Alison Helmer

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Love Kills: Charlie Starkweather as Hopeless Romantic

    Photo: Jill RitterBroken, bloody and a murderer -- what's not to love?‚ÄčKyle Jarrow's Love Kills is a different sort of musical. Set in a 1958 Nebraska jail, the plot matches two sets of lovers -- middle-age Gertrude and Merle, teen-age Charlie and Caril -- and their attempt to understand what the ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 16, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Dennis Brown, Deanna Jent and Lew Prince suss out local theater

  • Culture

    October 10, 2001

    Labor Pains

    The New Line Theatre presents a legendary play that tackles unions, press, religion, the rich, even musicians and artists

  • Culture

    June 16, 1999