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Gussy Up The Bath House: Hot, Classy Ladies’ Songs

Been to The Echo Room? Whatcha waiting for? Poof! Echo Theatre’s movie idol gorgeous traditional jazz bandleader waves his magic wand. The Bath House Cultural Center black box space transforms into a hot, hopping 1930’s vintage supper club, The Echo Room, with live music, dancing, classy flirtation and adult beverages and light snacks provided by … Continue reading

Matt & Ben & Miller & Catherine: Echo Theatre

No doubt about it. Miller Pyke and Catherine DuBord give non-stop, outstanding performances as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Echo Theatre’s oddball, one act farce Matt & Ben, running at the Bath House Cultural Center through September 28, 2013. Pyke, tall and rangy in gesture and energy, bulks up readily like a guy with … Continue reading

Game of Luv: JAILBAIT by Dallas Actor’s Lab

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

FIT 15: Yang & Yin in Balance

Fifteen seems to be the Year of the Woman at FIT, the Festival of Independent Theatres held annually at the Bath House Cultural Center on the shores of White Rock Lake in Dallas. Not complaining — it balances out other heavily testosterone-laden regional offerings. Five of its eight short productions are penned by women: from … Continue reading

FIT 2012: Night of Your Screaming Deadly

What just happened on stage, and why are my arms all goose-bumpy? One of the most delightful aspects of Dallas’ Festival of Independent Theatres is recognizing elements of pure risk-taking in certain productions and the artists who create them.  Unrelated elements combine in unique ways. Uncomfortable moods sustain, creating prolonged suspense or examining the human … Continue reading

FIT 2012: Leave the Pancakes to IHOP

There’s an edgy urgency to producing short stage work in a tiny venue, where economy of time and space drives focused reality. No leisurely drifting through two or three self-indulgent acts, or gratuitous geeky technical grandstanding. Get on. Set the stage. Inhabit the character. Drive the story. Hit the climax. Get off. Result? Refreshing and … Continue reading