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2010 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Bill Camp and Dostoyevsky Go Underground

    published November 3, 2010

    In 2002, American theater very nearly lost Bill Camp, one of its most stirring and visceral actors. For years he'd dreamed of leaving the... More >>

  • Class Action Listings

    published October 27, 2010

    Theater & Performing Arts Since 1984, Primary Stages has produced more than 100 new plays. As this apparently represents an... More >>

  • Spirit Control Hits Some Turbulence

    published October 27, 2010

    Theaters do not feature reclining seats or tray tables or plastic-encased blankets. Your usher will not sport a natty uniform or pour you a... More >>

  • With (un)afraid, the Neo-Futurists Try to Scare Up a Halloween Show

    published October 27, 2010

    Had FDR attended more drama, his famed utterance might have run, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Well, that and audience... More >>

  • SAMURAI SHAKESPEARE

    published October 27, 2010

    In an especially creepy scene from Macbeth, the three witches advise the hero to “be bloody, bold and resolute.” But it’s... More >>

  • Ridge Theater Takes Julia Stiles to the Underworld

    published October 20, 2010

    Twenty years ago, Bob McGrath, the artistic director of Ridge Theater, received a letter written half in crayon and half in pencil. Its author:... More >>

  • Lawrence Wright Gets an Eyeful in Gaza

    published October 13, 2010

    New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright seems like a man who could use a proper holiday. Though he travels often, these jaunts don’t... More >>

  • Radio Macbeth; the Thane Mutiny on the Airwaves

    published October 13, 2010

    Rehearsal can be murder. Or so director Anne Bogart suggests in SITI Company’s stylish and playful, if somewhat hollow, reworking of... More >>

  • PRINTED MATTER

    published October 13, 2010

    Playwright Jordan Harrison has likely been described as a font of creativity. Who knew he would take the compliment so literally? In his latest... More >>

  • HISTORY LESSON

    published October 13, 2010

    Colin Quinn’s solo show aims to cover 2 million years of human evolution and still let the audience make their late supper reservations. His... More >>

  • IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM

    published October 13, 2010

    Playwright John Guare has often made free with American history—the utopians of Lydie Breeze, the strategists and raconteurs of A... More >>

  • HITCH A RIDE

    published October 13, 2010

    The motorists and pedestrians on the streets of New York should keep their eyes out for a sedan populated by an African-American chauffeur and his... More >>

  • DEATH BECOMES HER

    published October 13, 2010

    Dying is an art like anything else. Does Esther Greenwood do it especially well? In Edward Anthony’s play, Greenwood, the heroine of... More >>

  • Capsule 33 Tries to Generate Electricity

    published October 6, 2010

    Even though we go unthanked in the program, audience members ought to be credited as co-creators of Capsule 33, a new piece from... More >>

  • Hotel Savoy Supplies Some Inn-trigue

    published October 6, 2010

    I was quite eager to enter Hotel Savoy, an immersive theater piece by the European company blendwerk, staged at the Goethe-Institut... More >>

  • Ritter, Dene, Voss's Pall in the Family

    published October 6, 2010

    Everyone knows that if a gun appears early in the first act, a bullet will fire before the final curtain. By similar edict, if a cream puff... More >>

  • MUNICIPAL CODE

    published October 6, 2010

    There are Middletowns in New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Ohio, and several other states. Will Eno’s award-winning new play,... More >>

  • Sarah Ruhl Hooks Up With Virginia Woolf

    published September 29, 2010

    Shortly after she completed To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf began to imagine a new sort of book, a fanciful memoir that would spoof... More >>

  • Orange, Hat & Grace Heads Into the Woods

    published September 29, 2010

    Love triangles have rarely seemed less likely or more unwashed than the one depicted in Gregory S. Moss's Orange, Hat & Grace, a piece... More >>

  • Julia Cho's Tale of the Tongue

    published September 22, 2010

    Playwright Julia Cho took Spanish in high school, French in college, and "a little bit of German" during her two years as a Ph.D. candidate at... More >>

  • BLOODY BROADCAST

    published September 22, 2010

    Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and King of the late-night airwaves? Inspired by Orson Welles’s 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds, which... More >>

  • BITTER DIVIDE

    published September 22, 2010

    Having survived the dark tower and his trip to Al-Qaeda, journalist turned dramatist Lawrence Wright arrives with a new play about the Gaza Strip... More >>

  • Selective Memory Experiments With Theater Minimalism

    published September 15, 2010

    Every so often, the theater has a clearance sale. Plot? Get rid of it. Character? Haven't worn it in ages. Dialogue? Hopelessly out of style.... More >>

  • It's Mass Terror in underneathmybed

    published September 15, 2010

    Few lines in the theater have a more ominous ring than "Tonight, dinner has to be perfect." As an invitation to calamity, it ranks right up... More >>

  • ERS Mounts the U.S. Premiere of The Sun Also Rises (The Select). Plus, the Latest From Pig Iron

    published September 15, 2010

    Sometime in the second half of The Sun Also Rises (The Select)—Elevator Repair Service’s new show, adapted from... More >>

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