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2006 Stories by Deanna Jent

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  • Song of Songs

    published December 6, 2006

    The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is presenting another musical parody — this one with a less-scatological title than its Off-Ramp cousin,... More >>

  • Arthur! Arthur!

    published December 6, 2006

    Using the situations and hysteria surrounding the Salem witch trials, Arthur Miller's 1953 play The Crucible presents a thinly... More >>

  • Look Out Below

    published November 22, 2006

    Super-sized characters populate Orpheus Descending: the simmering, sexually repressed Lady; a "conjure man" who shrieks Indian war... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 15, 2006

    Menopause The Musical This sassy musical revue parodies songs of the '60s and '70s focusing on issues of aging and hormone imbalance (to... More >>

  • Tempting Faith

    published November 8, 2006

    In the crisp opening scene of the West End Players Guild production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, silence and gesture speak louder... More >>

  • Harm's Way

    published November 1, 2006

    Back in April Upstream Theater presented a play (Alma en venta/Soul on Sale) about a Mexican-American artist and staged it in an art... More >>

  • Naked Ambition

    published October 25, 2006

    Exotic dancers and sex-trade workers are the backdrop for Girl Gone, a murder mystery that ultimately explores the psychology of... More >>

  • Any Happy Returns?

    published October 18, 2006

    Everything's in place for a great grand-opening party at the new Black Cat Theatre in Maplewood. There's ample parking and plenty of... More >>

  • Who Done Him?

    published October 11, 2006

    What do acrobatic briefcases, Heart of Darkness and a clitoris named "Rosebud" have in common? If you answered "Orson Welles,"... More >>

  • Perfect Tent

    published October 4, 2006

    Put down your remote and forget about reality television — Cirque du Soleil is in town with a show that tests the limits of human ability.... More >>

  • Keep the Faith

    published September 20, 2006

    If you're a character in a play and you pray, is that crank-calling God? Maybe it depends on the actor's intentions, or the staged outcome of the... More >>

  • Working Girls

    published September 20, 2006

    It's been a rough night for the ladies — Edna spent the night in jail and Mae had to bail her out. Worse, the other prostitutes in the cell... More >>

  • Seldom Scene

    published September 6, 2006

    Chances are you've never seen a performance of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. Why not? For starters, it requires a huge cast... More >>

  • Simmer in the City

    published August 23, 2006

    Within the first minute of American Buffalo, a character has uttered the words that summarize both the play and playwright David... More >>

  • Good Grief!

    published August 16, 2006

    Like a fresh box of crayons on the first day of school, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown shares its sharp colors with the young... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 16, 2006

    Reviewed in this issue Grease There was a time when this sassy musical send-up of... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 9, 2006

    Grease There was a time when this sassy musical send-up of the 1950s told a simple, even moralistic, tale about the kids at Rydell High.... More >>

  • Cannonball!

    published July 26, 2006

    Mary Zimmerman turned myth into theatrical gold with her 2002 Tony Award-nominated adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Playing... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published July 26, 2006

    Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?) The title pretty much says it all, even as it sets the tone for all these crazy family deathbed high... More >>

  • Guare Is Hell

    published July 19, 2006

    The second act of The House of Blue Leaves begins with a frenetic monologue from a bomb-carrying character who talks about a... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published July 19, 2006

    Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?) The title pretty much says it all, even as it sets the tone for all these crazy family deathbed high... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published June 28, 2006

    1776 Reviewed in this issue. Aida Exciting performances by Broadway... More >>

  • O Soul Mio

    published June 14, 2006

    Question: What's the connection between a local high school student joking around in the back of a bus fourteen years ago and Opera Theatre of St.... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published June 14, 2006

    The Barber of Seville Opera Theatre of Saint Louis opened its 31st season with a brilliantly subversive update of Gioacchino Rossini's most... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published June 7, 2006

    The Barber of Seville Opera Theatre of Saint Louis opened its 31st season with a brilliantly subversive update of Gioacchino Rossini's most... More >>

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