Best Bets • 08.26.16

Posted on 25 Aug 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.26 — Sunday 10.09

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The stars turn out for ‘Constellations’

Nerd alert! Roland is a beekeeper. Marianne is as Cambridge academic, a physicist who studies theoretical cosmology. They meet and fall and love. And that should be it. But there’s chaos theory and wormholes and tons of other intellectual justifications for the myriad ways this girl-meets-boy story could play out … all of which do in this sophisticated two-hander, a romance with the universe of love at its feet. Alex Organ and Allison Pistorius star in Nick Payne’s Constellations, the season-open for the DTC.

DEETS:
Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora St. (Studio Theatre)
DallasTheaterCenter.org

Saturday 08.27

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Drag Racer Thorgy Thor performs at Marty’s Live

The new All Star edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race is underway, but last season’s quirky contestant, Thorgy Thor, is the draw this weekend in Dallas. She’ll bring her live performance to the gayborhood with a late-night set that promises to be as sassy as she is.

DEETS:
Marty’s Live
4207 Maple Ave.
Doors at 9 p.m., show at midnight.
OneNightINBangkok.org

Friday 08.26 — Sunday 09.11

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‘The Toxic Avenger’ musical makes its North Texas debut

The musical version of The Toxic Avenger is a legend of things that never quite were. It got its initial staging at Houston’s Alley Theatre, before moving to off-Broadway for retooling and an eventual move to B’way. But the move never took place, despite widespread acclaim, and the rights to the show never came free… until Uptown Players snagged them for this cult classic about a green superhero.

DEETS:
Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
UptownPlayers.org

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 26, 2016.

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