Theater

Review: Museum of Dysfunction V

Mildred’s Umbrella’s Museum of Dysfunction V August 9-18, 2012 Mildred Umbrella opened their celebrated annual showcase of short plays, Museum of Dysfunction V, on Thursday, August 9. The selection, which is split into two sections, runs through August 18, with alternating performances. Mildred’s Umbrella received [,,,]...

Dreaming in Words

Liz Duffy Adams Returns to Main Street Theater Liz Duffy Adams first amazed Main Street Theater audiences with her play/poem Or, a delicious period piece all set in rhythm. She’s back with Dog Act, a post-apocalyptic play [...]...

Sartre in the Summertime

Bit of Stretch Theatre Co. at 14 Pews Houston opens its doors to returning college students every summer. Some don’t just want to hang around. Southwestern University (SU) students Emma Martinsen and Erin Cressy and New York [...]...

Review: The Birthday Party

Undermain Theatre May 2–June 2, 2012 Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party was first performed in 1958, around the same time as Ionesco’s Rhinoceros and Albee’s The Zoo Story, ushering in a movement called “Theater of the Absurd” and what some critics dubbed “Comedy of Menace.” [...]...

Review: Cicerone

The Ochre House May 19–June 9, 2012 There’s something unmistakably engaging and tantalizing about the story of Henry Miller, expatriated writer who came to Paris in the 1930s, colluded with Anais Nin, professionally and sexually, and went on to publish novels so laced with tempestuous [...]...

Review: God of Carnage

God of Carnage Dallas Theater Center at the Kalita Humphreys Theater May 11–June 17, 2012 Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage (translated by Christopher Hampton) is spectacular in a strange way, we keep waiting for a meltdown, and it comes, but without catharsis. We’re primed to witness [...]...