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2005 Stories by Elaine Liner

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  • All His Children

    published May 19, 2005

    Pick A Number as the best new short play about a provocative subject. The writing sends off sparks of genius, the plot twists shock.... More >>

  • Mat Finish

    published May 12, 2005

    Muscular young men rolling around on each other in skintight unitards sounds like a scene from one of the Uptown Players' sellout shows. But the... More >>

  • Mothers Milked

    published May 5, 2005

    Mothers really take it in the aprons this week. In two new productions--the regional premiere of campy comedy Mambo Italiano at the... More >>

  • Fascinatin' Rhythms

    published April 28, 2005

    VaVa Veronica blows a mean saxophone. But not with her mouth. As one of a handful of ragged "disappointment players," Veronica, a would-be strip... More >>

  • Madame Ovary

    published April 21, 2005

    Andrea Dworkin is dead. Not a lot of laughs, Ms. Dworkin. She was the most radical of her generation of radical feminists. In lectures, articles... More >>

  • A Twist of Limeys

    published April 14, 2005

    Professor Henry Higgins, the bossy, tweedy phonetics expert in My Fair Lady, boasts that he can tell any man's place of birth and... More >>

  • Cold Comfort Farm

    published March 31, 2005

    Something hideous hangs nailed to the door of the farmhouse in Kitchen Dog Theater's sublimely terrifying production of Sam Shepard's... More >>

  • First, Noel

    published March 24, 2005

    On the face of actress Lynn Blackburn are all the reasons you need to see Hay Fever, Theatre Britain's production now... More >>

  • Chop, Chop

    published March 17, 2005

    The Cherry Torture, critics often call it. And for good reasons. Anton Chekhov's final play babbles on and on for four acts of increasingly... More >>

  • Stop the Presses

    published March 3, 2005

    Richard Greenberg asks a simple but intriguing question in his play The Violet Hour, now onstage at Dallas Theater Center.... More >>

  • Angel Feud

    published February 24, 2005

    Life is short and sweet, savor every minute. So says the message of The Living End, a quartet of charming yet provocative... More >>

  • My Spell Off-Broadway

    published February 17, 2005

    In the classic "actor's nightmare," you're standing center stage in the spotlight. The audience stares, waiting for your next line. Behind you,... More >>

  • Mother Love

    published February 10, 2005

    Writing the little play about big ideas is playwright Lee Blessing's specialty. He did it with A Walk in the Woods--one Russian diplomat,... More >>

  • With a Vanya on My Knee

    published January 27, 2005

    Forget, if you want to, that A Country Life is based on Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya (originally subtitled Scenes From a... More >>

  • Send Out the Clowns

    published January 20, 2005

    Being terribly clever can make for terrible comedy. Freedomland, Amy Freed's odd play about a family of brilliant eccentrics, spews... More >>

  • Down in Front

    published January 6, 2005

    The audience is 50 percent of the performance,'' said the great old actress Shirley Booth. At least that much, I'd say. Maybe more. A good... More >>

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