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2012 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Lucky Duck

    published March 14, 2012

    New Victory lets the feathers fly. It’s not every adaptation of kiddie classic “The Ugly Duckling” that features a strip club... More >>

  • End of the Rainbow

    published March 14, 2012

    Somewhere—well, not precisely over the rainbow, but in London’s Trafalgar Studios—Tracie Bennett created an indelible... More >>

  • The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA!

    published March 7, 2012

    Anton Chekhov delighted in gentle ironies. Would he appreciate the broader comedy that inspires Theater Reconstruction Ensemble’s... More >>

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    published March 7, 2012

    Hey, kids, want to paint a fence? No? OK, want to attend a theatrical adaptation of Mark Twain’s famed tales? The New Victory Theater stages... More >>

  • Hot Lunch Apostles

    published March 7, 2012

    Does the Talking Band ever pause for breath? They’ve been spreading the gospel of hybrid musical theater for decades now, seemingly... More >>

  • Eternal Equinox

    published March 7, 2012

    When not climbing up mountains, explorer George Mallory apparently enjoyed climbing into the beds of the Bloomsbury Group, at least according to... More >>

  • The Big Meal

    published March 7, 2012

    Playwrights Horizons is firmly in the midst of its six-play smorgasbord of a season. Its latest platter: The Big Meal, a multigenerational... More >>

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    published March 7, 2012

    “One thing I'll say for him, Jesus is cool.” So declares his enemy Caiphas in Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s 1971 musical... More >>

  • Early Plays: Richard Maxwell Sets Sail With Eugene O'Neill

    published February 29, 2012

    Late in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill’s final play, Edmund, O’Neill’s dramatic stand-in,... More >>

  • Assistance Heads to the Office

    published February 29, 2012

    Cubicles. Laptops. Coffee mugs. Telephone headsets. The set of Assistance, Leslye Headland’s play at Playwrights Horizons, does... More >>

  • Teresa’s Ecstasy

    published February 29, 2012

    St. Teresa of Avila had one hell of a crush on Christ—passionate, erotic, obsessive. And Carlotta, a contemporary researcher, is fixated on... More >>

  • Rutherford & Son

    published February 22, 2012

    Talk about a heart of glass. The patriarch at the center of Ghita Sowerby’s 1912 drama runs his glassworks and his family in an equally... More >>

  • Botanica: Jim Findlay's Hothouse

    published February 8, 2012

    Unless some local troupe stages an unusually rigorous revival of Little Shop of Horrors soon, Botanica—now playing at... More >>

  • The Ugly One Looks Good

    published February 8, 2012

    Alfredo Narciso, who plays Lette in The Ugly One, is a handsome man. Yet not according to the characters who share the Soho Rep stage with... More >>

  • You, My Mother: Mothers, Daughters, Animal Suits

    published February 8, 2012

    Where better to stage a show called You, My Mother than at La MaMa, a space that for so many years served as a womb in which... More >>

  • Botanica

    published February 8, 2012

    Plants are people, too! Well, not precisely. But they’re characters in Jim Findlay’s organic comedy, co-written with Jeff Jackson,... More >>

  • SAILOR’S DELIGHT

    published February 8, 2012

    Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players and the artists of the Wooster Group have set themselves a difficult course—creating American... More >>

  • These Seven Sicknesses Needs a Little Doctoring

    published February 1, 2012

    Sophocles wrote more than 120 plays, of which only seven survive. Such a low ratio seems itself a tragedy, but considering the proud ambitions of... More >>

  • A Map of Virtue

    published February 1, 2012

    Bird watching is a popular pastime—those melodies, that plumage. But in this new play, the penultimate effort from playwrights’... More >>

  • The Ugly One

    published February 1, 2012

    Looks aren’t everything, except in Marius von Mayenburg’s absurdist comedy, soon to bow at Soho Rep. Directed by Daniel Aukin, this... More >>

  • Rx

    published February 1, 2012

    You don’t need a doctor’s prescription to enjoy Rx and luckily for you, your ticket stub doesn’t come with a lengthy list... More >>

  • The Broken Heart

    published February 1, 2012

    John Ford’s plays include many a broken heart, but he likes to mar other bits of flesh, too—veins, stomachs, various internal organs.... More >>

  • OFFICE SPACE

    published February 1, 2012

    A delightfully cold heart beats beneath the breast of playwright Leslye Headland. In Bachelorette, her scurrilous comedy of female fiendship that... More >>

  • Galileo

    published February 1, 2012

    When called before the Vatican to deny that the earth spun around the son, Galileo was heard to murmur, “And yet, it moves.” And so... More >>

  • BEHIND THE WHEEL

    published January 25, 2012

    As a playwright, Paula Vogel doesn’t practice defensive driving. Her plays are fearless and stealthily aggressive, with violence lingering... More >>

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