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2007 Stories by Elaine Liner

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  • Review: The Goodbye Girl

    published December 27, 2007

    With The Goodbye Girl, now playing at Theatre Three, it goes like this: Buy your ticket, sit down, wait four songs and fall in... More >>

  • Holiday Leftovers

    published December 20, 2007

    Ghosts of Christmas plays past are haunting Dallas theaters this season. So many playhouses are doing the same shows they did at the same time... More >>

  • Fasten Seatbelts for Driving Miss Daisy, Santaland Diaries

    published December 13, 2007

    Two new productions—Driving Miss Daisy at the Bath House Cultural Center and The Santaland Diaries at... More >>

  • Tiny Tim Time

    published December 6, 2007

    One ghost is missing from this year's production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center. It is not... More >>

  • Review: Exposition Park Café

    published November 29, 2007

    You can order food to go at Exposition Park Café, but just about the only reason to do it would be to get a change of scenery if... More >>

  • Nuts and Merries

    published November 29, 2007

    The Widow Twankey is back! Theatre Britain's annual "panto" production brings the silly old dame, played by a man in glam-drag, out... More >>

  • Knockout

    published November 22, 2007

    The Boxer is brilliant. The locally grown one-act play that charmed audiences at last summer's Festival of Independent Theatres... More >>

  • Godspiel

    published November 15, 2007

    Everyone, audience included, visits hell in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, the Stephen Adly Guirgis drama at Risk Theatre... More >>

  • Not Bloody Likely

    published November 8, 2007

    We learn from failure, not from success!" wrote Bram Stoker in Dracula. If Irving's ICT MainStage heeds that advice,... More >>

  • Dog and Phony Shows

    published November 1, 2007

    No names are named in The Little Dog Laughed, a newish comedy now playing in the studio space at Addison's WaterTower... More >>

  • Review: Night of the Living Dead

    published October 25, 2007

    Darn those neighborhood busybodies. Night of the Living Dead has returned for a Halloween season run at Dallas Children's... More >>

  • Review: Glengarry Glen Ross

    published October 18, 2007

    David Mamet wastes no time getting down to business in Glengarry Glen Ross, onstage in a ferocious production right now at... More >>

  • Nitwit Lit

    published October 4, 2007

    Need a smile? Say Jeeves. No butler ever butled better than the one British-born humorist P.G. Wodehouse created as deadpan comic foil for... More >>

  • Lincoln Slog

    published September 27, 2007

    In his earlier plays, Killer Joe and Bug, writer Tracy Letts plundered the troubled lives of angry brutes and paranoid meth... More >>

  • Buckets of Fun

    published September 20, 2007

    Wayne Hudson and his accomplice-wife Scout are the Wal-Mart Bonnie and Clyde. Dubbed the "Mall Murderers" by media, the pair has shot, stabbed... More >>

  • One Good Turn

    published September 13, 2007

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. That's Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic "musical play" Carousel. In Lyric Stage's majestic... More >>

  • Twisted Sisters

    published September 6, 2007

    Don't worry about what to wear to Dallas Theater Center's season opener, Pride and Prejudice. By the last scene, your... More >>

  • Pillzapoppin'!

    published August 23, 2007

    You've got to climb to the top of Mount Everest to reach the Valley of the Dolls. That's the opener of Jacqueline Susann's crapgasmic... More >>

  • Senioritis

    published August 16, 2007

    As likable as it is, Social Security suffers from a serious case of the coots. The two-act comedy by Andrew Bergman, now onstage... More >>

  • Limbo Party

    published August 9, 2007

    Think universally, laugh locally. Big themes come laced with oodles of hometown references in Heaven Forbid(s)!, the biting new... More >>

  • Hand Jive

    published August 2, 2007

    Saw a strange new play about a handsome thief named Edward whose hands are amputated by court order. New ones are transplanted onto the stumps.... More >>

  • Silent Treatment

    published July 26, 2007

    The less said, the better The Boxer is. The new play by Dallas writer and Bootstraps Comedy Theater founder Matt Lyles, who also... More >>

  • Misery Loves Company

    published April 5, 2007

    Bring on the rain. This ghastly musical by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown plods along like a tired circus beast as it tells the story of Leo... More >>

  • Mommie Dearest

    published April 12, 2007

    To die for, that's what this Charles Busch comedy is. Coy Covington is the man in the dress as glam chanteuse Angela Arden, circa 1967. Or is it... More >>

  • Witchy Woman

    published April 19, 2007

    Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, meet in sorcery school and hate each other instantly. Then suddenly, they're best... More >>

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