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2012 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • The Bad and the Better

    published July 11, 2012

    Let’s get loud. The Amoralists, perhaps New York’s shoutiest theater company, reunites for a dark detective story about two troubled... More >>

  • Dan Fishback's The Material World

    published July 11, 2012

    Is it sizzling in here or is it merely the annual arrival of Dixon Place’s Hot! Festival, a celebration of queer performance? It kicks off... More >>

  • Serious Money

    published July 11, 2012

    Does PTP/NYC suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder in reverse? Every summer, it celebrates the solstice with a repertory schedule composed of... More >>

  • Triassic Parq: The Musical

    published July 11, 2012

    Seems like every year we learn new facts about dinosaurs. Some were much smaller than we thought, others smarter than thought. And now, it seems,... More >>

  • BACKSEAT DRAMA

    published July 11, 2012

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is William Shakespeare’s sole comedy set in England from start to finish. Director Hamilton Clancy is so... More >>

  • Hamlet

    published July 4, 2012

    “I could be bounded in a nutshell,” says Hamlet, “and count myself a king of infinite space.” Happily, Hamlet will have... More >>

  • Monster

    published July 4, 2012

    Dr. Frankenstein and his murderous creation occur in this supple and extremely creepy adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel by Neal Bell, a... More >>

  • The Sensational Josephine Baker

    published July 4, 2012

    Writer/performer Cheryl Howard has her work cut out for her portraying the woman Ernest Hemingway called “the most sensational . . . anyone... More >>

  • Good Year for Hunters Bears Its Oddness

    published June 27, 2012

    Good Year for Hunters, a collaboration between writer-directors Jess Barbagallo and Chris Giarmo, could never have played the old Ohio... More >>

  • Final Curtain: The Last of Ed Wood

    published June 27, 2012

    No matter how poor the special effects at this fest, they can’t be worse than the auteur it honors, a director who believed a couple of pie... More >>

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    The Bad and the Better Will Likely Not Play Lincoln Center

    published June 20, 2012

    Let it not be said that director Daniel Aukin lacks range. Fresh from remounting 4000 Miles, Amy Herzog’s intimate, graceful... More >>

  • Recall Has Kid Trouble

    published June 13, 2012

    Lucy, the teenage heroine of Eliza Clark’s Recall, produced by Colt Coeur at the Wild Project, seems unlikely to score well on her... More >>

  • Space//Space Heads Into the Ether

    published June 13, 2012

    Space is infinite. And it's constantly expanding. The same cannot be said of the set for Banana Bag & Bodice’s Space//Space, a... More >>

  • Cock: Fight Club

    published May 23, 2012

    British playwright Mike Bartlett likes a good fight: between husbands and wives, parents and children, teachers and students, Europe and the... More >>

  • Summer Theater Guide: Alan Cumming Prepares a Lincoln Center Macbeth

    published May 23, 2012

    Twenty-seven years ago, Alan Cumming made his professional theater debut, appearing as Malcolm in a Glaswegian Macbeth. This summer,... More >>

  • OBIES 2012: What Off-Broadway Needs Now

    published May 23, 2012

    It would seem churlish to say that Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway lack for anything. We have more than 200 brick-and-mortar theaters (to say... More >>

  • When Clowns Play Hamlet

    published May 23, 2012

    Hamlet complains that he has of late, but wherefore he knows not, lost all his mirth. So why not send in the clowns. That’s what H.M.... More >>

  • Jukebox Jackie

    published May 23, 2012

    The short-lived Warhol superstar Jackie Curtis has been dead nearly 30 years, but downtown stalwarts such as Justin Vivian Bond and Bridget... More >>

  • SIMPLER TIMES

    published May 23, 2012

    Gothic, pastoral, baroque, homespun, and ineluctably weird, the National Theater of the Unites States of America never opts for just one mode when... More >>

  • Chimichangas and Zoloft

    published May 23, 2012

    Some women age with remarkable grace, and some, like Sonia, the heroine of Fernanda Coppel’s play, mark their 40th birthday by running away... More >>

  • Murder in the First

    published May 23, 2012

    Prisons are rarely lauded for their kindness, clemency, and fine conditions and Alcatraz certainly wasn’t a model of the form. Dan... More >>

  • Love Goes To Press

    published May 23, 2012

    Martha Gellhorn boasted an impressive résumé—war correspondent, novelist, wife to Ernest Hemingway. The Mint Theater reminds... More >>

  • Harvey

    published May 16, 2012

    Recent fossil discoveries have posited that early, sizeable relatives of the rabbit may have weighed more than 30 pounds. And still these... More >>

  • Potted Potter

    published May 16, 2012

    Seven book, eight movies, thousands of product tie-ins. Do you long for more Harry or do you wish the boy who lived had died long ago? If you... More >>

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    published May 9, 2012

    Diamond’s are a girl’s best friend, but a plum role for an up-and-coming actress? That’s chummy, too. Megan Hilty has scored... More >>

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