Fort Worth’s top four small theater groups have announced most of their 2010 schedules by now, and the offerings look unusually scrumptious. I don’t know how much the long national mood of unrest and pessimism has influenced season planners, but upcoming dramas and comedies are heavy with nagging questions about family stability, world history, and the ability of the individual to create meaningful change. (There are some nicely idiosyncratic musical revues, too).

Check out these skeds for Stage West, Circle Theatre, Jubilee Theatre, and Amphibian Productions. Then, make a late New Year’s resolution: “See more theater.” Your local starving stage rats will thank you.