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2011 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Circle Gets the Squares

    published October 20, 2011

    One night a week, five distinct individuals in this small Vermont town come together to bare their souls to one another. No, it's not a group... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published November 17, 2011

    Newly Reviewed More >>

  • Good to the Last Chop: A musical about a man-eating idiot in love with a horse? Tasty!

    published November 17, 2011

    Every theater production is someone's labor of love. The amount of work required to mount any show means dozens of people forgo regular sleep,... More >>

  • Something's Coming

    published October 27, 2011

    You'd expect great things from a collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Shakespeare, and West Side Story,... More >>

  • Where Love Lives

    published November 3, 2011

    Next to heroically-exploding robots, Hollywood's favorite story to tell is that of "love at first sight." The staple of chick flicks and rom-coms,... More >>

  • Civil War

    published October 6, 2011

    Alan and his wife Annette are meeting Michael and Veronica under slightly-awkward circumstances; their son hit Michael and Veronica's son in the... More >>

  • Bat Boy, We Hardly Knew Ye

    published October 20, 2011

    Back in the early '90s, America was rocked to its collective core by the discovery of Bat Boy, a half-human/half-bat hybrid found in a West... More >>

  • St. Louis Stage Capsules

    published November 10, 2011

    Newly Reviewed More >>

  • Equal Plights: Palmer Park centers on the tipping point of integration in the 1960s, but it's all about the 99 percent

    published November 10, 2011

    Again and again during Palmer Park, numbers inform the decisions of the characters. Detroit has lost 250,000 residents in the... More >>

  • The Party's Never Over

    published October 20, 2011

    Billy Benner's dark comedy, Speak Easy, drops you into a day in the life of Barney Monroe, a South City guy who hasn't left his... More >>

  • I Saw The Best Minds of My Generation Dressed as Zombies

    published October 20, 2011

    Once popularly viewed as a children's holiday, Halloween has become America's primary excuse for women to dress up like their father's worst... More >>

  • Big Fun

    published October 6, 2011

    Tracy Turnblad just wants to dance on "The Corny Collins Show," which is only Baltimore's hottest teen dance program. Problems arise because... More >>

  • An Unscary Good Time

    published October 13, 2011

    Halloween can get a little adult in nature, what with the popularity of gore and the increasingly sexy costumes. If you have younger goblins... More >>

  • Debbie Does Dallas -- Again

    published October 6, 2011

    You saw it in August at the Regional Arts Commission, now see it again (or for the first time) at the Jumpin' Jupiter as NonProphet Theater... More >>

  • Break a Leg: Gruesome Playground Injuries (and how to avoid them)

    published November 3, 2011

    Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries, currently on offer from R-S Theatrics at Crestwood ArtSpace, charts the intertwined lives... More >>

  • Hell Is Other Actors: Sad to say, the Rep Studio's Circle Mirror Transformation has no exit

    published November 3, 2011

    Hey, who wants to watch five stereotypical white people play amateur psychiatrist to each other under the guise of a creative dramatics class... More >>

  • Passing Through History

    published October 13, 2011

    Inspired by the gossipy The Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis — a sort of Hollywood Babylon of St. Louis' prominent black... More >>

  • Marriage Problems

    published September 29, 2011

    Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca turned to writing plays in part because he believed that "theatre is poetry that rises from the book and... More >>

  • Damaging Footage

    published September 1, 2011

    Amy Granat creates experimental films on 16mm stock that is then transferred to DVD, which better allows the viewer to experience just how she... More >>

  • Multi-Story House

    published October 6, 2011

    Isabel Allende's debut novel The House of The Spirits wove her own family history and that of her homeland, Chile, into a sweeping,... More >>

  • Multi-Story House

    published October 6, 2011

    Isabel Allende's debut novel The House of The Spirits wove her own family history and that of her homeland, Chile, into a sweeping,... More >>

  • Jumpin' Jack Flashback

    published October 6, 2011

    One can debate whether the Rolling Stones really do deserve their (self-anointed) title of "world's greatest rock band," but one can't dispute... More >>

  • The Way We Were?

    published August 18, 2011

    Our memories are our strongest connection to the past, but they're oddly unreliable; or rather, we somehow make a decision about what to remember... More >>

  • Strange Days

    published September 15, 2011

    A young black man-- let's call him Youth -- grows up in the stable and strong South Central Los Angeles neighborhood during the '70s, with his... More >>

  • Get Blaked

    published September 22, 2011

    William Blake was a visionary artist in every possible sense of the word. A poet consumed by matters of mystical and spiritual growth, a... More >>

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