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2010 Stories by Quinton Skinner

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  • Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking

    published May 19, 2010

    This weekend is your last chance to catch Penumbra's entertaining and masterfully acted production of Gus Edwards's new play. James Craven and... More >>

  • Pa's Hat: Liberian Legacy

    published May 19, 2010

    It's no exaggeration to observe that the African slave trade was one of the most crucial historical factors of the last 500 years, driving a... More >>

  • Bright Ideas

    published May 12, 2010

    Having children today entails the intrusion of all manner of unwelcome viewpoints in your life of which you were previously blissfully unaware,... More >>

  • Wormwood turns a sappy melodrama into serious fun

    published May 12, 2010

    Marie Corelli was the literary equivalent of a British late-19th-century unholy union between Jackie Collins and Stephen King. She wrote... More >>

  • Wormwood

    published May 5, 2010

    Marie Corelli was the pen name of the British writer Mary Mackay, a major literary success (and object of critical and intellectual loathing) from... More >>

  • M. Butterfly (Theater spotlight)

    published May 5, 2010

    David Henry Hwang's thorny puzzle of a play begins in a cramped French jail cell, where former diplomat Rene Gallimard (Andrew Long) has been... More >>

  • The Queens of Burlesque: Witty look at lives of strippers

    published April 28, 2010

    This just in: The majority of human males have a pronounced predilection for viewing the female form, preferably in various stages of undress... More >>

  • Five-Fifths of Sherlock Holmes

    published April 28, 2010

    There's always room for a good detective story, and this year's Fringe Festival-instigated theatrical deconstruction turns its eye to "A Study in... More >>

  • Our Country's Good

    published April 21, 2010

    Starting Gate Productions dates its history of theater performances back to 2002, and has consistently marked its place in the local ecosystem by... More >>

  • Dead Man's Cell Phone: Theater spotlight

    published April 21, 2010

    The setup for Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone is straightforward: In a café a woman named Jean (Carolyn Pool) looks up,... More >>

  • Kafka's Metamorphosis

    published April 14, 2010

    For anyone who has ever awoken in the morning feeling for all the world like a revolting, prostrate, chitin-dripping giant insect—and... More >>

  • Ten Minute Play Fest

    published April 14, 2010

    The time had arrived for Bedlam Theatre's ninth annual Ten Minute Play Fest. This is wild and daring theater in 21 bite-sized chunks (in three... More >>

  • Safe as Houses (Theater spotlight)

    published April 7, 2010

    In Tom Poole's scattershot new comedy, real estate agent Charles "David" Glenfiddich (Chris Carlson) arrives for an open house at a property... More >>

  • Overheard in Minneapolis

    published April 7, 2010

    It's true that the Overheard in Minneapolis website, composed of snippets of disembodied dialogue transcribed so that off-the-cuff remarks are... More >>

  • Humana Festival is South By Southwest of theater world

    published March 31, 2010

    It was with a considerable sense of dislocation that I found myself last Friday night watching one of the most resonant and evocative new works... More >>

  • Safe as Houses

    published March 31, 2010

    A few questions come to mind when a person goes looking to buy a house, such as: Is this where some untold hellish turn in my life will take... More >>

  • Strike-Slip (Theater spotlight)

    published March 24, 2010

    Los Angeles can be a confounding city to write about. So many attempts have stepped into tar pits of plastic noir glamour, or they've... More >>

  • Iron Ring

    published March 24, 2010

    CTC's adaptation of Lloyd Alexander's Indian folklore tale packs an inordinate amount of story into its two hours (with intermission). The tale of... More >>

  • Toy Theatre After Dark IV

    published March 24, 2010

    Open Eye Figure Theatre continues to offer up fascinating work in its compressed dream factory space. This weekend features two new works under... More >>

  • Music Lovers, three characters confront the ways that time has changed them

    published March 17, 2010

    The feeling fades, doesn't it: that sensation of discovering a new song and having it perfectly explain everything that's churning in our... More >>

  • Seeds

    published March 17, 2010

    Open Eye Figure Theatre continues to offer up fascinating work in its compressed dream factory space. This weekend features two new works under... More >>

  • Black Pearl Sings!: Theater spotlight

    published March 10, 2010

    It is a scorching summer in 1935 at a Texas prison farm when Susannah (Stacia Rice), a government-employed music researcher, arrives in search... More >>

  • Welcome to Dystopia

    published March 10, 2010

    The gang from Four Humors Theater has brought us a distinctive brand of youthful barbed-wire brainy humor over the past several years; personal... More >>

  • Somebody/Nobody takes an easy shot at the fame game

    published March 3, 2010

    Celebrity culture was once a snake eating its own tail. Today it's become something more elaborately grotesque: say, a snake that eats its own... More >>

  • My Antonia

    published March 3, 2010

    Willa Cather's tale of life and unrequited love on the prairie is still capable of evoking all manner of yearning and shades of bygone history.... More >>

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