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2005 Stories by Deanna Jent

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  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 14, 2005

    All the Great Books (abridged) If your idea of a dream date is Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen or George Eliot, this literature-laced show will... More >>

  • Well Lit

    published December 7, 2005

    There's no sound designer credited in the program for All the Great Books (abridged), but someone should take credit for the upbeat... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published December 7, 2005

    All the Great Books (abridged) Reviewed in this issue. Fool for Love John... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 30, 2005

    This Is Our Youth Kenneth Lonergan's grim drama about low dealings among upper-crust teenagers in 1982 New York City includes the mandatory... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 16, 2005

    The Fever and Man with a Shotgun Why do people want to hurt each other? The Fever, Wallace Shawn's oh-so-serious rumination... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 9, 2005

    Bug Arthropods run amok in a blowsy motel room on the outskirts of Oklahoma City — it's just that nobody really sees them. Tracy... More >>

  • Man Among Men

    published October 26, 2005

    When you watch a movie, the detailed picture is already created for you and served up for your consumption. In contrast, theater engages audience... More >>

  • Ladies Rheum

    published October 12, 2005

    It's easy to imagine David Mamet and his actor buddy William H. Macy engaging in some manly bonding activity like darts and talking about their... More >>

  • Swing, Batter!

    published October 5, 2005

    Take the banter of Bull Durham, the mysticism of Field of Dreams and a Full Monty shower scene where there's no doubt about... More >>

  • Pass the Bucks

    published September 21, 2005

    American flags billow patriotically on the repeatedly used and intricately painted backdrop for Hello Dolly, which features a street... More >>

  • The Bloom Is Off the Eros

    published September 7, 2005

    Sex, game theory and love triangles form a thematic ménage à trois in the St. Louis Shakespeare production of Les Liaisons... More >>

  • Steely Din

    published August 17, 2005

    It has been said about Ginger Rogers that she did everything Fred Astaire did -- but backwards and in high heels. Rogers would appreciate the... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 17, 2005

    Footloose Choreographer Dana Lewis keeps the feet moving with sharp, athletic choreography in this energetic Stages St. Louis production.... More >>

  • Shades of the Past

    published August 10, 2005

    On the heels of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius came the Afternoon of Diapers. As hip young adults in the late '60s and early '70s had... More >>

  • Still Hurts So Good

    published August 3, 2005

    Turning the 1984 movie Footloose (and its Top 40 singles) into a Broadway musical gave birth to a kind of theatrical hydra, a... More >>

  • All Hail Henry V

    published July 27, 2005

    Think English history is dull? Get thee to the Grandel, where director Robin Weatherall has marshaled his troupe to victory. Henry V combines... More >>

  • Fear Itself

    published July 20, 2005

    A classic playwriting exercise has the writer establish two characters who have some bond, then introduce a third character who causes loyalties... More >>

  • Briefs Encounter

    published June 1, 2005

    Perhaps the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company might have persuaded Victoria's Secret to sponsor its production of Intimate... More >>

  • Pair Down

    published May 18, 2005

    Jack and Jill went back to her apartment to have sex and fall in love. Jack fell short of her expectations and they broke up, and Jill's... More >>

  • Crash on the Levee

    published April 27, 2005

    Ever wonder why, faced with a prophesy that he would kill his father and marry his mother, Oedipus didn't choose a pacifist, celibate life? Or why... More >>

  • Beanie Babes

    published March 23, 2005

    Hats are everywhere in the Rep's colorful production of Crowns. Big hats, purple hats, feathered hats -- it's almost like a Dr.... More >>

  • Stolen Moments

    published March 9, 2005

    Leave your shoes at home and check your IQ at the door -- New Line Theatre is havin' a hillbilly hoedown. Based on a novel by Eudora Welty... More >>

  • This War, That War

    published March 2, 2005

    Looking for escapist entertainment? Stay away from A Piece of My Heart, a gut-wrenching drama that follows the lives of six women... More >>

  • Loverly

    published February 23, 2005

    A statue comes to life and marries her sculptor in the Greek myth of Galatea and Pygmalion. For his play Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw... More >>

  • House of Blues

    published February 16, 2005

    Remember 2003, when the Black Rep presented It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, featuring (among a host of fabulous performers) "Mississippi"... More >>

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