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2006 Stories by Dennis Brown

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  • If You Believe the Pen's Mightier

    published March 8, 2006

    Talk about fifteen minutes of fame. The tenth annual WiseWrite Festival of One-Act Plays treats its fifth-grade authors with a respect... More >>

  • Safe and Sorry

    published December 20, 2006

    The much-heralded, much-promoted Off-Ramp series — a new satellite program wherein the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents... More >>

  • The Second Time Around

    published December 13, 2006

    Exactly one year ago this week, as the 2005 theater season was winding down and judging was wrapping up on the first crop of Kevin Kline Awards... More >>

  • From Russia with Zilch

    published December 6, 2006

    This is the year for theater anniversaries. The Rep is 40; Stages is 20; now New Jewish Theatre has begun its tenth season. What an impressive... More >>

  • Mix Masters

    published November 29, 2006

    There's a wise adage that if a play or movie moves you, it's because "the mix worked." The Webster University Conservatory has found the right mix... More >>

  • Come to the Cabaret

    published November 29, 2006

    Jessica Molaskey speaks from experience when she suggests, "You never know when someone is going to come by and start you on the right road." For... More >>

  • Good to the Last Drip

    published November 22, 2006

    Let's not piss away any space beating around the bush. Instead, a loud declamation: The bar has been raised for locally produced musicals. From... More >>

  • Hot Tickets

    published November 15, 2006

    It's fun to be first. In recent years St. Louis has been among the first cities in the nation to host in-demand national companies of such... More >>

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    published November 8, 2006

    Last November Wicked was St. Louis' must-see musical. This month the Fox is hosting another wicked hit. Monty Python's... More >>

  • Uncommon Knowledge

    published November 1, 2006

    Most people celebrate anniversaries with a party, or at least a cake. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has done something much more... More >>

  • Boy Trouble

    published October 25, 2006

    Paul Mason Barnes is not only a director of confidence and authority, he even writes intelligent Director's Notes. Anyone attending the current... More >>

  • Everything On

    published October 18, 2006

    Perhaps there is something funny going on," one of the harried characters suggests in Nothing On, the imaginary British sex farce that is... More >>

  • Skid Rodent

    published October 18, 2006

    In 1937 John Steinbeck published Of Mice and Men, a short novel about two California drifters with small prospects and big dreams.... More >>

  • Women on the Verge

    published October 11, 2006

    Rona Munro's Bold Girls is true to its title. Although the play is set in bombed-out, war-torn, enemy-occupied West Belfast in... More >>

  • Aged to Perfection

    published October 11, 2006

    Forget that Molière's black comedy Tartuffe deals with serious themes like deception and seduction. From the moment the... More >>

  • Nap Time

    published October 4, 2006

    Martin McDonagh is hot. Six months ago he won an Academy Award for his first short film, Six Shooter. Three months ago Broadway productions... More >>

  • Trial by Fryer

    published September 13, 2006

    Mark Twain liked to say that it's a terrible death to be talked to death. That's not an immediate problem in The Last Days of Judas... More >>

  • Bumpy Ride

    published September 13, 2006

    It was when the French chanteuses appeared onstage late in Act One that Ace lost it completely. Up till then much of the evening had... More >>

  • A Star Is Bored

    published September 6, 2006

    Not since an unexpected angel crashed through the ceiling in Angels in America has there been such a felicitous celestial arrival as the... More >>

  • Those Were the Days

    published August 30, 2006

    This summer it was back to business-as-usual at the Muny. After a solid 2005 season in which six of the seven shows ranged from good to... More >>

  • Summer Stock

    published August 23, 2006

    Everybody needs a vacation. And if you can get paid while vacationing, all the better. That's why actors line up to work at summer theaters in... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published August 16, 2006

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

  • Simple Twist of Fate

    published August 16, 2006

    We all know the adage about the glass being half-empty or half-full. If the current St. Louis Shakespeare staging of Much Ado... 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 >>

  • Same Time Next Year

    published August 9, 2006

    Looking for a consistent closer? Jason Isringhausen doesn't have a lock on that job. This summer and last, the Muny has closed out its season with... More >>

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