We spoke with Tavakolian about the Davis Street Collective, a hodgepodge new theater troupe, and the little-performed play by Sarah Kane, 4.48 Psychosis, they will present in a gallery.
DatesMay 14 thru May 26
Instead of an original score that might deepen our connection to the characters, we get a jukebox set list carefully formulated to light up the “nostalgia” sections in the suburban brain.
He thought he’d be 50 before he got this job. Twenty years ahead of schedule, Tre Garrett is the best young artistic director in North Texas.
DatesApr 26 thru May 26
For all the darkness both literal and figurative inherent to Fly by Night, an ambitious work that examines high-minded ideas of fate, prophecy, and connectedness, there’s something almost blindingly brilliant about it.
Each year the Meadows presents a performance at the Winspear Opera House to help raise funds for scholarships. This year’s program included additional intrigue: a new commission of The Rite of Spring.
Win tickets to this special show featuring an eclectic set of works by Glen Tetley, Val Caniparoli, and Ben Stevenson, Artistic Director of the Texas Ballet Theater.
Closing at Stage West and Dallas Summer Musicals, and openings and one-offs at the Winspear and Wyly, top our run down of this weekend’s theater happenings.
We have four tickets for you to see the celebrated dance company as they return to Dallas for the first time in 30 years.
The man known as Sinbad will be stopping in Dallas to show us you can still be funny without using expletives.
Posey aims for real seriousness with what might be his first truly original play, and brushes up against a creepy, delicious darkness.
For a dramatist whose works have impacted writers like Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka, and Eugene Ionesco, Strindberg is certainly under-produced here in the States.
DatesApr 10 thru May 5
At 10 years old, Wicked is quickly approaching the median age of its target audience, but age seems not to matter. On its fourth trip through Dallas, Wicked still casts a spell over its audience.
LocationWaterTower Theatre 15650 Addison Road Addison, TX 75001
DatesApr 5 thru Apr 28
This stage adaptation is an honest, sometimes weary approach to Steinbeck’s iconic work that results in a play that’s trying at times and immensely rewarding at others.
LocationKitchen Dog Theater 3120 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204
DatesMar 29 thru Apr 27
Choppy, sitcom-style scenes and more set changes than you can shake a thermometer at disrupt the flow of an otherwise engaging rom-com romp through our overmedicated society.
Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama follows the journey of an English professor stricken with terminal ovarian cancer. Now you can win tickets to Saturday’s performance of this award-winning play.
“It’s a great time to be an actor in Dallas,” Parker says, citing the abundance of local opportunities and the artistic freedom of working within Dallas’ arts community.
Yesterday Dallas Theater Center acting company member Lee Trull was named the Director of New Play Development, a new position for the company that will strengthen their commitment to supporting new work.
It’s April in Dallas, which means a bevy of cultural activities are upon us. Mayor Mike Rawlings has taken notice. Tomorrow at City Hall he will proclaim April 7-14 Dallas Arts Week.
The Dallas Theater Center has created a new position to help steer their work developing and supporting new plays.
Cuellar has big shoes to fill. Lill brought to the position years of experience in city government. Cuellar’s background includes journalism, with stints locally at KERA, Pegasus News, and WFAA, and in public relations.
Over the last four years, another suburban theater, Theatre Arlington, has quietly served up a number of exciting and challenging productions, showing that it deserves a place in the regional theatrical conversation.
LocationWyly Theater 2400 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
DatesMar 15 thru Apr 14
The Odd Couple is a replacement show in the Dallas Theater Center’s season roster, but it sure doesn’t feel like it.
Struggling between conformity and defiance, the ensemble perform repetitive movement patterns, rhythmic hand claps and palms beating down on the benches in unison, which blend seamlessly with more stylistic, curvilinear dance phrases.
LocationKalita Humphreys Theater - Bryant Hall 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75219 Buy Tickets
DatesMar 16 thru Mar 30
It is rare when a piece of theater transcends simple entertainment and turns into a thought-provoking experience, not only because of its tragic and important source material, but because of a singular performance that provides a glimpse into the soul of humanity.
The Out of the Loop Fringe Festival is back to bring you the best of local talent in art, music, and theater. It’s wrapping up this weekend, but we have a pair of tickets to see any show of your choice.
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- Weekender: Dallas Area Concerts for May 23-26
- Interview: Alia Tavakolian on Her New Theater Collective and Sarah Kane, Plus The Theater You Should See This Weekend
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