Just as Three's Company explored the potential for knee-slapping when three dynamic personalities come together in close quarters, the play Travesties pulls the same punch, but in World War I era Zurich. The 1970s comedy, written by Tom Stoppard, came from the realization that three of the 20th century's most notable revolutionaries--author James Joyce, Dadaist founder Tristan Tzara and Vladimir Lenin--were all residing in Zurich in 1917. The play takes place in the recollections of Henry Carr, another person who happened to be living in Zurich at the same time. But instead of rehashing the oft-told stories of these revolutionary giants, Carr's ramblings place the figures around a production of The Importance of Being Earnest, in which he starred. Travesties runs through March 12 at Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St., Suite #168. Tickets are $10 to $40. Call 214-871-3300 or visit theatre3dallas.com for tickets and showtimes.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Mon., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Feb. 12. Continues through March 12, 2011