Tagged with Harry Parker

Bard Bonanza 2012: Trinty Shakespeare Festival

BARD BONANZA 2012: True confession. In spite of the wretched, encroaching N. Texas heat, I must confess I relish this time of the year because it’s regional Shakespeare Festival time. Hurray! I would eagerly review Shakespeare festivals everywhere, all year long. Best “Midsummer Night’s Dream” I ever saw was a bi-lingual version with 50/50 Russian/ … Continue reading

Moses Gone Down: Circle Theatre’s “The Whipping Man”

Circle Theatre presents Matthew Lopez’s first play, the critical triumph The Whipping Man, about two former slaves and their former master’s son observing a most unusual Passover at the conclusion of the American Civil War. Seriously? Jewish African-American slaves during the Civil War? Scholars verify that about 50,000 Jews lived in the South as the … Continue reading

Lucky at Love: Circle Theatre’s “Marvin’s Room”

Review submitted by Lauren Smart So few plays can handle the issues of disease and death with both humor and sincerity like Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room.  Circle Theatre’s current production of this heartfelt script running through June 25 treats the material with the utmost respect, making it an enjoyable and touching experience. Clare Floyd DeVries’ … Continue reading

Trinity’s Cast Shakes It Up for 2011 Festival

In rounding out an article about the 2011 Trinity Shakespeare Festival for the regional Arts & Culture DFW Magazine, I sent e-mails to a range of festival company members asking them to share their perceptions and feelings about the festival. So impressed by the impassioned responses I received, I post them below in their entirety … Continue reading