Life by the Grain

Man From Nebraska isn't the catchiest title in the world, but that didn't stop the play from garnering lots of critical acclaim. Tracy Lett's play was a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist and made Time Magazine's "Best Theater 2003" list. Revenge of the Cornhusker, uh, I mean, Man From Nebraska, is supposedly "wickedly funny and spiritually complex," but then people said the same thing about Jackass: The Movie, so we won't know for sure until we see it (and confirm a lack of testicular impacts). The play is about a middle-aged man going through the motions of life. Then one night he wakes up and realizes he doesn't believe in God anymore, an epiphany which triggers an amazing journey to find himself. This is the kind of existential dilemma most of us can only dream about. The play runs Friday through October 13 in Heldt Hall at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. For tickets, call 214-953-1055 or visit
Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 20. Continues through Oct. 13, 2007

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