If you think Li'l Bit's relationship with Uncle Peck is dysfunctional, you should catch the sparring between Josh and Uncle Bob. They're the unhappy twosome of Austin Pendleton's pitch-dark comedy, Uncle Bob, about a dying bohemian writer and his confrontational nephew.
Directed by Bruce DuBose, Uncle Bob opens at Dallas, TX's Undermain Theatre, Jan. 24, with artistic director Raphael Parry in the title role. Cameron Cobb co-stars as Josh. Designing the show are Scott Osborne (set), Leila Heise (costumes) and Tristan Decker (lighting).
Author Pendleton is currently on Broadway in The Diary of Anne Frank and has appeared Off-Broadway in Richard III and his own Uncle Bob. His other play, Booth, was an Off-Broadway hit for Frank Langella.
For tickets to Uncle Bob, which began previews Jan. 21 and runs to Feb. 28 at the Undermain Theatre, 3200 Main St., call (214) 747-5515.
-- By David Lefkowitz