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Much ado-ing at The Hub

Family affair: Tim Shane ’95 and Christie Beckham Shane ’99 run the Dallas Hub Theater in Deep Ellum.

Much ado-ing at The Hub

Family affair: Tim Shane ’95 and Christie Beckham Shane ’99 run the Dallas Hub Theater in Deep Ellum.

Tim Shane ’95 and Christie Beckham Shane ’99 have a more dramatic marriage than most. You’d expect that of a couple of actors who also direct, though, wouldn’t you? At least they keep it all in the family: the Shanes own and operate the Dallas Hub Theater in Deep Ellum. It’s an exciting life. Especially when The Fringe — alternative theater — is on. Fringe at the Dallas Hub means “riskier shows than those in mainstream theaters,” says Tim, exhausted by staging 13 eclectic shows in four weeks.

But The Hub is only part of the story. Tim founded Shane-Arts in 1993 while still a student at TCU. “I wanted to experiment. I was excited by the idea of nomadic theater,” he says. The tag line for the venture is “A Theater Coming Near You.” So if you’d like a troupe of trained actors to bring a play to your door, you got it. Have a yen for murder? Shane’s Comedy Killers will do you at the venue of your choice. Need to send a singing telegram, or find an act for your festival? You guessed it: Shane-Arts is there with bells on, whatever theatrical itch needs scratching.

The Shanes think of it as hiring your own personal Pay Per View with live actors. See more at www.shane-arts.com.