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2010 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Anal Beads Can't Save It Must Be Him

    published September 8, 2010

    Louie Wexler (Peter Scolari), a comedy writer in his mid 50s, did not win an Emmy at the recent awards. His glory days well behind him, he... More >>

  • Richard Maxwell Directs Another Writer's Play

    published September 8, 2010

    Richard Maxwell has nearly perfect vision. He may need contact lenses to pass a DMV test or glasses to peruse a script, but his artistic optics... More >>

  • HOT & BOTHERED

    published September 8, 2010

    Deep Throat’s tag line asked, “How far does a girl have to go to untangle her tingle?” Pretty far, as it happens. This mob-financed... More >>

  • FOXY LADY

    published September 8, 2010

    Tallulah Bankhead, Anne Bancroft, Elizabeth Taylor, Stockard Channing—these names to conjure with have all starred as Regina, the vulpine... More >>

  • Fall Guide: The Tricycle Theatre Invades With Its Epic History of Afghanistan

    published September 1, 2010

    The war in Iraq has inspired dozens of plays. Recently, Broadway’s American Idiot made the campaign positively hummable. And yet... More >>

  • Colin Quinn Speeds Through the History of Humankind

    published September 1, 2010

    Rome wasn't built in a day, but comedian Colin Quinn covers that mighty empire's decline and fall in just seconds, an efficiency that might... More >>

  • Albee on Albee

    published August 25, 2010

    In 1960, Edward Albee's The Zoo Story, a one-act play written as a 30th birthday present to himself, opened at the Provincetown... More >>

  • AND THE BEAT GOES ON

    published August 25, 2010

    We have not, to our knowledge, seen the best minds of our generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked. But perhaps that will all... More >>

  • Fringe (Festival) Benefits

    published August 18, 2010

    Perusing the newspapers earlier this month just wasn't much fun. Workplace shootings. Record troop deaths. Extreme weather. Good news seemed to... More >>

  • BAD DREAMS

    published August 18, 2010

    There’s little that’s remarkable underneath our bed. Sure, the dust bunnies rival real bunnies in size, but they’re harmless.... More >>

  • 'Summer Shorts 4' Does Little for the Season

    published August 11, 2010

    July didn't quite chart as New York's most scorching month ever. A mere 10th of a degree kept it from besting the 1999 record. But it was, in... More >>

  • The 2010 Ice Factory Helps the Ohio Theatre Say Farewell

    published August 4, 2010

    You don't need a degree in semiotics to locate symbolism in the titles of this summer's Ice Factory lineup, the last that Soho Think Tank will... More >>

  • THEATER GONE WILD

    published August 4, 2010

    Though our city's annual FringeNYC will soon turn 14, it shows relatively few signs of adolescent angst: no slammed doors, no talkback at... More >>

  • Class Action Listings

    published July 27, 2010

    Theater & Performing Arts Hips don’t lie, but their vocabulary is rather limited. If you’d like yours to become more... More >>

  • Bachelorette Walks Down the Aisle at Second Stage Uptown

    published July 27, 2010

    When Sarah Palin proclaimed herself a feminist, it dealt a mighty blow to sisterhood, but Bachelorette, a champagne-fueled play by... More >>

  • The Last Dreams of Helene Weigel... Baffles in Brooklyn

    published July 27, 2010

    In The Last Dreams of Helene Weigel or How to Get Rid of the Feminism Once and for All, the Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) employs... More >>

  • DOWNTOWN CRUSH

    published July 27, 2010

    The Amoralists are a company who demand much of their artists—so much for skulking in the back of the rehearsal room, clutching a... More >>

  • WAR HEROES

    published July 27, 2010

    England and America have long enjoyed a special relationship, but it wasn’t always so cordial. Some 200 years ago, in Yorktown, Virginia,... More >>

  • DOUBLE TROUBLE

    published July 27, 2010

    Spending the summer in New York in the midst of a temperature spike is serious business, but New Lions attempts to generate even more heat and... More >>

  • ROCK ON

    published July 27, 2010

    Do you watch Glee with considerable . . . glee? Has the cast recording of Rock of Ages worn out the wheel of your iPod? Then Mike... More >>

  • CALL OF THE WILD

    published July 27, 2010

    From a genetic perspective, wolves and dogs differ hardly at all, but don’t tell that to the couple who collide with such a predator one... More >>

  • Sweet, Sweet Motherhood and Lovesong of the Electric Bear Bring Some Science to the Stage

    published July 20, 2010

    Why is it so hard to produce good plays about science? For every Arcadia, with its elegant illustration of the second law of... More >>

  • SHAKESPEARE IN PROSPECT PARK

    published July 20, 2010

    Prospect Park has a very nice meadow, though it doesn’t much resemble the sweeping plains of Philippi. This doesn’t seem to bother EBE... More >>

  • GOLDEN BOY

    published July 20, 2010

    Will theatergoers trust Zach Braff with their ticket dollars? In his last stage outing, Twelfth Night in 2002, he sported a deplorable dye... More >>

  • PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF

    published July 20, 2010

    Not an overpainting of the recent Broadway play about Rothko, this new show from 31 Down explores something even more dangerous than a depressive... More >>

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