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2003 Stories by Lee Williams

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  • The Mod Squad

    published December 25, 2003

    Millie is modern, meaning she plans to marry to better her lot in life. For her, love isn't part of the equation. It's the Roaring Twenties, and... More >>

  • Dream Team

    published December 18, 2003

    Strange as it might sound, tuna fish, Ronald Reagan, the Infant of Prague and Sally Jessy Raphael all fit with perfect logic into Christopher... More >>

  • Pointy Ears and Predictability

    published December 11, 2003

    It's no secret that the makers of musical comedy have absolutely no shame. They'll go anywhere for inspiration, including animated films and pop... More >>

  • Mob Mentality

    published December 4, 2003

    What can one lonely man do to fight the madness of the masses? This is the question posed by Eugene Ionesco's wildly inventive... More >>

  • Holiday Hit

    published December 4, 2003

    The Alley Theatre's production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol makes for the best sort of holiday tradition. It's short --... More >>

  • What the Dickens?

    published November 27, 2003

    Poor Charles Dickens. He must spend six weeks of every year spinning in his English grave. Each holiday, A Christmas Carol, one of his most... More >>

  • Singing Gabriel

    published November 20, 2003

    James Joyce's short story The Dead is filled with the lush, lyrical prose that made the Irish writer one of the most important of the 20th... More >>

  • Buffalo Dancers

    published November 13, 2003

    It turns out that a bunch of unemployed, working-class joes from Buffalo, New York, can hold their own in the rarefied world of musical theater.... More >>

  • Fight the Right

    published November 6, 2003

    Wacky, irreverent Eric Lane Barnes, creator of Fairy Tales and Fruit Cocktails, has conjured yet another cartoon of a show about... More >>

  • Fable for One

    published October 30, 2003

    Anyone who's ever worked behind the scenes of a snooty uptown eatery will recognize the deliciously nasty types roasted to perfection in the... More >>

  • Old School

    published October 23, 2003

    The Brylcreemed, doo-wopping teens of Rydell High, the mythical setting of Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's Grease, aren't looking so... More >>

  • Plot Shot

    published October 23, 2003

    As melodramas go, William Gillette's adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is serviceable. And the Alley Theatre's... More >>

  • Roll the Bones

    published October 16, 2003

    During the hushed opening moments of Craig Wright's Recent Tragic Events, Stages Repertory Theatre is enveloped in eerie darkness. A... More >>

  • Still the Word

    published October 9, 2003

    Slick hair, slick engines and slick attitudes -- the 30-year-old Broadway hit Grease has got them all by the tube-full. This... More >>

  • Frank Theater

    published October 9, 2003

    Get ready to descend into the absurd -- again -- at the Axiom on McKinney Street. In its coal-black theater on the dark edge of downtown, Infernal... More >>

  • Spanish Flies

    published October 2, 2003

    Though 70 percent of the dialogue in ¡Cantinflas! is spoken in high-flying, fast-talking, double-entendre-filled Spanish, you... More >>

  • Robbing Mrs. Robinson

    published October 2, 2003

    Oh, Anne Bancroft -- older, reptilian goddess who could snake around an innocent young man with lip-licking ease -- where are you when we need... More >>

  • Party Time, Excellent

    published September 25, 2003

    Through October 11 at The Masquerade Theatre, 1537 North Shepherd, 713-861-7045. $20-$25. More >>

  • Theater at Its Best

    published September 18, 2003

    Just try to pinpoint the central story in John Harvey's Things Being at the Worst. We dare you. Oedipus, Sherlock Holmes and a... More >>

  • Damned Strange

    published September 11, 2003

    It's official. Theater LaB has cornered the Houston market when it comes to the sort of campy high jinks that happen in shows like Michael... More >>

  • Gay Frays

    published August 21, 2003

    The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me has been described as everything from a "whirlwind tour of the gay American landscape"... More >>

  • Trivial Pursuit

    published August 14, 2003

    When Sean Joseph Casey crawls out of the dark, his life is in a sorry state. Old and washed up, with no place to go and no apparent friend in the... More >>

  • Bard Beauty

    published August 7, 2003

    Through August 16 at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 713-284-8352. Free. More >>

  • English Muffin

    published July 31, 2003

    This summer has been unusually generous to theater-loving Houstonians. Jammed full of glimmering little gems -- nothing serious, just trinkets --... More >>

  • Eight Is Great

    published July 24, 2003

    What a happy time it is when Tamarie Cooper, the wacky redheaded diva reigning supreme at Infernal Bridegroom Productions, flies off to Hollywood.... More >>

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