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2006 Stories by David Ng

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  • Swimming With Sharks

    published November 21, 2006

    When you're juggling studio pitch meetings by the dozen and riding the Hollywood party circuit with the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer, do you still... More >>

  • Battle of Ills

    published November 21, 2006

    Two unlikely kinds of theater collide and obliterate each other in the sophomorically daft Some Historic/Some Hysteric. The first kind is... More >>

  • Enslaved

    published October 24, 2006

    The best part of Daniel Beaty's solo drama Emergence-SEE isn't Daniel Beaty but the magnificent set that the actor spends 90 minutes... More >>

  • Wage Watchers

    published October 10, 2006

    Barbara Ehrenreich's indispensable investigation into the lives of the working poor, Nickel and Dimed, isn't a book that screams for... More >>

  • Newport Blues

    published September 12, 2006

    Thornton Wilder once wrote a story about a New England town whose citizens experience love and loss, where time marches inexorably forward, and... More >>

  • Atlantic Yarns

    published July 25, 2006

    In William Mastrosimone's intergenerational heart-warmer A Stone Carver, father knows best. Or rather, a certain Italian American patriarch... More >>

  • Couples Therapy

    published July 18, 2006

    Romantic cohabitation is just another term for slow-boil madness in these two plays currently in repertory at the Babel Theatre Project. Jessica... More >>

  • Free Willy

    published July 11, 2006

    Each summer, as many as 52,000 people queue up under the sun for tickets to New York's cathedral of plein air classical theater, the Delacorte.... More >>

  • Becq to the Future

    published June 20, 2006

    When Pauline Kael rang in the come-dressed-as-the-sick- soul-of-Europe party more than 40 years ago, could she possibly have foreseen the... More >>

  • Prognosis: Negative

    published June 13, 2006

    Dramas about psychologically troubled kids seldom seem to be about the kids and are more about the adults who learn to take care of them and... More >>

  • Meet the Presleys

    published June 6, 2006

    For the six people in this world who still think Elvis impersonators are positively hysterical, Mary Willard's Elvis and Juliet will be a... More >>

  • Brenton Drama Offers No Cure for the Cold

    published May 2, 2006

    The title of Howard Brenton's Sore Throats comes with an intriguing appendage: An Intimate Play in Two Acts. The key word here is... More >>

  • Heroine Chic

    published April 18, 2006

    Hong Kong megastar Maggie Cheung played a Hong Kong megastar named Maggie Cheung in her first Olivier Assayas collaboration, Irma Vep, but... More >>

  • Paris Loves a Riot

    published March 28, 2006

    National pastime, cathartic rite, and hereditary calling all rolled into one, the French labor protest occupies a holy space on the country's... More >>

  • Whose Organ Is It Anyway? Transplant Drama Needs Triage—Stat!

    published March 28, 2006

    Fans of hectic emergency-room dramas won't find any blood or sweat in Mark St. Germain's hospital-set The God Committee. All of the action... More >>

  • Compassionate Catholic Caricatures Are Stuck in the Closet

    published February 7, 2006

    Imagine a drama that treats the subjects of religion and homosexuality with maturity, doesn't condescend with easy answers, and actually serves up... More >>

  • Theater

    published February 7, 2006

    It comes as a relief that gentrification hasn't infected the outer-borough extremes of Ian Cohen's comedy Lenny & Lou. Here the hair is still big,... More >>

  • Green Giant

    published January 10, 2006

    A child-munching ogre and his vegetarian wife; a blue-jeaned chevalier and his loyal lion; a lupine maestro and the angelic soprano whom he... More >>

  • Bad Medicine

    published January 3, 2006

    Three surgeons in a Washington, D.C., hospital get refamiliarized with the depths of their incompetence when the president arriv es on the cutting... More >>

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