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Posts Tagged ‘director’

Slavery’s Many Faces

In The Willie Lynch Letters, The Butterfly Connection examines the whip’s reach through time.
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If you skipped the Rose Marine Theatre last Friday night, you missed one of the more, um, unique moments to occur in Fort Worth theater in quite a while: a sock-puppet play in which 19th-century methods of slave punishment were...


Fairies and Feet

Leonard Eureka
December is Nutcracker time, and right on schedule, Texas Ballet Theater presents three weekends of the popular Christmas classic, beginning Friday in Bass Performance Hall. Artistic director Ben Stevenson inherited the luxurio...



Balletic Summit

Big Ticket
This week, Metropolitan Classical Ballet switches from Russian to American dance. From exploring the Bolshoi tradition in Creation of the World last time around, the company now tries on the choreography of George Balanchine an...


Great ‘Beauty’

Big Ticket
Texas Ballet Theater takes a giant leap into the classics with four performances of Tchaikovsky’s colossal Sleeping Beauty this weekend in Bass Performance Hall. Heavy-duty dancing and costly scenic demands create a more lavi...



Trippin’

Taking on August Wilson’s ‘Joe Turner,’ Jubilee succinctly conjures the play’s hallucinatory vibe.
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A year ago this month, the much-feted playwright August Wilson died of liver cancer at age 60, and theater companies have reacted by reviving so much of his work that it has practically constituted a national Wilson festival. H...


Politically Incorrect

Man of the Year suffers from dull satire, and then it really goes bad.
Kristian Lin
There are many things wrong with Man of the Year, but the basic premise isn’t one of them.



Stark Failure

Kristian Lin
Between the dimming of the lights and the opening credits, something happened when I saw the new film version of All the King’s Men. While the screen was showing the studio logos, the movie’s music started up on the soundtr...


Turn of the Screw

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Playwright, screenwriter, and tv scribe Richard Dresser once told an interviewer, “I’ve had occasion to work at a series of jobs ranging from a plastics factory where I made G.I. Joe’s thighs … to Hollywood, where I...