Posted in January 2011

Molly Ivins @ the Zach: A Moving Memo

As strains of Willie Nelson’s plaintive tune  Stay All Night (Stay a  Little Longer) strum in the dark, lights come up on an almost bare three quarter thrust stage. Tad off center left, a tall, raw-boned woman with a full mane of tawny hair rears back in a grey utilitarian rolling office chair behind a … Continue reading

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Attired to laugh @ Theatre Arlington

Theatre Arlington’s clever folks realize that January’s slump is the perfect reason to mount a rollicking romantic production to usher in the New Year. In Don’t Dress For Dinner, directed by regional actor and DFW Theatre Critics Forum honored director Andy Baldwin, they found the ideal vehicle to launch 2011 in fine style. A cheery … Continue reading

About this This at Stage West

In his 2009 New York Times review, Charles Isherwood wrote that with her play This, Melissa James Gibson “graduates into the theatrical big leagues with this beautifully conceived, confidently executed and wholly accessible work.” Please consider this. Take some of the DFW region’s most talented, experienced, versatile actors and cast them as a tight 2011 … Continue reading

Love Cankers @ Second Thought Theatre

The Sound of Music. You Can’t Take It With You. Fuddy Meers. Steel Magnolias. None of these plays have anything to do with Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing), other than the fact that they get presented inside performance halls (usually) and have actors in them pretending to be other people who create imaginary … Continue reading