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Unhand Me Now: Second Thought Waves in 2013

The sound of one hand clapping? Hear it at Second Thought Theatre. “A Behanding in Spokane”, a bleak, black comedy by highly regarded Irish playwright Martin McDonagh marks his first work set in the United States. It feels like an audition piece for a feature film or cable television show where his rough-hewn, off-kilter characters … Continue reading

Anchor or Albatross? New York’s Cultural Capital

New York has long been considered the cultural capital of America. Is it still? If not, where? Chew on that image a while: “the cultural capital of America”. With the diversity of regional influences – cultural heritage, geography, job markets, educational opportunities, to name a few – it’s hard to say that any one location … Continue reading

First Rate Second Thought & The Talented Mr. Walters

Their name may be Second Thought Theatre, but there’s nothing second-class about this creative, dynamic ensemble of youngish Dallas thespians. Their newest production, co-artistic director and playwright Steven Walters’ comedy Pluck the Day, opened on February 3, 2012, inaugurating the company’s new home, Bryant Hall on the north end of Kalita Humphreys Theater’s campus on … Continue reading

Best of 2011: On Stage in North Texas

Reflecting on North Texas’ stage performance in 2011, I take pride in recognizing the region’s senior directors. They bring immense creative vision and studied, practiced, pragmatic understanding of their craft to the arts community. They inspire performers, critics, advocates and patrons, alike, to “keep after it”, even as we have less than a 9% share … Continue reading

Get Your Summer FIT On!

Ready to get FIT? Every summer for the past twelve years an array of intrepid theatre artists from all across north Texas converge on White Rock Lake, but it’s not to bike its perimeter or run a marathon. They meet to create, invent, percolate, explore, perform and produce some of the region’s most unusual, seldom … Continue reading

FIT Announces 2011 Line-Up

Festival of independent Theatres opens July 15, 2011 DALLAS, TX-The summer’s hottest event returns to the historic Bath House Cultural Centerfor its thirteenth exciting season. The 2011 Festival of Independent Theatres coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Bath House Cultural Center and the 100th anniversary of White Rock Lake.  So we’re throwing a party! … Continue reading

Green Light 4 Red @ Second Thought

Red Light Winter has extended due to popular demand. Folks must like to see hot sex and rape enacted up close. Not gettin’ any at home? Extra performances are scheduled for May 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm and Friday May 13 at 8 pm. Celebrate Friday the 13th here with someone you love … Continue reading

Believin’ On A Jetplane @ Circle Theatre

I am woman, hear me roar…. There is something so satisfying about watching four gorgeous, deserving women get exactly what they want from two conniving, exploitative men who think the world is their oyster. Seeing it performed as stage farce, by a fine acting ensemble with an daring female director at the helm, makes it … Continue reading

Love Cankers @ Second Thought Theatre

The Sound of Music. You Can’t Take It With You. Fuddy Meers. Steel Magnolias. None of these plays have anything to do with Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing), other than the fact that they get presented inside performance halls (usually) and have actors in them pretending to be other people who create imaginary … Continue reading