The seasons of Tarrant County’s illustrious theatrical troupes are in full swing now, and this week you’ll get to sample some of their best stuff, as well as something from overseas.
As of this week, we have dueling Miracle Workers on our stages. Grapevine’s Runway Theatre has had its production of William Gibson’s play (about Helen Keller and her mentor) up for a week and will now be joined by CATS’ staging of the same play. Feel free to compare and contrast, or just go to the one by the troupe that you like. Meanwhile, Jubilee Theatre puts on Topdog/Underdog, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play about two brothers with criminal histories trying to make the most out of limited (legal and illegal) opportunities. A piece like this will give the downtown troupe a chance to cut their teeth on a modern-day classic.
Even though it isn’t live theater (in the sense that the actors are physically here), National Theatre Live coming to Fort Worth is big news for theatergoers. The series broadcasts live performances from Britain’s Royal National Theatre to movie screens everywhere, and it starts at the Modern this week with One Man, Two Guvnors, a musical farce about a servant serving two masters who are violently at odds. Brought to us jointly by Amphibian Productions, this series should be a valuable addition to Fort Worth’s cultural scene.
Check Calendar for dates, locations, ticket prices, and contact phone numbers for these shows.