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2012 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Ich, Kürbisgeist: Die, Pumpkin

    published October 31, 2012

    If any local pumpkin patches have reported thefts in recent weeks, you will be tempted to blame Ich, Kürbisgeist, playwright Sibyl... More >>

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    The Show Does Not Go On

    published October 31, 2012

    On Monday night, as Hurricane Sandy ravaged the city, playwright Sheila Callaghan sat in front of her computer. And rehearsed. Her play... More >>

  • BACK TO THE FUTURE

    published October 31, 2012

    "I know it when I see it." That famed definition of obscenity could also describe almost any 
show by the Talking Band. This nearly... More >>

  • Richard Maxwell Shifts Into Neutral Hero

    published October 24, 2012

    The writer-director Richard Maxwell, whose new show Neutral Hero is now playing at the Kitchen, has always had a BYOF... More >>

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    Education Supplement: Class Action Listings

    published October 24, 2012

    Theater and Performing Arts Are you trapped in a box, climbing a rope, struggling against a terrible wind? Would you like to be?... More >>

  • Jonathan Franzen Hits the Stage

    published October 24, 2012

    Tickets for House for Sale, director Daniel Fish’s gnomic adaptation of a Jonathan Franzen essay, range from $45 to $65. Is this a... More >>

  • How to Break

    published October 24, 2012

    Breakdancers! Beatboxers! Leukemia! This new show at Here, scripted by Aaron Jafferis, concerns two hospitalized teenagers and the doctor, nurse,... More >>

  • Fun Home

    published October 24, 2012

    If graphic artist Alison Bechdel can’t put the “fun” back in “funeral,” her musical collaborators will give it a go.... More >>

  • AliceGraceAnon

    published October 24, 2012

    As fictional characters don’t tend to answer back, you can’t ask Alice anymore—neither Lewis Carrol’s venturesome lass,... More >>

  • Ivanov

    published October 24, 2012

    If you’ve survived the summer of countless Vanyas—and tired of sisters, seagulls, and cherry trees, too—Classic Stage has fresh... More >>

  • Golden Child

    published October 24, 2012

    David Henry Hwang was something of a golden child himself, plucked by Joe Papp when still a Stanford undergrad for his professional debut. Now... More >>

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    published October 24, 2012

    The cast of the David Mamet play about salesmanship may not try to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, but this sterling collection of thesps and... More >>

  • Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812: Tolstoy Tuner Treat

    published October 17, 2012

    “History,” wrote Napoleon in his memoirs, “is a set of lies agreed upon.” So is fiction. So is theater. In Natasha,... More >>

  • The Debate Society Goes Drinking in the Basement

    published October 10, 2012

    These days, North Brooklyn has a fresh bar on practically every corner. But if you want a Tahitian Tease, a Robin Red Breast, or a Saw Blade... More >>

  • Charlie Victor Romeo

    published October 10, 2012

    Collective: Unconscious debuted this documentary plane-crash drama before 9/11, but it’s only grown more frightening and compelling in the... More >>

  • Spaceman

    published October 10, 2012

    Perhaps the Curiosity Rover needs some company. It will get it courtesy of this new play by Leegrid Stevens, which imagines the first manned... More >>

  • A Celebration of Harold Pinter

    published October 10, 2012

    “I don't give a damn what other people think,” said Harold Pinter in 1971. So perhaps we wouldn’t care that the actor Julian... More >>

  • House for Sale

    published October 10, 2012

    The novelist Jonathan Franzen has never written a play, but happily director Daniel Fish has done the job for him. For Transport Group, he’s... More >>

  • A Summer Day

    published October 10, 2012

    The weather has taken a turn for the chilly, which might seem to belie the title of this Norwegian play, but Jon Fosse has never been a... More >>

  • The Whale

    published October 10, 2012

    Either one portly actor is eating himself sick or the Playwrights Horizons’ props department is already working on a series of prostheses... More >>

  • Through the Yellow Hour: Drugs, Terrorism, Peaches

    published September 26, 2012

    Ellen’s apartment has seen better days. Ostensibly an East Village one-bedroom (though Andromache Chalfant’s set shows only a... More >>

  • Ten

    published September 26, 2012

    Are you sitting comfortably? Would you like that to change? In its first decade Partial Comfort Productions has shown a predilection for... More >>

  • Marry Me a Little

    published September 26, 2012

    Did you go Into the Woods this summer? Were you devastated to leave? If you’d like to get by the side of Sondheim again, Keen Company... More >>

  • Modern Terrorism, Or They Who Want To Kill Us and How We Learn to Love Them

    published September 26, 2012

    Do you have a thing for long beards? Is a cave your idea of a romantic hideaway? Do extremist political positions get you hot and bothered? Then... More >>

  • Harper Regan

    published September 26, 2012

    Surely there are many middle-aged, middle-class women who have wanted to flee for their lives. But relatively few attempt it. Among these is... More >>

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