Steven Walters’ comedy Pluck the Day finds three and a half guys on a Texas porch with peyote and a cooler of beer. Been there, done that. But there are female complications. And there are laughs. Too much of some, not enough of the others.
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Conservative Christians are forcing the interrogation of a freethinker. It’s 1656 in Amsterdam. And the fate of the city’s entire Jewish population is at stake. Did we mention that David Ives’ New Jerusalem can be pretty funny?
The devoted fans of Lonesome Dove and Last Picture Show may not know it, but author Larry McMurtry has been a terrific essay-writer and reviewer. They certainly wouldn’t know it from his latest gig.
A new novel, a tango opera, and great pop music: Just a few of the things we’re expecting from some North Texas artists in the coming year.
The Kitchen Doggers’ terrific actors hit the road with a mother and her estranged daughter doing the cross-country, voyage-of-self-discovery thing. But in this regional premiere, the road wins.
Turner Prize-winning British artist Tony Cragg calls himself a materialist – for the ways he’s expanded sculpture’s vocabulary with modern materials and turned those materials inside-out. The Nasher exhibition is a sinuous swirl of stone, wood, metal and plastic.
Morphing is Matt Posey’s erratically hilarious, deconstruction-burlesque of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night. But it’s telling that amid the raucous comedy, the most remarkable moments come from a gentle, haunting character in drag — glowing like a beacon.
… they’re not quite so likely to sell their judgment for $5. The New York Times reports that a sizable number of ‘online reviews’ from book readers / movie patrons / new product owners have been bought and sold. It’s a booming market, let’s give it a thumbs up.
Good old Faust used to be one of the most popular operas in the repertory. It’s not that any more, but the Santa Fe Opera shows it would be a mistake to underestimate the potential of a work with such a treasure chest of appealing music.
The Santa Fe Opera’s performance of Vivaldi’s “Griselda” plods along earnestly but tests patience despite the innovations of superstar stage director Peter Sellars.