Storyteller's Paradise

Alan Klasky Never Loved Me
Directed by Roberta D'Alois
55 Minutes

"In ALAN KLASKY NEVER LOVED ME, Nena St. Louis traces with anatomic precision the course of a strange -- and doomed -- relationship between a passionate woman and an emotionally inert young man. In an admirably skillful and well-written blend of comedy, pathos, and absurdity, St. Louis re-creates the familiar state of wanting the wrong one -- and the price we pay for going after them. And her performances as the perpetually-grinning title character is as eerie as it is hilarious."
-- Kerry Reid, Chicago-based theater critic and former contributing writer, Back Stage West (1999)

"[Nena St. Louis has] a born storyteller's sense of how to pace her story, how much detail to give us, and when to move on...We fall in love along with her - and when it becomes clear that Klasky loves his art more than he loves St. Louis, we too are disappointed, a feeling enhanced by the way St. Louis spikes the moment with bittersweet comedy."
--Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader (1998)

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