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2011 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • The Pillow Book Ain't So Dreamy

    published August 10, 2011

    To name your new play The Pillow Book is a dangerous proposition. Yes, you establish a somewhat misguided resonance with Sei... More >>

  • Class Action Listings

    published August 10, 2011

    Theater & Performing Arts Mortality means you can't study with Stanislavsky, Strasberg, Meisner, or Grotowski, but if you long... More >>

  • The Pretty Trap: The Beta Menagerie

    published August 10, 2011

    After all these years, doesn't poor Laura Wingfield deserve a happy ending? Just think of the thousands of Broadway matinees and... More >>

  • HERE'S TO HEMINGWAY

    published August 10, 2011

    Should someone stage an intervention? It's unlikely that the actors of The Select (The Sun Also Rises), Elevator Repair Service's Ernest... More >>

  • A Strange and Separate People: Un-Orthodox Jews

    published July 27, 2011

    Leviticus 18 seems fairly forthright on the subject of homosexuality: "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an... More >>

  • Empire City: Meta Mineola

    published July 27, 2011

    The third floor of the Lower East Side's University Settlement hosts a kindergarten replete with bulletin boards, cheerful posters, and tubs of... More >>

  • Sean O'Casey's The Silver Tassie

    published July 27, 2011

    In 1928, Sean O'Casey presented a copy of his latest play, The Silver Tassie, to the London impresario Sir Barry Jackson. Jackson wouldn't... More >>

  • Review: The Parting Glass

    published July 27, 2011

    In a program note accompanying The Parting Glass, now playing at the Barrow Street Theatre, Irish playwright Dermot Bolger acknowledges the... More >>

  • Victories: Choices in Reaction: Queasy Does It

    published July 20, 2011

    In its fifth summer residency at Atlantic Stage 2, the Potomac Theatre Project, now known as PTP/NYC, offers its usual cruel array of... More >>

  • Three Graces: A "Modern Illiad" Not Destined To Be a Classic

    published July 20, 2011

    These are had times for Greece—budgetary crises, austerity measures, riots. It’s enough to put you off your spanakopita. But at least... More >>

  • Julius by Design: The Long Goodbye

    published July 13, 2011

    Ever since Elisabeth Kübler-Ross unveiled her Five Stages of Grief, one expects the bereft to trundle in an orderly fashion from one step... More >>

  • Grief's Sob Story

    published July 13, 2011

    The Brooklyn Lyceum began life in 1910 as Public Bath No. 7, which boasted the country's largest indoor pool. After alterations, neglect, and a... More >>

  • HIGH SPIRITS

    published July 13, 2011

    At a Passover celebration, guests are made to ask, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" At a Charles Busch play, it isn't hard to... More >>

  • Sex Lives of Our Parents Gets Inside Mom's Pants

    published June 29, 2011

    When a certain Greek king discovered the truth about his mother, he gouged out his eyes with her brooch. While watching Michael Mitnick's... More >>

  • The Play About My Dad--A Father and Daughter Are the Eye of This Hurricane Katrina

    published June 29, 2011

    Flooding frequently threatens Boo Killebrew's The Play About My Dad at 59E59. Not the rising waters of Hurricane Katrina, though that... More >>

  • The Germ Project: Biggies Small

    published June 22, 2011

    In poetry, an epic denotes a narrative poem written in grand style, concerning the adventures of a larger-than-life hero and typically... More >>

  • Side Effects: Wedlock Gridlock

    published June 22, 2011

    Playwrights don't often provide sequels. There's Henry VI, Parts II and III and the Phantom continuation, but audiences have yet... More >>

  • P.S.122 Prepares to Hit the Road

    published June 22, 2011

    In the first evening of Performance Space 122’s Old School Benefit on June 22, burlesque artist Julie Atlas Muz fellated a microphone and... More >>

  • A Little Journey--Rachel Crothers's Rail Tale

    published June 15, 2011

    There's nothing like traveling coach on a no-frills flight or squeezing yourself into the backseat of a Zipcar to make you long for the bygone... More >>

  • Sleep No More--Any Night Arrives From Canada

    published June 15, 2011

    Pillow talk is less than fluffy in Any Night, a nocturnal chiller by writer-performers Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn. Here, bedtime is a... More >>

  • DEAD ALIVE

    published June 15, 2011

    Bushwick may be a Brooklyn frontier, though not the sort with cacti and tumbleweeds. But the Antimatter Collective will correct that when it... More >>

  • SOUTHERN FRIED SHAKESPEARE

    published June 15, 2011

    Lawdy, Miss Kate, lawdy, ah dun know nuthin' 'bout stagin’ no Shakespeare! Well don’t tell that to director Frank Cwiklik, who has... More >>

  • TASTY DELIGHT

    published June 15, 2011

    When the weather gets warm, Clubbed Thumb Summerworks offers a buffet of new plays. So why not belly up to the steam table for the season’s... More >>

  • FATHER KNOWS BEST

    published June 15, 2011

    Most of us celebrate Father’s Day with a card or a desultory luncheon, but Boo Killebrew has decided to fete her father onstage. This new... More >>

  • Lysistrata Jones--Blue Balls and Basketballs

    published June 8, 2011

    Most generations claim to have invented sex, but you need only immerse yourself in any Greek comedy to discover that intercourse is seriously... More >>

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