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Monday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 16 Apr 2012 7:55 AM

Today in the roundup: Carol Burnett takes your questions, cheaper drinks in the Arts District and words with an ambitious playwright.


FUN AND YUCKS: On Thursday night, Carol Burnett will take the Bass Hall stage to take your questions. And that’s it. The San Antonio native plans to fill the night with fun stories based on what interests the audience. “At first, I thought, ‘My gosh, will there be enough questions? Will there be enough interplay with the audience?,’ Burnett says in a Q&A with “But it’s always good. Many times, there will be questions I’ve heard before and I’ll have stories to tell. But the audience and their questions dictate where we will go.”

DRINK UP: Good news to anyone visiting the Annette Strauss Square – you can now bring your own drinks to performances. Soft-sided coolers and picnic baskets are also now allowed.

THE WRITE STUFF: Erik Ehn is nothing if not prolific. The playwright has written hundreds of works and his current project involves 17 individual plays performed by artistic groups around the world. Each play looks into a 20th Century event, including Diamond Dick: The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, currently being produced by Project X. “I believe that theater is a tool of research, a form of doing history,” Ehn tells “Sometimes it makes history, sometimes it follows it. A theater can be a room that puts us in the middle of what is really happening.”