Saturday, September 21, 2013

Silent Reading

So long, so silent.

Sorry, I've been absolutely slammed with three shows building: Detroit at Kitchen Dog, Hank Williams: Lost Highway at WaterTower and Too Many Cooks at Circle Theatre.  Phew!


While waiting for a substantive post here, try a little reading, right?

At the little teeny libraries of sculptor Marc Giai-Mainiet  and photographed by Michel Dubois HERE.

HERE's the artist's own webpage.  (ADDENDUM)

Or maybe stay in the Dewey Decimal themed hotel?  In Manhattan and HERE.  (Both bookish places discovered on the estimable site Boing Boing)

Thursday, September 12, 2013


The DFW Critics' Forum recently ate their annual fried chicken lunch and handed out kudos to local theater companies.  So a general Congratulations! to the theater artists mentioned.  Well done!

Particular shout-outs of happiness from this blog for the recognition of so many Kitchen Dog shows (the home team, right?) and for praise of both Wingspan Theatre Company and Funhouse Theatre and Film's Daffodil Girls.  These are two examples (ones I personally know best) of small companies with small budgets that are nevertheless rich in ambition and talent and that do terrific work...

Here's to all the Little Theater Engines that Can and Do!

Believed public domain image.

Earlier post on Funhouse Theatre and Film HERE.  Daffodil Girls?  A clever adaptation of David Mamet's Glen Garry Glen Ross... morphed into the cookie sales of the Daffodil Girls.  A wonderful show written by Jeff Swearingen.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This'll Hold You...

I'm buried in Back-in-town-catch-up-work with a side order of Visitors, but while you're waiting for a new post from me, here's something addictive to keep you busy: that latest (to me anyway) entry in the competition to rewrite Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the Lizzie Bennet Video-Diaries.

Very funny retake on the classic story, with a clever spin on the Lydia scandal.

BTW  Just saw the film The End of the World at Dallas' spiffy new Alamo Drafthouse.  Fun.  Though I think I still prefer the film duo's previous Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back in Town

Apologies for the dearth of posts lately.  I've been on a three week cross-country road trip (wonderfully scenic!), but writing on all things theater scenic related will soon resume!

Albert Bierstadt’s A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Brooklyn Museum