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2007 Stories by Elaine Liner

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  • Oddballs

    published May 3, 2007

    An oldie but a goody pops up at Theatre Three. Doug Jackson and Bob Hess play Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar, divorced, middle-aged journalists... More >>

  • Truth Be Told

    published May 24, 2007

    Big title for a little gem written and performed by veteran stage and TV actress Ronnie Claire Edwards (The Waltons, Designing Women). In tiny... More >>

  • Life and Limb

    published April 19, 2007

    Second Thought Theatre is back with a vengeance with this taut little one-act comedy by Canadian writer Morris Panych. The title characters, the... More >>

  • The Right Way

    published April 19, 2007

    It's about time somebody revived a Preston Jones play the right way. Director René Moreno has assembled a cast that really gets the sound... More >>

  • Shrew-ed Criticism

    published May 3, 2007

    When Petruchio pulls up his coat to reveal that he's wearing assless pants, director Richard Hamburger, intentionally or not, makes his final... More >>

  • Siblings Sedaris

    published May 10, 2007

    The Squeamish are cousins to the Amish, tucked away in Quilt County, selling cheeseballs to gourmet stores to keep the sect afloat. Then one day,... More >>

  • Don't Be Afraid

    published June 7, 2007

    You shouldn't be, even if Edward Albee's 45-year-old masterpiece of marital discord does go on well past the three-hour mark. WaterTower Theatre... More >>

  • Spamalittle

    published June 28, 2007

    Enough with the meta-musicals, where are the meaty musicals? Monty Python's Spamalot, now at the Music Hall at Fair Park, is... More >>

  • Tale o' the Pup

    published June 21, 2007

    Who wouldn't want to take Sylvia home? Talk about adorable. Young, blond, frisky—she's every middle-aged man's fantasy. She also has four... More >>

  • Boom Times

    published June 14, 2007

    Hear that? It's the happy hum of satisfied theatergoers enjoying a harmonic convergence of musical theater. At Fair Park you've got a... More >>

  • Just Beachy

    published June 14, 2007

    If only The Cape Grill were situated where ideally it should be. That is, a half-mile or less from a pounding blue surf, a stretch of white... More >>

  • Playing Rough

    published June 7, 2007

    Reality TV has left little to fear about Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee's once-shocking and still unsettling 1962... More >>

  • Joust OK

    published May 31, 2007

    My, my, Michael York looks happy. Why shouldn't he? He's starring in a national tour of Camelot, getting away with sleepwalking... More >>

  • Hot Thespian Action

    published May 24, 2007

    He used to see plays for a living. Now Tom Sime is writing them. The former Dallas Morning News and Dallas Observer theater... More >>

  • Sibling Ribaldry

    published May 17, 2007

    What a friend she has in cheeses. Sister Elizabeth Donderstock, member of an obscure offshoot of the Amish called the "Squeamish," is the goddess... More >>

  • The Wiz That Was

    published April 26, 2007

    The road tour of Wicked first blew into town during the 2005 State Fair with a company that rivaled the Broadway originals for sheer... More >>

  • Laughing Mater

    published April 19, 2007

    There's a happy, bouncy lilt to the writing of Preston Jones and Charles Busch. Their plays are nothing alike, but, man, their use of language... More >>

  • Imaginary Fiends

    published April 12, 2007

    With friends like these—oh, boy. Two new stage productions—each disquieting, amusing and refreshingly brief—explore the absurd... More >>

  • Craic Den

    published April 12, 2007

    When you stop by McCarty's in Richardson—and you should—ask one of the regulars at the bar about the time a guy tried to make... More >>

  • Theory's Company

    published April 5, 2007

    Imagine Ben-Hur acted out on a stage the size of a twin bed and you've got The Big Bang. Pure madness is what it is, the... More >>

  • Fuzzy Thinking

    published March 29, 2007

    Look at James and the Giant Peach through the eyes of a 5-year-old and you'll see a cute play about a sad British orphan boy who... More >>

  • Girls Gone Mild

    published March 22, 2007

    Wendy Wasserstein wrote An American Daughter more than a decade before Hillary Rodham Clinton's election to the Senate and her push... More >>

  • Get the Hook

    published March 22, 2007

    Seafood is brain food" says the motto on the menu at Fish Express. Given the name of the place, an expectation of good fish served quickly... More >>

  • Perfect Game

    published March 15, 2007

    Finally, Dallas Theater Center does August Wilson. Only took them 20 years to get around to it. That's about how long Wilson's work has... More >>

  • Without a Hitch

    published March 8, 2007

    Cara Statham Serber, Megan Kelly, Patty Breckenridge, Stacey Oristano and Sara Shelby-Martin crowd the top shelf of Dallas' professional musical... More >>

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