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Nate Davis and Mackie Louis star in Circle Theatre’s I and You.

Theater Roundup

Fort Worth Weekly
The best new events this week are happening on stages all over Tarrant and Denton counties. We’re here to catch you up. Caryl Churchill wrote Far Away in 2000, but it feels eerily prescient in its depiction of a government th...


Ryan Page, Joshua Kumler, Brooke Verbois, and Greg Dulcie head down the Yellow Brick Road in Casa Mañana’s The Wizard of Oz.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 29 - A pivotal event in the history of reggae music was the 1972 film The Harder They Come, in which Jimmy Cliff plays a Jamaican man trying to escape a life of crime for a life as a musician. The film helped popularize reg...



Dog Days’ James Bobick, as the father Howard, hoists Josh Kelly, portraying the dog Prince, to his feet in an effort to make him stand and reclaim his humanity in second act of the opera. Photo courtesy: Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ) In association with Beth Morrison Projects

Opera Festival Time

Leonard Eureka
Of the three productions composing Fort Worth Opera’s 2015 festival, two –– David T. Little’s Dog Days and Ambroise Thomas’ rarely seen version of Hamlet –– are area premieres. The third, Verdi’s La Traviata, is...


Robin Weigert and Maggie Siff star in Concussion, part of Q Cinema’s Lesbian Film Festival.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 22 - A bicycle accident ended the life of the composer Ernest Chausson in 1899. A careful craftsman who did not finish many works, the 44-year-old Frenchman was only starting to come into his own, but he left behind a few p...



Michael Nye’s portraits of mental illness sufferers come to FWMSH.

Unquiet Minds

Big Ticket
The field of psychiatry has been around for more than 100 years, but there’s still much we don’t know about the workings of the human brain, especially in mentally ill people. Michael Nye was working as a lawyer in San Anto...


Dixie Longate (get it?) returns with her wares in Dixie’s Tupperware Party at McDavid Studio.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 15 - Dixie Longate’s previous party at McDavid Studio was so successful that she has returned for an encore of Dixie’s Tupperware Party. A one-woman show about an Alabama housewife who bills herself as the world’s gre...



Jim Covault (top) and Nate Davis collaborate on a 20th-century masterpiece in Stage West’s Red.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 8 - Allison Gregory (see: Monday blurb) has written two plays adapting Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones books to the theater, but it won’t be one of hers that Artisan Center Theatre puts on this evening. Marcy Heisler and ...


Green River Ordinance headlines the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival.

As All Outdoors

Fort Worth Weekly
This weekend, Fort Worth and Grapevine have their own events competing for your leisure time, but if you’re diligent, you can fit them both into your schedule. The Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates its 30th anniver...



Dylis Croman stars in Chicago at Bass Hall this weekend.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 1 - Nephew Tommy and Michael Shawn headline an April Fool’s Day show at the Improv in Arlington. At this death-defying performance, they’ll cut off and reattach their limbs, set themselves on fire, and take turns jumpin...


The ’70s live at Jubilee Theatre’s 
Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.

They Keep Comin’

Fort Worth Weekly
Here’s a bit of theater trivia: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope was the first Broadway play ever to be directed by an African-American woman. The year was 1972, and the director was Vinnette Carroll. Written and composed by...