Posts Tagged ‘theater’

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...


Infinite Jest

Kristian Lin
It’s high time that America discovered Steve Coogan. The 43-year-old needle-nosed native of Manchester, England, is hugely popular in the U.K. as the star of several TV shows and smart, funny postmodern comedy films (Tris...



Benchmarks

Big Ticket
The Chinese regard eight as a lucky number, which is one reason the Beijing Olympics are beginning on the date 8/8/08.


Revivals

Big Ticket
With Casa Mañana suddenly going in for the newfangled likes of Spamalot and Avenue Q this summer, it’s ironic that this week the most interesting things in town are two theater troupes opening old shows.



Love, Loss, and Dead Horses

ANTHONY MARIANI
Clint Niosi’s debut album has been a couple of years in coming.


Boxers and Boyfriends

Big Ticket
Pastiche seems to be the thing with our theater troupes, at least for this week.



Q’d Up

Fort Worth’s gay film fest turns 10, with angst, accomplishments – and fewer rainbow flags.
Jimmy Fowler
Pretend you’re hitting the Netflix web site to rent a movie for the weekend, and these are your only choices: a romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Patrick Dempsey as star-crossed lovers, an action thriller featur...


Domestic Troubles

Big Ticket
Sarah Ruhl has told this story often, but it bears one more repetition: She came up with the idea for her comedy The Clean House after going to a party and overhearing a woman talk about her maid, who had stopped cleaning her h...



Losing, Lost Gems

In these angsty times, sometimes you have to scour the art scene for life.
Kultur
As mannered Britons dump garbage all over gallery floors under the auspices of creating “art,” and brash young Americans simply Xerox their favorite photos of celebrities onto canvases in a seemingly endless, relent...


Red and Green

Big Ticket
While Texas Ballet Theater moves its heavy-duty Nutcracker to Dallas for six performances at State Fair Musical Hall starting Thursday, Metropolitan Classical Ballet trots outs its Bolshoi-inspired version Friday for four perfo...