Posts Tagged ‘play’

Pantagleize’s Dead Awaken

Ibsen is at his most surreal in the Fort Worth company’s latest.
JIMMY FOWLER
It’s hard to overestimate the influence of 19th-century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen on theater and, in particular, the modern English-speaking stage. With plays like A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the Peopl...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 25 You can flash back to Van Cliburn Piano Competitions past when 2009 medalist Yeol Eum Son plays a recital at Dallas Museum of Art this evening. She’ll perform works commissioned by living composers for previous com...



Dangerous Method: Jungian Slip

Psychological titans clash in this drama. Spanking ensues.
KRISTIAN LIN
More than 50 years after his death, Carl Jung seems to have reasserted himself in the zeitgeist, with the recent publication of his famously bizarre The Red Book in German, a display of its illustrated pages in New York, and no...


Go Tell It on the Mountain

Big Ticket
Even now, Henrik Ibsen doesn’t really get his due. It’s hard for us to appreciate the rut that European theater was stuck in in the 19th century, filled with stock characters and sentimental clichés. That didn’t change u...



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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 11 Majid Majidi’s films haven’t received the exposure of some of his fellow Iranian filmmakers, but anyone who’s seen The Color of Paradise can testify to his talent. His 2008 film The Song of Sparrows never playe...


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...


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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 ...



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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...