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2000 Stories by Jimmy Fowler

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  • Envelope, Please

    published December 28, 2000

    What's that great whoosh you hear this week as you step into Dallas theaters? It's the collective breath of artists and audiences finally released... More >>

  • Cowgirls in the Bland

    published December 21, 2000

    I haven't seen a stranger show in a while--one more packed with diverse agendas, crossed-genre elements, a bipolar alternating need to entertain... More >>

  • Less Is More

    published December 14, 2000

    There are few theater types in town more aggressive than Steven Jones, founding producer of Irving's Lyric Stage. He doles out both... More >>

  • The Love of Madonna

    published December 14, 2000

    You needn't be a Catholic scholar to realize that the Virgin of Guadalupe, who first appeared just northwest of Mexico City in 1531, has pretty... More >>

  • Easy Target

    published December 7, 2000

    The Saturday matinee performance of A Christmas Carol at Dallas Theater Center's Arts District Theater was between half and three... More >>

  • The Old Boys Club

    published November 30, 2000

    We've entered that time of the year when those of us who bitch about plastic sentiment and sequin-sewn optimism during the other 11 months now... More >>

  • Heart Cravings

    published November 23, 2000

    Playwright Nicky Silver insists he wrote The Food Chain, which is enjoying a raucous if sometimes shrill run at Fort Worth's... More >>

  • Lust, Jealousy, and Scheming

    published November 23, 2000

    You must call it curious that the nontraditional holiday meal of Charles Dickens served by Kitchen Dog Theater is called Act of... More >>

  • Not-so-crazy Rhythm

    published November 16, 2000

    I have been neither fan nor foe of hip-hop. Most of my limited experience with the music has been filtered through the scrim of a good 15 years'... More >>

  • Black Man's Burden

    published November 9, 2000

    "I don't rant and rave about the terror of our racist society," the playwright and screenwriter Lonne Elder III once remarked. "It is never... More >>

  • A Glorious Gabfest

    published November 2, 2000

    If you need proof that The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name has turned into The Love That Won't Shut Up, look no further than Outtakes... More >>

  • The Bright Side of Death

    published November 2, 2000

    The indefatigable Cora Cardona, artistic director of Teatro Dallas, has threatened on occasions when the itinerant troupe cannot find a... More >>

  • Blinded Me With Science

    published October 26, 2000

    British playwright Shelagh Stephenson worked extensively creating monologues for radio and television broadcasts on the BBC until one of her... More >>

  • When Irish Eyes Frown

    published October 19, 2000

    Maureen Folan (Susan Sargeant), the 40-year-old spinster whose two sisters have abandoned her to care for their frail but wolfishly self-centered,... More >>

  • I Love October

    published October 19, 2000

    October is probably my favorite month: Reread Ray Bradbury, catch Teatro Dallas' "Day of the Dead" festival (pushed back, sadly, to November this... More >>

  • Viva la Vistas

    published October 12, 2000

    We should be ashamed for overlooking the Vistas Film Festival last year, its first in existence. In our haste to cover those in Deep Ellum and... More >>

  • Applause! Applause!

    published October 12, 2000

    On October 7, the dining room table of Martha Heimberg's gorgeous home in Lakewood looked more like a conference table of Wall Street investors... More >>

  • Train Dreck

    published October 5, 2000

    Here's some free advice for theatergoers that's actually worth more than the price: If you want to enjoy an earnest play for children unsabotaged,... More >>

  • Refurbished Minimalism

    published October 5, 2000

    Kitchen Dog has taken arguably the most famous--or at least, the most plundered--tragic love story of the English-speaking theater and turned it... More >>

  • Miss (Latin) America

    published September 28, 2000

    Journalist, poet, playwright, and composer Dolores Prida is as radical in her politics and identity as the more famous stage artist Maria Irene... More >>

  • Black and Red

    published September 14, 2000

    If you think of history as a big bowl of Neapolitan ice cream--and I do, all the time--then it's funny how journalists and scholars become... More >>

  • Roller-coaster Relationships

    published September 14, 2000

    Critics and stage artists will ever have a dysfunctional, back-stabbing, roller-coaster relationship. Unlike, say, movie critics, whose opinions... More >>

  • Party Girl

    published September 7, 2000

    Inside a one-bedroom Oak Lawn apartment where a cat named Angel saunters among a cluttered field of prescription bottles and small framed... More >>

  • Southern Fried

    published September 7, 2000

    It's a pretty sad state when a playwright has caricatured herself by the time her most successful script gets worldwide attention. Former SMUtant... More >>

  • Not-so-good Egg

    published August 31, 2000

    As a tardy replacement for Theatre Quorum's previously announced second production this season (they ran into casting problems with a Marsha... More >>

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