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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 18 Oct 2012 7:48 AM

Today in the roundup: Reviewing Circle Theatre’s ‘Ghost Writer,’ previewing Dallas Theater Center’s latest and words with the Amon Carter’s director.


GET ME REWRITE: Circle Theatre’s Ghost Writer involves a novelist who dies mid-sentence and his secretary, who finishes the story to very mixed reviews. So how are the reviews on the actual show? “Circle’s Ghost-Writer is one of those rare shows in which the audience holds its collective breath during the actors’ long pauses, waiting for slight changes in tone and facial expression that will signal the often desperate undertow of feelings in each situation,” Jimmy Fowler writes on “This taut, 80-minute, single-act play carefully controls its emotional flow in all its aspects,” Punch Shaw writes on Catch it through Nov. 10.

FROM THE TOP ROPE: On Friday, the Dallas Theater Center opens The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, turning the Wyly Theatre into a wrestling ring. To stage the play, DTC has brought in Jaime Castañeda to direct. Castañeda grew up in San Antonio, graduated from TCU and now works primarily in New York. He talks about what you can expect from the show with

DIRECT FROM THE DIRECTOR: For about a year or so, Amon Carter director Andrew Walker has been blogging on the museum’s website. And now, those posts are getting all modern as Walker transitions to making video blog posts. He discusses the museum’s current exhibition, “To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection,” in his first entry.