Posts Tagged ‘play’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 8 The Dallas Architecture Forum takes its lecture series to Arlington this evening when widely acclaimed architect James Carpenter comes to UTA to discuss the role of glass in architecture and his work developing new ty...


Stage West’s Sports Page

The media are the messages in a first-time playwright’s take on sports reporting.
JIMMY FOWLER
It’s been a long time coming for this weekend’s world premiere of Larry Herold’s comedy The Sports Page at Stage West. The playwright wrote the first version of his script — about a young reporter witnessing cultural an...



Boys’ Adventures

Young men dominate fantasy worlds in three films currently out.
KRISTIAN LIN
Whether it’s some sort of backlash, the inevitable byproduct of a male-dominated system, or just a coincidence, our multiplexes are currently being overrun by fantasy adventure films with young men at the heart. Next mont...


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...


Night & Day

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...