Hope you’re all in a good mood, because this morning’s roundup is extra rainbowy and smiley:
THE RETURN OF PABLO AND ALBERT: Reading the reviews of Circle Theatre’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, the word you keep coming across is “fun.” What else would you expect from a play by Steve Martin? This one describes a fictional meeting of two future intellectual giants in Paris near the turn of the century: Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso. TCU students star along the Circle pros. Reviewing for dfw.com, Punch Shaw writes, “… it is a fun and surprisingly interesting production that sparkles with the talent of the present and the future.” Equally entertained, Marl Lowry writes in his theaterjones.com review, “It’s not the greatest work of art you’ll ever see onstage, but it provides plenty of fun and leaves room for post-show debate. Leave it to a Renaissance man like Steve Martin to mesh laughter and brains so craftily.”
HEALING THROUGH ART: So we’re all pretty convinced around here that art is good for what ails ya, right? If you need any further convincing (and even if you don’t), check out this piece in the current Fort Worth Weekly about The Art Station. The center helps everyone from troubled teens to Alzheimer’s patients through art therapy. And while it is proof that this sort of therapy really does work, it’s also a testament to what one really determined person can accomplish. Art Station founder Jane Avila is proof that saints walk among us. Don’t believe me? Read the story.
TUNES FOR TOTS: And while we’re on the topic of good causes, we should mention the Way into the Music foundation. It’s a program founded by Marc Solomon, who also runs the music school Zound Sounds. Since not everyone can afford music lessons, he started Way into the Music, which will help provide for those students. And what better way to raise money for a music foundation than releasing a couple CD’s? Pete Freedman over at DC9 at Night has the deets.