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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 23 Nov 2010 7:56 AM

Today in the roundup: A long night at the theater, the Ridglea has a buyer (maybe) and bras for a cause.


GET COMFORTABLE: On Friday, we rounded up the local reviews of the Dallas Theater Center’s Trinity River Plays. The show is written by Dallas native Regina Taylor and follows a woman’s story over nearly two decades. A story of that scope takes time to tell – in this case, a whopping three hours and 20 minutes. And director Ethan McSweeny says he wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s a little like buying a DVD set, when you dive in and watch a bunch of episodes in a row,” McSweeny tells “Over 18 years, you really get into the lives of these people – and they’re such wonderful characters.”

RIDGLEA THEATER FINDS A BUYER (MAYBE): Rumors have been swirling for what seems like forever now concerning the future of Fort Worth’s Ridglea Theater. Most of them point toward the historic venue being turned into a bank. But reports that the theater may have found a buyer with an eye for renovating it. Fingers crossed. UPDATE: Preston Jones has updated his story to reflect that Dallas resident Jerry Shults is in fact buying the Ridglea with plans to renovate it and turn it into a historic landmark. Good news, indeed.

BRAS FOR A CAUSE: If you walk through the Texas Woman’s University Art Building, you might be surprised to see more than 70 bras pinned to clotheslines. But this isn’t just a bunch of students doing their laundry. Instead, the bras are all decorated for breast cancer awareness and will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Check ’em out at