Circle Theatre reveals 2013 season

Wow, just saying “2013 season” sounds weird still. I should probably start my Christmas shopping soon.

Anyway, Fort Worth’s Circle Theatre has announced its 2013 season (its 32nd), which begins in just a few weeks, and is top-heavy with comedies, albeit some very dark ones. Here it is:

God of Carnage. This show debuted in North Texas last spring at Dallas Theater Center, following release of the film Carnage this time last year. It’s about parents behaving badly. Directed by Robin Armstrong. Jan. 24–Feb. 23.

A Bright New Boise. Gay playwright Samuel D. Hunter penned this play about a father trying to reconnect with his son, with dark undertones revealing themselves. Directed by Steven Pounders. Mar. 21–Apr. 13.

Miracle on South Division Street. A woman maintains a religious shrine for 20 years, despite evidence that her father’s vision was not as authentic as she believes in this comedy. June 13–July 13.

Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Taking its title from a famed bit of Shakespearean stage direction, this revenge comedy involve a cat, an abusive husband and lots of laughs. Aug. 15–Sept. 14.

Too Many Cooks. The season closes as it begins — with a comedy directed by Robin Armstrong. In 1932, as folks plan to open a new restaurant, things go horribly wrong. Oct. 17–Nov. 16.

Tickets range from $10–$35. Season tickets start at $80. For more, visit CircleTheatre.org

—  Arnold Wayne Jones