Tagged with Susan Sargeant

The Lesser God’s Children at Contemporary Theatre

Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents a compelling, if often tortured and torturous, production of Mark Medoff’s 1980 Tony Award-winning issue romance Children of a Lesser God. Directed by WingSpan Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Susan Sargeant, the show features powerful performances by its leads, Marianne Galloway (playing a temperamental, difficult non-speaking deaf woman) and Ashley Wood … Continue reading

2012 in North Texas Theatre: From A Feminist Lens

Why feminist? We women make up over half of the US populace and purchase more tickets to theatre yearly than men, even with our 77 cents to any man’s dollar earned salaries. Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. Some amazing, creative people, who happen to be women, enlivened regional theatre here in … Continue reading

A Natural Fit: Festival of Independent Theatres 2012

Attending the yearly FIT Fest (Festival of Independent Theatres) at the Bath House Cultural Center feels like “coming home” to a soul-inspiring balance between art and nature. It’s hazy, humid summertime, July in North Texas. Dallas’ concrete highway loops and treeless boulevards lined with retail hawkers fairly sizzle with speed, isolation and the drive to … Continue reading

On Wilde Safari: Wingspan’s Earnest Endeavor

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People premiered in London in 1895 and marked the pinnacle of the Irish writer, bon vivant and irreverent wit’s often scandalous career, also precipitating his shameful downfall. Considered by some the funniest comedy of the age, by many the funniest of any age, … Continue reading

Wingspan Theatre: Soaring in Creative Balance

It’s no secret that Dallas’ Wingspan Theatre has a smaller production season than many companies: one full-scale stage production, participation in the Festival of Independent Theatres at the Bath House Cultural Center, one staged reading of a new work. Entering its fourteenth season, the company has earned a sterling reputation and a loyal audience for … Continue reading

Broads in Burka: CTD’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

UPDATE: Extended run –through July 17, 2011 After all, most women – frivolous, vain, superficial creatures that they are – exist simply as purely decorative amusement for men’s fickle carnal desire, waste lots of money on uncomfortable shoes and lingerie and worry non-stop about selecting the proper shades of lipstick and fingernail polish, right? Alan … Continue reading

American Classic: Albee & Wingspan

Any critic worth his or her salt should thrill with delighted anticipation to get to view works written by any of America’s most recognized playwrights, no matter the scale or caliber or success of the productions. These works form an integral part of the artistic web of American culture. Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Thornton Wilder, … Continue reading

The Cemetery Club: no fooling around at CTD

+++EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY MAY 17TH+++ There’s nothing funereal about Ivan Menchell’s The Cemetery Club, now on stage at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas–nothing slouchy about it, either. Director Susan Sargeant has a real talent for teasing out comic moments from deep within dramatic scenes and illuminating humorous elements within revelation of universal truth, with genuine flair. … Continue reading