It’s ladies night (and the feeling’s right) for North Texas theatre. Whether you’ve got a thing for naughty nuns with a penchant for folk guitar or just want to sip a mint julep and drink in all of Blanche DuBois’ catty banter, you’re set. Just make sure to watch out for those vixens from Island Zero, that damned Yankee Lola or the women of Nine. Kitty’s got claws, and she knows how to scratch!
A Streetcar Named Desire
August 8 – 31
Okay everybody, on the count of three: STEEELLLLAAAAAAAA! Now that we’ve got that out of our system, let’s move on. Get ready for genteel southern sass like only Tennessee Williams could write. Really, who hasn’t used the line “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers” to get out of a speeding ticket, to get a date or maybe even to get a free oil change?
Tickets: $27 – $32
5601 Sears Street, Dallas
The Sound of Music
August 7 – 17
For centuries, scholars have debated, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” We don’t know either, but keep her away from the curtains before she goes all Project Runway again. It’s sure to be an evening of do-re-mi’s and ’mos-fo-sho.
Tickets: $10 – $15
Studio B Performing Arts Center
2400 Justin Road (FM 407), Lewisville
Livin’ La Vida Lola
August 12 -17
Talk about a bait and switch, we were originally promised casting with La Bamba Papi Lou Diamond Phillips, but due to a “busy professional career” (hmm, Surreal Life 8? Celebrity Fit Club?), he dropped out and we got Richard Kind (pictured left) in the role of Satan incarnate. It’s like ordering the spicy enchilada plate and finding out they use canned Hormel chili – filling, but not as tasty. Nonetheless, we’ll be front row lip-synching along to “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets.”
Tickets: $40 – $69
Casa Mañana Theatre
101 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth
So Simple, Even a Cavegirl Can Do It
Atomic Cavegirls of Island Zero
Through August 23
An island of beautiful women showing off their monster side, no it’s not “The Hills goes to Hawaii,” it’s just another popcorn tosser from Pocket Sandwich Theatre. Find out what happens when the first manned flight to planet Jupiter goes awry and lands right in the middle of campyville. We hear animal prints are very en vogue for those summering on Island Zero.
Tickets: $10 – $18
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
5400 East Mockingbird, Dallas
When 8 ½ Just Won’t Do
Through August 9
Based on Fellini’s film 8 ½, Nine follows director Guido Contini as he struggles with lady troubles and a mid-life crisis. A movie version is already in the works with big star names buzzing about like Kidman, Day-Lewis, Hudson and, uh, Fergie? See it now, and then remind everyone what a trendsetter you were.
Tickets: $15 – $18
Irving Art Center’s Dupree Theater
3333 N. MacArthur, Irving