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Love Is the Drug

It's a rare YA novel that combines entertainment and social commentary this gracefully

Reviewed by Amy Kamp, Oct. 16, 2014

The Truth About Alice

This tale of slut-shaming in a tiny Texas town is entertaining, but doesn't leave a lasting impact

Reviewed by Amy Kamp, Oct. 16, 2014

Hobby Lobby Hammurabi

A Bright New Boise takes a compelling look at religious extremism through a glass, darkly

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Oct. 16, 2014

Am I White?

One man's twisted sense of racial identity unravels in Adrienne Dawes' brisk and tense new drama

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Oct. 16, 2014

"Dave Culpepper: Wake Me When It's Quitting Time"

Even as Dave Culpepper dreams about our future in space, he humorously points out our present decline

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Oct. 16, 2014

Doubling Down

In The Great Society, playwright Robert Schenkkan and his subject, LBJ, both gamble big

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Oct. 9, 2014

The King and I

In a new staging of The King and I that's long on Asian authenticity, audiences are "getting to know" this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic in a most personal way

Reviewed by Russell M. Dembin, Oct. 9, 2014

Time Stands Still

Austin Playhouse finds the raw pain in this drama of a photojournalist wounded in the Iraq War

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Oct. 9, 2014

The Norwegians

C. Denby Swanson and Jenny Larson execute a real Nordic move in this murderous show

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Oct. 2, 2014

Agon and The Firebird

Ballet Austin put the moves on Stravinsky with this double feature

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Oct. 2, 2014

Love and Information

Caryl Churchill's latest explores humanity in the midst of technological inundation

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Oct. 2, 2014

Not Without a Fight

Authors Spivey and Sublett spin a complex tale of a Lubbock visionary's downfall, revenge

Reviewed by Joe O'Connell, Sep. 25, 2014

#ACreads: The Maze Runner

We mused on the YA novel's hunks as prom dates; now who's going to Love Me Back?

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Sep. 25, 2014

Still Now

Shrewd Productions' Still Now provides a fresh perspective on cancer through butoh

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Sep. 25, 2014

Now Then Again

Penfold's staging propels us through the time-space continuum to see one romance play out in many alternate ways

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Sep. 25, 2014

"About Thirteen Hundred People, About One Hundred Rocks, and Thirty More People"

A low-key socialism is at play in Russell Etchen's solo exhibition at Test Tube Gallery

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Sep. 25, 2014

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

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