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Monday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 25 Mar 2013 7:59 AM

Today in the roundup: The results of Saturday night’s Big Shot at Cowboys Stadium, reviewing Circle Theater’s ‘A Bright New Boise’ and a Dallas architect’s delicious job switch.


Photo: Rochester Institute of Technology

SAY CHEESE: On Friday, you might have heard our radio story about The Big Shot. It’s an event run by the Rochester Institute of Technology during which a nighttime photograph is taken of a familiar structure. Cowboys Stadium was chosen for this year’s shoot, and the result you can see above. According to the school, 2,400 volunteers turned out to help light up the stadium.

SPLIT DECISION: Circle Theatre is currently staging the regional premiere of A Bright New Boise. In Samuel D. Hunter’s play, a man takes a job at a Hobby Lobby, attempting to reconnect with his son, who also works there. But the father’s past experience with a religious cult could get in the way of his goal. Punch Shaw thought it worked brilliantly. “The beauty of this play is that it will not provide you with any simple answers,” he writes in his dfw.com review. “So the audience is invited to draw its own conclusions about where the lines are drawn between deep faith and dangerous insanity.” Meanwhile, Lawson Taitte wasn’t as impressed. “A Bright New Boise flares up brilliantly for a while. By the end, though, Samuel D. Hunter’s play has extinguished the hope its characters have gingerly started to feel, as well as most of the audience’s patience,” he writes on dallasnews.com. You can be the judge through April 13.

VEGETARIANS NEED NOT APPLY: A Dallas architect is taking a huge pay cut to join the ink-stained wretches in the media. So why on earth would he do that? Because he’s been named the first-ever barbecue editor of Texas Monthly. Daniel Vaughn’s last day at Good Fulton & Farrell is tomorrow before he joins the magazine in April. He tells The New York Times that he’s chowed down at more than 500 barbecue joints across the state. Greatest job ever?