Monday, February 2, 2015

A toast to True West


You’ve got until Valentine’s Day to catch “True West” at Beaumont Community Players. I was on the front row in the intimate box theater and just about got splashed with the Miller High Life characters were consuming. This is set in the ‘70s with synthetic fibers, fern and typewriters. My family had that yellow, rotary wall phone. Two brothers argue about stories. Scripts, as it were. It’s intense.
And, I can’t tell you why so much toast is involved. They’re actually toasting on stage, and the theater smells fantastic. You will want some for breakfast the next day.
Gina Hinson directs Blake Kyler, Michael Mason, Jody Reho and Gladys Thomas in this play.

Map your Mardi Gras
People are all the time saying how glad they are that Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is family friendly. Take the family out for so much fun you’ll need a plan.  Call the Mardi Gras office at 409-721-8717 if you’d like to volunteer.
Here’s how to plan out all the good music you will hear:
Thursday, Feb. 12
  • 6 p.m. – J.A.G.
  • 8 p.m. – Phillip Glyn Band
Friday, Feb. 13
  • 7 p.m. – Tracy Byrd
  • 10:30 p.m. – Whiskey Myers
Saturday, Feb. 14
  • 5:30 p.m. Chris Ardoin & NuStep
  • 8:30 p.m. – Longneck Road
  • 10:30 p.m. – Randy Rogers Band
Sunday, Feb. 15
  • 4 p.m .- The Stark Experiment
  • 6:30 p.m. – Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns
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