Posted in April 2011

Redemption Under Main: Strindberg’s “Easter”

One should not own anything that binds one to earth. Go out on the stony highways and wander with bleeding feet, for that way leads upwards….”—Eleanora Heyst in August Strindberg’s  Easter Undermain Theatre’s production of Easter floats up from the chill depths of the North Sea, a timeless, many-chambered nautilus, luminescent with otherworldly imagination and … Continue reading

Is your life a cabaret? Tickets awarded!

Win free tickets to Dallas Theater Center‘s production of Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret, opening night Friday 4.29.2011 at the Wyly Theater in Dallas. Three pairs to give away! First three people to answer the following Cabaret questions correctly, with responses posted on my facebook status announcement, win. Which star of television’s Hogan’s Heroes was featured … Continue reading

Sudsy Hubris: Broken Gears’ Oedipus the King

The Greek playwright Sophocles wrote his most famous tragedy, Oedipus Rex, first performed in Athens in 429 BC, as part of a Thebes-set trilogy rampant with death and destruction. Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone have never received the attention nor varied, frequent production that the singularly impacting Oedipus Rex has. As perfect a tragedy as … Continue reading

Meet Jubilee Theatre’s TRE GARRETT

As published in April 2011 issue of Arts & Culture Magazine: Meet Tre Garrett, Jubilee Theatre’s new artistic director. He’s a short, stocky man with a direct gaze and firm handshake. His gregarious laugh echoes like it wells up from a deep spring. He may be only 30 years old, but he’s packed a lifetime … Continue reading

Trouble & Triumph A-Foote: WaterTower & Kitchen Dog

Mount a region-wide performance festival honoring the diversity and depth of a native Texan, national playwright’s oeuvre? What a fantastic undertaking in cooperation and arts advocacy. I applaud the endeavor undertaken in north Texas with the Horton Foote Festival and hope the theater companies involved will work together again on similar projects.  Amazing strength found … Continue reading