Peter Szatmary

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  • 20 years ago | Stage

    When a venerable professor I studied playwrighting under in college described what it was like to be at New York's Barrymore Theatre on the night of December 3, 1947, he would talk as much about what happened in the audience as he would about what...

  • 20 years ago | Stage

    Imagine a Jewish woman in Brooklyn, 1938, who's seemingly so paralyzed with fear by what she reads in the papers about Nazi Germany that, even though there's nothing physically wrong with her, she's lost the ability to feel anything below the wais...

  • 20 years ago | Stage

    Not all 296 seats of the Alley Theatre's Neuhaus Arena Stage were filled for the opening night of David Mamet's The Cryptogram. Some that were filled weren't exactly occupied: a smattering of people left during the performance. These departures we...

  • 20 years ago | Stage

    The parking lot of a suburban convenience store in the wee hours of the morning is nothing short of a study in vacuous earnestness. That's the serious, paradoxical joke at the heart of Eric Bogosian's blistering subUrbia, one of the best American ...

  • 20 years ago | Stage

    As an apocalyptic urban fantasy, Jose Rivera's Marisol is too unrealized to be what it obviously wants to be: a theatrical equivalent of the second coming. Rivera focuses his play on what happens to Marisol, a young, professional Hispanic woman li...

  • 20 years ago | Stage

    Whenever I see a play or movie written by Horton Foote, I think I should be sitting on a rustic front porch. Foote grew up an hour's drive southwest of Houston in the farming town of Wharton and, at age 79, this fifth-generation Texan still spends...

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