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Friday 09.05

TeCo launches inaugural Play Pride LGBT Festival competition

Think of it as a cage match for creatives, or an intellectual’s American Idol. Six playwrights, pictured above, each wrote a short play with gay themes, chose a local non-profit organization as its beneficiary and have at it in a weeklong battle of the boys. Each of the plays — running about 15 minutes each — tackles issues for the gay community, from a gay teen visiting a prostitute to a confrontation between a priest and a parishoner to a simple battle over a glass of water in the Texas heat. At the end of the fest on Sept. 14, audience votes will be tallied and the winner takes home $1,000.

DEETS: Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St. Sept. 5–14. TeCoTheater.org.

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Saturday 09.06

Lyric Stage opens season with classic ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

For more than a decade, it was the longest-running show in Broadway history, and even now it’s among the most beloved musicals of all time. Lyric Stage, which specializes in brash, large-scale classic musicals, mounts this granddaddy of them all, Fiddler on the Roof. Friday is a preview, but Saturday is the big opening night.

DEETS: Irving Center for Performing Arts, 3333 MacArthur Blvd., Irving. Sept. 5–14. LyricStage.org.

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Friday 09.12 – Saturday 09.13

MOMIX mixes it up with revolutionary modern dance

MOMIX is as well known for its use of architectural props as for its impressive manipulation of the human form, and both combine for a memorable adventure in the outer reaches of dance. The touring company kicks off TITAS’ new season with two days of performances at the Winspear.

DEETS: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Sept. 12–13. ATTPAC.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 5, 2014.

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