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Krapp's Last Tape / Hughie

Pairing of Krapp's Last Tape and Hughie reveals haunted old men and masterful acting by Michael Stuart

Reviewed by Robert Faires, May. 21, 2015

"Bobby Scheidemann: Together at Sunset"

Scheidemann's rush-hour portraits of people in cars reveal the character of both individuals and highway

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, May. 21, 2015

"Shrine of Inevitable Forces"

This exhibition in an abandoned church shows how time and pressure can reshape objects into rich new forms

Reviewed by Robert Faires, May. 21, 2015

Cenicienta

Zach Theatre wondrously conjures the enchantment of Cinderella's tale and a child's imagination

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, May. 14, 2015

Monty Python's Spamalot

The cast has talent, but the Georgetown Palace version of this Python musical suffers from a lack of smooth execution

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, May. 14, 2015

"Agree to Disagree: 2015 Studio Art MFA Thesis Exhibition"

The exhibit by UT graduate students is a mix that ranges from impressive to downright disappointing

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, May. 14, 2015

Trouble Puppet's The Wars of Heaven, Part I

The eons-old battle between heaven and hell gets reorganized along gender lines

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, May. 7, 2015

"Sara Condo/Lindsay Hutchens" at Permanent Collection

One photographer considers the mother she had while another ponders the mother she thought she'd be

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, May. 7, 2015

Barefoot Dogs

A Mexico City family scatters to the wind when its patriarch goes missing

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Apr. 30, 2015

Hausfrau

This first novel is about the desperation of a depressed expat housewife in Switzerland

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Apr. 30, 2015

Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook

A UT professor recounts his three decades of reporting in Asia

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Apr. 30, 2015

All the Way

In Zach Theatre's staging of this epic political drama about LBJ, the fight for civil rights feels particularly urgent

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Apr. 30, 2015

Random Acts of Magic

The 2015 batch of Out of Ink 10-minute plays is a satisfying buffet of silliness and thoughtfulness

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Apr. 30, 2015

The Graduate

It isn't exactly like the movie, but City Theatre's stage adaptation is well-acted and provocative

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Apr. 30, 2015

The Robber Bridegroom

With its fairy-tale trappings and bluegrass score, this is the chicken and waffles of musicals

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Apr. 23, 2015

Austin Dance Festival

The debut of this new dance fest offered a range of interesting work, the best being fluent in musicality

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Apr. 23, 2015

"Blood and White"

Caitlin McCollom's paintings seek to marry the limitations of the body with the reality of death and decay

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Apr. 23, 2015

The Great God Pan

Street Corner Arts' production of Amy Herzog's play is memorable

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Apr. 16, 2015

The Trees of Govalle

Forklift Danceworks' latest connected care for urban trees, a neighborhood's life, and all of us to nature

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Apr. 16, 2015

"Ian Shults: Sex, Drugs, and Leave Me Alone"

Are West Austin tastes in painting taking a swing toward the provocative?

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Apr. 16, 2015

Jacob's Ladder

The hero of this Theatre en Bloc premiere wrestles with ethical issues while working for FDR

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Apr. 9, 2015

Miró Quartet

The ensemble's treatment of Schubert was like a ride along a winding road in a finely tuned Porsche

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Apr. 9, 2015

"Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties"

"Witness" brings the Civil Rights Movement to the Blanton Museum of Art

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Apr. 9, 2015

The Last Five Years

Penfold Theatre's remount of The Last Five Years tracks a failed romance with intimacy and polish

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Apr. 2, 2015

Director's Choice

Jennifer Hart's first commission for Ballet Austin was this triple bill's highlight

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Apr. 2, 2015

Amy Yoes, Ezra Masch, Tim Schmidt: "Ultraviolet"

Amy Yoes, Ezra Masch, and Tim Schmidt conjure the extrasensory

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Apr. 2, 2015

"The Superlative Light: Inside the Texas Petawatt Laser"

Photographer Robert Shults has your "stimulated emission of radiation" right here, pal

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Mar. 26, 2015

"Tom Sachs: Nuggets"

Tom Sachs' new pop-culture sculptures take center stage at Lora Reynolds Gallery

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Mar. 26, 2015

"000000"

"000000" makes something out of nothing at Pump Project

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Mar. 19, 2015

The Christians

Hyde Park Theatre's The Christians is remarkable in its compassion for its characters' beliefs

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Mar. 18, 2015

Hands Up Hoodies Down

Zell Miller III mounted a stirring, provocative blend of slam poetry, dance, improv, and rap

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Mar. 18, 2015

Simple Sundries

Glass Half Full's simple bird-meets-girl story is more complex than it appears

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Mar. 12, 2015

She Stoops to Conquer

Austin Playhouse brought out the impudence of this comedy of manners through a shared vision of sincere simplicity

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Mar. 12, 2015

"Up + Up: 2015 Senior Art Exhibition"

This UT student group show is surprisingly tame

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Mar. 12, 2015

Pythia Dust

The Vortex's star-spanning musical is out of this world, but it doesn't really go anywhere

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Mar. 5, 2015

"Tamara Becerra Valdez and Jesse Kees"

Two artists study and celebrate Bastrop

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Mar. 5, 2015

The Invention of Love

Ambitious script, gifted cast take us inside a brilliant mind in Austin Shakespeare's production

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Feb. 26, 2015

The Wiz

The whole ROYGBIV takes center stage in Austin Community College's brightly colored and dazzlingly designed Oz musical

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Feb. 26, 2015

"Neil O'Brien: (I saw You) Chugging from a 2 Liter"

Easy drinking in O'Brien's Common House solo show of prints and paintings

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Feb. 26, 2015

Everything Is Established

Physical Plant's new work is a fast, funny, disturbing example of great Austin playmaking

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Feb. 19, 2015

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