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  • Culture: Stage
    Tennessee Williams described The Two-Character Play as his "most beautiful" drama after A Streetcar Named Desire. He may have been a bit too in love with his own words. It's a haunting piece...
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    Ever get something stuck in your head—something you want to create or write or build? And while you know you have the basic idea there, it just takes forever to come together? It...
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    We remember very little about the day we took the SAT. There was a strange school, pencils that weren't our favorite pencils, flop sweat and intense paranoia. What we do know for certain is...
  • Culture: Stage
    Like an old actor no longer able to remember his lines, maybe the Festival of Independent Theatres needs to be led gently out of the spotlight for good. The annual FIT fest, as it's...
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    Stage designer Peter Wolf had a long, prolific career creating elaborate sets for Broadway productions, but he was famous locally as the chief stage designer at the Dallas Summer Musicals...
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    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...
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    You know what word gets a lot of play? “Indie.” There was a time when that was merely the nickname of the world’s sexiest archeology professor, Indiana Jones. Now we...
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    Is it a good time to talk about race? It depends. Is it Thanksgiving dinner? Is Uncle Buddy rocking a fresh Confederate flag tattoo? Are you arguing in front of the Supreme Court? Then maybe...
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    You could, one supposes, redo Star Wars without lightsabers, Spider-Man without shooting webs or Peter Pan without wire rigs. But why? That’s the question that arises with Pegasus...
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    Before Spanish conquerors and churchmen stepped foot in the New World, representations of the human heart were not uncommon in pre-Columbian art. Aztecs adorned religious statuary with...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    There’s a lot of crap currently filling the Dallas calendar. It’s the cursed seasonal smorgasbord of tinsel, reindeer and razzelberry waterfalls that leaves you ripe to vomit...
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    If you didn’t get your art auction fix at Art Conspiracy, you’re in luck. The Winter Art Mart and Silent Auction carries on the tradition of art for a good cause with a special...
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    Long before Spaniards came and mixed things up with Catholicism, Meso-Americans dedicated a festival to Mictecacihuatl, the Aztec queen of the underworld. The natives decorated their...
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    When Ben Affleck was outed as the new Batman, people banded together to pollute newsfeeds with Important Fury. And wow — poor Ben. He can’t have anything nice without someone...
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    We’ll take just about any excuse to visit the Bath House Cultural Center (521 E. Lawther Drive), with its dreamy lakeside location and historic architecture. On Saturday it plays host...
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    It’s hard to decide who has it worse in the world of customer service phone banks — the hapless callers who sit on hold for an eternity only to find unhelpful and extremely surly...
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    If you have yet to make it out to the Bath House Cultural Center (521 E. Lawther Drive) and fancy yourself a fan of theater, you now have roughly three weeks to make it up to yourself. The...
  • The Mixmaster: Events
    Like Me is the title of Dallas writer-actor-comedian John Michael Colgin's latest one-man show; it's also his challenge to the audience. It's every actor's request, come to think of it....
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    We take joy in the analog and find romance in the authentic. And when those orders jell together, like they do in the tintype and ambrotype photographs of Frank Lopez, we get weak in the...
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    Modern dance enthusiasts have launched a pretty impressive tradition here in Dallas, taking over the Bath House Cultural Center (521 E. Lawther Drive) every January for the last 12 years....
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    Just because a troupe has the word “theater” in its title doesn’t mean it actually has a theater to perform in, let alone any kind of permanent venue. That’s one of...
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    What ever happened to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? They grew up together, they won awards together, and, with their dating history, who knows what else they’ve done together …...
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    This time a year ago we were directing you to the Echo Theatre production of The Executioner’s Sons, the first winner of the Big Shout Out! competition, so it’s only fitting that...
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    Sure, we all enjoy a good superhero tale now and again, but one man’s idea of a superpower is another man’s WTF moment. Take, for instance, Marrow of the X-Men franchise: She can...
  • The Mixmaster: Theater
    Given that their core audience comes on buses from places where risk-taking might mean eating dinner past 5, One Thirty Productions is surprisingly edgy with the choice of Greetings! as a...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Andy Gorski is bringing home his Jewish fiancée for Christmas. Andy's parents are Catholic and his mentally challenged brother Mickey says little else besides "wow" and "oh, boy!"...
  • The Mixmaster: Theater
    If you have to use "the Method" to act excited about seeing in-laws at your holiday gatherings, you have something in common with all the actors in Scrooge and Santa drag night after night...
  • The Mixmaster: The Master List
    While some people will be standing outside Target and Walmart at midnight next Friday, waiting to stock up on gifts for the kids and relatives, we'll be relaxing at home with bellies full...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Taking a break from the holiday cooking can be tough, especially when the extended family has decided to pin your home as this year’s Thanksgiving hub. Sure, baking pumpkin pies and...
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    As the early-’90s poets Boyz II Men so helpfully remind, it’s hard to say goodbye to yesterday. But like most things, it’s easier with food. The Mexican tradition of...
  • Culture: Stage
    What would an Uptown Players production be without a naked man in it? Its core audience, gay middle-aged men who flock to Uptown's gay-themed musicals and plays, seems to appreciate it. And...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Much of art is about the intangible: anger, hate, joy, hope, ideas, myths, fantasies, the love of a person or thing and fear of the future. So it's no surprise that ghost stories are a deep...
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    If you enjoy a good rom-com (and double entendre) and are tired of Kate Hudson, The Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake has just the solution for you. Beginning Thursday and...
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    Trees aren't just good for climbing and providing oxygen anymore. The good folks at Earth Rhythms, North Texas' lovable human-spirit celebrating (and Birkenstock-wearing) community, are...
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    Thirty years ago the Bath House, which once played host to swimmers and fun-seekers at White Rock Lake in the early part of the 20th century, reopened as a cultural center after being...
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    Former English majors will be relieved to learn that master crafts(wo)man George Eliot is no longer relegated to junior-level literature classes. Even better, the gender-bending bad girl of...
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    Looking for a fun way to work off the holiday weekend barbecue overload? Monday morning, you will have the opportunity to do just that in the Labor Day 15K and 5K at White Rock Lake Park....
  • The Mixmaster: Arts & Culture News
    Artists have until 5 p.m., September 14, to paint and sculpt skulls, skeletons, ghosts and goblins for entry into the 25th annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition at the...
  • The Mixmaster: Theater Caps
    Theater Caps are bite-sized punch-packing capsule reviews by resident theater critic Elaine Liner. Use them as a reminder -- or a teaser, if you procrastinate -- of her full-length reviews...
  • Culture: Stage
    Fireworks keep going off every night of the Festival of Independent Theatres at the Bath House Cultural Center. Not outside over White Rock Lake; inside, on the little stage under a wheezy...
  • The Mixmaster: Theater Caps
    Theater Caps are bite-sized punch-packing capsule reviews by resident theater critic Elaine Liner. Use them as a reminder -- or a teaser, if you procrastinate -- of her full-length reviews...
  • The Mixmaster: Theater News
    The Bath House Cultural Center will be swimming with talent next week with the opening Friday of the 13th annual Festival of Independent Theatres. The four-weekend event features eight...
  • The Mixmaster: Theater Caps
    One Thirty Productions is selling out the house at the Bath House Cultural Center right now with the world premiere of its new comedy, The Mystery of Miz Arnette. The play by Ronnie Claire...
  • The Mixmaster: Arts & Culture News
    Artists seeking inspiration need not look far past the Bath House's storied tapestry. Designed in 1930 by local architect Jon Carsey, the building was one of the first Art Deco pieces in the...
  • Culture: Stage
    Three intriguing trends emerged during a week of seeing new plays at small playhouses: the simple but stunning effect of actors' faces lit with tiny handheld flashlights; plots about murders...

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Located on the shores of beautiful White Rock Lake, the Bath House Cultural Center is a welcoming venue for visual and performing artists from an array of backgrounds. The historic, Art Deco-style Bath House houses a 116-seat black-box theater, three gallery spaces, the White Rock Lake Museum, and a number of multipurpose spaces.

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