Posted in February 2012

Diana Sheehan, Balanced “Midway” at The Loop

Midway: is it a carnival or a crisis? That is the question gifted chanteuse and professional actor Diana Sheehan sets out to answer in her cabaret performance opening March 2 as part of WaterTower Theatre’s 2012 Out of the Loop Festival. Reaching the midway point in life can be a wake up call for anyone; … Continue reading

First Rate Second Thought & The Talented Mr. Walters

Their name may be Second Thought Theatre, but there’s nothing second-class about this creative, dynamic ensemble of youngish Dallas thespians. Their newest production, co-artistic director and playwright Steven Walters’ comedy Pluck the Day, opened on February 3, 2012, inaugurating the company’s new home, Bryant Hall on the north end of Kalita Humphreys Theater’s campus on … Continue reading

Fun House Theatre’s Chicken Fricassee: Added Show

 ADDED PERFORMANCE FRIDAY MARCH 2, 2012 — 7:15PM Birds of a feather? Nobody has more fun dreaming up fantastically imaginative stage plays than nationally respected playwright, actor, director and Chicago based radio personality Matt Lyle. Nobody takes more outrageous delight in bringing imaginative stage plays to life with full exploration of their comic possibilities than … Continue reading

Lizard Love Lite: Iguana Nights at Contemporary Theatre

Gender power games, obsession, self-delusion, manic addiction and self-destructive compulsion, the wilds of nature v. the wilderness of civilization, all taking place in a shaken up world where the Germans have just invaded London.  Scholars and critics consider Tennessee Williams’1961 drama The Night of the Iguanaone of his greatest works. Unfolding on the verandah of … Continue reading

TeCo’s Play Contest 2012: Decade’s Best

TeCo Theatrical Productions at the Bishop Arts Center in Oak Cliff takes prides in advocating for the arts and involving its diverse community on multiple levels of programming. An exemplary instance of this advocacy and involvement is its Annual New Play Competition. Local playwrights, ranging from established professionals to aspiring novice writers, get the chance … Continue reading

Lost paradise at Nouveau 47: Kevin Kautzman’s COYOTE

The world of Coyote looms wide as a malevolent paradise, lurking beneath the desert stars on a series of moonless nights…explosive and feral, a native cathedral of the mytho-poetic and surreal. “It smells so clean, so fresh and pure” marvels wide-eyed Luke, a Minuteman novice “in Tucson real estate” who accompanies racist, sex-obsessed, knife-toting Vince … Continue reading

Behemoth Rides Again: GIANT at The Wyly Theatre

First things first. Critics enjoy sharing opinions. Here is mine. A musical about Texas with few Texan singers in it? As the flagship professional theatre company in the North Texas region with a distinguished history, Dallas Theater Center prides itself for its acting ensemble, the Brierley Resident Acting Company. At least half of the actors … Continue reading