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2010 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • PLAY TIME

    published July 20, 2010

    Start planning what you’ll smuggle in to this show by the Flying Karamazov Brothers: a bowling ball, a kitten, a bowl of Jell-O. If you bring... More >>

  • GREEK TRIP

    published July 20, 2010

    Odysseus took 10 years to make it out of the Trojan War and we’ve spent more than six millennia enjoying his travelogue. In this program, the... More >>

  • THE ICK FACTOR

    published July 13, 2010

    I laughed. I cried. I dry-heaved. Expect to have a violent reaction when the International CringeFest '10, a celebration of the very worst... More >>

  • A Brief History of Nakedness Lays Bare the Story of Nudism

    published July 13, 2010

    Philip Carr-Gomm begins his A Brief History of Nakedness, a kooky survey of the clothing-free, with a rather presumptuous invitation:... More >>

  • The Demons and Musashi Open the Lincoln Center Festival

    published July 13, 2010

    Pity the nightstands of culturally avid New Yorkers. In preparation for this year's Lincoln Center Festival, these flimsy furnishings must bear... More >>

  • Nazis Have Metrocards in The Zero Hour

    published July 6, 2010

    The 7 train has its hazards: overcrowding; rerouting; station closures; lame liquor ads; the man, cap in hand, who insists on regaling the car... More >>

  • FAMILY TIES

    published July 6, 2010

    The nonfiction book Challenging Nature and Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family... More >>

  • GAME ON

    published July 6, 2010

    Donkeys, frogs, giant apes, and jaunty geometric forms aren’t typical dramatic protagonists. As remedy, the Brick Theater will stage its... More >>

  • LIKE A VIRGIN

    published July 6, 2010

    Last year 22-year-old student Natalie Dylan put her virginity up for auction and bids topped $3.7 million, enough to make one consider... More >>

  • DARING TO BE DIFFERENT

    published July 6, 2010

    Paul Bargetto’s experimental theater fest enters its fourth year with plays from Spain, Italy, Romania, Australia, Germany, and a few local... More >>

  • CRUEL PARADISE

    published July 6, 2010

    Look out, John Milton. Or don’t actually. David Howard, Bret Simmons, and Joe DePietro infringe on the blind bard’s territory with this... More >>

  • WICKED FUN

    published July 6, 2010

    Think of it as Damned Yankees, the Little League edition. In this new musical, a home-schooled nerd named Louis considers selling his soul in an... More >>

  • Ayn Rand's Ideal Is No Fountainhead of Genius

    published June 29, 2010

    A movie star's publicist distributes an unusual press release: "Kay Gonda does not cook her own meals or knit her own underwear," it reads.... More >>

  • Lee Blessing Fantasizes About George W. Bush

    published June 29, 2010

    In his long career, playwright Lee Blessing has often turned to political subjects, peopling his scripts with leaders and their attendants.... More >>

  • Little Doc Serves Up Some 1970s Brooklyn Grit

    published June 22, 2010

    If the film, fiction, and photography of the period offer an accurate portrayal, New York in the 1970s was not a nice place to live. Unless you... More >>

  • The Brick Mounts the 'Too Soon Festival'

    published June 22, 2010

    Each summer, since 2005, Williamsburg’s Brick Theater presents a festival designed to disturb notions of good theater and good taste.... More >>

  • My Boyfriend Is a Zombie Might Be Better Off Dead

    published June 15, 2010

    Zombies lack the romantic appeal of vampires. Drinking blood—kind of sexy. Chomping on brains and assorted viscera—rather a mess.... More >>

  • Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Tries to Revive The Octoroon

    published June 15, 2010

    In 1859, Irish writer Dion Boucicault’s The Octoroon, which concerns an interracial romance on a Louisiana plantation, opened on... More >>

  • In On the Levee, Director Lear deBessonet Explores the Great Mississippi Flood

    published June 8, 2010

    The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the worst in U.S. history, drowned more than a million acres of land, killed several hundred... More >>

  • FRIENDS FOREVER

    published June 8, 2010

    Now that Betty White is enjoying a resurgence of popularity, it seems appropriate to revive this musical parody of her hit TV show The Golden... More >>

  • MOOR DRAMA

    published June 8, 2010

    In Charlotte Bronte’s introduction to Wuthering Heights she wrote that her sister’s book was “hewn in a wild workshop, with... More >>

  • ORDER IN THE COURT

    published June 8, 2010

    Much as he might enjoy it, we’re betting that Barack Obama, despite his enjoyment of New York theater, will not attend the local premiere of... More >>

  • The Debate Society Puts a Spin on the Police in Buddy Cop 2

    published June 1, 2010

    Since Richard Foreman first requisitioned the Ontological Theater in St. Mark's Church in 1992, the space has witnessed lavish set pieces,... More >>

  • New Islands Archipelago Rides the High-Tech Waves

    published June 1, 2010

    "Why did you choose to go on a cruise?" asks the ship's captain (Steven Rattazzi), during the Talking Band's seaboard adventure New Islands... More >>

  • The Merchant of Venice

    published June 1, 2010

    A sad tale's best for winter, as all bard aficionados know, but what Shakespeare play best serves a summer's evening? This season, the Public... More >>

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