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Friends, Romans, Gender-Nonconforming Countrypeople…

Having coasted through high school and college with Cliff’s Notes to save us from actually reading a single of his plays, it’s safe to say we’re not fans of traditional Shakespeare. Not in the slightest. Yet every once in a while, our interest is piqued in a production that sounds daring…

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Practically Perfect In Every Way

You may never watch 1950s sitcoms the same way ever again. Imagine I Love Lucy if Ricky and Fred were pushing the twin beds together for a little afternoon action on all fours while Lucy and Ethel do interesting things with spatulas and whisks in the kitchen. That’s a down-and-dirty simplification of…

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Pronouns & Punchlines

Every family has its quirks. And then there’s the family in HIR (pronounced here).  Quirky barely begins to describe the Connors, a brood experiencing all sorts of drama just as soldier Isaac returns home after being dishonorably discharged. Among the shocking changes in his three-year absence, his sister Max is transitioning to become his brother. Following…

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Always A McBride, Never A McBridesmaid

Elvis hasn’t left the building. You just might not recognize him due to the high heels and fishnet stockings. That’s the central premise of the hilarious Off-Broadway sensation, The Legend of Georgia McBride, making its regional premiere this Friday. Uptown Players presents the comedy, which stars Kyle Igneczi in the title role of…

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A Little Light S&M To Kick Off The Weekend

Timing can be uncanny sometimes. Case in point: We can’t imagine when Medalew Productions planned One And Only, a play about a woman with sadomasochistic tendencies, that the major headlines of the week would be centered on sexual harassment and men abusing their power. There’s nothing funny about any of these situations or…

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Guess Who’s Coming Out At Dinner

The gay experience in Dallas differs dramatically from the gay experience in other big cities. Better than some, not as good as others. But we love it regardless. What we love even more is that Dallas gayborhood life takes center stage in a new play debuting on September 9 (with…

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These Ladies Doth Protest Too Much

Long before RuPaul paraded around men in women’s clothes, Shakespeare was doing the very same thing. The actors in his plays were probably some of the most popular cross dressers of the 1500s. Wonder if they also toured the country after their seasons were over trying to milk their 15 minutes…

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Shoulda Woulda You Better

We hate weddings. Unless they’re disastrous. Then seat us in the front row! Our nuptials-gone-nasty dreams come true tonight through April 9 as Uptown Players presents It Shoulda Been You. The musical comedy hilariously brings together anything and everything that could possibly go wrong for a bride and groom, whether it’s…