Posts Tagged ‘play’

Black Man + White Woman = ?

Amphibian Productions tackles one of Neil LaBute’s grittiest plays.
Stage
Playwright-director Neil LaBute generally comes in one flavor — bitterly misanthropic — but his works can be divided between the nasty/grumpy variety and the exhilarating and even moral.


Mr. K.

Big Ticket
Martin McDonagh is a celebrated playwright for works such as The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Cripple of Inishmaan, but his reputation didn’t prevent his play The Pillowman from receiving wildly mixed reviews when it debut...



Love Bug

The craziness is contagious in this claustrophobic, unsatisfying thriller.
Kristian Lin
Purely from an intellectual standpoint, the existence of Bug tickles me. I love how it starts out as a kitchen-sink indie drama and then turns into something weirder and more menacing halfway through.


Hardball

Elitism and money have turned a summer pastime into big business that burns out many kids.
ERIC GRIFFEY
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.



One-Man Bands

Big Ticket
The piano, it’s often said, is the one instrument that can best approximate the sonorities and sound volume of an orchestra.


College Boards

Big Ticket
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...



Short Hop to the Big Apple

A TCU-born theater group is introducing local frogs to the off-Broadway pond — and vice versa.
Jimmy Fowler
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&#...


Rooting for Roots

In a new book about Americana, the vitriol tries to dilute the poignant insights.
Books
What an odd book — fascinating at times yet frustrating in its lack of organization and purpose.



Trippin’

Taking on August Wilson’s ‘Joe Turner,’ Jubilee succinctly conjures the play’s hallucinatory vibe.
Stage
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...


The Show

The Show
“Big in Christian music” must be the new “Big in Japan.”