Posts Tagged ‘stage’
(From left to right) Michael McMillan, Morgan McClure, Montgomery Sutton, Chip Wood, and Jenny King star in Circle Theatre’s current production.

Star Over Boise

Circle’s latest is a masterstroke in accessible sublimity.
Idaho-born playwright Samuel D. Hunter is a hot property on the American stage right now, thanks in large part to his most recent Off-Broadway show The Whale, about a 600-pound man trying to reconnect with his daughter. Circle ...

Lois Sonnier Hart and John S. Davies star alongside Emily Scott Banks (seated) in Circle Theatre’s creepy new production.

Hand from the Grave

Circle Theatre’s Ghost-Writer is a tense, taut, and perfectly seasonal treat.
About midway through Circle Theatre’s tense psychological drama Ghost-Writer, Myra Babbage (Emily Scott Banks), secretary to a renowned novelist, describes her boss’ methods: “Only by changing the facts could he make some...

Richard Don Simms and Libby Bogart in A Midsummer Night in Texas.

Puck Yeah!

There’s nothing particularly new about setting a Shakespeare play in some place and time other than the one that the Bard specified. We’ve all seen modern-dress versions of his plays  or versions set  in feudal Japan or c...

Stage West’s Sports Page

The media are the messages in a first-time playwright’s take on sports reporting.
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...

Storms in New Jerusalem

A newbie tackles Baruch Spinoza’s heady philosophizing in Stage West’s latest.
When Garret Storms auditioned last year for Stage West’s current production of David Ives’ New Jerusalem, his hopes weren’t particularly high. He’d just returned to Fort Worth to live with his family after earning a BFA...

Oh, the Carnage!

Great actors rant and rave in this circular chamber drama.
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

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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

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 ...

Top Local Shows of ’11

To finish off the list-giving so I can go back to doing whatever it is I do, I’ve come to humbly offer you HearSay’s (Very Loosely Ordered) Top Five Local Shows of 2011 (and by “local,” of course, I mean “performed by...

New Year’s Roundup

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With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday this year, this weekend is a prime opportunity to let it rip as you ring in 2012. If it suits your musical tastes, you can pick the swing and big-band music offered by Fort Worth Symp...