Posted in February 2010

March to a Different Drummer: boom

“Peter Sinn Nactrieb’s play flips from pants-around-the-ankles comedy to hipster Twilight Zone takeoff… boom is imaginative and easy to like.” –The New Yorker Boom. Boom, boom, boom goes Kitchen Dog Theater. Inspired by ominous percussive cascades played by an on stage actor assaulting a drum machine with gusto, the focal characters in Peter Sinn Nactrieb’s … Continue reading

Circle Theatre Opus: A Musical Game of Life

Four chairs make a first class string quartet, five gifted musicians scheming and vying to fill them…who gets no chair, and the broken heart, when the music stops? Learn the truth watching Circle Theatre’s southwestern premiere production of Michael Hollinger’s elegant, heart-stopping Opus, running at the Sundance Square venue in downtown Ft. Worth through March … Continue reading

Stages of Love: MBS and Broken Gears

Ache is the sorrow of the soul… That finds in its path a fragrance Of burnt acorns and emptiness forlorn. The view from the land of the crow Is that of bitter peace. For desolation is the home Of my traveling soul. Love is a battlefield and a counterfeit and an inspiration and a conundrum. … Continue reading

Back to the Future with TeCo Productions

Take a short trip back to the future. The 8th Annual All Star Playwright Festival and Annual New Play Competition sponsored by TeCo Theatrical Productions at the Bishop Arts Theater Center in Oak Cliff launched seven new one-acts this past weekend, penned by promising playwrights from across the metroplex. This year’s competition displays an 80’s … Continue reading

It’s a Wondearrghful Pirate’s Life

A play for boys, and it’s not about sports? Imagine that! Nationally recognized Dallas Children’s Theatre takes on a wide range of topics and challenges every year in its programming. Right now it’s running a swash-buckling, high energy, funny-bone tickling musical adaptation of Melinda Long’s best selling book How I Became A Pirate, in a … Continue reading

Revolution in drag: Taylor Mac

“The revolution will not be masculinized….” Taylor Mac unleashes the beast within, or is it his best? You decide; I’m not going to tell you. In fact, I can’t tell you what he’s like, as he defies comparison. Pouting petulantly, glitter-encrusted eyes flashing, he stamps a dainty foot encased in faux- leopard skin platform heels … Continue reading

Be(a)stly Genius at Undermain Theatre

Evolving into its twenty-sixth year of presenting leading edge, intelligent, entertaining theater for loyal Dallas audiences, Deep Ellum’s Undermain Theatre presents the internationally acclaimed performance artist/ playwright Taylor Mac in a two week run February 3 through 13 of his one man show, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac.  The New Yorker describes Mac as “the … Continue reading