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Past articles by Nancy:

To be indoors or not for 'Hamlet,' Shakespeare Dallas says yes to a dramatic change

For more than four decades, Shakespeare Dallas has presented Shakespeare under the stars. But as Hamlet said, There are more things in heaven and... → Read More

Theater critic Nancy Churnin's must-see plays this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth

Trying to decide what shows are worth your time and money? Here's a quick look at the Dallas-Fort Worth productions I'm most looking forward to and... → Read More

In Stage West's 'Everybody,' the actors are picked randomly, and the message is profound

FORT WORTH — Bwalya Chisanga trembled when the pink ball landed in her hands. She's one of five actors in Stage West's Everybody who finds out on... → Read More

'Hamilton' Dallas tickets going on sale: Here's when, how much — and why scalpers and bots are blocked

Single tickets for Hamilton in Dallas will go on sale in Dallas Dec. 14 at 10 a.m., but only to those who have signed up to be Ticketmaster... → Read More

A timely 'A Christmas Carol' that connects the emotional dots at Dallas Theater Center

In an era where we still argue about whether we're our brother's keeper, Dallas Theater Center's annual production of A Christmas Carol remains... → Read More

At long last, Scrooge: Alex Organ stars in 'A Christmas Carol' for DTC

After six years of performing in Dallas Theater Center's production of A Christmas Carol, resident acting company member Alex Organ knows Kevin... → Read More

Joanie Schultz, artistic director of WaterTower Theatre, resigns unexpectedly

On Monday, a day after Joanie Schultz' new adaptation of A Doll's House closed, WaterTower Theatre in Addison announced that Schultz, the company's... → Read More

Brilliant, biting 'Radiant Vermin' by Kitchen Dog Theater questions the price of one's conscience

Kitchen Dog Theater has come a long way since the scrappy company was founded by Southern Methodist University graduates in a Deep Ellum pawnshop... → Read More

For theater companies without permanent homes, it can take a lot of drama just to get a play onstage

Finding space to rehearse and store the props, how to break down a set into puzzle pieces that can be transported and assembled: For homeless theaters, it's a drama to put drama onstage. → Read More

'A theatrical town hall meeting': Playwright hopes 'What Makes a Citizen' pushes Dallas audiences to vote

Will Power calls it '90 minutes of fun and power.' The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence at the Dallas Theater Center has created... → Read More

Dallas production of 'Steel Magnolias' shows that women who support each other can be a mighty force

Steel Magnolias is a tragic reminder of the fragility of life. But in Dallas Theater Center's compelling production, the heart goes on after... → Read More

Censored works get center stage in 'Banned Together' at Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Cabaret. Chicago. Fun Home. Rent. Angels in America. Indecent.Some of the hottest and most acclaimed shows on Broadway have something surprising in... → Read More

Love 'Charlotte's Web' and 'Little House'? Learn about illustrator Garth Williams at an Irving exhibit

Author and historian Leonard Marcus will give a free lecture about the illustrator at the Irving Arts Center. → Read More

A must-see 'Once' at Theatre Three has a unique mother-daughter act

In Theatre Three's resplendent Once, a musical about love that blossoms when a young woman refuses to let someone give up on his music, there is a... → Read More

D-FW Theater Critics Forum names the best plays, performances and more in Dallas-Fort Worth

WaterTower Theatre racked up the most accolades, 11 in all, in Joanie Schultz' first season as artistic director while a new company, Imprint Theatreworks, held its own with seven honors. → Read More

Stage West's well-executed 'An Octoroon' raises questions about race that the script fails to answer

This provocative, well-acted play at Stage West ends before it says what it needs to say about racial issues; the good news is that you can continue to talk about the questions it raises at post-show discussions. → Read More

Children's book author Yuyi Morales tells her immigrant story in 'Dreamers'

With 'Dreamers,' a new, autobiographically inspired book about the immigrant experience, Yuyi Morales shares her journey to make a positive difference in the world. → Read More

Second Thought's 'Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.' is a tough show about gender equality

The regional premiere of Alice Birch's play at Second Thought Theatre doesn't go down easily and isn't meant to; it reflects the difficulty of women's struggles in the modern world. → Read More

Second Thought Theatre challenges gender stereotypes in 'Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.'

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is terrifying, say the actresses in the ensemble of this regional premiere by British playwright Alice Birch.... → Read More

Love and lies tie compelling 'Heisenberg' and 'Actually' together at Theatre Three

When the onstage connection between a couple is powerful enough, you don't need much else.Theatre Three keeps the focus on strong performances in... → Read More