Whether you want to cackle with the kings (and queens) of comedy or weep with wunderkind actors, here’s how to take summertime in Cowtown play-by-play.
Running for one final weekend at Amphibian Stage Productions is Cry Havoc! (thru May 27), a one-man act performed by the author, Army veteran Stephan Wolfert. Six years in the military followed by post-traumatic suffering sent Wolfert in search of creative purpose, which he found in a Montana theater’s production of Richard III. Wolfert’s script gives voice to the Shakespearean soldiers that society hasn’t shown much interest in — until now. Then on Fri., July 13, we’ll meet the more feminine though no less ballsy queen of basketball in King Liz (thru Aug 5). That is, sports agent Liz Rico, who dribbles in the drama as she wagers big on one challenging prospect.
Two more playwrights will be seen onstage at Circle Theatre, where Every Brilliant Thing (Jun 14-Jul 14) will sparkle with humor and wit via Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe. The dramatic duo surrenders itself to childlike wondering for the sake of adult amusement. Pucker up for a big, juicy Stage Kiss (Aug 16-Sep 15), which explores the intimacy between lip-locking thespians. Having had the opportunity to sit next to several spouses of local actors involved in romantic scenes, color me intrigued.