Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: June 26

A Game of Thrones parody with child actors in Plano;By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at Theatre Three; Swans at Trees.


The office got suspiciously quiet just before 11 am today. I wonder what that’s all about.

There are a couple of radically different theater events happening many miles apart this evening. Plano’s Fun House Theatre has a very curious Game of Thrones-themed production performed entirely by children. Our theater critic Lindsey Wilson caught a show and sent along a note that Game of Thrones Junior is what Fun House does best:

 A perfect blend of high and low humor, sophisticated jokes punctuated by silly slapstick. And you don’t have to be a GOT addict to get the jokes (remember, the kids in the play aren’t even allowed to watch the HBO show yet!).

Wilson warns that there are limited tickets for tonight, so get on that.

She also recommends By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. That’s playing at Theatre Three tonight, and continues through mid-July. She says the play boasts “excellent performances” and that performers Yolonda Williams and Stormi Demerson “have an easy dynamic” that really makes the first act its greatest strength, but that they shine throughout.

There you have it, from the critic of the genre I trust most.

New York’s downtown scene has changed dramatically since one of its groups formed there in 1982, but the noise-rock band Swans is still capable of the artful ferocity they possessed all those years ago. I caught them at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple in 2010 and it was one of the most convincing live performances I had seen in years. That’s still true. They’ll be at Trees this evening.


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