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2003 Stories by Francine Russo

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  • Lifetime Portraits

    published December 2, 2003

    Can Judith Ivey drawl like a tipsy Southern matron? Wha, yes, dahlin'. Can she stiffen her back and clip her syllables like an aging Boston... More >>

  • Nursery Crimes

    published November 18, 2003

    Ripped from the headlines: Parents kill to get kid into prestige school. You saw it on Law and Order. Now Eric Coble's Bright Ideas... More >>

  • Tummy Ache

    published September 23, 2003

    How many clichés of the Female Experience can playwright Alva Rogers cram into Belly: Three Shorts? Mothers and daughters have... More >>

  • Boiled Sweets

    published September 16, 2003

    Betty Shamieh subtitles Chocolate in Heat "Growing Up Arab in America." She'd be more accurate describing it as "Growing Up With Big Boobs"... More >>

  • Whale-Safe

    published September 9, 2003

    Without so much as a teaspoon of water, a square inch of canvas—or even a goldfish—writer Julian Rad and director Hilary Adams have... More >>

  • Theater

    published September 2, 2003

    From toothpicks alone, the strange, silent boy in Andrew Irons's NON-D constructs a perfect orb, a flower, a great American city. Marvels... More >>

  • The Pool and the Rabbit Hole

    published August 5, 2003

    While many summer theater festivals flee the city for leafy climes, others, stuck at home, develop ingenious strategies for cooling off. "Swim... More >>

  • Greece Comes to Scotland

    published April 15, 2003

    Think Antigone. Or Hecuba. Even Medea. The tragic protagonist looms larger than life over the chorus, harrowing us with her pain. Now meet... More >>

  • Through the Flames

    published March 4, 2003

    It's the stuff of fairy tales. The finest artisans craft a human figure so beautiful that it makes onlookers breathless. But all their skill or... More >>

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