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2004 Stories by Deanna Jent

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  • The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    published December 22, 2004

    On the first day of Christmas, St. Thespis brought to me... One brand-new awards ceremony! Okay, so the statues won't be handed out... More >>

  • Do the Math

    published November 17, 2004

    Nearly insane females seem to intrigue Stray Dog Theatre's artistic director Gary Bell: past productions featured the Wingfield women of The... More >>

  • Kiss and Toil

    published November 10, 2004

    Dubbed "The Neil Simon of Lincoln Avenue," Chicago playwright James Sherman is best known for romantic comedies (Beau Jest) and... More >>

  • Belly Up to the Proscenium

    published November 3, 2004

    For a theater, the Playhouse at West Port Plaza is a pretty good bar. Sandwiched amid three watering holes on the second level of the mall, the... More >>

  • Hungry Heart

    published October 20, 2004

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  • Mind Your Pee and Queue

    published October 6, 2004

    Singing and dancing prisoners seems to be the local theater theme for autumn. Between Marat/Sade, Kiss of the Spider Woman and New... More >>

  • Fair Play

    published September 22, 2004

    It's fun to see the photos taken by Jessie Tarbox Beals come to life in Historyonics Theatre Company's Fair Visage: 1904 World's... More >>

  • Any Questions?

    published September 15, 2004

    Class is back in session, and Sister is in rare form. Late Night Catechism, written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, is a life... More >>

  • Playwriting 101

    published August 25, 2004

    It's appropriate that Gregory S. Carr's new play, Ain't Got Time to Die, is performed on a high school stage. Too often the show... More >>

  • Why Can't Those Nuns Stop Singing?

    published July 28, 2004

    Q: How do you solve a problem like Maria? A: Marry her off to a widower with seven children! Q: Why is The Sound... More >>

  • Very Punny

    published July 21, 2004

    Bring your umbrella if you plan to sit in one of the first few rows during The Complete History of America (Abridged). History... More >>

  • Hot Wings

    published June 16, 2004

    The first thing an angel says is nearly always, "Do not be afraid!" True angels (as opposed to the cherubic, Hallmark card variety) are awesome,... More >>

  • Joint Venture

    published June 9, 2004

    It's 1936, and there's a growing terror on the streets, worse than jazz, more insidious than communism. It's marijuana. One puff can lead to a... More >>

  • Free Love

    published June 2, 2004

    Muddy toes and picnics -- it must be the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. All the customary high-quality pre-show entertainment is in place: a... More >>

  • Too Fast To Last

    published May 19, 2004

    Warning: Analysis of Saturday-morning cartoons versus blockbuster movies to follow. Don your giganto-intellectuo-glasses or skip to the next... More >>

  • Heavy Traffic

    published May 12, 2004

    Writers shouldn't be allowed to write writers as characters. No doubt there are exceptions to this rule, but too often the stories turn into... More >>

  • Dance, Piano Man!

    published May 5, 2004

    Bring your eyedrops with you, because you won't want to blink once the cast of Movin' Out hits the stage. Hot dancers with cool... More >>

  • Hot Time

    published April 28, 2004

    One of St. Louis's finest actresses mines theatrical gold in Charlayne Woodard's Pretty Fire. Linda Kennedy pulls out all the stops... More >>

  • Chinese Takeout

    published April 21, 2004

    Ever since the Wizard warned Dorothy and her pals to "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain," audiences have been intrigued by the... More >>

  • Now You See It

    published March 31, 2004

    The blinds are closed and you're alone. You turn up that funky music and dance the way you'd never dance in public. You let the music move you,... More >>

  • On the House

    published March 24, 2004

    For sale: one two-act Home, needs TLC. Location: Grandel Theatre. See an ensemble of talented actors assembled by the Black Rep for a... More >>

  • On the Rocks

    published March 10, 2004

    If the characters in Uncle Vanya were modern Americans, they'd be reading self-help books and conquering their various... More >>

  • Is There a Script Doctor in the House?

    published February 18, 2004

    Who is crazy? Is it the mental patient diagnosed with "borderline personality disorder"? Is it the passionate young doctor who thinks the patient... More >>

  • Rough Stuff

    published February 11, 2004

    Playwright Rebecca Gilman skates the characters in Boy Gets Girl on the slippery meaning of the word "get." Does the boy "possess"... More >>

  • Tragic Flaws

    published January 28, 2004

    Editor's note: A correction ran concerning this story; see end of article. Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden... More >>

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