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Awards

  • 2012 - National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Prevention for a Safer Society Award, published October 27, 2011

    "Redemption"

  • 2012 - Bert Greene Award/International Association of Culinary Professionals, published January 20, 2011

    "Czech, Please"

2004 Stories by Juliet Wittman

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  • Off-the-Cuff Stuff

    published June 3, 2004

    I guess basements and comedy go together like beer and nuts or toddlers and sandboxes. The cellar of the Wynkoop Brewing Co., where Impulse... More >>

  • Touchless Touching

    published May 27, 2004

    My reaction to a Harold Pinter play often follows a predictable pattern. For the first few minutes, the dialogue strikes me as ordinary, the... More >>

  • Somewhat Forgettable

    published May 27, 2004

    The program notes for Nat King Cole & Me include an interview with author and performer Gregory Porter. He describes his mother,... More >>

  • Rooms of Doom

    published May 20, 2004

    Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba is a difficult play to carry off. The plot concerns a group of five... More >>

  • Mugging the Mayor

    published May 20, 2004

    Rattlebrain Theater Company consists of a group of highly talented and appealing actors with loads of stage presence. Director Dave Shirley, who... More >>

  • Hard to Swallow

    published May 13, 2004

    Triple Espresso is like the first few minutes of a dinner-theater production. You know, the part where the emcee comes out and... More >>

  • Jewish Identity

    published May 13, 2004

    As Rose opens, an ailing woman in her eighties sits shiva on a public bench. We don't know whose death she is mourning, though she... More >>

  • Cutting Edge

    published May 6, 2004

    Now that Buntport Theater has come of age and is attracting reliably positive reviews and large, enthusiastic audiences, the six company members... More >>

  • Plain Frayn

    published May 6, 2004

    Michael Frayn has to be one of the cleverest writers alive. He's responsible for the brain-teasing profundity of Copenhagen, a play that... More >>

  • Badly Dated

    published April 29, 2004

    I'm absolutely mystified by the weakness of this script. Playwright Rebecca Gilman has won awards and been praised in all the right places.... More >>

  • Small Town Downer

    published April 29, 2004

    I've been a fan of Lanford Wilson's work ever since I saw one of his early one-acts at the legendary Caffe Cino in New York in the mid-1960s. It... More >>

  • Masterpiece Theater

    published April 22, 2004

    Steven Dietz's Inventing van Gogh unleashes a torrent of ideas about art, possibly enough for a dozen plays. The words are so... More >>

  • Turning Tables

    published April 22, 2004

    Marivaux's The Triumph of Love is an eighteenth-century play, but it contains elements reminiscent of Shakespeare's work, which was... More >>

  • Time Travel

    published April 15, 2004

    As Communicating Doors opens, a leather-clad prostitute called Poopay enters a hotel room for an assignation and discovers that her... More >>

  • Soar Points

    published April 15, 2004

    Ellen McLaughlin's Tongue of a Bird isn't poetry, though it wants to be: It lacks conciseness, the sense of language reduced to its... More >>

  • Tragic Comedy

    published April 8, 2004

    Although it's a comedy, The Merchant of Venice is far darker than such sunny Shakespearean offerings as Much Ado About... More >>

  • Enchanted Evening

    published April 8, 2004

    In many ways Noel Coward's life's work was being a blithe spirit -- and an intensely elegant one at that. An actor, writer and composer of songs,... More >>

  • Deaf Jam

    published April 1, 2004

    It was too loud. That was, I'm afraid, my prevailing impression of Hairspray. It was so loud that periodically I stuck my... More >>

  • Shooting Blanks

    published April 1, 2004

    The massacre at Columbine High School has been so intensively covered in the media -- minutely dissected when it first occurred, rehashed with... More >>

  • Winged Victory

    published March 18, 2004

    Bat Boy: The Musical ends like a Shakespearean tragedy, with bodies dropping all over the stage, while horrified onlookers shudder... More >>

  • Light but Right

    published March 18, 2004

    Boulder's Dinner Theatre changed hands last fall. It was sold by founder-director Ross Haley to local neurosurgeon Dr. Gene Bolles and his wife,... More >>

  • High Notes

    published March 11, 2004

    There's no question: Larry Parr's script for Hi-Hat Hattie is two-dimensional and sentimental, open to all the shortcomings of the... More >>

  • Different Strokes

    published March 11, 2004

    Yasmina Reza's Art begins and ends with an all-white painting. Or an empty canvas, depending on how you look at it. Serge, a wealthy... More >>

  • Unhappy History

    published March 4, 2004

    With Carlyle Brown's The Little Tommy Parker Celebrated Colored Minstrel Show, Jeffrey Nickelson's Shadow Theatre Company continues... More >>

  • Brilliant Beckett

    published March 4, 2004

    Critic and scholar Vivian Mercier once described Waiting for Godot as "a play in which nothing happens. Twice." I went to the... More >>

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