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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • Pippin

    published December 4, 2014

    Pippin is a young man who goes in search of himself. His father is Charlemagne, who is busy running the kingdom; father and son don't have much... More >>

  • A Winter Fable

    published December 11, 2014

    All of the finer circuses feature a live band during performances, but few have the big band that Circus Flora sports this weekend. The beloved... More >>

  • Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

    published December 11, 2014

    There are house tours, and then there is the Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour. The historic neighborhood invites you to step inside ten... More >>

  • Dramatic License Productions: A Holiday Musical Revue

    published December 11, 2014

    Winter definitely brings a slow-down to the local arts scene, but many groups enjoy one last hurrah before they hibernate. Dramatic License... More >>

  • Santacon

    published December 11, 2014

    Santa has a lot of work to cram into one night, but the rest of the year he's free to bowl, drink and do the occasional five brisk minutes of... More >>

  • Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg

    published December 11, 2014

    Richard Wagner is famous for bringing sturm und drang to opera, but he also wrote a comedy. Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg... More >>

  • Richard Ford

    published December 4, 2014

    Richard Ford won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Independence Day, which starred aging and cranky Frank Bascombe. Frank returns in... More >>

  • National Theatre Live: Skylight

    published December 4, 2014

    Krya and Tom have a lengthy and complicated history. He's a wealthy older restauranteur, and she's now a teacher. But once she worked for him,... More >>

  • Cannibal! The Musical

    published November 27, 2014

    Morning Star Productions wants seconds. In 2011, the company staged a fantastic version of Cannibal! The Musical, and now it's back... More >>

  • Trailer Park Boys: Dear Santa Claus

    published December 4, 2014

    Nova Scotia's infamous petty criminals the Trailer Park Boys are out on the road in an effort to spread Christmas cheer. Well, Bubbles wants to... More >>

  • RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus

    published December 4, 2014

    Christmas brings the Santa Claus films out of the mothballs, but in the case of Rene Cardona's 1959 film, Santa Claus, the mothballs might... More >>

  • Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

    published November 27, 2014

    You have your choice of Nutcrackers during the holiday season, but you'd be a fool to miss the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian... More >>

  • Amadee-Us

    published September 18, 2014

    Amadee Wohlschlaeger was a homegrown artist whose work was in almost every home in St. Louis. For 49 years his cartoons of the St. Louis... More >>

  • Rock n Roll Craft Show

    published November 27, 2014

    Now in its eleventh year, the mighty Rock n Roll Craft Show is back in a new location, with an even larger supply of great handmade goods.... More >>

  • Craft Alliance Student & Faculty Sale

    published November 27, 2014

    The Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design educates hundreds of children and adults in the glass, ceramics and jewelry making arts all year long.... More >>

  • Miracle on 34th Street

    published November 20, 2014

    George Seaton's holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street stars an eight-year-old Natalie Wood as Susan Walker, a girl who believes... More >>

  • Tower Grove Holiday Fair

    published November 27, 2014

    If you're compelled to shop on Black Friday but don't want to deal with malls and congested parking lots, the Tower Grove Holiday Fair is... More >>

  • Through the Roof

    published November 6, 2014

    Ben Murphy slaves away at the Consolidated Shirt Factory, and the monotony is numbing his spirit. With a pregnant wife at home he needs the job,... More >>

  • Burroughs: The Movie

    published November 20, 2014

    Film student Howard Brookner scored an unmatched coup when he approached William S. Burroughs in 1978 about collaborating on a documentary.... More >>

  • Stella, Queen of the Snow

    published November 20, 2014

    Mermaid Theatre's Stella, Queen of the Snow presents the magic of a snow day through the eyes of Sam and his older sister Stella.... More >>

  • Serentitty: A Burly Space Opera

    published November 20, 2014

    Somewhere out in the universe, the space/time continuum has ripped. And it's a sexy rip, as Zapp Brannigan would say. Only those brave... More >>

  • The Life of Riley

    published November 20, 2014

    Three Yorkshire couples are devastated when mutual friend George Riley announces he only has a few months to live. The friends try to help by... More >>

  • Manuscripts Don't Burn

    published November 13, 2014

    Making a film is an act of faith, but to make one when cinema is illegal is even more daring. Mohammad Rasoulof's Manuscripts Don't Burn was shot... More >>

  • The Adventure of Princess Jake

    published October 23, 2014

    Alex and her husband, Greg, are bound up in a complex web of politics, personal issues and the future of their son, Jake. At four years old Jake... More >>

  • Losers and Winner

    published October 30, 2014

    Business is slow in Kildare, Ireland. The recession has cut jobs everywhere, and the former stream of customers into Aiden's corner store has... More >>

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