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1995 Stories by Nora Fitzgerald

Archives: 1995 | 1994
  • Voice of one

    published July 13, 1995

    I write this, my final column for the Dallas Observer, from an otherwise empty townhouse I have just moved into, somewhere between the Beltway and... More >>

  • Will act for food

    published July 6, 1995

    At the recent yearly summit of Dallas' theater critics, a ritual gathering designed to hash out the annual Dallas Theater Critics Forum Awards,... More >>

  • Meditation on hope

    published June 22, 1995

    In a few weeks, Undermain Theatre will fly to Macedonia to perform Sarajevo, a play written by Macedonian native Goran Stefanovsky, at the... More >>

  • Picture imperfect

    published June 15, 1995

    In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde created a wry, entertaining novel that has also become a modern myth: the protagonist Dorian--based on... More >>

  • Lunatic fringe

    published June 8, 1995

    Picture it: trendy Manhattan folks sipping cafe latte at the terminally hip Cornelia Street Cafe, while in a corner, Melissa Cooper entertains... More >>

  • Beginner's luck

    published May 18, 1995

    Not surprisingly, Beginner, the new Erik Ehn work commissioned by the Undermain Theatre, is akin to a religious or spiritual experience. Ehn, a... More >>

  • Prophet with honor

    published May 11, 1995

    Octavio Solis was Dallas' homecoming king last week. Most of the people in the packed house at the Arts District Theater for his play... More >>

  • Exotic tease

    published May 4, 1995

    You have to give Gaitley Mathews credit. The indefatigable artistic director of Deep Ellum Opera Theatre nurtures ambitious new operas in his... More >>

  • Under the American dream

    published April 27, 1995

    In the long run, Richard Hamburger's success with the Dallas Theater Center will be measured by plays such as Santos & Santos. Written by... More >>

  • Cool Buddha

    published April 20, 1995

    Sitting on the stage of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary recently, playwright Erik Ehn evoked the presence of a visiting spiritual... More >>

  • Icky sweet

    published April 13, 1995

    I guess it should come as no surprise that Pump Boys and Dinettes, the current feel-good musical offering at Theatre Three, was a box-office hit... More >>

  • Charmed to death

    published March 2, 1995

    Theatre Three producer and director Jac Alder owes Jason Drummond a favor. It seems the young SMU student told Alder to check out the musical... More >>

  • Burning down the house

    published February 23, 1995

    You must picture it first: five Irish sisters, single women in their 30s and 40s, tending assiduously to home and hearth in the small town of... More >>

  • Vanya for the 21st century

    published February 16, 1995

    There is perhaps no better place to film a Chekhov play, especially a postmodern adaptation of Uncle Vanya, than in an extravagantly distressed... More >>

  • Corporation of the absurd

    published February 9, 1995

    Anyone with even a passing interest in the culture of corporate America will enjoy Undermain Theatre's ongoing production of Tiny Dimes.... More >>

  • Women on the verge

    published February 2, 1995

    When I first noted that Kitchen Dog Theater's current production, composed of two one-acts and called Women's Voices, included the work of a man,... More >>

  • Giant

    published January 26, 1995

    It is true that those who despise Mark Morris' dancemaking do so for the same reasons many of us find him the most innovative choreographer of his... More >>

  • Easy street

    published January 19, 1995

    When the curtain first lifted on the antimusical Avenue X, my first thought was, this is just another musical. That's not a bad thing normally,... More >>

  • Reluctant music man

    published January 5, 1995

    John Jiler seems the least likely candidate to write a musical. A 48-year-old free spirit who doesn't remember the '60s--and therefore must have... More >>

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