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Adam Roberts

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Waiting for Lefty

Street Corner Arts reveals how Clifford Odets did immersive theatre nearly 80 years ago

Arts Review, Dec. 11, 2014

From Hell to High Estate

This new chamber group's look at the dark side of Romantic music offered some fresh takes on iconic works

Arts Review, Oct. 23, 2014

Time Stands Still

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

Arts Review, Oct. 9, 2014

Love and Information

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

Arts Review, Oct. 2, 2014

Now Then Again

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

Arts Review, Sep. 25, 2014

No Words but What a Story

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

Arts Review, Sep. 18, 2014

Stripped-Down Shakes

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

Arts Review, Sep. 11, 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

Arts Review, Aug. 14, 2014

This Is Our Youth

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

Arts Review, Aug. 7, 2014

Keeping Score

With a bumper crop of musicals onstage in August, musical directors give some notes on what they do

Arts Feature, 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

Arts Review, Jul. 31, 2014


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

Arts Review, Jul. 17, 2014

'S Gershwin

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

Arts Review, Jun. 26, 2014

H.M.S. Pinafore

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

Arts Review, Jun. 19, 2014

The Foreigner

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

Arts Review, Jun. 5, 2014


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

Arts Review, May. 29, 2014


Cyndi Williams' study of a subterranean retirement community during a catastrophe has promise but isn't always clear

Arts Review, Apr. 24, 2014

The Drawer Boy

To see this show is to admire fine craftspeople who set out to tell a simple story in a simple way

Arts Review, Apr. 17, 2014


Though slow going, Southwestern University's staging delivered old-fashioned splendor and passion

Arts Review, Apr. 3, 2014


Georgetown Palace Theater delivers the spectacle of this feline musical, and admirably

Arts Review, Mar. 20, 2014

The Whale

The craft behind A Chick & a Dude's tightly realized production is what makes it so impressive

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2014

The Liar

Austin Playhouse's colorful production gives heightened dimension to an already heightened farce

Arts Review, Mar. 6, 2014

Top 10 Dramatic Turns of 2013

Arts Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

Shepherding Shepard

The material legacy of playwright Sam Shepard calls Central Texas home

Arts Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

And Then There Were None

With Christie's classic, Austin Playhouse delivers a fun evening of good, old-fashioned whodunitry

Arts Review, Dec. 5, 2013

Blood Wedding

The air of rural Spain pours forth from the entire ensemble in this riveting production of Lorca's drama

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2013

Alamo Aftermath: A Texas Revolution Operetta

Crank Collective's atypical new musical succeeds in sharing a brief Texas history lesson with us

Arts Review, Nov. 14, 2013

Stages of Death

Life lessons from the mortuary to the theatre

Arts Feature, Oct. 10, 2013


Tina Howe's satirical study of the people viewing a contemporary art exhibit becomes a fast, over-the-top romp at St. Ed's

Arts Review, Oct. 3, 2013

Tragedy: a tragedy

Hyde Park fave playwright Will Eno keenly satirizes the TV news biz when a team covers the day the sun doesn't rise

Arts Review, Sep. 26, 2013

A Raisin in the Sun

UpRise! Productions' revival of this trailblazing drama layers movement onto the script in distracting ways

Arts Review, Aug. 15, 2013

A Streetcar Named Desire

Blanche may want magic and not realism, but in City Theatre's revival, it's realism that makes the magic

Arts Review, Aug. 8, 2013

A Walk in the Woods

Street Corner Arts revives this tale of Cold War arms negotiations with style, notably in the forest set

Arts Review, Jul. 25, 2013

The Pillowman

As staged by 7 Towers Theatre Company, Martin McDonagh's play takes storytelling too far in more ways than one

Arts Review, Jul. 18, 2013

Triumph of Love

Austin Playhouse's take on this chamber musical features a wealth of talent, but the staging is static

Arts Review, Jul. 3, 2013

The Cruel Circus

Though often entertaining and quite humorous, this Trouble Puppet show seems to be missing something

Arts Review, May. 23, 2013

Up at VIII

With its heartbeat pulsing at Austin's tempo, choral group Ensemble VIII continues to climb

Arts Feature, May. 9, 2013

Good People

In wrestling valiantly with David Lindsay-Abaire's tough play, the artists of Different Stages prove themselves good people

Arts Review, May. 2, 2013

The Importance of Being Earnest

At Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Oscar Wilde's comedy is not only wonderfully expressed but played with remarkable accuracy

Arts Review, Apr. 18, 2013

Dawn Upshaw

The celebrated singer of opera and musical theatre knows how to use the tools for doing her job

Arts Feature, Apr. 4, 2013

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