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2010 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • OOO LA LA!

    published June 1, 2010

    Immediate Medium theater company presents a dance-theater adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, while also portraying the... More >>

  • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Wrestles Its Way Into Town

    published May 25, 2010

    Professional wrestling is fake. It's predictable. It substitutes preset spectacle for actual conflict. Well, so does theater. And Nuyorican... More >>

  • Oliver Parker! Finds the Fun Side of Child Abuse

    published May 25, 2010

    Elizabeth Meriwether must consult the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders the way other playwrights refer to a... More >>

  • Summer Guide: Directors Ivo Van Hove and Peter Stein Anchor at Governors Island

    published May 25, 2010

    Across the water from Manhattan, along a water-lapped boulevard, near goose-infested fields, and adjacent to a rubbish dump, stands New York's... More >>

  • Passion Play and Lascivious Something

    published May 18, 2010

    Toward the end of Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play—a three-part, 220-minute marathon, produced, appropriately enough, by Epic Theatre... More >>

  • ANCHORS AWAY

    published May 18, 2010

    Discos, spas, hot tubs, boxing rings, waterslides, climbing walls, miniature golf courses, chocolate fountains, ice sculptures, and... More >>

  • The Little People

    published May 18, 2010

    There are no small parts, only small actors—and some very, very small auditoriums. In this annual celebration of big drama and tiny stages,... More >>

  • Practice What You Preach

    published May 18, 2010

    Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart provided us with many touching moments, most notably soliciting the attention of a prostitute, which he admitted in... More >>

  • Loose Screws in Family Week and Asylum

    published May 11, 2010

    Someone should open a recovery center for plays. When a drama or comedy has lost its way—strung out, confused, hanging with all the wrong... More >>

  • The U.K. Kid: Polly Stenham Tries Her Playwriting Luck in NYC

    published May 4, 2010

    One day soon, Polly Stenham will relinquish her position as the "It" girl of British theater. And that suits her fine. "I'm really up for it,"... More >>

  • SIMPLY TRAGIC

    published May 4, 2010

    Tragedy, as Aristotle defined it, “is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude.” It’s... More >>

  • Strindberg's Painfully Modern Creditors at BAM

    published April 27, 2010

    In 1888, August Strindberg wrote a letter to his publishers, urging them to circulate his new play. "Creditors is modern right through,"... More >>

  • BIG FUN

    published April 27, 2010

    This pachydermous production at the New Victory Theater is a collaboration between the UK’s Dodgy Clutch Theatre Co. and South Africa’s... More >>

  • Target Margin's The Really Big Once

    published April 20, 2010

    Witnessing a play by Target Margin's David Herskovits, you find yourself faced with an excess of questions. In the case of The Really Big... More >>

  • Bloodsong of Love at Ars Nova

    published April 20, 2010

    Tumbleweeds rarely cross Midtown West, and shoot-outs are now infrequent. But don't tell young composer Joe Iconis, who deems Tenth Avenue a... More >>

  • Samuel and Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War

    published April 13, 2010

    The next time you're tempted to curse your just-crashed computer or give your microwave a good thwacking, think again. They could be watching.... More >>

  • Love Tries to Grow in the Phoenix Desert

    published April 13, 2010

    Sue and Bruce meet drunk, not cute. Sloshed at a bar, they soon fall into bed. That one-night stand sets off a series of complications in Scott... More >>

  • SECOND CHANCES

    published April 13, 2010

    After a south-of-the-border sojourn in 1945, Tennessee Williams quickly wrote a one-act play, a "Mexican poetic fantasy" called Ten Blocks on... More >>

  • Annie Baker Returns with The Aliens

    published April 6, 2010

    Shirley, Vermont, is a sleepy Windsor County town of some 14,000 souls, just off Route 7. Possessed of a storied past (a site of indignities... More >>

  • Toshiki Okada's Enjoy at 59E59 Theaters

    published April 6, 2010

    Toshiki Okada's Enjoy takes place in a manga café in Tokyo, but its action would constitute only the shortest and most diffident... More >>

  • TAKE ME OUT TO THE THEATER

    published April 6, 2010

    Perhaps the President and the Mrs. will consider another New York date night when this August Wilson play opens on Broadway. If Fences is... More >>

  • THE DOCTOR IS IN

    published April 6, 2010

    Knock, knock? Who's there? Jules Romains. Jules Romains who? Jules Romains the prolific French author whose famous comedy, Dr. Knock, or The... More >>

  • Revolution, Girl-Style—Shhh!

    published April 6, 2010

    In one corner of the hushed reading room of the Fales Library & Special Collections, housed on the third floor of New York University's Bobst... More >>

  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl Goes Multimedia at 3LD

    published March 30, 2010

    Fifteen-year-old Minnie Goetze has boy trouble. And girl trouble. And pill trouble. Adrift in 1970s San Francisco, she skips school in favor of... More >>

  • The Geometry Serves Up Noisy Confusion

    published March 30, 2010

    In The Geometry, now playing at the Chocolate Factory, the performance group Object Collective has collected quite a lot of objects:... More >>

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