It's a simple story, really. A tale as old as time: Girl rides on boat. Girl meets boy. Boy turns out to be detective. Detective accuses girl of killing her son. Series of flashbacks reveals a tangled web of murder, lies, deceit and betrayal in girl's past. From the first time John Guare's play Landscape of the Body was performed in 1977, audience members and critics have tried to figure out how to label it—as a musical or a murder mystery or a black comedy or something else entirely. But it seems the work spans too many genres and touches on too many subjects to be categorized. Personally, when I first heard of the play, I pictured a show that had something to do with, you know, the landscape of a body. (Some people say I take things too literally.) Catch the play at the UNT University Theatre, located in the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building at the Corner of Welsh and Chestnut Streets on the Denton campus. Shows are at 8 p.m. April 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 and at 2:30 p.m. April 6 and 13. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 940-565-2428.
Fri., April 4, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 5, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 6, 2:30 p.m.; Thu., April 10, 8 p.m.; Fri., April 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 12, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 13, 2:30 p.m., 2008
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