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.
2 days ago | Stage
Tennessee Williams' classic play The Glass Menagerie (1945), certainly his most personal work and, perhaps, his best, is not known for skidding off the rails. But 4th Wall Theatre Company's production careens dangerously close to the edge. I have ...
3 days ago | Stage
It should come as no surprise that late 19th-century Teutonic teens were just as randy and angsty as our Gen Zs. Raging hormones know no century. Smartly adapted from German playwright Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening, his 1891 experimental and s...
8 days ago | Opera
Giacomo Puccini's verismo-fueled Tosca (1900) runs on opera's highest octane – sex and violence. It speeds along, no time for detours, spinning its tale with a breakneck pace. Co-librettist Giacoso complained to the composer that there was nothing...
16 days ago | Stage
If you ever wanted to see moonlight on stage, go to Catastrophic Theatre and bask in the light that Jayden Key throws off as The Witness in Will Eno's absurdist, existential comedy, Tragedy: a Tragedy. Key is one of five characters caught up in an...
22 days ago | Stage
At first glance, the title of Jocelyn Bioh's gentle and warm School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play says it all. A lot of Mean Girls, some Heathers, maybe a bit of Legally Blonde. Then it gets interesting. Set in an all-girls boarding schoo...
25 days ago | Stage
All hail Bohemia! Alley Theatre's handsome production finally catches sunshine when it moves to the exotic land far away from dour Sicilia, where the play begins. Officially Act IV in Shakespeare's radiantly transparent yet complex fairy tale, The...