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2007 Stories by Garrett Eisler

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  • Brick Theater's The Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee: Second Coming

    published December 11, 2007

    The Rockettes need not fear holiday competition from the Brick Theater's Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee: Second Coming. Having seen the... More >>

  • Bingo With the Indians

    published November 13, 2007

    The opening tableau in Adam Rapp's Bingo With the Indians promises a heist drama. In a dreary roadside motel room, one denizen dons a ski... More >>

  • Jim Knable's Spain

    published October 30, 2007

    Playing with imaginary friends may be cute for children, but less so for dramatists. In his labored comedy Spain—a 2006 Summer Play Festival... More >>

  • Good Heif

    published October 9, 2007

    Good Heif tells the story of a boy and his erection. In an abstract farmland somewhere between the dust bowl and medieval Europe, the young... More >>

  • A New Television Arrives, Finally

    published September 11, 2007

    Kevin Mandel's oddly titled A New Television Arrives, Finally has an even odder premise: A big guy in a red suit shows up in a young... More >>

  • Border Lines

    published August 28, 2007

    We hear lots about immigration on our airwaves lately, most of it from white guys in Washington. Silvia Gonzáles's Boxcar, presented... More >>

  • Breaking the Code?

    published August 21, 2007

    In the late 1960s, Actors' Equity started allowing members to forgo their salaries for specially approved "showcases" to be seen by potential... More >>

  • An Inconvenient Tooth

    published July 17, 2007

    If you're going to dig up the vampire-parody genre, you better have some . . . well, bite. From Bela to Buffy, the undead may continue to haunt... More >>

  • The Office Plunger

    published July 3, 2007

    Steve Carell notwithstanding, the office can be a very deathly place these days, at least in downtown theater. The Obie-winning The Thugs... More >>

  • Fillet of Soul

    published June 19, 2007

    No expensive stage set could ever compete with the 1841 John Street United Methodist Church for bright and airy serenity, perfect for Rising... More >>

  • Insane Dane?

    published June 12, 2007

    You can't blame Ian W. Hill for capitalizing on the Brick Theater's unabashed Pretentious Festival to direct, design, and star in Ian W.... More >>

  • The Shallow End

    published June 5, 2007

    Whatever his faults as a dramatist, Neil LaBute can usually be counted on for a good squirm or two. His spectacles of ordinary folk violently... More >>

  • The Jeweler's Shop

    published May 22, 2007

    We don't have many clergyman-playwrights these days. But Calderon took vows, and Hroswitha and Hildegard were medieval nuns. A young Polish... More >>

  • Scibblers Ahoy!

    published May 15, 2007

    Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville may seem obvious titans of American letters today, but in the 1850s, one had resorted to a desk job, and... More >>

  • The House of Stuart

    published April 24, 2007

    Ready for the exciting drama of a homebody slacker who sits around in his bathrobe on a lazy Sunday waiting for his ex-girlfriend to call? Then... More >>

  • The Bullet Baby

    published April 17, 2007

    Laura von Holt's Giants is a dystopian fantasy about a dysfunctional family. On a barren post-apocalyptic island, a sprite of a survivor,... More >>

  • Bed Lines

    published March 27, 2007

    If the only suspense in a play is whether its hero will ever get out of bed, then you can probably bet the dramatic stakes won't be very high. Far... More >>

  • Keep Mee Hanging On

    published January 30, 2007

    Charles Mee writes with heart on sleeve, even when it's not his heart. Famous for sampling eclectic sources ancient and modern, Mee's Gone... More >>

  • Philosophical Exile

    published January 16, 2007

    Jonathan Leaf's The Germans in Paris is about Harry, Richard, and Karl—or, as they are now known, Heine, Wagner, and Marx. Leaf... More >>

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