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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 10 Apr 2012 8:02 AM

Today in the roundup: The local premiere of August: Osage County, future art stars at TCU and the three levels of the local arts scene.


HOUSE OF HORRORS: WaterTower Theatre scored quite a coup when it secured the rights to the local premiere of August: Osage County. Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer- and Tony-winner takes place in a family’s home and, on the surface, focuses on the search for the family patriarch, who’s gone missing. But as the search drags on, there is plenty of opportunity for the family members to rip each other to shreds and expose their unfulfilled lives. If you saw the touring version when it rolled throught the Winspear Opera House, you know this is powerful stuff. So should you take in WaterTower’s version? In his review, Mark Lowry calls the cast, “quite possibly the most perfect ensemble of local actors for this script.” And on Front Row, Lindsey Wilson writes, “The superb cast is a who’s who of Dallas’s most beloved actors, and luckily not a single one is wasted in this ensemble drama.” Check it out through April 22.

FUTURE STARS: TCU is currently hosting art exhibitions for its master’s candidates. This year, four artists are being featured, and Gaile Robinson writes on that, “These are four students worth watching, or even supporting by buying their work. The price will never be less than it is now.” She also profiles each artist on the site.

THE SCENE DOWN UNDER: Green Bandana Group is an organization that, “invests in cutting edge ideas, people, and projects in the arts, culture, and entertainment world.” If you’re interested in underground art, you would do well to check out Green Bandana’s website. Its most recent blog entry breaks down the three levels of local art world – museum, gallery and underground – and highlights some of the artists moving through the system.