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2004 Stories by Francine Russo

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  • Court Jesters

    published December 28, 2004

    In the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's version of The Trial, ghoulish torturers lash their victims, Dietrich-esque babes flash their garters,... More >>

  • Sorry, Kids

    published December 14, 2004

    Paul Casper, a marketing manager in Eugene, Oregon, bought his first house at age 29, shortly after his wife, Peggy, gave birth to their baby... More >>

  • Theater

    published August 3, 2004

    Subtitled A Rags to Riches Celebration of the American Dream in Classic Rhythm & Blues, From My Hometown wants to be two shows at... More >>

  • Looney Gestation

    published June 29, 2004

    The two new sketches in Afterbirth: Kathy and Mo's Greatest Hits stand out from the '80s feminist nostalgia that the rest of the show... More >>

  • Theater

    published June 15, 2004

    Don Quixote may have galloped off into a dreamworld, but you are likely to wander in a fog through In Praise of Folly, Peculiar Works... More >>

  • Rinne Groff Plumbs the Empty Depths of Her Lake Wobegon

    published June 1, 2004

    Outside the kitchen, a nightmare rages; inside—on the kitchen table, in fact—a healing dream unfolds. As with her earlier plays... More >>

  • Stage Gems

    published March 16, 2004

    Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore's Silent Laughter offers up more word fun than you'd expect, though verbal wit plays only a bit part in... More >>

  • Theater

    published February 24, 2004

    Has the army really tested microscopic man- eating bugs on the hunky mysterious Peter? Does lonely druggie Agnes, a mother who's lost her kid,... More >>

  • Theater

    published January 27, 2004

    Oy vey, what kind of nice Jewish girl bites the hand that feeds her, not to mention her poor mother, that nice director who hired her, and... More >>

  • Theater

    published January 20, 2004

    Imagine Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? crossed with the old Swedish shocker I Am Curious (Yellow), and you will have some notion of... More >>

  • Sandstorms and sweltering heat make for heavy weather

    published January 13, 2004

    In Julia Cho's The Architecture of Loss, a boy plummets into a black hole. The kid, David, sprinted out of his house in Tucson, and is... More >>

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