Ever had a memorably awful experience in the “bar scene”? Dating Game gone all to Hell? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Laugh, gasp, wince if you must: but don’t look away from Jailbait, Deirdre O’Connor’s 2009 dramatic comedy about hetero mating rites and wrong. Very, very wrong. Dallas Actor’s Lab, under the founding artistic direction of University … Continue reading
Posted in August 2013 …
Stage West’s Molly Ivins Rides Again at WaterTower Theatre
Yes, I am an ardent Molly Ivins fan and longtime progressive feminist activist. Yes, I do believe Wendy Davis should run for Texas Governor and whup ol’ misogynist Greg Abbott’s lily-white fanny. After all, his politics are from the Dark Ages, and he deserves it. No, I am not seeing this production, again. I saw … Continue reading
The Gay Blades of Theatre New West: Ole!
Viva la gay blade. Have you ever dreamed how lovely Edgar Estrada might look in a flowing, provocative gown? Wake up and smell the roses…. Men on the Verge of a His-panic Breakdown runs through August 31 at Teatro Dallas off I-35, and it’s currently one of the best stage shows on Dallas area boards. … Continue reading
Riddle Me Alienated: Upstart Productions @ Magnolia Lounge
A thespian riddle: why would a playwright kill off the only interesting character of three at the end of Act One? Answer: to bore the audience to death in Act Two. Conflict. Character arc. Resolution. Reversal. Catharsis. Pay-off, where art thou? What is it with today’s crop of “award-winning” young playwrights? They endeavor to write … Continue reading