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1997 Stories by Jimmy Fowler

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  • Getting Scrooged

    published December 25, 1997

    Sitting in the cavernous, "temporary" Arts District Theater to watch Dallas Theater Center's energetic but passionless A Christmas Carol, I... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published December 25, 1997

    thursday december 25 All-Star Christmas Invitational: We dedicate this Christmas edition of "Calendar" to you, the friendless orphan... More >>

  • Channeling the spirit of Christmas

    published December 18, 1997

    Regular readers can now tell this whiny Scrooge of a stage critic that he finally got what he's been bitching about for weeks--a new and decidedly... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published December 18, 1997

    thursday december 18 Holiday on Vice: We've all heard the hilarious and haunting statistic that suicide crisis hot lines receive... More >>

  • The other arena

    published December 11, 1997

    Bruce Coleman is seeking divine intervention. "We're basically looking for an angel," says the 36-year-old artistic director of New Theatre... More >>

  • Holiday shopper's guide to hell

    published December 11, 1997

    I hope that Quincy Long's bracing, cheeky "children's play" A Por Quinley Christmas is revived often over the next few generations, the way... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published December 11, 1997

    thursday december 11 La Virgen de Guadalupe Exhibition: She's loved by millions in the Latino community; she can be seen in the... More >>

  • Too much of not enough

    published December 4, 1997

    Legendary American standup Lenny Bruce became a legend not because he was flat-out funny. Listening to his recorded material today--from his... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published December 4, 1997

    thursday december 4 Cara Mia Theatre Company: A general perception is that immigrant and first-generation Mexican-American women are... More >>

  • Bland holiday treat hard to swallow

    published November 27, 1997

    When people refer to playwright Alan Ayckbourn as "the British Neil Simon," the comparison is usually intended to be a compliment. Both men are... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published November 27, 1997

    friday november 28 Phillip Walker: This weekend, Teatro Dallas was all prepared to present you a theatrical troupe from Venezuela... More >>

  • Portrait of the artist as a young capitalist

    published November 20, 1997

    There are two plays that alternate in New Theatre Company's crisp, occasionally volatile production of Donald Margulies' Sight Unseen. One is the... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published November 20, 1997

    thursday november 20 20th Annual Chi Omega Christmas Market: You say your blood isn't quite blue enough to click champagne glasses... More >>

  • School's out

    published November 13, 1997

    "That's not how you do it!" insists Chris Ware, who at a lanky, falsetto-voiced 16 could pass for 11. He's criticizing friend and classmate Robert... More >>

  • Cool city blues

    published November 13, 1997

    "How they gonna keep him down on the farm once he's seen Paree?" was roughly the question in some friend's minds when I told them I was going to... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published November 13, 1997

    thursday november 13 The Love Clinic: Is satisfying long-term monogamy possible between a man and a woman? Is it even desirable? The... More >>

  • Guts and glory

    published November 6, 1997

    Watching Dallas Theater Center's gutsy (and I mean that literally, but more later) production of Michael Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy... More >>

  • Bleached out

    published October 30, 1997

    If, while in the grocery checkout or ATM line, you find yourself standing next to a young man or woman with a shockingly inappropriate platinum... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published October 30, 1997

    thursday october 30 Maafa: The Assault on African Civilization and the African Response to Slavery: It's hard not to get emotional... More >>

  • On a wing and a whine

    published October 23, 1997

    Some wag once said that if you want to keep your appetite for sausage and politics, you should never watch either one being made. To that warning... More >>

  • Self-interest

    published October 23, 1997

    After earning worldwide accolades for her superb 1993 adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic The Secret Garden, Polish-born... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published October 23, 1997

    thursday october 23 The Collected Works of Billy The Kid: Reading the supple prose of Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The... More >>

  • God's in the details

    published October 16, 1997

    The highest recommendation I can give Theatre Three's Texas premiere of British playwright David Hare's theological drama Racing Demon is that I... More >>

  • Events for the week

    published October 16, 1997

    thursday october 16 Master Magician Kozak: If television and movies drove a stake into the heart of the vaudeville circuit, then the... More >>

  • From a shiver to a whimper

    published October 9, 1997

    There were a couple of reasons why I entered Teatro Dallas' 1997 Day of the Dead show, Lamia, with high expectations. First, knowing that Teatro's... More >>

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