• Cristee Cook

On the Art Beat: Theatre and Film in D/FW, October 24-27

Spooky season is in full swing. It's time for monster movies, haunted theater spaces, and Halloween-themed entertainment. We've carefully curated theatre and film events that will delight you and fright you, including some phenomenal theatre productions closing this weekend - missing them will haunt you. Here are your recommendations for October 24th - 27th in D/FW.


Catch it before it's gone - closing this weekend:

Andrew Lippas’s The Wild Party at Bishop Arts Theatre. Based on Joseph Moncrue March’s 1928 steamy love triangle of the same name, this darkly brilliant show is the party to end all parties with a slew of colorful guests living on the edge in Prohibition-era Manhattan. Catch this decadent musical Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. Closes Sunday, October 27th. Tickets online HERE.

Kitchen Dog Theater closes the critically-acclaimed production of Dallas playwright Jonathan Norton’s new play, a love offering. Be sure to see this mesmerizing, contemporary story about truth, race, and love before it closes on Sunday, October 27th. For tickets, visit them online or call the box office at 214-953-1055. a love offering opened Kitchen Dog’s 29th Season of exceptional theatre in Dallas, kicking off what is sure to be a dynamic season of thought provoking works. Mark your calendars for their next production, Queen of Basel by Hilary Bettis. Directed by KDT Co- Artistic Director Christopher Carlos, this Regional Premiere opens November 21st.

Sweet Tooth Hotel and Arts Mission Oak Cliff present Disturbance, an interactive adventure for fans of theater, dance and mystery. This collaboration will transform the Sweet Tooth Hotel to present a show where the audience strives to discover if they can alter the ending or become trapped in never-ending enigma. Disturbance will allow audiences to move freely throughout the Sweet Tooth Hotel at their own pace, uncovering different pieces of the puzzle and immersing themselves in one of the most innovative theater experiments in Dallas. Friday and Saturday: doors open at 8 pm, with showtime at 8:30 pm. No late entry. Closes Saturday, October 26th. Grab your tickets HERE.

The Bippy Bobby Boo Show | Photo: Anthony Lazon

Theatre Three and Danielle Georgiou Dance Group present The Bippy Bobby Boo Show.

When: Friday and Saturday at 10:30 pm (after Dracula)

Where: Theatre Too 2800 Routh St., #168, Dallas

Dazzling with glitz and glamour of a 1960s musical variety show, The Bippy Bobby Boo Show is a two-week haunting of Theater Too, the delightful downstairs space at Theatre Three Dallas. Bippy Bobby, the crooning, cocktail-toting ne’er-do-well, hosts this late-night limited engagement featuring performances by the six ghosts living in the belly of the uptown basement. Come on down to the Boo Show Lounge, and enjoy the music, dance, and hilarity of this fall’s swankiest night of theater! Click HERE for tickets.

Artstillery continues The Generations of Adam

When: Friday and Saturday at 8 pm

Where: 723 Fort Worth Avenue, in West Dallas

The Generations of Adam is an immersive performance installation, conceived and produced by Artstillery. You will experience the true stories of over 20 people in regards to trauma derived from sexual abuse, coming out gay in religious households, institutional abuse, gaslighting in relationships, abortion rights and body shaming. Our installations include original narratives from community members, 13 performers in a warehouse space, projection mapping, puppets, sound design & pre-recorded video scenes all combined to tell a story of institutional trauma and healing from the perspective of three families. Advance tickets are recommended. Reserve them at www.artstillery.org.

Lone Star Circus presents Cirque de los Muertos

When: Friday, October 25th at 8 pm

Where: Lone Star Circus 14001 Inwood Rd, Addison

Celebrate an incredible Latinx holiday with Cirque De Los Muertos, a circus experience written and designed around Dia De Los Muertos. Featuring a full cast of Latinx performers ranging from stilt walkers, clowns, aerialists, and jugglers, this circus show is themed around the rich traditions of the Day of the Dead. Co-Produced by Lone Star Circus and Prism Movement Theater.

Grab your tickets to this special pop-up show here.



Generation Zapped Documentary

When: Thursday, October 24 – 6:30 pm

Where: Living Well Dallas, 17000 Preston Rd., Suite 400, Dallas

Generation Zapped is a solution oriented expose' documentary that reveals the alarming health hazards of our wireless age. This thought-provoking film weaves original interviews, news footage, motion graphics, and real-life personal stories. It tells the story of how the telecommunication industry thrives as a multi-billion dollar business at the expense of all of us but more importantly our children right within their schools with the proliferation of

wi-fi. Water and light snacks provided. Event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at Eventbrite.

Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes showing at The Angelika - Dallas

When: Thursday, October 24th – 7 pm

Where: Angelika Film Center & Café - Dallas 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln Suite 230, Dallas

Alfred Hitchcock pushes the romantic comedy-thriller form to perfection in The Lady Vanishes, about a young woman who triggers an international incident when she tries to track an elderly friend who has disappeared from the train. With classic stars Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, don't miss this rare showing from Director Alfred Hitchcock. Reserve your seat at: www.angelikafilmcenter.com.

The Dallas Filmmakers Alliance hosts a Screenwriting workshop: Open Table Read

When: Saturday, October 26th at 2 pm

Where: Common Desk - Addison

14555 Dallas Pkwy #100, Dallas

This is an opportunity for all levels of screenwriters to get together with other passionate screenwriters, do a table read of each others screenplays, receive feedback and fine tune their screenplays. Whether you have a working screenplay that you would like to finish, a finished screenplay that you would like fine tune or a screenplay that you are stuck with, a table read is a great way to bring your story to life by listening to the narration and the dialogue out loud. It is one of the first opportunities for a screenwriter to get a taste of what their end product may look and sound like. Whatever the outcome, it is our wish that you use this opportunity to advance your journey with your screenplay. After all, everybody has a story to tell and we are here to listen at The Dallas Filmmakers Alliance. Please bring a well formatted first 15 pages of your screenplay. Tickets HERE.

Free Classic Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

When: Saturday, October 26th at 7 pm

Where: Plaza Theatre Downtown Garland 521 W. State St, Garland

Since the 1940s, the elegant Plaza Theatre has been a landmark and focal point for Garland. Now, in its finest hour, the Plaza has been completely refurbished in the art deco style to reflect that bygone era. Enjoy a free classic movie in the historic space this weekend with Invasion of the Body Snatchers. A doctor’s patients make startling claims that their relatives have been replaced with identical-looking impostors in this 1956 classic. Tickets are free and open to the public.

The Monster Squad showing at The Palace Theater

When: Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 pm

Where: Palace Theater 300 S Main St, Grapevine, Texas

The gem of Main Street, the Palace Theater provides visitors a unique opportunity to experience the warmth of downtown's turn-of-the-century atmosphere recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy this unique theater for a spooky flick. The Monster Squad, starring: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger & Stephen Macht and Directed by Fred Dekker. A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. Grab your tickets at www.palace-theatre.com.

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