Friday 05.18

Drama for real
Originally set to be a full production, Theatre Three scaled back Jessica Blank’s and Eric Jensen’s award-winning play The Exonerated about wrongfully convicted defendants to a limited engagement staged reading. The play was deemed the No. 1 play of the year by the New York Times and won a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award, so you know it’s good stuff.

Theatre Too, 2800 Routh St.
Through Sunday


Saturday 05.19

Professor X in the flesh
What is likely the Super Bowl for comic and sci-fi fans in Dallas, this year’s Dallas Comic Con looks to impress big time. With guests like Patrick Stewart, pictured, from X-Men films, Val Kilmer from Batman Forever and Marvel godfather Stan Lee in the lineup, the two-day event is like Nirvana. And we’re kinda hoping to see a bunch of hotties in tight superhero costumes as well.

Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Through Sunday. $20–$25.


Thursday 05.24

Good Christian belle
Lots of queens were pissed that ABC canceled the campy fun GCB last week. But now you can see its star live and upfront. Singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth shows just show good she is in this one-night only performance.

Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St.
8 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 18, 2012.