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Booth's Richard III by the Hidden Room Theatre

Beth Burns and company unearths a fascinating theatrical time capsule with this version of Shakespeare's tragedy

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Jun. 21, 2018

Gold n' George's For a Limited Time Only

In this lighthearted show, Natalie George, Heloise Gold, and their collaborators reacted to current events by exploring, inventing, playing

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Jun. 21, 2018

"Matthew Steinke: Deliriums" at Northern-Southern Gallery

Mental health disorders seldom look or sound this delightful

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Jun. 21, 2018

Zach Theatre's Sunday in the Park With George

Zach relalizes the Sondheim musical with near flawless execution but has little in the way of emotional reward

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Jun. 14, 2018

Heartland Theatre Collective’s Little Bird

The vulnerability of small things is at the heart of Nicole Oglesby’s drama of girls and ghosts in East Texas bayou country

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jun. 14, 2018

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s Company

In this short works program, the troupe explored the solace and thrills in the company you keep

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Jun. 14, 2018

The Ransom Center's "Vaudeville!"

This exhibition reveals how the history of that entertainment form is really the history of the U.S.

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jun. 7, 2018

La Fenice's Cthulhu Beach Party

This commedia spoof mashes up surfside love and Lovecraft for an incredibly fun romp

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Jun. 7, 2018

Performa / Dance's Artist and Muse

Performa / Dance's program of four pensive and sensitive works explored physical and emotional distress and pain in great depth

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Jun. 7, 2018

“Michael Anthony García: Continental Divide” at St. Edward’s

Layered photographs and images of empty garments across Austin allude to spaces of equality and disruption

Reviewed by Melany Jean, Jun. 7, 2018

Glass Half Full Theatre's Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW!

This playful eco-fable by Caroline Reck and Indigo Rael creates a surprising plastic paradise under the sea

Reviewed by Robert Faires, May. 31, 2018

"Ex Libris" at Recspec Gallery

This collection of new and vintage bookplates papers up a visual library of odd beauty

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, May. 31, 2018

"Krista Steinke: Good Luck With the Sun" at W&TW

These spectacular images of the sun and sky captured with homemade pinhole cameras reveal more about us than celestial objects

Reviewed by Melany Jean, May. 31, 2018

Capital T Theatre's Small Mouth Sounds

This hilarious and moving production reveals near deafening truths with barely a sound

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, May. 24, 2018

Generic Ensemble Company's Carmen

This devised work shares the name of Bizet's opera, but it has its own story to tell, one that's modern, irreverent and funny

Reviewed by Robert Faires, May. 24, 2018

Object Collection’s It's All True

This opera culled from Fugazi concert detritus was an endurance test for both audience and performers

Reviewed by Melany Jean, May. 24, 2018

American Berserk Theatre's Killer Girls

When the killer girls of this timely satire strike back at abusive bros, revenge is sweet, smart, and hilarious

Reviewed by Robert Faires, May. 17, 2018

Jarrott Productions' Seminar

Theresa Rebeck's play abounds in contradictions and irony, and this staging embraces them all – for the good and bad

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, May. 17, 2018

WEST Pop-Up at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

For the West Austin Studio Tour, 15 artists show their work in this historic Austin home to varying and delightful effect

Reviewed by Melany Jean, May. 17, 2018

Theatre en Bloc's Cry It Out

This production tackles the huge challenge of exploring motherhood and class, and can't quite have it all

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, May. 10, 2018

Tapestry Dance Company's April Fools

This remount of the tap troupe's valentine to vaudeville brought the old art form back with delights in abundance

Reviewed by Robert Faires, May. 10, 2018

"Dawn Okoro: Punk Noir" at the Carver Museum

The artist provides a corrective to preconceived notions of punk, exploring the ethos through black personal style

Reviewed by Melany Jean, May. 10, 2018

The Vortex's Performance Park

Whatever you want to call this play/scavenger hunt/immersive live roleplay, it’s a one-of-a-kind, wonderful theatrical experience

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, May. 3, 2018

Filigree Theatre’s Trio

In Sheila Cowley’s new play, questions of identity arise for three people during the creation of a play

Reviewed by Robert Faires, May. 3, 2018

“Elizabeth Chiles: Weave” at grayDUCK Gallery

Chiles explores the ever-changing nature of light, time, and life through transcendant prints of light’s little dance through flora

Reviewed by Melany Jean, May. 3, 2018

Girls Girls Girls' Broad Ambition

In this improvised musical, the women of this acclaimed troupe take it to the Eighties and take over the workplace

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, Apr. 26, 2018

Texas Early Music Project's Complaints Through the Ages

This TEMP concert collected brief melodic grievances from across the centuries, half heartfelt, half silly

Reviewed by Robi Polgar, Apr. 26, 2018

"Spencer Fidler: Vasculum" at Flatbed

This solo show reveals the artist's daily practice of preservation of craft and creativity

Reviewed by Melany Jean, Apr. 26, 2018

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Violet

In this moving production, a young woman learns the nature of true beauty and true love

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, Apr. 19, 2018

Latinauts: The Wrath of Juan at ColdTowne

Prima Doñas’ third installment of its popular “telenovela in space” delivers the laughs

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Apr. 19, 2018

“Nick Schnitzer: Inevitable Reckoning” at Dimension Gallery

Structures degraded by time and other materials provide a pointed view of dramatic change at work in the world

Reviewed by Melany Jean, Apr. 19, 2018

Street Corner Arts' Grounded

Every element of this production works together to get us inside the head of a troubled military flyer

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Apr. 12, 2018

Capital T Theatre's I and You

Lauren Gunderson's play uses Whitman's "Song of Myself" as a vehicle for two teens on the cusp of adulthood to explore identity

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Apr. 12, 2018

"Clarissa Tossin: Meeting the Waters" at the Blanton

The Brazilian artist explores the confluence of globalization's streams of production through the Amazon

Reviewed by Melany Jean, Apr. 12, 2018

Paper Chairs' The Repentance of Saint Joan

Patrick Shaw’s new play is less a tale of Joan of Arc’s life than a divine meditation on love lost

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, Apr. 5, 2018

Different Stages’ Yankee Tavern

This production of Steven Dietz’s play offers a deep dive into what we choose to believe and a stimulating evening of theatre

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Apr. 5, 2018

“Michelle Marchesseault” at Northern-Southern

The paintings filled with nesting S-curves comes from the artist’s meditative practice, but they’re joyful in their rumination

Reviewed by Melany Jean, Apr. 5, 2018

Theatre en Bloc's The Secretary

Kyle John Schmidt's new comedy takes dead aim at our national gun obsession and hits it with laughs

Reviewed by T. Lynn Mikeska, Mar. 29, 2018

Austin Playhouse's Shakespeare in Love

The Oscar-winning film makes a successful transition to the stage through Don Toner's marvelous production

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Mar. 29, 2018

"Vladimir Mejia: Mi Feito Don't let this time be in vain"

This show feels like a glimpse into the artist's camera roll, a peek into the digital chronicling of a life and all that is consumed throughout it

Reviewed by Melany Jean, Mar. 29, 2018

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