The hottest play of 1859 is back ... sort of. The Obie Award-winning satire An Octoroon, by MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins comes to Stage West in Fort Worth. Based on a controversial classic, the play is both a period satire and a meta-theatrical middle finger -- a provocative and moving challenge to the racial climate of "the land of the free" in both the antebellum South and today. The New York Times called the play, "hilarious and harrowing." See for yourself what the fuss is about.
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Is there a more goosebump-raising romantic song than Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's "Falling Slowly?" You might say yes, but then you might have to come to blows to defend that position against the song's legion of devotees. It did, after all, inspire an Oscar-winning movie, Once, (also starring the real-life musical duo) and a multiple-Tony-winning Broadway musical. Once the musical is a poignant ode to love, longing and the power of art, and now it comes to the stage at Dallas' Theatre Three. A talented cast of actor-musicians play their own instruments as they bring to life Hansard and Irglova's bittersweet songs, and the beautiful story they inspired.
Jack and Charley invite Kitty and Amy to meet Charley's wealthy aunt from Brazil, but she cancels at the last minute, leaving them without a chaperone. Desperate, the boys draft a college pal into a black satin skirt, bloomer, and a wig. As "Charley's Aunt," this charming frump wins over everyone, but when the real aunt turns up, comic confusion ensues! Directed by Lon Barrera, Charley's Aunt comes to Rover Dramawerks.