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Posted on 01 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.02—Sunday 01.04

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Gary Lynn Floyd takes over hosting duties at Lone Star Circus

For a few years, Liz Mikel has served as the ringmaster at the Lone Star Circus, which takes over the Dallas Children’s Theater around New Year’s to delight audiences young and old with gymnastics, music and feats of derring-do. Now Gary Lynn Floyd is taking over hosting duties, which is reason enough to go … but we also enjoy the rope tricks, contortionists and hot athletes in skimpy costumes.

DEETS:
Rosewood Center for Family Arts,
5938 Skillman St.
Friday– Sunday. $20–$46.
DCT.org.

Thursday 01.08

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Jaston Williams becomes Capote in solo show ‘Tru’

Truman Capote was not only one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, he was also a shameless social climber and celebrity junkie, cultivating friendships with powerful folks (often women) and being a social butterfly. But that combination got him in trouble once he started writing about the mavens he was friends with … and not necessarily in a positive light. Jay Presson Allen’s one-man show, Tru, isn’t often revived, because it requires a great actor to play the iconic Capote, but Theatre 3 has one in Jaston Williams. If you’re only familiar with the Texas native from his Tuna shows, you’re in for a treat. Previews begin Thursday.

DEETS:
Theatre 3,
2800 Routh St. in the Quadrangle.
Jan. 8–Feb. 8 (in previews through Jan. 11).
Theatre3Dallas.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 2, 2015.

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