Posts Tagged ‘play’

Protection Scheme

KRISTIAN LIN
Conservatives like to complain (not without some basis) about how Hollywood frequently portrays them in a negative light. I hereby point out that just about every character in The Blind Side, including the heroes of the story, ...


Bewitching

JIMMY FOWLER
Although The Dance on Widow’s Row isn’t advertised as a Halloween show, Jubilee Theatre’s latest comic outing offers up a carnival whirl of splendidly garish costumes, the unearthly mojo of North Carolina folk...



An ACL Recap

Caroline Collier, Images by Vishal Malhotra
**ONLINE EXCLUSIVE** Two weekends ago at Austin City Limits, about 65,000 official ticket holders and thousands more who managed to infiltrate Zilker Park without paying a dime became a temporary small town. This year’s l...


Agile Acting

JIMMY FOWLER
Famous playwrights don’t offer succinct explanations of their plays very often. Of course, Steve Martin was famous as an absurdist comic star long before he tackled playwriting, so he didn’t have any kind of literar...



Night of the Laughing Dead

KRISTIAN LIN
Remember two weeks ago when I said Jennifer’s Body was the funniest horror movie since Shaun of the Dead? I was too quick on the trigger. Zombieland bears a much stronger resemblance to Edgar Wright’s 2004 gem. Then...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
THU ? 1 John Patrick Shanley’s film version of Doubt last winter boasted some terrific performances, but it still only gives you a hint of the concentrated power and relentless forward push of the play, which whips by in ...



Everyfamily

Kultur
New York audiences were understandably abuzz when Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth debuted way back in 1942. Wilder was already considered an innovative American dramatist on the strength of 1938′s Our Town a...


Falling Water

JIMMY FOWLER
By the end of last weekend’s performances, Amphibian Productions artistic director Kathleen Anderson Culebro must’ve been sick of all the jokes she was hearing about the production’s title, Three Days of Rain....



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
  FRI ? 11 Southlake Town Square will be a colorful place this weekend from hosting the Southlake Butterfly Festival. The three-day event (which benefits various children’s charities) features a raffle and presentations ...


Ice Age

KRISTIAN LIN
The image of Thornton Wilder as a folksy and homespun playwright is almost entirely down to the unceasing popularity of Our Town. Most people, however, forget that this fourth wall-breaking, non-realistically staged 1938 play r...