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'The Other Side'

Memoir by Houston writer Lacy Johnson recounts a personal trauma with honesty and haunting beauty

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Jul. 24, 2014

All's Well That Ends Well

In 7 Towers Theatre's staging of the Bard's tragicomedy, comic relief is never too far behind the tense moments

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Jul. 24, 2014

'Kasey Short: 5 Plus Hearts'

The artist's comparison of war and violence with spectator sport holds promise, though not all the work is equally strong

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jul. 24, 2014

Psychedelic Acid Trope

Exhibits at the Bullock, Briscoe, and LBJ explore our recall of the Sixties

Reviewed by Kate X Messer, Jul. 17, 2014

Port Authority

The intertwined monologues of Conor McPherson's drama provide a showcase for three fine Austin actors

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Jul. 17, 2014

Lysistrata

The performance of this ancient Greek comedy is inconsistent, but the experience around it makes it worth a visit

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jul. 17, 2014

Cavatina Duo

The performance by this guitar-flute duo was equal parts intensity and grace – with rich and complex musicianship

Reviewed by Natalie Zeldin, Jul. 17, 2014

Pygmalion

Shaw's comedy may still be politically charged, but Different Stages' production shows it's also satisfying entertainment

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Jul. 10, 2014

Let Me See It

A collection of elegantly wrought stories that follow two cousins, both gay, coming of age during the 1980s AIDS crisis

Reviewed by Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Jul. 10, 2014

'The Tesla Project' / 'Lifecycles'

We need more science – and more art shows inspired by science – as pleasing and stimulating as these two

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Jul. 10, 2014

Lone Star (In)Justice

Tales of true crime and made-up mayhem from deep in the heart of Texas

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jul. 3, 2014

'Phantom Instinct'

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Jul. 3, 2014

'Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker'

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Jul. 3, 2014

'Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey From Prison to Peace'

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Jul. 3, 2014

'Inside Man'

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Jul. 3, 2014

'South, America'

Reviewed by Michael King, Jul. 3, 2014

'The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas'

Reviewed by Amy Kamp, Jul. 3, 2014

Silence! The Musical

The musical send-up of 'The Silence of the Lambs' delivers two hours of nearly nonstop laughter

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Jul. 3, 2014

American Roots: Music of the Moravians

This concert of music from the pacifist community offered a meaningful alternative to the usual July Fourth celebration

Reviewed by Natalie Zeldin, Jul. 3, 2014

'Mariah Dekkenga and Josef Bull: We have never been modern'

The works by these two artists weave an intricate web of times and cultures

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jul. 3, 2014

Romeo and Juliet

Penfold's condensed version of Shakespeare's play, played by five actors, brings out the heart of the tragedy

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Jun. 26, 2014

Jewels of the Tanjavur Tradition: Live Music and Dance of Southern India

This Austin Dance India program celebrated the continuum of classical dance from generation to generation

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Jun. 26, 2014

'S Gershwin

This concertized biopic provides a wonderful review of George Gershwin's trailblazing life and career

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jun. 26, 2014

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

This play abounds in comic riffs on Chekhov, but it also taps the vein of human frailty in his work

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jun. 19, 2014

H.M.S. Pinafore

It would be difficult not to have fun at this Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin production

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jun. 19, 2014

'Raul Gonzalez and Julon Pinkston: Undetermined Matter'

The pairing of these two artists using similar approaches shows them playing off each other's strengths

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jun. 19, 2014

#WorldWideTrendingTopic

Austin's voice in the global conversation on art and social media

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jun. 12, 2014

punkplay

Gregory Moss' play turns out be about something much greater than punk: teens' search for identity

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Jun. 12, 2014

There, the Magnificent

Kathy Dunn Hamrick's latest dance celebrated small virtues, little kindnesses, and the joys of being close

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jun. 12, 2014

'Susan Collis: I would like to invite the viewer'

London-based Susan Collis presents a new realism in her solo show

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jun. 12, 2014

The Foreigner

Austin Playhouse does right by this popular American comedy, mining all the laughs and also making its point

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jun. 5, 2014

Gold Show|Rose Show

In the sequel to the 2013 concert of the same name, Julie Nathanielsz and Heloise Gold came at dance from opposite directions

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jun. 5, 2014

Bethany

Theatre En Bloc delivers a tough and disturbing social critique on suburbia and adversity facing single mothers

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Jun. 5, 2014

Once There Were Six Seasons

Glass Half Full Theatre employs puppets to show us a series of visions of the Earth transformed by climate change

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, May. 29, 2014

Chicago

Half & Half Productions' immersive staging of the Kander & Ebb musical keeps the joint jumpin' for a full two hours

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, May. 29, 2014

'A Secret Affair: Selections From the Fuhrman Family Collection'

The Contemporary Austin brings an exceptionally curated medley of international artists to town for a study in dualism

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, May. 29, 2014

The Suicide

The title may sound heavy, but this is a black comedy, given an artful and playful new staging by Paper Chairs

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, May. 22, 2014

Southwest Voices

Chorus Austin's showcase of new choral work by Texas composers proved there is plenty of homegrown talent to celebrate

Reviewed by Natalie Zeldin, May. 22, 2014

'Peppermint Doorstop'

This lighthearted exhbition by Matthew John Winters has a perspective as refreshing as the candy in its title

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, May. 22, 2014

Far Away, From Home

Local authors' summer lit-aways to distant places

May. 15, 2014

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