Friday 02.15 — Sunday 03.10

Langston Hughes defends his art in “Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been’

In 1953, on the eve of giving testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Langston Hughes — poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance — tries to write a poem. What follows is a rumination not just on McCarthyism, but the role of the artist. Stage West presents the regional premiere of Carlyle Brown’s Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been. With Djoré Nance as Hughes and Christopher Dontrell Piper as his attorney.

Stage West,
821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth.



Tuesday 02.14 — Sunday 03.10

Kitchen Dog presents irreverent comedy ‘You Got Older’

Mae’s boyfriend dumped her, she got fired from her job and now has to move home to look after her dad, all while the biological clock goes tick-tick-tick. Kitchen Dog Theater is back with its first show of 2019, the dark comedy You Got Older, which combines fantasy and grim reality with bawdy humor. Jenny Ledel and Barry Nash lead the cast; Tina Parker directs.

Trinity River Arts Theater,
2600 N. Stemmons Expressway.



Friday 02.15 — Sunday 02.17

DSO plays the music of ‘The Little Mermaid’ to accompany screening

The Disney animated musical renaissance really began with The Little Mermaid, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is honoring that music (by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken) with a live performance of the score, played along to a screening of the film itself. It’s a great family event, or just for anyone who loves that music. Sarah Hicks conducts.

Meyerson Symphony Center,
2301 Flora St.
Friday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m.