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1999 Stories by Harry Weber

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  • CORPUS CHRISTI

    published December 15, 1999

    Every life-of-Christ play preaches to the choir. Whether conventional, pious and sentimental (for Christians and their fellow travelers) or... More >>

  • HAVING A BALL

    published December 8, 1999

    Having disposed of syrupy Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and dealt with the sweetness and light of Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night... More >>

  • INTO THE WOODS

    published December 8, 1999

    Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 1999 holiday show, is just wonderful. John Ezell's... More >>

  • PICNIC

    published December 8, 1999

    William Inge's tragicomedy Picnic is both a product and a handsome, accurate portrayal of the 1950s. Its principal theme -- expectations... More >>

  • TORONTO DANCE THEATRE

    published November 24, 1999

    The widely and deservedly celebrated Toronto Dance Theatre made its first appearance in St. Louis last Friday and Saturday evenings at Edison... More >>

  • DOWN THE ROAD

    published November 24, 1999

    Lee Blessing writes plays that get inside you and squirm uncomfortably, and one of his squirmiest is 1991's Down the Road. It is a harsh... More >>

  • A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

    published November 17, 1999

    St. Louis University Theatre's production of Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, which opened last weekend at the Xavier Hall Theatre... More >>

  • THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

    published November 17, 1999

    The eight-play collaboration between George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart provided American theater, both professional and not, with certain... More >>

  • FLOYD COLLINS

    published November 10, 1999

    The 1925 dying of Floyd Collins, a young Kentucky cave explorer, and the media feeding frenzy (the first one that Americans had ever noticed)... More >>

  • THE BRITISH LION: WINSTON CHURCHILL'S LEGACY

    published November 10, 1999

    Historyonics Theatre Company's newest presentation, The British Lion: Winston Churchill's Legacy -- which continues through Nov. 21... More >>

  • WIT

    published October 27, 1999

    Someone in St. Louis must like the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis a good deal, because the Rep was permitted to open a production of this year's... More >>

  • THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

    published October 27, 1999

    The production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, which Washington University's Performing Arts Department opened last... More >>

  • MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

    published October 20, 1999

    The concept of the Rep's production of William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado about Nothing sets the play in the United States just after... More >>

  • BALLET FOLKLÓRICO DE MÉXICO

    published October 6, 1999

    Just as a matter of simple value for money, no one could have left the Fox last weekend feeling they hadn't received enough dance or, for that... More >>

  • COLETTE COLLAGE

    published October 6, 1999

    The opening production of Webster U.'s Conservatory of Theatre Arts' season, Colette Collage, has an absorbing book (a biography of one of... More >>

  • FROM BLOOD TO PRAYER: TWO PLAYS ABOUT WOMEN AND SACRIFICE

    published September 29, 1999

    You don't have to hang around theater folk very long before some woman actor or director will point out a major inequity: the paucity of meaty... More >>

  • DANCE CLOSE-UP

    published September 15, 1999

    The best news of 1999's Dance Close-Up, the Washington University dance program's annual faculty recital, was the impressive dancing of... More >>

  • THE MUSIC MAN

    published September 15, 1999

    River City, Iowa, the small-town setting of Meredith Willson's 1957 The Music Man, is more of a Never-Never-Land than Peter Pan and his... More >>

  • THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

    published August 25, 1999

    What is often said to be William Shakespeare's earliest comedy, The Comedy of Errors, is receiving a sprightly and colorful production at... More >>

  • SUSANNAH

    published August 18, 1999

    Union Avenue Opera Theatre has consistently astounded audiences with productions one would not expect to find mounted in a church. From their... More >>

  • HEAD GAMES

    published August 11, 1999

    Head Games, a new play by Scott Miller that opened last weekend at the St. Marcus Theatre, indeed has full frontal male nudity (nakedness,... More >>

  • LAUGHING WILD

    published July 21, 1999

    Christopher Durang, whose sort-of play Laughing Wild opened last weekend at Cummel's Cafe and Coffeehouse, was using the concepts that... More >>

  • Tongue of a Bird

    published July 14, 1999

    The New Theatre's production of Ellen McLaughlin's play Tongue of a Bird has almost everything successful presentations need. The... More >>

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    published July 14, 1999

    Shakespeare's tragedy Antony & Cleopatra opened the St. Louis Shakespeare Company's 1999 three-play summer season at the Grandel Theatre.... More >>

  • Out on a Limb

    published June 16, 1999

    Into the Woods By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine New Line Theatre Things grow dark when you go into the woods. That's where... More >>

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