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2005 Stories by Charlotte Stoudt

Archives: 2005 | 2004
  • Dead Ringers

    published September 27, 2005

    Alan Ball's HBO series about the messy lives of funeral home owners grasping at happiness in the shadow of their embalmed clients caught some... More >>

  • Fabulous Baker Boys

    published September 13, 2005

    Arriving at New York Theatre Workshop for the new production by the British ensemble Improbable, audiences encounter a vast, empty stage with a... More >>

  • Trash and Vaudeville

    published August 2, 2005

    New York City throws out enough garbage every day to fill the Empire State Building. Happily, however, our "diversion rate"—the percentage of... More >>

  • Oedipus Resexed

    published July 26, 2005

    For 16 years, the Five Lesbian Brothers (Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, and Lisa Kron) have been making the world... More >>

  • Staging an '80s Thriller With Classical Flourishes and a Boiled Bunny Ballet

    published July 5, 2005

    The 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction served as a glossy parable of Reaganite values: After rocking married Michael Douglas's world, the... More >>

  • Theater

    published June 28, 2005

    Beat the heat and talent-spot for 10 bucks: The second annual Summer Play Festival (SPF), running July 5 through 31, brings 16 rampantly diverse... More >>

  • Tea, No Sympathy

    published June 21, 2005

    Devotees of old-fashioned British sitcoms will feel right at home in Susan Chester's well-appointed living room, the setting for Stewart Permutt's... More >>

  • B-Boy Birthday

    published June 7, 2005

    Watching German hip-hop dancer Niels "Storm" Robitzky spin on his head, legs straight up in the air, is like seeing A-Rod hit a home run. You know... More >>

  • Theater

    published April 26, 2005

    A star is born—or at least about to hit puberty—in Paul Weitz's wry comedy about an affluent family in the 1980s that is brought up... More >>

  • Heartbreak Houses

    published April 19, 2005

    There's no rubbernecking more compulsive than watching other people's relationships go off the rails; after all, in seeing what goes wrong, we're... More >>

  • Girl, Interrupted

    published April 12, 2005

    You know that girl Charlotte? Her mom, like, died, and it's so tragic, 'cause she was really really pretty. Anyway at first Charlotte freaked out,... More >>

  • Growing Pains

    published March 15, 2005

    Down at P.S.122, theater is going through an awkward phase, stuck between hyper-self-consciousness and the possibility of growing up into... More >>

  • Altared Stages

    published March 15, 2005

    Can anyone rescue America from the never ending campaign for our souls? With the Supreme Court debating the public display of the Ten Commandments... More >>

  • The Trying Game

    published February 1, 2005

    When the lights go down at the top of Thom Pain (based on nothing), they go all the way down. As in, blackout. Deep in the dark, we... More >>

  • A Musical Inquiry Into Imperialist History, Postcolonial-Style

    published January 11, 2005

    In 1803, British colonel Edward Despard was executed after being found guilty of plotting to take over the government. His impassioned gallows... More >>

  • Offending The Audience

    published January 4, 2005

    Audience participation in the theater provokes the kind of vehement reaction you get when the question of adding anchovies is raised: Some view... More >>

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