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2014 Stories by Paul Friswold

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  • The Light in the Attic

    published October 9, 2014

    Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank was a play created for mainstream America in the... More >>

  • Have the Time of Your Life

    published October 16, 2014

    In the dark days of the late '80s, Dirty Dancing was the closest thing to a big-budget musical Hollywood had produced in years. It's a... More >>

  • Dance to the Radio

    published October 30, 2014

    Ira Glass has made his way in the world with his ability to condense a phenomenon or a person's story down to concise yet illuminating narrative... More >>

  • Oh, Sweet Horror

    published October 30, 2014

    The secret of The Rocky Horror Picture Show's success is its simplicity. Boy meets girl, boy and girl meet swingin' mad scientist,... More >>

  • Antigone

    published October 9, 2014

    Sophocles' plays have remained in production for more than 2,000 years because they continue to reflect the human experience, as in his... More >>

  • Breaking the Law

    published October 2, 2014

    So the banks have failed, your government is frozen and the future seems to be nothing but bread lines and misery. How do you scratch financial... More >>

  • Let's Make A Match

    published October 16, 2014

    The marriage industry in this country is a hydra, ever-reproducing and growing. Is it more or less reassuring to know that it's been this way... More >>

  • Out of the Mist, Rice

    published October 23, 2014

    A recurring element in science fiction is the widespread use of a universal language -- you know, like the idiomatic English everyone spoke in... More >>

  • Decadence? Mais Oui.

    published October 23, 2014

    You know what the Beggar's Carnivale is, but you never know what that modern burlesque spectacle will do next. With Le Maison de Decadence,... More >>

  • Sea Life

    published August 7, 2014

    Janaina Tschaepe livened up Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in 2006 with color photographs of her manufactured monsters. Similar creatures... More >>

  • Love Beyond Death

    published October 16, 2014

    Bram Stoker's epistolary novel Dracula is a story of time and distance shattered by physical contact. Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray love... More >>

  • Infernal Delight

    published October 9, 2014

    Lady Macbeth is a prize role for an actress, so Anna Netrebko should be right at home in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Giuseppi Verdi's... More >>

  • Party City

    published October 9, 2014

    St. Louis is currently in the midst of its 250th birthday year, and a birthday party ain't nothing without music. The Chamber Music Society of... More >>

  • What Makes A Failure?

    published October 9, 2014

    Gary Shteyngart has written a trio of satirical novels that star comically troubled male Russian immigrants operating under the distant... More >>

  • Say Yes to the Fest

    published October 9, 2014

    This is St. Louis -- none of us need an excuse to grab a beer. But if you're casting about for justification, well, say guten tag to the... More >>

  • The Adventure Continues

    published October 2, 2014

    Just about a year ago, first-time novelist Ann Leckie hosted a reading and book-signing at Subterranean Books. The book she was promoting,... More >>

  • It's A Tradition

    published September 4, 2014

    Tevye the milkman has a tough life, but you don't hear him complain. His community and his strong Jewish faith keep him grounded, even in the... More >>

  • Over-Employed

    published September 11, 2014

    Francis Henshall is a hungry young man. Not hungry as in ambitious, but hungry as in starving. His skiffle band has dumped him, and the English... More >>

  • Songs of the Gun

    published September 25, 2014

    The murder of an American president is a strange theme for a musical, and yet it's only within the artificial confines of a musical that we can... More >>

  • Sheep on the Lam

    published October 2, 2014

    Iceland is a baffling land seemingly made from equal parts ice and fire. The North Atlantic island has glaciers and geysers, hilly meadows thick... More >>

  • Hell-Bent for Leather

    published October 2, 2014

    The leather sash representing the Mr. Midwest Leather contest is up for grabs once again, and it's a position that isn't won, but rather... More >>

  • Psychic Detective on Speed

    published September 25, 2014

    As far as films about psychic racecar drivers who solve mysteries based on their visions go, Baffled! isn't half bad. Mostly that's... More >>

  • Hurricane Warning

    published September 25, 2014

    Last hockey season had the irritatingly familiar tang of deja vu for St. Louis Blues fans: regular season success followed by post-season,... More >>

  • God of Love

    published September 25, 2014

    Terrence McNally's play Corpus Christi is about Jesus Christ and his enduring message of universal love: love for friends, love for enemies... More >>

  • Heart Ache

    published September 11, 2014

    Ned Weeks is angry as hell. A disease with no name is killing gay men in ever-increasing numbers, and he's the only person who seems to care. The... More >>

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