The travails of regional theater make rich meta-entertainments, as Christopher Guest & Co. have ably demonstrated.
So how about a New York theater group doing a play about Texans doing a play about New York “bohemians”?
New York Theater Barn’s project, titled “Speargrove Presents,” is described by a company as a humorous, heartfelt account of a debate over Rent in a small Texas town. (In the real-life controversy in Rowlett, members of the high school cast ultimately performed songs from the show at an off-campus theater, but not the full production.)
The performance will take place April 5th at the Julia Miles Theater. We wish it included a gum-chewing Parker Posey, but that’s probably asking too much.