For teenagers in the mid-'90s, Richard Linklater's immortal Dazed and Confused was about the coolest movie you could rent. (And if, god forbid, it was checked out, we'd even settle for The Stoned Age, a horrible rip-off centered around finding chicks and the transformative experience of a Blue Oyster Cult show.) So when Linklater followed his opus with the 1996 Eric Bogosian-penned SubUrbia, most of us were really confused. We wanted more '70s pot-smoking escapism, not a bunch of whiny modern losers making poor fashion choices in a convenience store parking lot--after all, if we really wanted to see that, all we had to do was drive through Deep Ellum. Honestly, if we were making a list of everything that was wrong with the '90s, the random capitalization of that middle 'U' would probably rank pretty high up there. But if you'd like to relive Eric Bogosian's dark tale of misspent youth, the stage version of SubUrbia plays at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays (and 2:30 p.m. Sundays) through April 10 at the Green Zone, 161 Riveredge Drive. Tickets are $15. Visit upstarttheater.com/suburbia.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: March 17. Continues through April 10, 2010