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2012 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • pool (no water)

    published May 9, 2012

    Dive into the American premiere of this Mark Ravenhill play, originally commissioned by the notable British company Frantic Assembly. Ianthe Demos... More >>

  • Title and Deed

    published May 9, 2012

    Attempting to describe Pulitzer finalist Will Eno's plays is a futile exercise. Thom Paine: A man talks for a while. Middletown:... More >>

  • February House

    published May 9, 2012

    Long fallen to the wrecking ball, 7 Middagh Street once housed a remarkable domestic experiment. Its renters included W.H. Auden, Carson... More >>

  • Rapture, Blister, Burn

    published May 9, 2012

    First-wave feminism succeeded to second, second to third. But Gina Gionfriddo’s new play shows four women (and one man) are still high and... More >>

  • Medieval Play

    published May 9, 2012

    The Papal Schism of 1378! What, that doesn’t strike you as surefire comedic material? Then you, apparently, have little in common with... More >>

  • Cock

    published May 9, 2012

    Like last season’s The Motherfucker with the Hat, Mike Bartlett’s searching comedy drama about erotic identity ought to have... More >>

  • The Common Pursuit

    published May 9, 2012

    The Roundabout Theater stages a college reunion with a revival of this 1984 Simon Gray drama about the intersecting lives of artsy Cambridge... More >>

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream Heads Back Into the Woods

    published May 2, 2012

    Lord, what fools these mortals be! With the wealth of old and new playscripts cluttering drama libraries, why do so many productions return to... More >>

  • An Early History of Fire Goes on the Road to 1962

    published April 25, 2012

    Some theater companies favor certain kinds of sets: well-appointed parlors, say, or barren wastelands or classical porticoes. But the New Group... More >>

  • Borrowed Prey

    published April 25, 2012

    You could call it dinner theater, but that would presume that you like your dinner raw. Carrie Ahern sets her solo show, authored with Temple... More >>

  • Quiara Alegria Hudes: An Interview With the 2012 Pulitzer Winner

    published April 18, 2012

    On Monday, the playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes switched on her phone, which she’d silenced for several hours while leading a writing... More >>

  • Three Sisters: That's Some Good Despair

    published April 18, 2012

    Maly Drama’s staging, in Russian, of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, at BAM’s Harvey Theater, includes a pillow fight,... More >>

  • Lunatic Cunning Talks Plant Dirty

    published April 11, 2012

    How many performance artists does it take to change a light bulb? At the close of Lunatic Cunning, his pleasantly oddball show at Dixon... More >>

  • Spoon River Anthology

    published April 11, 2012

    Spoon River was a very small town, but director Jimmy Maize’s re-envisioning of the Edgar Lee Masters’s poem cycle is a very big play.... More >>

  • Pinocchio's Ashes

    published April 11, 2012

    So much for being a real boy. The Scandinavian American Theatre Company presents Danish playwright Jokum Rohde’s “philosophical... More >>

  • The Ash Girl

    published April 11, 2012

    Don’t expect to see much in the way of pumpkins and party dresses in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s adaptation of the Cinderella story,... More >>

  • Christopher Marlowe's Chloroform Dreams

    published April 11, 2012

    Marlowe. Chris Marlowe. Playwright Katherine Sherman recasts the famed Elizabethan playwright (and possible secret agent) as a private dick, with... More >>

  • Lonely, I'm Not

    published April 11, 2012

    Shy, Weitz isn’t. Though his earlier plays have received middling reviews, Weitz has returned with a new script and a pair of young and... More >>

  • Education Class Action Listings

    published April 4, 2012

    Theater and Performing Arts If you're hoping to make a theatrical splash but aren't sure how to get your feet wet, consider the two-day... More >>

  • The Morini Strad Plays a Standard

    published April 4, 2012

    Manhattan criminals have a lucrative sideline in Stradivarius thefts. In 1994, miscreants lifted a violin from an idle Rolls Royce. In 2002,... More >>

  • Spring Guide 2012: The Public Theater Hosts the Musical February House

    published March 28, 2012

    In 2006, the songwriter Gabriel Kahane took a walk through Brooklyn Heights and passed the fruit streets—Pineapple, Orange,... More >>

  • Regrets Lights Out for the West

    published March 28, 2012

    As late as 2010, New Yorkers wishing to end their marriage had to show cause—proving cruelty, abandonment, or adultery. New York held out... More >>

  • The U.K. Way: A Week of London Theater

    published March 21, 2012

    To spend a week at theater in London is to consider having your eyes examined. (And to contemplate a visit to an ENT, as well.) Call it... More >>

  • An Iliad: Homer a Hit?

    published March 14, 2012

    Sing in me, Muse, and through me offer a review of the man skilled in many ways. Well, the men, actually, Denis O'Hare and Stephen Spinella,... More >>

  • The Agony and the Ecstasy of Mike Daisey

    published March 14, 2012

    Can a play ever be too truthful? The Pulitzer committee once thought so. In 1994, it disallowed Anna Deavere-Smith’s Twilight: Los... More >>

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