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1996 Stories by Peter Szatmary

Archives: 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993
  • A Different Desire

    published April 11, 1996

    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... More >>

  • Shards of Ideas

    published April 4, 1996

    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... More >>

  • Puzzling Out Mamet

    published March 28, 1996

    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... More >>

  • On the Fringe

    published March 21, 1996

    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... More >>

  • Lost in the Heavens

    published March 14, 1996

    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... More >>

  • Friends and Family

    published March 7, 1996

    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... More >>

  • Austen, Done Admirably

    published February 29, 1996

    Perhaps it's just something in the air, but for reasons uncertain, Jane Austen, dead lo these 179 years, has suddenly become the author of the... More >>

  • A Ride to Remember

    published February 15, 1996

    A recent revival of Carousel, Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic but problematic musical about Billy Bigelow, a strapping young barker for a... More >>

  • Cliche Positive

    published February 8, 1996

    When a bisexual man tests positive for the HIV virus, who should he tell first -- the man in his life, or the woman? This is one of the... More >>

  • Sterling Siblings

    published February 1, 1996

    It's almost a foregone conclusion that Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra would be two of the crown jewels of Alley artistic director Gregory... More >>

  • Well Constructed

    published January 25, 1996

    Sometimes, one element in a production is so far superior to all others that it throws everything out of whack. The playwright might outdistance... More >>

  • It's a Fearful Life

    published January 18, 1996

    What a wrenching workout Stages gives to Edward Albee's searing Pulitzer Prize-winner, A Delicate Balance. With a withering grace, an overwhelming... More >>

  • Theater Play

    published January 11, 1996

    For Box Office of the Damned, a musical send-up of all those who sell and buy tickets to the theater, Theater LaB paints its walls bright, happy... More >>

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