There’s savage honesty in this Dallas production of Lord of the Flies


There is so much that feels new in WaterTower Theatre’s Lord of the Flies, but still with an undercurrent of deja vu. The story, about a group of British schoolboys stranded on an island after a plane crash, is familiar to anyone who read William Golding’s novel in high school. But this production, with its uber-naturalistic set and thundering sound design, brings Golding’s boys to life in frightening reality. Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi is using…

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Famous wistful romance becomes more layered on musical Dallas stage


It’s hard to top Meryl Streep. The vaunted actress was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a lonely Italian housewife in the film The Bridges of Madison County, but now actresses are being asked to make Francesca Johnson sing — literally and figuratively — in the musical version. First it was Broadway darling Kelli O’Hara, who received a Tony nomination for her work. Now on the national tour it’s Elizabeth Stanley, who…

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