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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

Misalliance

This G.B. Shaw comedy is typically dense with dialogue, but the student actors at St. Edward's manage to keep tensions high

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Feb. 19, 2015

"Tony de los Reyes: Border Theory"

The unfortunately apolitical but undeniably charming work of Tony de los Reyes

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Feb. 19, 2015

Peter and the Starcatcher

Zach Theatre's Peter and the Starcatcher brings storytelling magic to the tale of how Peter Pan came to be

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Feb. 12, 2015

The True Story of Bonnie and Clyde

Crank Collective revives Texas' most infamous outlaw couple in a short and folksy musical that mixes fact and fiction

Feb. 12, 2015

"Soft Wax: Adam Crosson"

Adam Crosson melds history and architecture in a solo exhibition that rewards the studious eye

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Feb. 12, 2015

Thr3e Zisters

InThr3e Zisters, Salvage Vanguard disinters Chekhov's famous siblings in a beautiful, fascinating, cutting way

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Feb. 5, 2015

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

The Chicago troupe's dances, grounded in contemporary ballet, ranged from ceremonial to intimate to absurd

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Feb. 5, 2015

"Sara Frantz: Between Borderlands"

The artist's gouache-and-graphite, abstracted renderings of landscapes and buildings are how a machine might see the world

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 5, 2015

"Extremezzotints"

Slugfest Gallery's sampling of the exquisitely complicated print process called mezzotint will have you gawking

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 29, 2015

DNA

Capital T Theatre's DNA reveals more about how animals behave in a group than an episode of Nature

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jan. 29, 2015

"Unconscious Collective"

John Tennison's solo show lacks an editorial eye, and the exhibition suffers for it

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Jan. 29, 2015

Changelings

The Vortex's staging of Reina Hardy's magical new play, Changelings, casts a uniquely compelling spell

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jan. 22, 2015

Mauritius

Theresa Rebeck's play about stamps has surprsingly high stakes, but they aren't always realized in Different Stages' production

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Jan. 22, 2015

The Tuning Project

The improvised movements of Julie Nathanielsz and her dancers were full of refreshing surprises

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Jan. 22, 2015

"Multiple Originals XIX"

The Women Printmakers of Austin's latest group show displays both a diversity of technique and a fine array of beauty

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 15, 2015

The Insomniac's Ball

Bottle Alley's new site-specific show feels very much like a house party in which the guests talk all night long

Reviewed by Adam Roberts, Jan. 15, 2015

The Mountaintop

Katori Hall's drama probes Martin Luther King Jr.'s mortality and legacy on the last night of his life

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jan. 15, 2015

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