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2001 Stories by Jimmy Fowler

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  • Loves of a She-devil

    published September 27, 2001

    One of the great issues of modern drama can best be phrased as a simple, catty question: "Why is Hedda such a bitch?" Certainly, the... More >>

  • Boys Will Be Girls

    published September 20, 2001

    When Richard Curtin talks about overseeing the activities of "the girls and the boys," don't mistake him for a kindergarten teacher. As... More >>

  • Human Nature's Peculiar Side

    published September 20, 2001

    "I put the fun in funeral home!" declares Beverly Henley, one of the few funeral directors and embalmers in Texas who also owns her own business.... More >>

  • He's Got the Hook

    published September 20, 2001

    By purely stereotypical standards, Carl Savering looks like a repo man: shaved head, burly stature, belt buckle, work boots. That's his day job... More >>

  • "Keep It In Your Pants"

    published September 20, 2001

    Comedian Chris Rock once made a statement that private investigator David Cohen says he has considered framing on his desk: "Men are as loyal as... More >>

  • Class Act

    published September 13, 2001

    "The people's musical returns!" trumpets a poster advertising the appearance of Blood Brothers in an English theater. It's kind... More >>

  • Hair Trigger

    published September 6, 2001

    The hugely influential 19th-century art critic John Ruskin is said to have influenced the success of the painter and poet Dante Gabriel... More >>

  • Class War

    published August 30, 2001

    Critics reach a point in their careers when they need to be careful about heedlessly tossing out adjectives to praise a show. If we're not... More >>

  • Underground Movement

    published August 23, 2001

    When a show has been advertised with the line "Dreams Don't Always Come True," you know entering the theater that you're likely not in for a... More >>

  • A Quiet Death

    published August 16, 2001

    When the screaming began inside No. 211 of the Atrium Apartments, Louise Doe and Neil Clement froze. It was around 2:30 p.m. on April 25.... More >>

  • Economy Caddy

    published August 9, 2001

    For the better part of two decades now, Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre has been relying on its musical ventures to finance the less... More >>

  • Say Amen, Already

    published August 2, 2001

    The mock religious Web site www.landoverbaptist.org staged a spoof protest outside the... More >>

  • The Claptrap

    published July 26, 2001

    When British theater historian J.C. Trewin referred to Agatha Christie's stage plays as "a Midas gift to the theater," he was referring to... More >>

  • FIT Happens

    published July 19, 2001

    Saturday night, my ears rang from a boot to the forehead provided by One Good Beating, the dramatic highlight of 2001's... More >>

  • FIT Starts

    published July 12, 2001

    On opening night of 2001's Festival of Independent Theatres, I'm not sure that the one-act duo being performed was well-served when... More >>

  • Custody Battle

    published July 5, 2001

    Patrons who wandered into the Undermain's basement theater for a near-sold-out Saturday-night performance of The Hungry Woman: A Mexican... More >>

  • FIT the Bill

    published July 5, 2001

    Imagine corralling 10 small, mostly homeless theater companies to perform scripts as diverse as Chekhov and a contemporary satire on Latino... More >>

  • Awkward Age

    published June 21, 2001

    If you don't think too hard about Eighteen, the centerpiece production of Kitchen Dog Theater's 2001 New Works Festival,... More >>

  • Queer as Film

    published June 21, 2001

    No movie playing at Q Cinema, Fort Worth's annual gay and lesbian film festival, is more emblematic of the state of homo social... More >>

  • Living La Vida SIDA

    published June 14, 2001

    On a table inside the offices of the Latino media organization Grupo Vida, a modest shrine with candles is dedicated to a man named Arturo... More >>

  • Something Borrowed

    published June 14, 2001

    Flaminio La Scala's 1611 collection of standard Italian comic theatrical setups, Scenarios of the Commedia dell'Arte, features this... More >>

  • Low Flame

    published June 7, 2001

    When you think of Communists, images of masterful sweet talkers and seducers don't come immediately to mind. And yet the most widely read... More >>

  • Kiss 'em, Cowboys!

    published May 31, 2001

    New York-based, Oklahoma-born playwright Clint Jeffries, who has had an artistic home with Christopher Street's Wings Theatre Company since... More >>

  • Out & About

    published May 24, 2001

    Four summers ago at Deep Ellum Live, the frustrated disappointment of the scattered fans was a pitch louder than the electronic bird sounds... More >>

  • More Tune Than Show

    published May 24, 2001

    You'd be hard-pressed to find a better song to pull you out of the lost romance blues (or any life doldrums, for that matter) than John Kander... More >>

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