Tagged with David Rabe

A Rabe Rave & Rant: STICKS AND BONES at Fun House Theatre

Sticks and Bones, David Rabe’s 1972 Tony Award-winning play, is the second part of a trilogy dealing with the Vietnam War, following The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and preceding Streamers. It is, without a doubt, one of the hardest stage dramas to sit through I have ever experienced. Partway through the first scene it’s … Continue reading

Criticalrant’s Final “First Choices” of 2015

  2015 unfolded as a stunner of a thespian year, from classics to new work, dynamic paradigm-shifters to re-invigorated audience favorites, ensemble achievements to compelling solo work. Youth to senior artists. And music? Glorious music! Performance art in our region thrives with energy, respect, initiative and genuine variety. Dedicated, impassioned creative people form the backbone … Continue reading

Transcendence and Loss: Undermain’s Black Monk

It naturally followed that when Dallas-based Undermain Theatre selected Rabe’s adaptation of The Black Monk for inclusion in its 2008-2009 season, music would become a major part of the production. Resident Composer Bruce Dubose made sure that music is central to the ambience and sustained breathless quality of mystical doom that permeates Undermain’s production. Continue reading