Theater

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 [...]...

Review: King Hedley II

We’ve probably all heard some version of Chekhov’s maxim, that if a loaded gun is introduced on stage, it better be used before the play is through. In August, Wilson’s King Hedley II seems to bring a new weapon in each scene [...]...

Review: American Falls

A century ago, armed with little more than secondary knowledge gleaned from travel guides and Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, Franz Kafka attempted to write an “American” novel. The manuscript shows its main character [...]...

Review: The Unexpected Man

After seeing The Unexpected Man, I am at a loss to understand why God of Carnage has received so much more attention. The Unexpected Man has everything to do with the way we live our lives. It is a play about how time eats us [...]...

Review: Art of Murder

Annie is stuck in a desperately unhappy marriage with Jack (Jordan Willis) a pathological, if successful painter, who delights in degrading her, when he’s not repeating his mantra, “I am an artist. Do not judge me.” The first time we see Jack, he is popping up from an isolation tank, roughly [...]...