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2012 Stories by Lee Williams

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  • Kiss of the Spiderwoman

    published May 31, 2012

    Set in the darkness of an Argentine prison cell in the mid-1970s, Manuel Puig’s provocative Kiss of the Spiderwoman is the... More >>

  • Entertaining Mr. Sloan

    published May 17, 2012

    When it opened on Broadway in 1965, The New York Times called Joe Orton’s pitch-black comedy Entertaining Mr. Sloane... More >>

  • King Hedley II

    published May 10, 2012

    August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, a series of ten plays that tell the story of an African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh over the ten... More >>

  • The Foreigner

    published May 3, 2012

    Larry Shue’s The Foreigner is full of mild-mannered sweetness. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. A... More >>

  • Romeo & Juliet in Space

    published April 12, 2012

    The Red Door Theatre Company, Pasadena’s only “new works” theater troupe, has an original, family-friendly take on an old love... More >>

  • The Tempest

    published April 12, 2012

    Storms rage wild in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a gorgeous romantic comedy that just may have been the great Bard’s last... More >>

  • Cabaret

    published March 29, 2012

    It’s hard to find a character that’s sexier and sassier than the wonderfully wild Sally Bowles from Cabaret. Even... More >>

  • See Rock City and Other Destinations

    published March 29, 2012

    Theater LaB is known as Houston’s master theater of the small musical, and proves this again with See Rock City and Other... More >>

  • Cuttin’ Up

    published March 22, 2012

    Among the canon of plays set in barbershops and beauty parlors is Charles Randolph-Wright’s Cuttin’ Up. As in its... More >>

  • Me, Myself & I

    published March 15, 2012

    To be or not to…oh, wait, that’s the wrong playwright. We’re talking about another master, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright... More >>

  • Readers Theatre

    published March 8, 2012

    If you think Edward Scissorhands had it bad, wait until you meet Rupert; he has a screwdriver for a penis. An electric screwdriver, to be exact.... More >>

  • The Winter’s Tale

    published March 8, 2012

    Shakespeare is known for his comedies and his tragedies; less popular are his “problem plays,” which start off as tragedies but finish... More >>

  • Cactus Flower

    published March 8, 2012

    Abe Burrows’s romantic comedy Cactus Flower follows Toni, a wild young woman who tries to kill herself when she realizes her... More >>

  • Dinner with Friends

    published February 23, 2012

    When couples break up, there’s a lot of pain to go around — and that’s just the beginning of the troubles they face in Donald... More >>

  • Endgame

    published February 16, 2012

    It’s been 17 years since Jason Nodler, artistic director of Catastrophic Theatre, last produced and directed Samuel Beckett’s iconic... More >>

  • ZooZoo

    published February 9, 2012

    Join the Imago Theatre for a one-night-only performance of the wonderfully imaginative ZooZoo. The performers in this sweet show are... More >>

  • Traveling Light

    published February 9, 2012

    British dramatist Nicholas Wright’s new play Traveling Light is a wonderfully mesmerizing view into the early world of cinema.... More >>

  • The Coitus Plays

    published February 9, 2012

    The Coitus Plays, a pair of one-acts that discusses sexual relations, is neatly divided into Pre and Post. Pre,... More >>

  • Confessions of a Mormon Boy

    published February 2, 2012

    Steven Fales is blond, built and gay. He was also raised Mormon, a religion that doesn’t accept homosexuality. His award-winning... More >>

  • Shadowlands

    published February 2, 2012

    C. S. Lewis is most famous for his Narnia Chronicles, but he’s also the central character in William Nicholson’s bighearted,... More >>

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till

    published February 2, 2012

    In 1955, energetic 14-year-old Emmett Till was visiting Mississippi from Chicago. After allegedly whistling at a white woman, he was taken by a... More >>

  • Spamalot

    published January 19, 2012

    It's hard to resist the charmingly irreverent comedy of Monty Python, the hilarious British geniuses behind Spamalot. Written by... More >>

  • Motel Tropicana

    published January 19, 2012

    Leighza Walker, artistic director of Big Head Productions, likes to push boundaries, which is exactly what the company’s latest production,... More >>

  • Hedda Gabler

    published January 19, 2012

    She might be the meanest woman in all of modern literature, but she sure looks good holding a pistol. Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda... More >>

  • Uncle Vanya

    published January 12, 2012

    Drinking, misplaced passions and lots of often hilarious wailing against the gods are at the heart of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle... More >>

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