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2006 Stories by Andy Propst

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  • Science Friction

    published December 26, 2006

    As this new century was dawning and Michael Frayn's Copenhagen was running in London's West End, three physicists traveled to London to see... More >>

  • Streetcar Lacks Desire

    published December 12, 2006

    In theory there are only two reactions theatergoers can have to the song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" in Meet Me in St. Louis.... More >>

  • Chill Life

    published December 5, 2006

    KAOS Chill Life Martha Clarke pays dark homage to Pirandello Martha Clarke's KAOS, based on four short... More >>

  • Type Cast

    published November 28, 2006

    For some theatergoers, a truly awful musical, filled with miserable performances, is one of the most gratifying experiences imaginable. Scott... More >>

  • Diplomatic License

    published November 21, 2006

    You half expect to see projections of the words "Ka-pow!" or "BAM!" before How to Save the World . . . ends. Perhaps it's because Christopher... More >>

  • Eyes on the Prize

    published November 7, 2006

    As if penning a Restoration comedy, Toni Morrison gives Pecola (Alana Arenas), the heroine of her 1970 novel The Bluest Eye, the surname... More >>

  • Fare Minded

    published October 31, 2006

    Pervez (Debargo Sanyal), a Pakistani engineer working in Manhattan as a cab driver, jokes that he's funnier in English than he ever was in... More >>

  • Swept Away

    published October 24, 2006

    There's an impressive ambitiousness in the production of The Flood. It boasts a cast of 24 and seven-piece band, both unusual for a... More >>

  • Foreign Intelligence

    published October 17, 2006

    New Yorkers are inured to the blaring sirens that accompany dignitaries' motorcades, and dramatists are nearly as ubiquitous in the city's streets... More >>

  • Royal Leap

    published October 10, 2006

    That Cordelia (Christina Sajous) appears at the end of Alfred Preisser's staging of King Lear resembling Tina Turner in a... More >>

  • Sharp Tooth

    published October 3, 2006

    Americana, pop culture and machismo, all propelled by a rock 'n' roll beat, collide explosively in Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime,... More >>

  • The Real Thing

    published September 12, 2006

    Deceased Coca-Cola CEO Roberto Goizueta's career included both phenomenal success (Diet Coke) and monumental disaster (new Coke). Rogelio... More >>

  • Blue-Plate Special

    published August 1, 2006

    Comfort food is on the menu at Barbara's Blue Kitchen, and while there's no reason to send health inspectors over to Lori Fischer's new... More >>

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