The Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas' Off-off-Broadway company named for a line in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, have chosen a season that will include three world premieres, the Southwest premiere of Mark Ravenhill's Some Explict Polaroids and Craig Lucas' Reckless.
Some Explict Polaroidsis a satiric look at two couples, one young, gay and obsessed with pop culture trash, and the other middle-aged, ex revolutionaries. Both are in search for meaning and fulfillment in this British comedy, running Oct. 13-Nov. 11 in the Black Box Theatre. Tim Johnson directs.
The comic thriller Reckless plays Nov. 17-Dec. 22 in the Hedt/Hall space. Kitchen Dog company member Tina Parker stars as the suburban housewife who suddenly discovers on Christmas Eve that her husband has put out a contract on her life. Christopher Carols directs.
The three world premieres will include the spring entry, Babette, about Vander Clyde, a young Texas boy who leaves the South in the 1920's to become a transvestite trapeze artist, plus two pieces set for the Kitchen Dog's cabaret series, Captain Redwing's Traveling Juggling Show (Oct. 18-27) and Rebound and Gagged by company member Aaron Ginsburg (Feb. 14-23, 2002).
Also planned for the mainstage season are Franz Xaver Kroetz's tales of a fragile butcher and her lover, Through the Leaves, playing Sept. 8 30, and William Shakespeare's Coriolanus, running April 6-May 12, 2002 with Kitchen Dog artistic director Dan Day in the lead role. A subscription is $75. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary is located at 3120 McKinney Avenue. For reservations, call the box office at (214) 953 1055. Kitchen Dog Theatre is on the web at http://www.kitchendogtheatre.org.
-- By Christine Ehren