Senator Wendy Davis from Fort Worth will see Shakespeare’s tongue-twisting monologues and raise trained actors a 13-hour filibuster.
But if you can’t witness that today, you can catch other, somewhat more romantic dramas at Samuell-Grand Theater with Shakespeare Dallas’ production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s a perfect love quadrangle—Hermia loves Lysander, but she’s technically engaged to Demetrius. Helena, their friend, loves Demetrius, but Demetrius is clueless. In order to keep Hermia from having to marry someone else, all four run off into the forest, where their lives and relationships are complicated by a bunch of meddling fairies. I assume we’ve all experienced something similar. Bring a chilled bottle of wine and pack a picnic.
Also this evening, Dallas Summer Musicals opens Flashdance, which is, of course, a musical based on the `80s movie. Boy meets girl while she’s working her night job as an exotic dancer at a dive bar. Boy realizes that girl works as welder at the steel mill he owns. But girl has dreams, such as attending a ballet conservatory. Blah blah, more romance and obstacles.
Finally, Super Troopers fans will want to make tracks to Sons of Hermann Hall, where Jay Chandrasekhar (the film’s director and co-writer) will do a stand up set.
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