Playwright Sarah Ruhl, still in her 30s, is a favorite of the "edgy" theater companies around here. But why? Her plays are witless and obtuse, hardly worth producing, much less paying to see. Melancholy Play, one of her early works (from 2001), is on view now at Upstart Productions at The Green Zone ... More >>
Unlike Melancholy Play, where it's crickets chirping.
The list of actors we want to see more of on Dallas/Fort Worth theater stages this year includes a few we've seen a lot of in recent productions -- a lot, as in their frontal and backal parts sans costume. Nudity has become so common among local theater companies, it's no big deal anymore. There a ... More >>
Lyric Stage's production has brassy bawls; lots to see at Uptown Players' Pride Fest.
Also: At Broken Gears Project Theatre, Oedipus the King really doesn't want to marry Mom.
Churchmouse ProductionsJoey Folsom and Stephanie Hall star in Churchmouse Productions' Georgie Gets a Facelift and Thank U Berry Munch‚ÄčEach summer the Festival of Independent Theatres puts Dallas' hottest stage actors in a bunch of short one-act plays in rotating rep over four weekends. The 12th a ... More >>
In Valley of the Dolls, heavy doses of camp with strong comic side effects
Sylvia sends a husband to the doghouse; End Times stirs memories of the Dust Bowl
Tennessee Williams lights up Fršulein with kooky comedy; Frozen sends chills at T3
Nickel and Dimed works up minimum rage; Zero does a number on manhood
Two shows say Dada and take wobbly baby steps into absurdist comedy
Death Trail keeps vaudeville alive at Frank's Place; Ragtime hits the big notes at Lyric Stage in Irving
DTC kicks it up a notch with Anna in the Tropics; area critics honor the year's best stage work
Laughs top the menu in CTD's The Dining Room; feast on the voices of Lee and Floyd at the Hideaway
2003's theater winners gambled on edgy themes, took risks on new talent, new material
In 10:10, four weddings, two funerals add up to one hot new play
There's nothing Robert Schimmel won't talk about
Life on a Dallas stage in 2002 was cruel, freaky and mostly cruel
Echo Theatre's fine Cloud Nine offers a sly glimpse at sexual politics past and present
Ground Zero Theater just says yes to a dark and funny play about druggies
Pegasus Theatre wins with a comic tribute to B-movies and three guys named Stooge
Pegasus Theatre's latest whodunit colors its murders in shades of comedy
There's no better place to spend Christmas than at Ground Zero
Didymus makes you a true believer in the talent of its playwright