Posts Tagged ‘play’
Elitism and money have turned a summer pastime into big business that burns out many kids.
At 10:30 on a blisteringly cold morning, when most 14-year-olds are just rolling out of bed, the Tigers of the Texas Select League are into their second baseball game of the day — the first was at 8 a.m.
The piano, it’s often said, is the one instrument that can best approximate the sonorities and sound volume of an orchestra.
We’re now far enough into the spring semester that collegiate theater departments have had time to rehearse and stage their new plays. Texas Wesleyan came out with its Benjamin Franklin play last week, and now most of the oth...
A TCU-born theater group is introducing local frogs to the off-Broadway pond — and vice versa.
It wasn’t much of a stretch, when a small group of TCU drama students decided to stage a play on the Horned Frog campus seven years ago, for them to pick the name Amphibian Productions for the new theatrical entity they...
In a new book about Americana, the vitriol tries to dilute the poignant insights.
What an odd book — fascinating at times yet frustrating in its lack of organization and purpose.
Taking on August Wilson’s ‘Joe Turner,’ Jubilee succinctly conjures the play’s hallucinatory vibe.
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...
“Big in Christian music” must be the new “Big in Japan.”
An enormous crowd-pleaser at the Sundance Film Festival, Little Miss Sunshine now looks poised to be this year’s “little indie movie that could” box-office hit. The packed house at the Angelika in Dallas, where I saw it l...
In Woody Allen’s 1979 film Manhattan, his character says, “When it comes to relationships with women, I’m the winner of the August Strindberg Award.”
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...