Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Stage West’s Sports Page

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


Go Tell It on the Mountain

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Even now, Henrik Ibsen doesn’t really get his due. It’s hard for us to appreciate the rut that European theater was stuck in in the 19th century, filled with stock characters and sentimental clichés. That didn’t change u...



Storms in New Jerusalem

A newbie tackles Baruch Spinoza’s heady philosophizing in Stage West’s latest.
JIMMY FOWLER
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...


Joe’s back in town

Two decades at Jubilee have made Joe Rogers’ return to jazz even sweeter.
JIMMY FOWLER Photos by Vishal Malhotra
On a cool Saturday night last November, pianist and composer Joe Rogers played an intimate, sold-out set at the Southside arts center Arts Fifth Avenue. At 58, the bearded, curly-headed Rogers still looked impishly youthful. At...



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...


TBT’s Giselle: New Heights

Texas Ballet Theater puts on ethereal but visceral production of theRomantic ballet.
LEONARD EUREKA
Giselle, a Romantic ballet from the 1840s, travels from happiness to tragedy to a redemptive finale, leaving you moved and glowing rather than exhilarated by the end. Girl doesn’t get boy, as in many storybook ballets; rather...



Theater Round-Up

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The seasons of Tarrant County’s illustrious theatrical troupes are in full swing now, and this week you’ll get to sample some of their best stuff, as well as something from overseas.


Best Of 2011

Culture
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Gallery Art Show in Last 12 Months Readers’ choice: Piranha Bear, The Where House Critic’s Top Five: A Certain Shade of Aftermath by Timothy Harding, Gallery 76102 Guest-curated by Christopher Blay (past critic’s choice f...



A Theatre Family: 35 Years of Hip Pocket

JEFF PRINCE
Siddhartha debuted its four-week run at the Hip Pocket Theatre recently, and the stage adaptation of Herman Hesse’s novel is a fitting choice for the troupe’s 35th anniversary season. The book’s theme of putting oneself i...


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 ...