A return production of the spunky and timely little show, Prism Movement Theater’s aptly named Everything Will Be Fine, now produced by Stage West in Fort Worth, will offer a live theater experience in a Drive-In format in September. Also exciting: intriguing new productions by local playwrights by Imprint Theatreworks, one of which may be presented with digital effects and creative outdoor performance; new Halloween fare from Theatre Three, terrific older productions streamed from Undermain Theatre; and British shows, including the original Fleabag show that inspired the hit BBC T.V. series, streamed by Amphibian Stage Productions.
Everything Will Be Fine Thursday, September 3 – Thursday, September 27
Stage West, Fort Worth brings back live theater with social distancing using a drive-in theater format, with a limit of 20 car spaces at a parking lot at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth. Zoe Kerr’s play about a woman struggling to find joy again after a significant loss presented through music, dance, and flashing car lights. Staff and performers will wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.
Where: A parking lot at Texas Wesleyan University -— TBD When: Thursday, September 3 – Thursday, September 27 Cost: $40 per car Web: stagewest.org
STREAMING ON YOUR TV,
COMPUTER, TABLET OR PHONE ** Be sure to check with each theatre before you attend or stream, prices are subject to change.
We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia Wednesday, September 16 – Sunday, October 4
Formerly Known as “Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 – 1915” by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury. Presented by Undermain Theatre. It’s the story of a troupe of young actors gearing up to portray the extermination of the Herero tribe of Namibia. With a nod to the #ownvoices movement, it offers up a play within a play that questions, in the words of Hamilton: “who lives, who dies, who tells your story.” Tickets, $15, $5 off for subscribers. undermain.org | Click on Undermain Archives Streaming
Ghost Light Cabaret, A Musical History of Theatre Frisco Sept. 17, 7:30pm
Theatre Frisco will stream this original show live from the company’s warehouse. FREE. theatrefrisco.com
The Impact of The Gadget on Civilization by Mark Oristano Thursday, September 17 – Saturday, September 26
Imprint Theatreworks presents a new show by Oristano, a local playwright, actor and broadcasting veteran, under the direction of the company’s co-artistic director Ashley H. White. Oristano’s play explores themes of morality, humanity and responsibility through an immersive look inside Einstein’s experiences surrounding the creation of the atom bomb. Details about tickets to be announced. imprinttheatreworks.org
Lord of the Flies Friday, September 25 – Sunday, September 27 & Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4, On Demand Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, October 11
Luckenbooth Theatre in Fort Worth presents a new adaptation, written and directed by artistic director and founder, Megan Hildebrand, of William Golding’s classic about a group of schoolboys that are stranded on an uncharted island and gradually find themselves losing what connected them to civilization. Tickets: $15-$25. luckenbooththeatre.com
Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2 pm, Sunday, Oct. 3, 1 pm Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth presents a screening of a previously recorded live production from London’s West End. This 67-minute solo show is the darkly comic look at a woman (living her life on her terms) that inspired the BBC hit TV series Fleabag. Tickets, $20. Discounts available at 817-923-3012 for seniors (60+), students and teachers with a valid ID, Amphibian and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth members. amphibianstage.com
St. Nicholas by Olivier Wednesday, October 7 – Sunday, October 25
Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson. Presented by Undermain Theatre. Undermain artistic director Bruce Dubose stars in this 2000 solo show about a cynical drama critic who falls in love with a young actress. Tickets, $15, $5 off for subscribers. undermain.org
Theater Three Offerings Starting Monday, Oct. 19 (subject to change)
Theatre Three promotes new work by local playwrights with It Came from Theatre Three, a Halloween-themed offering of new short plays; and The Bippy Bobby Boo Show, about ghosts that haunt the theater. Updates at theatre3dallas.com.
Endings Tuesday, October 19 – Sunday, November 1
Cry Havoc presents this original 80-minute multimedia audio play about childhood memories and our relationship to nature against the backdrop of Covid-19. This verbatim piece created from first-person interviews was created and performed by the company’s youth ensemble. The company will also stream original short films. Tickets, $15 | cryhavoctheater.org
Witches Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, October 25 & Friday, October 30 – Sunday, November 1
Luckenbooth Theatre in Fort Worth presents its new adaptation, written and directed by artistic director and founder, Megan Hildebrand, of Roald Dahl’s classic about a boy and his grandmother who live in a world where child-hating societies of witches secretly exist. Tickets, $15 – $25 | luckenbooththeatre.com
The Tree — An American Rock Musical Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, November 14
Imprint Theatreworks presents an immersive journey through time and emotion, examining the gift of knowledge and the nature of good and evil, using digital and creative outdoor settings. Updates on tickets and location at imprinttheatreworks.org.
Nancy Churnin is the author of eight picture book biographies that have won the Sydney Taylor Notable, South Asia Book Award and Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People and been honored on numerous states reading lists. A native New Yorker and former theater critic for The Dallas Morning News, Nancy is a Harvard University alumna, with a master's from Columbia University. She lives in North Texas with her husband, a dog named Dog and a cantankerous cat. Nancy's books are available at our Grand Times Bookstore
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