Posted in December 2010

Best on Stage 2010:

Ten Top Productions: Literary merit. Imaginative staging. Sophisticated direction. Cohesive ensemble performance. Comprehensive technical vision and execution. Delightful, viable realities. Our Town (Water Tower Theatre) August: Osage County (Oklahoma City Repertory Company) Much Ado About Nothing (Trinity Shakespeare Festival) The Dog Problem (Undermain Theatre) Umlauf’s Bicycle (The Ochre House) The 39 Steps (Stage West) Charm … Continue reading

Gint, the Universal Man @ Broken Gears

Gint. This spooky, unsettling play, part romance, part fantasy, part anti-hero’s journey, presents a challenging undertaking for Broken Gears Project Theatre as the company’s second production in its hidden Oak Lawn venue. It possesses quite a heritage, as second cousin to a great work, several times removed. Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen embarked on writing Peer … Continue reading

Holiday Antidote: Diary of a Mad Elf

“If you think you’re boring an audience go slower, not faster”, NPR quotes composer Gustav Mahler. Although he was speaking of symphonic performance, the same could be said of stage acting. Many featured actors on Dallas stages seem to think acting “louder and faster” accomplishes “with energy and focus” and will best hold an audience’s … Continue reading

Take Flight @ The Ochre House

Never underestimate the masterful wizardry of Matthew Posey. He’s always brewing up something original, entertaining and full of real stage magic at his diminutive storefront theater The Ochre House on Exposition Ave. in Dallas.  His Balanced Almond Theater Company presents the sort of imaginative performances that numerous larger, bigger budget theater companies strive for but … Continue reading

Holiday Hilarity Extended @ Theatre Three

Extended through January 15, 2011! Miser’s Night Out Performance: Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets $10 for this performance. Special Hooky Matinee Performance: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  All tickets $10 for this performance. Extension Performances: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. (previously announced) Thursday, January 13, 2011 at … Continue reading

Kitchen Dog Theater: 2 decades of dynamite art

November 17, 2010 interview at Dallas’ McKinney Avenue Contemporary with KDT Co-Artistic Directors Tina Parker and Christopher Carlos as it will appear in  the December 2010 issue of  Arts & Culture Magazine: “It is the mission of Kitchen Dog Theater…to provide a place where questions of justice, morality, and human freedom can be explored.” Today’s … Continue reading