D. L. Groover
D.L. Groover has contributed to countless reputable publications including the Houston Press since 2003. His theater criticism has earned him a national award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) as well as three statewide Lone Star Press Awards for the same. He's co-author of the irreverent appreciation, Skeletons from the Opera Closet (St. Martin's Press), now in its fourth printing.
14 hours ago | Special Events
There's nothing negative to say about Sophia Loren. Ever. OK, maybe the film version of Verdi's Aida (1953) was the Italian movie clunker to end all movie clunkers, but young earthy Sophia barged through that experience when everyone else would ha...
9 days ago | Opera
Winter has finally arrived on the bayou with an icy blast that probably won't last too long, but if you're in need of someplace to hunker down for the duration, look no farther than our own Winter Theater Season. During the next months, it's cozy ...
11 days ago | Stage
Third time's the charm, it's said. But who's counting? In the space of six months, Houston's been thrice blessed by Shakespeare's beguiling comedy Much Ado About Nothing. In July, Houston Shakespeare Festival presented the “merry war” betwixt conf...
12 days ago | Stage
Of all contemporary American playwrights, Wallace Shawn does it his way. He will eschew dramatic action for the in-your-face monologue. Inherent theatrical conflict is rendered in fragrant, starkly apt images conveyed in aubergine prose. The chara...
13 days ago | Stage
The set-up: By the time we witness the clitoridectomy kickline, or hear the repressed Ugandan villagers sing their peppy feel-good anthem, “Hasa Diga Eebowai,” which they happily translate as “Fuck You, God!,” or live through the tale of Mormon pr...
1 month ago | Stage
The first thing you notice about Theatre Under the Stars' production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale musical mashup, Into the Woods (1987) is its harmonious color. The palette chosen is so soothing to the eye, so complementary, t...