A large dead dog lies motionless on stage, a garden fork skewered into it’s side. That’s the sight theatergoers see immediately upon taking their seats to witness the first national tour of the wonderfully strange and heartfelt The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, now playing at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas—through Jan 22—before moving south to Houston's Hobby Center Jan. 24-29.
Murder for Two, a not-so-usual murder mystery musical comedy at Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth through Dec. 18 asks a lot of its actors.
Productions of the A Christmas Carol have decorated the stages of local theaters for decades. Dallas is no exception, with the Dallas Theater Center now presenting their 38th production of the tale through Dec. 28 at the Wyly Theatre.
The title, Funnyman, is a little misleading. Sure, this tightly-structured work by Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham has its chortles, but at heart it’s a story about the seriousness of comedy, and those who create it.
At this time of year, Dallas' Bishop Arts Theatre Center hosts a new playwright competition, with short one-acts from mostly local writers filling the stage.
Dangerous Obsession is a difficult play to review without revealing too much of its twists and turns. Penned by British playwright N J Crisp, the taut three-character thriller is ably produced at Theatre Britain in Plano through the end of the month.
Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director at Dallas Theater Center, is at the helm of a new, modernized production of the ultimate classic love story, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The show runs Feb. 5-28 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
And while the New York production may have been a stroll down memory lane, the current regional premier of Clever Little Lies at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth (through Mar. 5), must stand on its own merits with an all-local cast. Happily, it’s no lie to say the locals carry no shame.
In Clarkston, now playing an extended premier run at Dallas Theater Center through Jan 31, playwright Samuel D. Hunter uses familiar holiday themes of loneliness and redemption to gift us an endearing story filled with plenty of good spirits but also hurt, heartache and an interpretive ending.