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2001 Stories by Max Sparber

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  • Silly Pop Songs

    published December 19, 2001

    Yet another round of Abba retreads, this time sans plot. More >>

  • Kiss Me, Son of God

    published December 12, 2001

    Sock-Puppet Crèches, Late-Night Crank Calls, Circus Freaks, and Heidi Arneson. More >>

  • The Year in Theater

    published December 5, 2001

    Curtain Calls and Catcalls for the Cities' Stages. More >>

  • Black As Cole

    published December 5, 2001

    The Truly Uplifting Comedy Story of 'Talk Radio' Star Alex Cole. More >>

  • Ho Ho Hum

    published November 28, 2001

    Brave New Workshop Scrimps on the Gift of Laughter; Words Fail the Cheap Theatre. More >>

  • Jay and Silent Yobs Strike Back

    published November 21, 2001

    Ricky Jay Collects Buried Tales of Hunger Artists and Crucifix Crooners. More >>

  • Torn Between Two Lovers

    published November 21, 2001

    What Do You Get When You Combine a Sailor, a Mortician, and a Pregnant Teen? More >>

  • Inside The C.I.A.

    published November 14, 2001

    Trying to Crack the Secret of Staging Your Own Show? Talk to the Center for Independent Artists. More >>

  • Sister Christian

    published November 14, 2001

    Jesus in High Heels and Nuns With Gay Habits More >>

  • No Man Is An Island

    published November 7, 2001

    Theater Mu Presents One Nisei's Hawaiian Life; Jerungdu Dress Up Like the Ramones More >>

  • Projectile Criticism

    published October 31, 2001

    Assuring Theatrical Quality Through a Well-Armed Director. More >>

  • Into the Woods

    published October 31, 2001

    Looking for theater that's trippier than swapping psychoactive spit with a frog? Well, here it is. More >>

  • Misery the Scrivener

    published October 24, 2001

    Writers face off in Collected Stories; a musical composer makes unmerry in Merrily We Roll Along. More >>

  • Rinky Dink

    published October 17, 2001

    A dopey plot sinks Theatre Latté Da's roller-skating musical. More >>

  • Happily Ever After

    published October 10, 2001

    Onetime Mardi Gras queen and current avant-garde playwright Lisa D'Amour looks for the sinister side of our fairy tales. More >>

  • Angry Ex Kills Hubby's Kids, New Beau

    published October 10, 2001

    Medea Bali gives a kecak kick to Euripides' shtick. More >>

  • The Wrath of Khan

    published October 3, 2001

    Jeune Lune turns Marco Polo into a carnival sideshow; Frank Theatre's tyrannical Arturo Ui is meaner than a Mongol horde. More >>

  • Pass the Roach

    published September 26, 2001

    A downtown cockroach and a nihilistic alley cat light up the gutters in the Theater Gallery's Archy and Mehitabel. More >>

  • The Remains of the Day

    published September 19, 2001

    Buffy Sedlachek's Tamarack combs a crime scene for clues into human nature. More >>

  • That's Incredible

    published September 12, 2001

    A production of the soldier's story Streamers looks for the nobler side of Vietnam. More >>

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    published August 29, 2001

    Outward Spiral's latest comedy, Dog Opera, holds its audience hostage for nearly three hours. More >>

  • Oh Devil, You God

    published August 22, 2001

    Mary Worth stages a triumph of evil with Clive Barker's The History of the Devil. More >>

  • French Roast

    published August 15, 2001

    Twenty-nine songs by Jacques Brel add up to a galling amount of Gallicism. More >>

  • "Don't Ever Say (EXPLETIVE DELETED) Onstage Again!"

    published August 8, 2001

    An anecdotal history of theatrical disasters PLUS: The Minnesota Fringe Festival. It's big. It's scary. It's back. More >>

  • The Clap

    published August 1, 2001

    The Guthrie's Amadeus reveals Minnesota's weakness for the unwarranted ovation. More >>

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