Dallas' Kitchen Dog Goes Through the Leaves One Last Time Sept. 30

News   Dallas' Kitchen Dog Goes Through the Leaves One Last Time Sept. 30 It's fall, but the Kitchen Dog Theatre is done going Through the Leaves. Dallas' off-off-Broadway theatre company kicked off their 2001-02 season with Franz Xaver Kroetz's Through the Leaves, ending Sept. 30 at Heldt/Hall Theater in the MAC. The company's artistic director Dan Day directs.

It's fall, but the Kitchen Dog Theatre is done going Through the Leaves. Dallas' off-off-Broadway theatre company kicked off their 2001-02 season with Franz Xaver Kroetz's Through the Leaves, ending Sept. 30 at Heldt/Hall Theater in the MAC. The company's artistic director Dan Day directs.

In Through the Leaves, translated from the German by Roger Downey, a fragile butcher tells of her relationship with her mysterious lover. When Through the Leaves played Off-Broadway, it won five 1984 Obie Awards, including one for Kroetz, director JoAnne Akalaitis and actress Ruth Maleczech. Known for his ultra-onstage realism, Kroetz also wrote Mensch Meier, Farmyard and Working at Home.

Kitchen Dog Theatre co-founder John Morgan plays the lover, with Shelley Tharp as the butcher.

Performances of Through the Leaves began Sept. 8. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call (214) 953-1055. Kitchen Dog Theater is on the web at http://www.kitchendogtheater.org.

* In their 2001-02 season, Kitchen Dog will also stage Mark Ravenhill's Some Explict Polariods (Oct. 13 – Nov. 11), Craig Lucas' Reckless (Nov.17-Dec. 22), William Shakespeare's Coriolanus (April 6 – May 12, 2002) and a New Works Festival (June 8 – 30, 2002).

— By Christine Ehren