by Michael Meigs
Published on June 03, 2016
The playwright attempts to do a ighthearted treatment of family life in South Texas. Think 'Dallas' with character comedy. The result is closer to a very unfunny 'Beverly Hillbillies.'
The audience arriving in the black box theatre at the Dougherty Arts Center is treated to Donnie Stroud's marvelous slide show of Old West images from pastel postcards and hand-tinted photos from the early twentieth century. A few notes on This Side of the Dirt by Tito Beveridge, which follows: The two characters with whom we spend most of our time are both women. Jonna Juul-Hansen is Jean Ann, the middle-aged heiress of …