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BLACK COMEDY: Theatre Arlington’s Fun Fruity Flambé

It starts with a snicker and a chuckle. Then comes a few snorts and a guffaw. More chuckles, leading to moans and groans. And suddenly the audience finds itself busting out in belly laughs…. That’s how Peter Shaffer’s 1965 romantic farce Black Comedy affects audiences as the absurdity picks up steam and careens down a … Continue reading

A Joyful Noise: On & Off @ Theatre Arlington

Added Performance due to sell-out crowds: January 29, 6pm!!!!! “One day I must write a farce from behind,” exclaimed British playwright Michael Frayn in 1970, while watching a light comedy he wrote for Lynn Redgrave unfold from backstage, where “it was funnier.” In 1982 his celebrated farce Noises Off emerged, its title referring to offstage … 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

Theatre Arlington’s Corpse! It’s Alive!

Seen something narsty in the woodshed? Missing that ol’ esprit de corpse? Sprinkle a thimbleful of witchy dust on your favorite broomstick and jet over to Theatre Arlington to enjoy an internationally celebrated seasonal delight, Corpse! Gerald Moon’s 1983 darkly comic thriller takes place in December 1936 on the day of Edward VIII’s abdication, when … Continue reading

Peachy Keen in Plaid: Theatre Arlington

 Theatre Arlington grabbed the spotlight for a double note of sweet success with Forever Plaid. Fifteen years ago four talented artists crooned well- harmonized tunes over 500 times to enthusiastic acclaim at Fort Worth’s Casa on the Square in Stuart Ross’ 1990 Off Broadway hit musical fantasy revue featuring a “guy group” modeled after the … Continue reading

DUI Intensive: Theatre Arlington

Reviewed by R. Andrew Aguilar on 6/12/2011 Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer prize winning play How I Learned to Drive is a gut-wrenching, powerful exploration of human manipulation that can burn into the mind and soul of any audience. The play focuses primarily on the issue of pedophilia, but enmeshes it with the problems of family life, … Continue reading

Attired to laugh @ Theatre Arlington

Theatre Arlington’s clever folks realize that January’s slump is the perfect reason to mount a rollicking romantic production to usher in the New Year. In Don’t Dress For Dinner, directed by regional actor and DFW Theatre Critics Forum honored director Andy Baldwin, they found the ideal vehicle to launch 2011 in fine style. A cheery … Continue reading

2009-10 Honorees: DFW Theater Critics Forum

Spirited conversation and congenial laughter, give and take, sober observations and impassioned advocacy over a tasty potluck lunch at Martha Heimberg’s stately Lakewood home made two hours simply fly by. Here’s the consensus of what worked well in regional theatre since September 2009, what we critics saw of it. DALLAS-FORT WORTH THEATER CRITICS FORUM AWARD … Continue reading