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1999 Stories by Bob Wilcox

Archives: 1999 | 1998
  • True West

    published July 14, 1999

    Cain and Abel. Civil war. Brother against brother. Conflicts don't get much more elemental than that, and Sam Shepard is a playwright who... More >>

  • Short Seens

    published July 14, 1999

    Leslie Denniston deserves all the affection Muny audiences gave her last week as Anna in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. Though a... More >>

  • Slick

    published June 30, 1999

    GREASE By Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey The Muny Grease is a comic valentine to doo-wop days, an affectionate parody of the music,... More >>

  • Out on a Limb

    published June 16, 1999

    Into the Woods By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine New Line Theatre Things grow dark when you go into the woods. That's where... More >>

  • Great Catch

    published June 9, 1999

    The Pearl Fishers By Georges Bizet, libretto by Eugene Cormon and Michel Carre Opera Theatre of St. Louis Popular opera wisdom... More >>

  • Wedded Bliss

    published June 2, 1999

    The Marriage of Figaro By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, with English translation by Andrew Porter Opera... More >>

  • Beautiful Lies

    published May 26, 1999

    Othello By Giuseppi Verdi; libretto by Arrigo Boito, after the tragedy by William Shakespeare Opera Theatre of St.... More >>

  • Tasteless

    published May 19, 1999

    DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER By Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon Theatre Guild of Webster Groves Don't Dress for Dinner... More >>

  • Big Deal

    published May 12, 1999

    GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS By David Mamet ACME Theater Project David Mamet stuffs Glengarry Glen Ross with all the things we... More >>

  • Public Affairs

    published May 5, 1999

    THE PUBLIC EYE By Peter Shaffer Off the Cuff When Peter Shaffer writes a comedy like The Public Eye, he's sometimes... More >>

  • Spring Break

    published April 28, 1999

    HAMLET By William Shakespeare SIU-Edwardsville University Theatre Here's the story: A young man comes home from college to... More >>

  • Portrait of a Lady

    published April 21, 1999

    ELEANOR: THE PEOPLE'S FIRST LADY By Lee Patton Chiles Historyonics Theatre Company "I trust you." Imagine a politician's wife... More >>

  • Short Seens

    published April 21, 1999

    After a slightly slow and rhythmically flat first act, the Hawthorne Players had me in stitches with their mastery of the difficult physical... More >>

  • Hot Water

    published April 14, 1999

    The Water Children By Wendy MacLeod The New Theatre Wendy MacLeod's play The Water Children, which The New Theatre opened last... More >>

  • Sweet Sting

    published March 31, 1999

    MYSTICS By Douglas Carter Beane Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Studio Theatre Does wit punish wickedness, as satirists claim? Or... More >>

  • Short Seens

    published March 24, 1999

    In William Mastrosimone's Shivaree, young Chandler Kimbrough thinks of himself as a freak, crippled less by hemophilia than by an overprotective... More >>

  • D.O.A.

    published March 24, 1999

    THE CEMETERY CLUB By Ivan Manchell The New Jewish Theatre Once upon a time, you had to leave your house and go to a... More >>

  • Dark Knights

    published March 17, 1999

    CAMELOT By Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe New Line Theatre King Arthur had a big idea. He would channel his knights' love... More >>

  • Short Seens

    published March 17, 1999

    The Brady Bunch may be beyond parody now. The Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre finds fresher material in The Mod Squad, with Oscar Madrid, Don... More >>

  • 'Hood Winks

    published March 10, 1999

    THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD By David Mamet Off the Cuff David Mamet's The Old Neighborhood starts off with a couple of Jewish... More >>

  • College Boards

    published March 3, 1999

    ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION By John Patrick Shanley SIU-Edwardsville University Theater Before writing his Oscar-winning... More >>

  • Beale Street Blues

    published February 24, 1999

    I AM A MAN By OyamO St. Louis Black Repertory Company For his play I Am a Man, OyamO picks the 1968 strike of the black... More >>

  • Little Things Mean A Lot

    published February 17, 1999

    THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO By Alfred Uhry Repertory Theatre of St. Louis In Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy,... More >>

  • Attractive Sight

    published February 10, 1999

    SIGHT UNSEEN By Donald Margulies New Jewish Theatre When the Rep produced Donald Margulies' Sight Unseen a few years... More >>

  • Short Seens

    published February 3, 1999

    George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover have both done sparkling work on musicals. And their brainchild Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk comes... More >>

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