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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 24 Aug 2010 7:46 AM

Today in the roundup: African Masks at the DMA, local theater reviews and old skool back to school.


LOOK AND LEARN: There’s a lot you can learn from the Dallas Museum of Art’s “African Masks: The Art of Disguise,” which opened over the weekend. A useful starting point is: Africans use(d) these masks for more than just covering their faces. Gaile Robinson discusses that point as well as many other useful facts gleaned from the exhibit in her review. And if you missed Anne’s report from the preview day, you can check that out here.

RECENT THEATER REVIEWS: Denton’s Sundown Collaborative Theatre gets to the heart of the matter with (il)logical: a play on love. “Visceral and unapologetic, the cast of (il)logical guides the audience across the full spectrum of human emotion sans candy coating, platitudes, contrition or Julia Roberts,” says … “American playwrights have written other pieces in which drinkers sit in a bar talking about their dreams. None of them, though, has jokes as funny as those in Blue Moon Dancing,” is how Lawson Taitte summarizes Contemporary Theatre of Dallas world premiere staging of Ed Graczyk’s play.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Are you, or someone shorter than you who lives in your house, heading back to school this week? My guess is yes, based on the many sets of flashing yellow lights I encountered on the way to work yesterday. If you’re curious what old skool back to school looks like, be sure to check out this post on the Amon Carter blog, which gathers some photos of students past.