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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 10 Jun 2010 7:50 AM

Today in the roundup, Bart Weiss talks The Program, it’s time to head to the virtual polls and Hamlet gets thrown a curveball.


BART SPEAKS: Video Association of Dallas head honcho Bart Weiss has posted the latest Bart Chat video. In it, he gives some details about The Program, the avant-garde mini-festival that will play this summer at the Angelika Film Center, Conduit Gallery and the Dallas Museum of Art.

MUSIC BITS: Hunter Hauk talks with London’s modern-roots outfit Mumford & Sons ahead of their sold out show tonight at House of Blues. ( … Fort Worth singer-songwriter Sean Russell says local musicians need an attitude change. ( …  Voting is now open for the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards and the Dallas Observer Music Awards.

QUOTABLE: “We were doing a scene where Horatio is supposed to enter and speak with Hamlet. Horatio didn’t enter. So I had to make up a Shakespearean monologue while everybody waited. It lasted a minute or two. It was supposed to be a prayer from Hamlet to his father, but it was really a prayer from Andrew to God that said, ‘Help!’ ”

– Andrew Milbourn, remembering a TCU production of Hamlet gone wrong. Milbourn plays the Dane again in Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s current production. Read more from Milbourn at