Find a theater company without a theater to call its own is sort of like searching for a bathroom close to your departing gate in an airport terminal. You’re going to have to go out of your way to find it, but you’ll be so happy you did. Luckily, the folks of the Festival of Independent Theatres are a little more kindhearted than most airport architects. They make it easy to find what you’re looking for at least once a year during this annual four-week event that brings together the very best in Dallas-area drama. This year’s festival pulls together eight companies, each putting on a world premiere one-act play starting Friday and running through Saturday, August 2, at the gorgeous Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Drive. This weekend’s offerings include Playtime, produced by Prism Co., Nouveau 47’s Metamorphosis II, Echo Theatre’s Mania/Gift, and Churchmouse Production’s The Watch. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Single tickets to shows are $18, and festival passes are $60 for two-weeks admission and $80 for all four weeks of the festival. Visit festivalofindependenttheatres.org to purchase tickets and for a full schedule.
Fri., July 11, 2014