Posts Tagged ‘theater’
Jeremy Schwartz represents the hall-of-mirrors nature of Amphibian Stage Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote

Well Don

This ain’t Man of La Mancha. Amphibian does up Don Quixote proud.
Kristian Lin
Reading Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a strangely unsettling experience. It was written when the novel form was just being invented, which is perhaps why you don’t get the sense of a beautifully polished, structurally...


Kristen Bond and Ebony Marshall-Oliver star in The Color Purple at Jubilee Theatre.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 22 - If you have a daughter under the age of 13, she’s probably already dragging you to the Sundance Square screening of Frozen. If you don’t, this outdoor showing of the animated musical and its wintry setting will pro...



Wendy Welch (dressed as the Wicked Queen) and Shannon J. McGrann (dressed as Snow White) bicker on their way to a costume party in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Snow White and the Half-Naked Man

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gather for agreeable farce at Stage West.
Kristian Lin
Even during Anton Chekhov’s life, people were parodying his plays. They’re easily identifiable targets, with their Russian aristocrats sitting in drawing rooms with their ennui and commenting on the weather. Of course, the ...


Velázquez’ “An Old Woman Cooking Eggs” is at the Kimbell’s new show.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 24 - George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman is rarely revived because of its length, and when it is, it’s often done without the third act (performed separately as Don Juan in Hell). However, National Theatre’s produc...



Christopher Dontrell Piper and Whitney Coulter prepare for work in Sunset Baby.

To Love Somebody

Jubilee Theatre’s Sunset Baby gets a lot but misses the tragedy.
Kristian Lin
Dominique Morisseau is from Detroit, and she wants to be to her hometown what August Wilson was to Pittsburgh — the theater world’s teller of tales of the great city. However, her most recent play, Sunset Baby, is set in Ne...


Though the title of Jiri Kylian’s 1991 ballet losely translates into “little death,” an old French euphemism for “orgasm,” there wasn’t really anything sexual or erotic onstage.

Texas Ballet Theater: In Fine Form

Though a tad redundant, Artistic Director’s Choice was Grade-A quality.
Leonard Eureka
Repertory programs showcasing three or four short ballets, with a pas de deux thrown in sometimes for spice, have been the savior of small companies for decades. Little or no scenery and simple costumes keep production costs lo...



This doesn’t look like Chekhov: Stage West’s Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike.

Theater Round-Up

Fort Worth Weekly
At Tarrant County’s theater venues this week, the marquee opening looks to be Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play. Christopher Durang’s send-up of Chekhov’s dramas takes place in ...


Christopher Piper and Whitney Coulter do what they need to do to survive in Jubilee Theatre’s Sunset Baby.

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Kristian Lin
Wed 27 – We can hear the half-baked generalizations coming in the title of Robert Dubac’s one-man show The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? This performance promises more of the “Group X does this, Group Y does that” sc...



Olga Parlora and Yegeny Afinogenov dance at Mejia Ballet International’s spring concert.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 20 - David Hare’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers received glowing notices when it debuted in London six months ago, and now you can watch a broadcast of that production. Based on Katherine Boo’s reporting, the play docum...


Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.

To Be or Not to Be … French

Fort Worth Opera gives some great singers to a Shakespearean rarity.
Kristian Lin
While some of William Shakespeare’s other plays have inspired more than one great opera, Hamlet seems to have resisted the operatic treatment through the centuries. Despite the play’s swordfights, court intrigue, and great ...