Posts Tagged ‘play’
Randy Pearlman gets serious in Circle Theatre’s Funnyman.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wednesday 19 – There’s still time left to see the CANstruction exhibit at North East Mall this week. The 18th annual show once again features sculptural pieces made out of cans of food put together by teams of local enginee...



What’s a day’s work worth without a story to tell?
By Jackie Hoermann-Elliott
Based on a book by radio legend Studs Terkel, Working: A Musical was the first play that Jubilee Theatre Director William Earl Ray ever produced. And that was back before the veteran Austin area native was acting or directing f...

Liz Mikel, Justin Duncan, Aaron Green, Natalie Wilson King, and Djoré Nance suck on their Bootycandy at Stage West.

Two at Stage West

We review very different shows in Bootycandy and An Iliad.
Kristian Lin
Since my other duties at this publication leave me too busy to go to stage shows on a weekly basis, I thought I’d take the opportunity to take in both of the plays currently running at Stage West and write them up for you in ...

Bleach is one of the acts at Dumpster Divas Drag Show, Mon.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 31 - Catching a buzz promises to take on a whole new meaning when our humble publication hosts Stir tonight. The featured spirit at this month’s cocktail-creating competition is Colorado High Hemp Vodka. The contest will ...

Jim Covault recites An Iliad at Stage West, accompanied by Jordan Jones Cleaver.


Fort Worth Weekly
“Every time I sing this song, I hope it’s the last time,” says the narrator of An Iliad. Homer’s epic poem has inspired myriad adaptations and bastardizations in every storyteling medium you can think of. Inspired by Ro...

Bass Hall’s production of The Sound of Music was quite a ride.

Favorite Things

Nobody puts Mother Abbess in a corner.
The triumph of the human spirit sounds uninspiring after having been sung by the same characters with the same voices for over half a century. To conductor Jay Alger’s credit, The Sound of Music that echoed through Bass Hall ...

Justin Duncan runs into someone in a hoodie in Stage West’s "bootycandy."

To Be Young, Gay, and Black

Fort Worth Weekly
A clueless white moderator asks a black playwright how he got the surname O’Malley. The writer’s response is one word: “Slavery.” That exchange is in bootycandy, Robert O’Hara’s satirical play that takes its title f...

Joshua Peugh’s Rite of Spring gets unveiled when Dark Circles Contemporary Dance performs at TCU, Fri-Sun.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 27 - Haydn was inspired to write The Creation after visiting England and hearing Handel’s oratorios, but since his librettist, Gottfried von Swieten, botched his attempt to set the words into English, many choirs prefer t...

Wendy Welch and Bob Hess plumb the mysteries of this book and their marriage in Stage West’s Sexy Laundry.

Strange Odors

Stage West’s marriage comedy Sexy Laundry is as sharp as old clothes.
Kristian Lin
My other duties at this publication have kept me away from reviewing theater for a while, but I got back on that horse this past weekend with Stage West’s Sexy Laundry, which is among the first Fort Worth productions of 2016....


Nuts a-Crackin’

Leonard Eureka
Tis the season for The Nutcracker, and Texas Ballet Theater begins a 17-performance run of the Tchaikovsky classic Friday at Bass Performance Hall. The sumptuous production, choreographed by artistic director Ben Stevenson, fea...