Posts Tagged ‘Circle Theatre’
Kristi L. Mills (left), Jerry Downey (top), Duke Anderson, and Taylor Staniforth star in Circle’s latest.

Bear the Predictability

A crack cast overcomes boilerplate characters in Circle Theatre’s latest.
JIMMY FOWLER
“I’d rather have a bear in my lap than a pregnant liberal!” snaps Kyle (Duke Anderson) to his wife Nan (Taylor Staniforth) after she’s duct-taped him to the ratty old recliner in their rural Georgia home. His words soun...


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High School Playwrights at Circle

JIMMY FOWLER
Circle Theatre is known for its commitment to staging fresh playwriting voices, and you can’t get any fresher than the high school crowd. Circle’s ninth annual High School Playwriting Project readings happen 3pm this Sunday...



A Bright New Boise plays at Circle Theatre, Mar 21-Apr 13.

My Own Private Idaho

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Circle Theatre continues to keep our theater scene fresh and relevant, opening the quietly disquieting A Bright New Boise this week. Samuel D. Hunter’s play, which debuted in New York in 2010, takes place entirely in the brea...


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See the Play, Then Try the Cupcake

JIMMY FOWLER
I’ve been covering live theater in North Texas for –– gulp –– about two decades now. But I recently encountered a first: A cupcake based on a play. The Original Cupcakery on Fourth Street in Sundance Square has create...



Lisa Fairchild and Mark Fickert (left) face off against Leah Layman and Brad Stephens in Circle’s latest.

Undercooked Carnage

A faulty script full of obviousness undermines a valiant effort by Circle Theatre.
JIMMY FOWLER
Civilization, basically, is a set of rules to which people frequently don’t adhere. That short, rather obvious statement sums up the plot, themes, and performances of Circle Theatre’s lively but insubstantial staging of the...


Head to North East Mall and check out the can art at CANstruction.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 17 This midweek is a good time to head to North East Mall and check out the can art at CANstruction. The ephemeral sculptures made out of canned goods are a yearly tradition designed to benefit Tarrant Area Food Bank. T...



Lois Sonnier Hart and John S. Davies star alongside Emily Scott Banks (seated) in Circle Theatre’s creepy new production.

Hand from the Grave

Circle Theatre’s Ghost-Writer is a tense, taut, and perfectly seasonal treat.
JIMMY FOWLER
About midway through Circle Theatre’s tense psychological drama Ghost-Writer, Myra Babbage (Emily Scott Banks), secretary to a renowned novelist, describes her boss’ methods: “Only by changing the facts could he make some...


Sherry Hopkins (top), Hannah McKinney, and Becca Shivers (bottom) star in Circle’s production of the 1944 British farce See How They Run.

More Funny Brits

Circle Theatre’s latest is the brightest in a string of door-slamming farces.
JIMMY FOWLER
Are Fort Worth audiences farced out? Apparently not, judging by the prolonged and hearty laughter that greeted a recent performance of Circle Theatre’s current British comedy See How They Run. Philip King’s 1944 script, set...



STEVEN POUNDERS CO-STARS WITH A FISH PUPPET IN CIRCLE’S LATEST.

“Mistakes Were Made” at Circle

Jimmy Fowler
Circle Theatre’s area premiere of Mistakes Were Made will close this Saturday (June 30). Craig Wright’s comedy about a New York stage producer trying to salvage his professional and personal life with an ill-conceived Broad...


2012 High School Playwrights Contest

Jimmy Fowler
Your high school kid may be a budding playwright if: 1) They call speaking up in class “breaking the fourth wall”; 2) They describe the long silences in study hall as “Pinteresque”; or 3) They won’t stop telling the...