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1999 Stories by Jim Lillie

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  • Everything’s Relative

    published December 23, 1999

    White Trash Family Reunion at the VFW, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays through February 19 at the VFW Post Number One, 955 Bannock Street, $39 includes... More >>

  • Meat Market

    published December 23, 1999

    Decades before self-help books, therapy sessions and touchy-feely television shows complicated our understanding of relationships, playwrights... More >>

  • Let the Dog Lie

    published December 23, 1999

    Sleeping Beauty -- The Panto begins as five performers clad in medieval costumes flounce through a portal in the Nomad Theatre's... More >>

  • And to All a Good Night

    published December 16, 1999

    Ever since Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his band of Claymated misfits fled the North Pole's hidebound environs, Santa's helpers have had a... More >>

  • Class Warfare

    published December 9, 1999

    Veteran critic Mel Gussow's fine biography of Edward Albee reveals that most people who knew the artist as a young man had an inkling of his... More >>

  • Song Sung Blue

    published December 9, 1999

    Part of the promise of an evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites is that the audience will be able to enjoy the company of charismatic... More >>

  • Collision Discourse

    published December 2, 1999

    Is total sincerity the key to maintaining healthy relationships, or should people bend the truth now and again to spare each other's feelings?... More >>

  • Map of the World

    published December 2, 1999

    Lonely Planet, through December 11 at the Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Drive, 303-595-3800 More >>

  • Latin Play, Boys

    published November 25, 1999

    Plays that illuminate the predicaments of entire cultural groups are inevitably propelled by richly detailed characters whose everyday struggles... More >>

  • Fashion Queen

    published November 25, 1999

    From the moment she strides through the red-curtained setting that represents Diana Vreeland's Manhattan residence, Deborah Persoff exudes the... More >>

  • Days of Wine and Poses

    published November 18, 1999

    Smaller in scope and more conversational in tone than last season's effort by the Denver Center Theatre Company, the Avenue Theatre's production... More >>

  • Friends for Life

    published November 18, 1999

    The committee that awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1962 cited John Steinbeck for his "sympathetic humor and sociological perception" --... More >>

  • Fashion Victim

    published November 11, 1999

    As the longtime fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, where she started out writing a snobbish -- and frequently satirized -- advice... More >>

  • This Crazy, Jazzy World

    published November 11, 1999

    Vowing to "revivify the vital fluids stored in the neural coconuts," a failed jazz singer and his eccentric, ivory-tickling sidekick attempt to... More >>

  • Girls Talk

    published November 11, 1999

    For anyone who likes sitcom-style playlets in which characters with low self-esteem point blaming fingers at their childhood, the media, the men... More >>

  • What the Devil?

    published November 4, 1999

    It's not hard to believe that the Devil has done earthly time as an erstwhile boxing promoter or even a professional critic, but did he really... More >>

  • Too Earnest

    published November 4, 1999

    The meticulous staging smartly echoes Oscar Wilde's intellectual choreography, the costumes are resplendent, the setting is tastefully appointed... More >>

  • Mother's Keeper

    published October 28, 1999

    A hundred years before terms like "mommy track" and "telecommuting" crept into the common parlance, German expressionist painter Paula... More >>

  • Forever Young

    published October 28, 1999

    Laden with postmodern gloom and narcissism, The Fastest Clock in the Universe is an offbeat play about "human cannibals" struggling... More >>

  • An Earnest Effort

    published October 21, 1999

    The dream of sustaining a repertory company dedicated to producing the classics has intrigued a host of theatrical luminaries -- and drained the... More >>

  • Hung Jury

    published October 21, 1999

    As the three characters in Art discuss the worth of a painting one of them has purchased for an extravagant sum, they argue, rail... More >>

  • Beauty Is

    published October 14, 1999

    His radical American cousins have reduced the grandeur of character to the smithereens of personality. His angry English countrymen have rejected... More >>

  • Jesus H. Christ!

    published October 14, 1999

    In an age when a former professional wrestler (and current elected official) declares organized religion a crutch for the weak-minded (who need... More >>

  • Paper Money

    published October 7, 1999

    A Depression-era board game invented to provide financially strapped folks with the chance to embark on vicarious -- and harmless -- voyages... More >>

  • Motel Doom

    published October 7, 1999

    When it comes to dealing with the biblical question of who is his brother's keeper, politicians blame the other party, theologians kowtow to the... More >>

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