Posts Tagged ‘plays’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 1 After breaking up with her boyfriend, animator Nina Paley took solace in reading the Sanskrit epic poem Ramayana while listening to vintage jazz records. The result was Sita Sings the Blues, an animated film that re-t...


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...



Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: When You’re Smiley…

…the whole world lies to you in this hallowed British spy thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’ve heard complaints about Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy from those who haven’t read the John le Carré novel on which it’s based or seen the celebrated 1979 BBC TV miniseries adaptation of it. Newcomers find the current fil...


The Bard in Tweetland

Lauren and Jason Morgan honor Shakespeare with irreverence and year-round work.
JIMMY FOWLER
On the 447th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in April, an arts blogger for a West Virginia newspaper wrote that the Elizabethan playwright had aimed his work at the masses, not the elite: “If he were alive today, he’d ...



Unheard Classics

Big Ticket
Last week, we wrote about Tan Dun’s Water Concerto in this space, and this week Fort Worth music lovers with a taste for the unusual will have more unusual fare to choose from. It all starts with the TCU Symphony Orchestra co...


The Other Schumann

Big Ticket
Ten years minus a couple of months after she won the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Olga Kern returns to Bass Hall to close out the Cliburn Concerts Series season. The 2001 co-winner is now 35 ye...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Marwencol (R) The opening night selection at last year’s Lone Star International Film Festival, Jeff Malmberg’s documentary profiles Mark Hogancamp, a brain-damaged man who becomes famous as an artist by building a...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Drive Angry 3D (R) Nicolas Cage stars as a man who escapes from Hell to take revenge on the men who have killed his daughter (Arianne Martin) and kidnapped his granddaughter. Also with Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Bi...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Way Back (PG-13) Colin Farrell and Ed Harris star in Peter Weir’s historical drama about escapees from a Siberian gulag who walked 4,000 miles to freedom in India. Also with Jim Sturgess, Mark Strong, Dragos Bucu...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 22 So far this season, the TCU women’s basketball team has compiled a so-so record against non-conference opponents. The Lady Frogs will face a tough test against Georgia, a team that (like most of the others in the SEC...