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Fall in re: Verse

Raking up some of the season's poetry collections

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Sep. 18, 2014

Failure and I Bury the Body

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Sep. 18, 2014

99 Poems for the 99 Percent

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Sep. 18, 2014

Backmasking

Reviewed by Greg Beets, Sep. 18, 2014

Instant Winner

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Sep. 18, 2014

No Words but What a Story

Glass Half Full Theatre reveals moving artistry in silence, smallness, and subtlety

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Sep. 18, 2014

The Method Gun

The Rude Mechs' play both affirms and dismantles everything your own guru taught you

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Sep. 18, 2014

"George Herms and Sarah Bancroft: LOVE George Herms"

Rhythm and tone take center stage at residence-based gallery Testsite

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Sep. 18, 2014

Stripped-Down Shakes

The player and the text take center stage in this one-man adaptation of Henry V

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Sep. 11, 2014

Xicano Dreams: Earth, Life, and Labors of Love

This melding of sci-fi and ancient myth found a powerful beat that made it hard not to move

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Sep. 11, 2014

Detroit

Capital T's Detroit is a destination worth a visit, but you wouldn't want to live there

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Sep. 4, 2014

"Ryan Cronk: Migration Wisdom, Chalk Lines, Tracings, and Undertow"

This solo show explores new existential threats in sharp analytical prints and layered chaotic collage

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Sep. 4, 2014

Urinetown: The Musical

City Theatre's Urinetown milks drought conditions for a flood of fun

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Aug. 28, 2014

"Michael Anthony García: Chimaera"

This ambitious solo show explores gender duality with the help of furniture and clothing borrowed from friends and family

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Aug. 28, 2014

Godspell

The Austin Theatre Project cast is exuberantly energetic, but it's in the still moments that they're most true to this musical

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Aug. 28, 2014

In the Company of Cats and Dogs

The Blanton has created a fun exhibition that reveals our evolving relationship to these fur babies

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Aug. 21, 2014

We Play Chekhov: Two Short Stories on Stage

Breaking String's two-course meal of Chekhov tales proves both meaty and effervescent

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Aug. 21, 2014

The Creation

Texas Choral Consort's performance of Haydn's masterwork reawakened one's sense of life in all its immense variety

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Aug. 21, 2014

I Wear the Black Hat

Klosterman's critique of villainy over the last 40 years offers some surprisingly sharp analyses

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Aug. 14, 2014

Bright Now Beyond

This new musical looks to put a fresh spin on the familiar Land of Oz, but the storytelling isn't always clear

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Aug. 14, 2014

Vecinos

Playwright / actor Rupert reyes pays tribute to his father and the pull of the past in this sweet comic romance

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Aug. 14, 2014

Akiko Kotani: Soft Walls

The two works in this exhibit by Akiko Kotani show two sides of repetitive work and of madness

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Aug. 14, 2014

The Who's Tommy

Zach's revival of the rock opera takes its cue from Alice in Wonderland, and while vivid, it lacks consistency

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Aug. 7, 2014

This Is Our Youth

Punchkin Repertory crafts something special out of the vast "nowhere" in the lives of its three protagonists

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Aug. 7, 2014

'Advanced Young Artists: Teen Artist + Mentor Exhibition'

Advanced Young Artists mentorship program elevates and exposes Austin's budding artists

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Aug. 7, 2014

'Austin Chronicle' Book Club

Readers toasted 'The Long Goodbye,' eager to move into 'The Hundred-Year House'

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jul. 31, 2014

Cyrano de Bergerac

City Theatre's staging of the Rostand classic makes good use of its space and is helmed by a very engaging star

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jul. 31, 2014

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

This Sixties satire of big business may be showing its age, but Archangel's production gives it some professional pizazz

Reviewed by Stacy Alexander Smith, Jul. 31, 2014

'Drawnonward: Jonathan Gruchawka & Mark Leavens'

Decay, distress, and destruction are the themes in the multidisciplinary works by these two artists

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jul. 31, 2014

'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

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