Friday, May 25, 2007
Final weekend for these Dallas-area theater events
Including a story told via traditional Commedia del Arte masks.
These are this week's show closings, so make sure to check one out because it will be the last time you can. Click on a title for more info:
- The Miser of Mexico, presented by Teatro de la Rosa. Told through the use of colorful, traditional Commedia del Arte masks. For tickets ($7-12) or more information, call the Rose Marine Theater Box Office at 817-624-8333.
- The Laramie Project, presented by Denton Community Theatre. The show is about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, considered to be a hate crime motivated by homophobia. Tickets ($11-17) for the show can be reserved by calling 940-382-1915.
- The Incarceration of Little Egypt, presented by Theatre Three. The daughter of Oklahoma's most vivid prosecutor has returned (fancifully) to her father's criminal world to draw a hilarious portrait of the never-say-die con woman whose lively criminal career started in the raucous dance halls of a bygone Galveston. Get tickets ($20-25) online.
- Barefoot in the Park, presented by Greater Lewisville Community Theatre. Corrie and Paul Bratter are newlyweds who have set up housekeeping in a cold loft of an apartment, in which the building is populated by unusual people. Once the ecstasy of the honeymoon wears off, comical discord ensues in this Neil Simon classic. Call 972-221-SHOW for reservations.
- Oklahoma!, presented by Rockwall Community Playhouse. Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century, Oklahoma recounts a high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys and, in the midst of this rivalry, the love story between a handsome cowboy and whimsical farm girl. For ticket information ($10-15) call the theater hot line at 972-722-3399.
- The Odd Couple, presented by ONSTAGE in Bedford. The fun begins as this unlikely pair move in together and their friendship is put to the ultimate test: becoming roommates. Felix is neat, tidy, and neurotic, whereas Oscar is cigar smoking, slovenly and casual. Call the Box Office at 817-354-6444 for tickets ($10-12).
- I Hate Hamlet, presented by Lakeside Community Theatre. Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series, a rich beautiful girlfriend, a glamorous, devoted agent, the perfect New York apartment, and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park. For reservations or ticket info ($10-12), call 972-727-4098.
- Top Gun! The Musical, presented by Shane-Arts Theatrical Ensemble Rep. Writer Billy Palmer is about to crash and burn. His musical adaptation of Top Gun is going off the rails and he really needs a hit ... especially after the debacle of Apocalypse Wow! Call 214-749-7010 to reserve tickets ($15-20).