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2013 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Deceptive Practices: The Glass Menagerie's Poignant Con Game

    published October 2, 2013

    The theater is a swindle, an exercise in sham. Every play operates on principles of treachery: Flimsy set pieces substitute for solid spaces;... More >>

  • Arguendo Is Full of Supremely Naughty Charm

    published September 25, 2013

    Who knew Supreme Court justices have such complicated, libidinous inner lives? Anthony Kennedy muses on adults-only car washes. Sandra Day... More >>

  • Tragic Lovers Get Teenage Kicks in Romeo and Juliet Revival

    published September 25, 2013

    The ardor animating the latest Romeo and Juliet seems less the marriage of true minds than the commingling of hot bods. In David... More >>

  • Ring Tone: Fetch Clay, Make Man

    published September 18, 2013

    In 1969, during his exile from boxing, Muhammad Ali starred in a Broadway musical, Buck White. A tuneful spoof of the black power... More >>

  • Fall Arts Guide: Family Drama

    published September 4, 2013

    Not a lot happens in the Apple Family plays. In each of Richard Nelson's four dramas, the Apples (three sisters, one brother, an uncle, a... More >>

  • Theater Fall Picks 2013

    published September 4, 2013

    The Machine Performances begin September 4 You might think that observing a chess match has all the spectatorial... More >>

  • Blind Dreamers

    published August 14, 2013

    The choreographer and ballet director Pina Bausch died four years ago, but her influence remains undimmed. Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble is the... More >>

  • The Wonderful Remix of OZ

    published August 14, 2013

    L. Frank Baum wrote more than 14 books in the Oz series, but subsequent adaptors keep on returning to the original. This latest version, by... More >>

  • Gay Camp

    published August 14, 2013

    Those who missed this ensemble musical when it played last summer’s Fringe now have the chance for s’more. Philip Mutz and Susan-Kate... More >>

  • Kings

    published August 14, 2013

    Graffiti today doesn’t rise to the colorfully epidemic proportions of past decades, but extralegal spray painting remains a popular pastime.... More >>

  • Cheaters Club

    published August 14, 2013

    A fine romance? Not exactly. The second show of the Amoralists summer season (following Rantoul and Die) also concerns a pair of unhappy... More >>

  • Final Analysis

    published August 14, 2013

    Running in repertory with Breakfast with Mugabe, Otho Eskin’s play at Pershing Square also centers on a psychoanalyst—in this case... More >>

  • Back to School Listings

    published August 7, 2013

    Art You could see a movie. You could overspend at a trendy restaurant. You could take in a Broadway show. But if you're looking for a... More >>

  • The King's Whore: The Anne Boleyn Story

    published July 31, 2013

    While excitement over the royal baby swirls, it’s instructive to remember earlier fervors. Helpfully, Rob Santana’s play offers a... More >>

  • The Designated Mourner: Wallace Shawn's Rites and Wrongs

    published July 24, 2013

    Wallace Shawn is a dangerous man. If he confronted you in some darkened alley you might feel more inclined to giggle than cower, but don't let... More >>

  • Second Stage Plays the Dating Game With Nobody Loves You

    published July 24, 2013

    Nobody Loves You, the musical comedy now running at Second Stage, is the theatrical equivalent of the watermelon martini: jokey, overly sweet,... More >>

  • Exodus Code: Advice for Wanderers

    published July 24, 2013

    It’s been a while since the stars of Yiddish vaudeville enlivened nights on the Lower East Side. But America-in-Play revives that bygone era... More >>

  • Crossing Verrazano

    published July 24, 2013

    The Nuyorican Poet’s Café is best known for its poetry slams and banana pudding, but it is also a home for emerging theater artists.... More >>

  • THE ARTIST

    published July 24, 2013

    Let’s hope Jeannette Bayardelle’s dressing room comes replete with throat lozenges, energy drinks, and maybe the occasional B-12 shot.... More >>

  • Harbor

    published July 24, 2013

    While some theaters have yet to announce their fall season, Primary Stages will kick off theirs before the first leaf plummets. They’ll... More >>

  • Bill W. and Dr. Bob

    published July 24, 2013

    Is the 13th step to create a drama about the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous? Perhaps not, but Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey have received... More >>

  • Hearts and Mines: Love Is a Supertitled Battlefield at the Lincoln Center Festival

    published July 17, 2013

    Amid the scorch and swelter of July, the Lincoln Center Festival offers two plays devoted to desires chill and cruel. In Complicite's... More >>

  • Damon Albarn Deploys Gorillaz Tactics in Monkey: Journey to the West

    published July 10, 2013

    Recently, the Lincoln Center Festival sent factions of publicists to Flushing malls and indie comedy venues, attempting to draw both... More >>

  • WILLY LOMAN 2.0

    published July 10, 2013

    Attention must be paid. And the experimental company 600 Highwaymen 
makes paying it pretty easy with this innovative riff on Arthur... More >>

  • #Coriolanus

    published July 10, 2013

    Shakespeare isn’t often a trending topic on Twitter (well, not unless Richard III suddenly shows up in an English car park), but Theater in... More >>

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