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2013 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Songs of Disco and Dictators

    published May 22, 2013

    When David Byrne dances he seems both absorbed in the movement of his body and detached from it, torso and legs vibrating rhythmically, face... More >>

  • The Golden Dragon: Umami Dearest

    published May 15, 2013

    Did you order a side of magical realism with your moo goo gai pan? Is that a dash of absurdism in your tom yum? In Roland Schimmelpfennig’s... More >>

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    The Theatrical Universe Crowds Webster Hall for the 58th Annual Obie Awards

    published May 15, 2013

    Is Off-Broadway a galaxy far, far away? Stars effervesced Monday night, when theatrical luminaries and icons of TV and film thronged the East... More >>

  • The Notebook of Trigorin

    published May 15, 2013

    The last year has seen numerous adaptations of Anton Chekhov by the likes of Annie Baker, Tina Satter, Kristen Kosmas, and Big Dance Theater. But... More >>

  • Nikolai and the Others: Russian Hour

    published May 8, 2013

    What if composer Nikolai "Nicky" Nabokov, choreographer George Balanchine, composer Igor Stravinsky, designer Sergey Sudeikin, and a host of... More >>

  • Core Values Takes a Busman's Holiday

    published May 8, 2013

    In the office lexicon, are there words more demoralizing than "corporate retreat"? Not for employees of Skyline Travel, the decaying agency at... More >>

  • Bunty Berman Presents ...: Lights, Camera, Lassi

    published May 8, 2013

    The sunshine. The palm trees. The dashing leading men. The lissome starlets. The spangles. The elephants? As you may have guessed, Ayub Khan... More >>

  • FORBIDDEN LOVE

    published May 8, 2013

    Before Todd Haynes debuted the 2002 film Far From Heaven, a lush homage to the melodramas of Douglas Sirk, he considered several alternate titles:... More >>

  • Pippin: Ring Tone

    published April 24, 2013

    A recent college grad finds himself back home, careerless and directionless. His rich father, interfering stepmother, and doting grandmother... More >>

  • Collapse: Bridge and Trouble

    published April 17, 2013

    The Women’s Project tends to favor domestic comedies that play like tragedies. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Recent shows... More >>

  • Orphans: Oh, Brothers

    published April 17, 2013

    Any Broadway show has much to live up to: burgeoning production costs; audience hopes inflated by high ticket prices; competition from film,... More >>

  • Mayday Mayday: Lucky Break?

    published April 17, 2013

    If you were to wander backstage, into green rooms and dressing rooms and the dark spaces of the wings, you might hear performers whispering a... More >>

  • The Dance of Death: Domestic Violence

    published April 17, 2013

    Edgar and Alice are soon to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. What would constitute an appropriate gift? Arsenic? Cyanide? A neatly... More >>

  • Living Dead in Denmark

    published April 17, 2013

    Hamlet might have had an easier time deciding whether or not to take revenge had he had legions of undead at his command. That’s the case in... More >>

  • Bullet Catch

    published April 17, 2013

    Magicians have been performing the bullet catch, a seemingly dangerous illusion wherein a magician appears to trap a bullet in his hand or mouth... More >>

  • Mass

    published April 17, 2013

    Robert Honeywell’s new musical at The Brick just might give you a sympathetic earache. This new tuner, performed exclusively by women and... More >>

  • The Dance of Death

    published April 17, 2013

    Obviously everyone who wishes to be married should be allowed to do so, but is marriage such a desirable institution? Few portraits of it are more... More >>

  • The Last Will

    published April 17, 2013

    How might you feel if upon reading your husband’s final testament, you learned he’d left you his second best bed? Playwright Robert... More >>

  • Who's Your Daddy?

    published April 17, 2013

    A few years ago, Johnny O’Callaghan, an unemployed queer actor, decided he had to adopt a Ugandan orphan named Odin. Then he created a... More >>

  • The Memory Show

    published April 17, 2013

    You may not think Alzheimer’s is something to sing about. But the Transport Group politely disagrees. This new musical by Sara Cooper and... More >>

  • Collapse

    published April 17, 2013

    You can’t fault Allison Moore for originality. Few playwrights would consider a deadly bridge collapse and post-traumatic stress disorder as... More >>

  • Bunty Berman Presents...

    published April 17, 2013

    The New Group has been enjoying a rather lackluster season, but what better show to shake a company out of its doldrums than a musical that... More >>

  • I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers

    published April 17, 2013

    Bette Midler has a fine set of teeth, and she’ll use them to play hardheaded “superagent” Sue Mengers. As scripted by celebrated... More >>

  • Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero Is Born: Let It Role

    published April 10, 2013

    In 2007, a young Ohio couple with a penchant for role-playing games robbed nearly $8 million from an armored car company and were promptly... More >>

  • COMEBACK KID

    published April 10, 2013

    Perhaps you felt a bit faint during Tristan Sturrock’s swooningly romantic turn as the male lead in Kneehigh Theatre’s Brief... More >>

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