Four is our magic number this week. Both of this week’s Big Deals provide winners with four tix, meaning you can enjoy art with your own entourage.
Playwright Annie Baker is only 29, but she’s already had a Boston festival of her small-town New England comedies. WaterTower Theatre presents the area premiere of ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’ – wherein Baker’s gentle minimalism meets the power of a community-center drama class to mess up your personal life. Jerome Weeks reviews.
Tuesday night at the Winspear Opera House, Al Pacino showed clips from three of his films and discussed them at length. If you guessed that those films were the not-yet-released Wilde Salome, 1996′s Looking for Richard and The Local Stigmatic from 1990, well, you’re lying. This night was not about his experience making the movies he’s known for. Instead, Pacino was raring to discuss his life as an actor, much of which has been spent on the boards.
It’s almost the holidays. What’s going to get you in the mood? How about taking yourself and three others to see Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer?
Today in the roundup: Your chance at Glee, Arts&Letters Live’s 2011 lineup and Erykah on early Erykah.
Highlights from last night’s discussion with the Dallas Opera’s Graeme Jenkins and Theater Projects’ John Coyne: how to make the Arts District livelier, what the DO didn’t get that European companies do, building a Dallas Theater Center set on the fly.
Today in the roundup: Tina Fey on the Twain Prize, Marty Bowen’s rise, a hot talent at WaterTower and Maya Angelou comes to town.
The National Performance Network, a group that champions and nurtures emerging – and sometimes controversial – artists, is holding its annual meeting in Dallas in December. Vicki Meek, head of South Dallas Cultural Center and an NPN board member, pulls back the curtain on how such a big event comes together.
Today in the roundup: Preserving the American Songbook, Dallas’ first MasterMinds and money woes at Texas Dance Theatre.
“Dance for dance’s sake is fine, but for me, I always want to tell stories,” William Soleau says about his approach to the art form. The freelance choreographer brought his take on classical and contemporary ballet to Southern Methodist University this fall, creating a new work for a number of undergraduate dance students that will debut tonight.