Posts Tagged ‘play’

Oh, the Carnage!

Great actors rant and rave in this circular chamber drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
An ongoing motif in Roman Polanski’s career has been characters trapped in enclosed spaces. The director seems to love watching people unravel in apartments, sailboats, or secluded houses, where they cannot run from their neu...


Something On

Big Ticket
In 1970, British playwright Michael Frayn watched a performance of one of his own comedies from the wings of the theater and found that the action going on backstage was funnier than what was happening on the stage itself. From...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 4 The cavernous Metropolitan Opera was long assumed to be a bad place to stage Baroque operas, with their smaller ensembles and intimate dramas. Yet the New York venue’s staging of Handel’s Rodelinda, about a royal ...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 30 It isn’t every day that an ex-head of state visits Fort Worth, but today former Mexican president Vicente Fox gives an address at TCU to kick off a series of speeches (named after himself) intended to draw more wor...



To The Moon … Again

Last Call
As first reported in town in Blotch, The Moon has temporarily returned to its original West Berry Street location, starting Tuesday, fittingly for Tuesday-night staple Mike Richardson’s Big Mike’s Box of Rock. Of course, if...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 16 “I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly.” During a golden age of English comedy, George Farquhar’s farce The Beaux’ Stratagem was one of its greatest lights. Sadly, the Irish playwright was ...



Stage West’s Arms

An 1894 Shaw classic doesn’t seem topical. However …
JIMMY FOWLER
At one point during Stage West’s top-shelf revival of George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 comedy Arms and the Man, a seasoned manservant tutors a lady’s maid on the secret to being a successful servant: “The key to get on as a s...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 HGTV viewers will recognize Cathy Whitlock as an on-air guest on Decorating With Style, but she’ll be at UNT to talk about her work as an author of both a book and a blog devoted to art direction and costumes in po...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 12 Fans of German chamber music will be in clover when the Hugo Wolf Quartett visits TCU this evening. (The name is not a misprint — that’s how the word “quartet” is spelled in German.) The Austrian ensemble wil...


Ides of March: Then Fall Caesar

Clooney and Gosling team up for this chilly political thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
There’s a difference between coolness and coldness. As an actor, George Clooney is cool, and the even-keeled assurance he projects onscreen often informs the movies in which he stars. As a director, he’s cold, and though hi...