire Victory at the Dirt Palace, inspired by King Lear, concerns... More >>

  • New American Playwrights Live by the Way of the Word

    published August 5, 2008

    In The Typographer's Dream, a play by Adam Bock that premiered at the Ohio Theatre in 2002, a stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer... More >>

  • FRINGE BENEFITS

    published August 5, 2008

    Now 12 years old, our very own Fringe Festival is an awfully big boy, likely shopping in the department store’s “husky”... More >>

  • Light Packing for Around the World in 80 Days

    published July 29, 2008

    Environmentalists, fret not: Yes, Phileas Fogg does again make a voyage Around the World in 80 Days, but as he carries only a carpetbag... More >>

  • Caridad Svich's Hillbilly Hamlet

    published July 29, 2008

    It's an attractive—though erroneous—linguistics myth that Appalachians speak a strain of English akin to Shakespeare's. Neither... More >>

  • Class Action Listings for Fall 2008

    published July 29, 2008

    Health/Body/Wellness During our student days, there were some classes where it seemed a miracle we passed at all, but the Center... More >>

  • SOUTHERN LIVING

    published July 29, 2008

    Most of the nicest breezes of summer are coming courtesy of our beloved air conditioners and ceiling fans, but Leslie Lee’s play, The... More >>

  • Theater Oobleck's The Strangerer is Dubya's Camus

    published July 23, 2008

    A transcript of the 2004 presidential debate between President George Bush and Senator John Kerry, held in Coral Gables, Florida, contains a... More >>

  • Do Not Do This Ever Again Opens Ice Factory Series

    published July 23, 2008

    Though not served in a paper cone, Do Not Do This Ever Again, which kicked off this year's Ice Factory series, closely resembles cotton... More >>

  • Their Dark Materials: Scenes from an Execution, Crave, and Somewhere in the Pacific

    published July 16, 2008

    In Howard Barker's 1990 play Scenes From an Execution, a young painter tells an older one: "Give the people what they want, and they... More >>

  • Catherine O'Flynn's What Was Lost

    published July 16, 2008

    In What Was Lost, British novelist What Was Lost Catherine O'Flynn provides a tween Nancy Drew, though the novel's designed for much... More >>

  • GO GREEN

    published July 16, 2008

    “Someday, you’ll find everything you’re looking for,” sang Neil Young on his much-lauded 2003 concept album Greendale.... More >>

  • Gate/Beckett at Lincoln Center: Texts for Something

    published July 9, 2008

    "I must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on." So ends The Unnamable, Samuel Beckett's inscrutable and very nearly unreadable 1953 novel.... More >>

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