Tagged with Matthew Posey

Mirror, Mirror: Culture’s Voice

Round II Critical Rant entry in Spring for Music’s 2012 “Great Arts Blogger Challenge”: voting resumes on Monday April 2: VOTE HERE DAILY, YALL:  for Critical Rant, representing Texas! http://springformusic.com/2012-great-blogger-challenge/ Question: We live in an aggressively visual age; images dominate the popular culture. But which art form has the most to say about contemporary culture, … Continue reading

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Hitch a death-defying ride: The Ochre House

“Time is precious and there’s no accounting for it.” So sayeth the writer iconoclast Hunter S. Thompson who suicided at his Colorado retreat on February 20, 2005. Pretty mild comment for a guy who hung out with Hells Angels, was a liberal poster child for the NRA and regularly pissed off the media establishment with … Continue reading

Bunraku Bonanza at The Ochre House

Isn’t there a law of physics that says for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction? I’m no science geek, but Matthew Posey’s Bunraku-based puppet comedy Coppertone II: The Pope of Chili Town uses this law to re-balance Dallas theatre’s humor quotient. Lately an unseemly number of self-indulgent, pompous, belabored “relationship dramas” about … Continue reading