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A powerful anti-war piece of theatre, a brutal look at racism and a searing indictment of nationalism and religion. It is as current and topical as any original production premiering this year, and yet it is the 1972 Tony Award winner for Best Play. David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones kicks off Fun House Theatre and Film’s year long look at Politics Through the Proscenium, February 12-20 with Jeff Swearingen directing a cast of critically acclaimed young actors, ranging in age from 15-18, in this savage and complex satire. Be it the Syrian Refugee crisis, misconceptions about Islam, the treatment of current military veterans or piousness in conservative Christianity, the relevance of this 45 year old work, presented in 2016 by a new generation of actors and for a new generation of audience members, brutally exemplifies the concept that those who are unaware of their history are simply doomed to repeat it.

David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones is a darkly comic portrait of an archetypal, middle class family, Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky, falling apart. When David comes back from the Vietnam War blinded, he is pursued by furies that haunt him. Wanting to return their son to normal, Ozzie and Harriet attempt their best parenting. But David grows even more vengeful. Finally it's up to guitar-playing, fudge-eating Ricky to save the day by enlisting the family in a tidy little atrocity all their own. Recommended for Audiences Ages 16 and Up.

 

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Features

 

 

Check Us Out in This Feature by Mark Lowry on Theaterjones.com

Learn a little about what we do, why we do it, and how from the editor-in-chief of TheaterJones, Mark Lowry.  
Featuring some of our talented young actors, its a great read.

Photo credit: Robert Hart



 

Check out our Best of Dallas write-up from Elaine Liner in The Dallas Observer
About our biz from one of the best in the biz, Elaine Liner
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Check out our D Magazine write-up from Liz Johnstone
Training the next best actors in Dallas...
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Coming Soon

David Rabes'
Sticks and Bones
2/12 - 2/20

 

Charlie Varon's
Rush Limbaugh in Night School
Plus
Babes in Electionland Sketch Comedy
3/11 - 3/13


 

Jeff Swearingen’s

Old McDonald’s Farm- A Children’s Fable about The Obama Presidency

6.17-6.25

 

 

Wendy Weiner’s 

Hillary- A Modern Greek Tragedy with a ( Somewhat) Happy Ending

8.19-8.27

 

John Larson’s Adaptation of  
The Manchurian Candidate

10.28-11.5

 

 

Jeff Swearingen’s 

Ultimate Holiday Experience

12.2-12.10

Awards

 

Special Citation 2015-John Garcia’s The Column Awards

Best New Play of 2014: "Stiff" - DFW Critic's Forum
Dallas Observer 2014 Best Director: Jeff Swearingen 

2013 Mastermind Award - 
The Dallas Observer

Best Theatre Company 2013 -
The Dallas Observer

Best Play of 2013 - DFW Critic's Forum

Best Director of 2013 - DFW Critic's Forum

Special Citation 2013 - DFW Critics's Forum

Steve Lovett Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwright- Column Awards 2014

Best Children's Theatre 2012 -
The Dallas Observer

 

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Actor's Exploration Series

The Actor’s Exploration Series is aimed at challenging our young actors while pushing the boundaries of what audiences expect to see from “children’s theater”. Going beyond the traditional models of youth productions, our Actor’s Exploration Series centers on giving young actors the opportunity to explore complex material and for audiences to be exposed to playwrights, dramatic formats and subject matter not thought of as children’s fare. It is an unparalleled educational opportunity for the next generation of actors and an entertainment option for the theatrically savvy as well as those just being introduced to the art of theatre.

 

Next up in the series, Sam Shepherd's True West