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2001 Stories by Dennis Brown

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  • Zuzu's Juju

    published December 19, 2001

    It was early in Act 2, as Mary and George Bailey were presenting gifts of bread and salt to a new low-income homeowner in Bailey Park, that I got... More >>

  • Star Power

    published December 5, 2001

    The Royal Family is a holiday production that has arrived for the wrong holiday. Ideally it should be seen at Valentine's Day, because this... More >>

  • Farce Field

    published November 21, 2001

    Imagine that it's the depths of winter -- Jan. 6, let's say. Outside, the weather is dark and dreary; it's been raining every day. So you turn on... More >>

  • Tainted Evidence

    published November 14, 2001

    Talk about a blessing in disguise.Last year, after announcing its intention to stage that depraved musical La Cage aux Folles, the... More >>

  • Marriage Problems

    published November 7, 2001

    You want sex, political intrigue, kings and queens who are larger than life? Here is a tale with all the hallmarks of surefire drama:Back in... More >>

  • Bloodsucker

    published October 17, 2001

    Here's a classic story from the annals of Hollywood. Maybe you've heard it before, but it seems applicable here.Date: Friday, Nov. 18, 1959.... More >>

  • True Fiction

    published October 10, 2001

    So you say you want to know more about The Cradle Will Rock, now playing at the New Line? No problem, for Marc Blitzstein's sledgehammer of... More >>

  • Surfin' Safari

    published October 3, 2001

    A lot of people won't like Betty's Summer Vacation, the debut offering by the new RiverCity Theatre. Christopher Durang's anarchical 1999... More >>

  • Mixed Business

    published September 19, 2001

    Visitors to movie sets soon learn not to trust their own eyes. Sometimes the most impressive buildings are not solid structures at all; they're... More >>

  • Beat Crazy

    published September 12, 2001

    Have you ever sat idling at a stoplight when an intrusive boombox-on-wheels pulls up alongside and all you want to do is to escape its invasive... More >>

  • American Beauty

    published August 29, 2001

    Once upon a time, St. Louisans were the most informed musical theatergoers outside New York City. Why? Because back in the 1950s and '60s, even... More >>

  • Flight of Fancy

    published August 8, 2001

    Who wrote this play?" a woman brayed as the audience filed out of the Grandel Theatre after the opening-night performance of The Rivals.... More >>

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