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2010 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Cagney & Crazy

    published October 27, 2010

    Raoul Walsh's White Heat is the crime drama that launched a thousand Jimmy Cagney impersonations. Cagney's Cody Jarrett is a... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published October 27, 2010

    Also Reviewed The Chosen There is a deliberate sense of balance to Deanna Jent's staging of The Chosen, from the... More >>

  • Wrote Free

    published October 20, 2010

    As an author, Scott Phillips is just optimistic enough to believe the world won't end in 2012, but not optimistic enough to believe... More >>

  • Potok's Big Hit

    published October 20, 2010

    Danny and Reuven meet painfully in the midst of a baseball game; Danny vindictively hits a line drive off Reuven's face to prove that his team is... More >>

  • What Keeps Mankind Alive?

    published October 20, 2010

    Macheath — "Mack the Knife" to friend and foe alike — is the king of the criminals in North London. He treats crime like a business,... More >>

  • Wild Boy

    published October 20, 2010

    Native son William S. Burroughs was America's answer to the Old Man of the Mountain, an enigmatic figure who lurked on the periphery of the major... More >>

  • Treat 'Em Early

    published October 20, 2010

    If you've been blessed with children, you know how trying the days leading up to Halloween can be. The little monsters are constantly tramping... More >>

  • Autumn and Everything After

    published October 20, 2010

    Luke is a nice young Southern gentleman and would-be actor who also happens to be gay; that's convenient for his partner, Adam, a slightly older... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published October 20, 2010

    Newly Reviewed More >>

  • Stray Dog stages a killer musical adaptation of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead horror-trilogy classic Evil Dead: The Musical

    published October 20, 2010

    The dialogue is stilted at its best and hackneyed at its worst. Our leading man, Ash (Gregory Cuellar), looks directly into the audience when... More >>

  • Plausible Deniability

    published October 13, 2010

    Imagine if an extremely vocal minority in your community began accusing people of something so supremely odd that the accusations could neither be... More >>

  • The Physics of Wonder

    published October 13, 2010

    Michael Moschen isn't so much a juggler as he is a manipulator of physics and kinetics. He can roll glass spheres up and down his forearms... More >>

  • Makes Scents

    published October 13, 2010

    Art primarily engages your visual sense, with occasional forays into the tactile or auditory realms. Smell has been sadly neglected, until now.... More >>

  • Cowboy Turns Five

    published October 13, 2010

    Most birthday parties for five-year-olds involve cake, some balloons, a little singing. Chip Schloss and Jim Kellogg decided to go large for their... More >>

  • Bigfoot Sighted in Midtown

    published October 13, 2010

    So, the economy is still basically tanked. Why not enjoy the simpler pleasures America has to offer, such as monster-truck racing? The Fall... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published October 13, 2010

    Newly Reviewed Another Home Invasion Joan MacLeod's one-woman show about a senior citizen attempting to navigate Canada's... More >>

  • It's A Family Affair

    published October 6, 2010

    Everyone wishes they could see the future, but only because they never consider that something bad might be waiting for them. Oedipus, born under... More >>

  • Listen to the Lady Dance

    published October 6, 2010

    Behind every great man stands a greater woman; this was true especially of Scheherezade, the heroine of One Thousand and One Nights. In... More >>

  • Walk the Walk

    published October 6, 2010

    Very rarely does a museum invite you to stomp all over an artist's work. But Walking in Circles, a piece in the midcareer survey... More >>

  • Artica? Artica!

    published October 6, 2010

    What the? Out of nowhere, Artica returns from beyond the ether to dazzle the city with its utopian ideals of art and equality — it's like a... More >>

  • When She Says Jump...

    published October 6, 2010

    Sister Jamison Connelly has been instructed by her superior, Father Michael Delpapp, to serve as sobriety counselor to Cody, a young man who has... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published October 6, 2010

    Also Reviewed The Insect Play More >>

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    St. Louis Shakespeare's staging of The Tempest is a real ship-storm

    published October 6, 2010

    Prospero walks onstage, dims the house lights with a sweeping gesture and huddles over a fire to conjure the storm that will wrack the ship... More >>

  • Too Much Is Too Much

    published September 29, 2010

    The swingin' '70s were a nonstop, hedonistic thrill ride. Marriages were open, key parties were de rigueur, love was American Style —... More >>

  • Ridin' the Storm Out

    published September 29, 2010

    Prospero was once the Duke of Milan, but he's spent the last dozen years on a remote island. He's not shirking his responsibilities; his brother,... More >>

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