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Roundup: Now on the boards and once upon a time in the hall


by Manuel Mendoza 30 Apr 2008

Renaissance man Lee Trull has become the first actor named to the Dallas Theater Center‘s new in-house troupe, Unfair Park reports. The 28-year-old playwright-thespian will be seen in at least two shows a season and help in local casting. He’ll also maintain his role as a company member at Kitchen Dog Theater. Here’s an audio […]

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Renaissance man Lee Trull has become the first actor named to the Dallas Theater Center‘s new in-house troupe, Unfair Park reports. The 28-year-old playwright-thespian will be seen in at least two shows a season and help in local casting. He’ll also maintain his role as a company member at Kitchen Dog Theater. Here’s an audio interview with Lee from last year. Who else would you like to see in the DTC group?

Just opened on the DTC stage is Moliere’s The Misanthrope, which Lawson Taitte reviewed for The Dallas Morning News and DTC board member Gail Sachson wrote about for this blog.

Last chances: Two provocative productions close Saturday — Undermain Theatre’s Neil Young musical Greendale and Kitchen Dog’s Richard III starring Rene Moreno, who’s usually directing instead of acting. Jerome Weeks was lukewarm on Greendale while Taitte found it “an overwhelming experience.” Here’s also Weeks and Taitte on Richard III. I’ll post my take after I see them tonight and tomorrow.

Spacing out at the Meyerson: Pulitzer-winning classical composer Henry Brant died last week, leaving a legacy of what is called “spatial” music. Instead of limiting the performers of his specially designed pieces to a stage, Brant would spread a large number of musicians around the concert hall. One such night occurred at the Meyerson in 1990 shortly after it opened. Robert Wilonsky wonders whether anyone recorded the event. Here’s an interview with Brant.

Because he’s so darned cute and dreadlocked: Rockwall’s Jason Castro apparently blew it again on Neil Diamond night on American Idol. Can he survive another vote-off tonight?

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