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  • Press Picks

    published December 25, 1997

    thursday december 25 Christmas Day brunch Bits of shredded wrapping paper glitter across the floor. Ribbons and bows hang on... More >>

  • Das Pits

    published December 18, 1997

    Das Barbecu, currently showing at Stages Repertory Theatre, is a strange show indeed. The musical is loosely based on Wagner's famous work Der... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published December 18, 1997

    thursday december 18 104 KRBE Live Session with Aerosmith Though it's too late to win a chance to rub elbows with these geriatric... More >>

  • Christmas Treats

    published December 11, 1997

    The Christmas season has barely begun, and already visitors are sitting politely in your living room, waiting for you to entertain them. You blab... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published December 11, 1997

    thursday december 11 The History of Playing Cards These days, we can get a set at Eckerd for a couple of bucks, but the first decks... More >>

  • Strange Rites

    published December 4, 1997

    Since 1993, when the company first took shape, Infernal Bridegroom Productions has been the closest thing Houston has had to avant-garde theater.... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published December 4, 1997

    thursday december 4 Holiday in the Park Oh! The comforts of tradition: The sweet, angelic voices of bored schoolchildren singing... More >>

  • Worlds of Wonder

    published November 27, 1997

    It was a decade ago when Cirque du Soleil first crossed the Canadian border to introduce the U.S. to a whole new idea of what a circus could be.... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published November 27, 1997

    thursday november 27 Thanksgiving Houston Superfeast In early medieval England, whole families and even whole villages would join... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published November 20, 1997

    thursday november 20 Cirque du Soleil presents Quidam Forget everything you know about the circus. Cirque du Soleil is more than a... More >>

  • Old-Time Fun

    published November 13, 1997

    Musical comedy is a dying art. All those blaring voices, that bug-eyed acting and the inanely reductive themes are, for the most part, too insipid... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published November 13, 1997

    thursday november 13 Making the Art Dance! You may never get another chance to see such a performance. Tonight, the paintings from... More >>

  • Tortured Silence

    published November 6, 1997

    Stages' latest offering is a production of Doug Wright's Quills, a polemic play clearly meant to argue in favor of one of the most rudimentary of... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published November 6, 1997

    thursday November 6 Bordello Choreographer Richard Hubscher (also the artistic director of Zocalo Theater) has been busy creating a... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published October 30, 1997

    thursday october 30 Macbeth Baddest of the bad girls, Lady Macbeth is a feminist's nightmare. She's strong and powerful but as low... More >>

  • Street of Dreams

    published October 23, 1997

    Houston theater is, for the most part, conservative. Of course we get the strange imports from New York City and Los Angeles, but our homegrown... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published October 23, 1997

    thursday october 23 Robert Schimmel One evening after Robert Schimmel had finished his standup routine, an old lady came up and told... More >>

  • A Death to Remember

    published October 16, 1997

    Sadness, the kind that is dark, utterly alone and so constant and deep that it moves into the marrow of your bones, is one of the richest yet most... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published October 16, 1997

    thursday october 16 The Misanthrope High school theater is usually not much fun for anyone except the kids involved and perhaps... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published October 9, 1997

    thursday october 9 The Radiators They worked their way up from playing Louisiana high-school proms a decade ago to being praised by... More >>

  • Fly Like an Eagle

    published October 2, 1997

    The Ensemble Theatre's current show, Black Eagles, is based on the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. During World War II, the squad of black fighter... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published October 2, 1997

    thursday october 2 The Quadroon Ball: An American Tragedy The New York Times described Damon Wright's play about a mixed-race... More >>

  • An Up-the-Hill Battle

    published September 25, 1997

    In a decidedly patriarchal world, can a woman build an independent female identity and fall in love? This is the question posed in Jane Martin's... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published September 25, 1997

    thursday september 25 Playboy Models Autograph Party Though there is much bickering over where it all started, some say that... More >>

  • Press Picks

    published September 18, 1997

    thursday september 18 Witness & Legacy and Mein Kampf: The Photography of David Levinthal The Holocaust Museum of Houston and the... More >>

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