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For many years fine women’s undergarments, meticulously crafted in lace-trimmed silk and satin, intended for exclusive view when worn, if ever seen by male gaze, were referred to as “delicates”, too private for common or graphic description. The creation of such “delicates” weaves the dramatic plotline of Lynn Nottage’s 2003 play, INTIMATE APPAREL, set in … Continue reading

A Fresh, Adult Take: R & J Reboot

Think it’s a bit strange to see Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with two actors over the age of 50 playing the leads? Think again. According to, the oldest actor to portray Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, was 76-year-old Sian Phillips in a 2020 Old Vic production, with then 66-year-old stage and film star … Continue reading

TCTP’s DUTCHMAN: The Subway Ride to Hades

Worthy live stage productions send us on magical roller coaster rides. Sometimes they lead to gales of laughter. Sometimes they drop us into the darkest pathways of tragic human existence. Sometimes they help us expand our world perspectives. Sometimes they reinforce how marvelous life can be. And sometimes the roller coaster hurtles full steam off … Continue reading

Coming Soon to Your Barrio: ¡Estar Guars!

When George Lucas filmed his original “Star Wars” in Tunisia and an English film studio in 1975 and 1976, the film went $3 million dollars over budget due to production difficulties and cast and crew believed the film would fail at the box office.  It opened in limited engagement on May 25, 1977. Nobody saw … Continue reading

A Trifle Murderous at Water Tower Theatre

Murder most foul in Broadway musicals? Seems an odd pairing, but time has proven the combo major hit fodder. In 1975 Kander, Ebb and Fosse’s Chicago debuted 0n Broadway, based on a 1926 play about two murderesses’ trials, and ended up as second longest running musical on Broadway with six Tony Awards, two Oliviers and … Continue reading

Sensational Savagery @ Theatre Three

Savagely seductive over its three hour long two interval duration, Theatre Three’s production of Edward Albee’s Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf? finally opened Saturday July 10th to a smallish house of ardent T3 and Albee supporters. Regional respected director, SMU and Yale theatre professor and Fulbright scholar Blake Hackler brought forth a salaciously sapient and … Continue reading

2019 in a Teapot: Reflections on Regional Theatre

2019 in a Teapot: Reflections on Regional Theatre

2020 ushers in my fifteen-year mark of writing theatre critique, advocacy and arts features in the Texas/Oklahoma region. How tempus does fugit. I saw an array of well wrought, engaging productions throughout the year. The endeavors of young, adventuresome artists encourage me to think that the region has enormous growth potential. Small companies with strict … Continue reading