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President's Day Roundup

by Jerome Weeks 21 Feb 2011 7:55 AM

We got items this morning about area theaters getting all hot for August Strindberg (well, two of them, anyway), some big-bucks coming the way of the Woodall Rogers Deck, cool pix of the cool homes out in the Urban Reserve, a dance debut and some antique furniture browsing that doesn’t happen in Canton.


AUGUST HOT IN DALLAS – August Strindberg is probably the greatest playwright least represented on North Texas stages, argues the NewsLawson Taitte. I’d have to agree, having seen only two Strindberg productions here in some 25 years. Right now, Broken Gears has a fine new adaptation of Creditors onstage (left), while the Undermain Theatre will open the rarely-seen Easter, well, right around Easter.

NOT SO RESERVEDGlasstire has a Christina Patoski feature about Urban Reserve, the collection of ultra-modern, environmentally-sensible homes on a 13-acre enclave near White Rock Lake. Best thing to see: the slideshow of 11 homes, including a Brent Brown design, better known now for his West Dallas work with CityDesign Studio.

THIS PARK IS IN DRIVEWFAA-TV reports that the Woodall Rogers Park Foundation will be announcing a major donation this week from “a generous Dallas donor.” The public-private project is budgeted at $110 mill and $84 mill has been raised.

GATHERINGS (subs. req): Scott Cantrell went shopping for some “handsomely resonant” antique furniture and picked out a few sofas and chairs at the Dallas Museum of Art’s new Gustav Stickley exhibition . . . Manny Mendoza enjoyed the “darkly imaginative” and “funny” debut of (Art&Seek guest blogger) Danielle Georgiou and her Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, both in “Love and Vices” at Teatro Dallas and in the annual Pilot: Choreographers Take Flight program in Deep Ellum . . . And guns and brass knuckles and even a scorched safe get made “mesmerizingly beautiful” by computer artist / sculptor Robert Lazzarini  in the best gun show Gaile Robinson has ever seen at the Modern in Forth Worth (no subs req).