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Hyde Park Theatre's <i>The Antipodes</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's The Antipodes
A ton of tales enliven this play by Annie Baker, but what do they tell us about the state of storytelling?

Robert Faires, July 26, 2018

<i>Into the Black Nowhere</i> by Meg Gardiner
Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner
In the sequel to UNSUB, Gardiner pits Caitlin Hendrix against a killer based on Ted Bundy and shows again what a great storyteller she is

Jessi Cape, July 26, 2018

<i>The Undertaker's Daughter</i> by Sara Blaedel
The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel
Denmark's "Queen of Crime" brings the mystery Stateside with a Danish woman who must deal with both a funeral home she's inherited in Wisconsin and a local murder

Elizabeth Cobbe, July 19, 2018

Forklift Danceworks' <i>Dove Springs Swims</i>
Forklift Danceworks' Dove Springs Swims
The company's latest community production showed why Dove Springs' pool matters to that neighborhood and to all of us as well

Robert Faires, July 19, 2018

"Margaux Crump: The Lure" at Women & Their Work
Juxtaposing natural and synthetic materials through the metaphor of the hunt, the artist blurs lines between lust and danger, the repellent and the seductive

Melany Jean, July 19, 2018

"Jonathan Muzacz: Stained Slabs" at the Butridge
With his solo show, the artist revs up the gallery by bringing in the street in eye-catching style

Melany Jean, July 12, 2018

"...of Warp and Weft" at Davis Gallery
Using wood and cheesecloth, Caprice Pierucci and Charles Heppner's mutation of form and fiber is beautiful even as it is foreboding

Melany Jean, July 12, 2018

Steven Saylor's <i>The Throne of Caesar</i>
Steven Saylor's The Throne of Caesar
Caesar's murder gets a fresh coat of paint in this mystery of ancient Rome

Rosalind Faires, July 12, 2018

Zach Theatre's <i>Heisenberg</i>
Zach Theatre's Heisenberg
In Simon Stephens' play, we observe the unlikely pairing of two people as an experiment in risk and change

Shanon Weaver, July 5, 2018

"We'll Just Rock for Ourselves: Selections From the Lisa Davis Archives"
The photos capture the kineticism of Austin's lesbian music scene in the Nineties and the magnitude of the photographer's legacy

Beth Sullivan, July 5, 2018

<i>Bluebird, Bluebird</i> by Attica Locke
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
A double murder in an East Texas town draws a black Texas Ranger deep into the shadows of the Piney Woods and the tangled race relations there

Robert Faires, July 5, 2018

Shrewd Productions' <i>The Afterparty</i>
Shrewd Productions' The Afterparty
We’re invited to hobnob with history’s great minds up on the astral plane

Elizabeth Cobbe, June 28, 2018

Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre's <i>Locked-In</i>
Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre's Locked-In
A dance inspired by our rigid connection to our cellphones was more spontaneous and personal than its title implied

June 28, 2018

“Regional Fictions” at MASS Gallery
“Regional Fictions” at MASS Gallery
This thought-provoking show takes on the educational system's traditional narratives by juxtaposing the familiar with images that challenge it

Melany Jean, June 28, 2018

<i>Booth's Richard III</i> by the Hidden Room Theatre
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

Shanon Weaver, June 21, 2018

Gold n' George's <i>For a Limited Time Only</i>
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

Jonelle Seitz, June 21, 2018

"Matthew Steinke: Deliriums" at Northern-Southern Gallery
Mental health disorders seldom look or sound this delightful

Wayne Alan Brenner, June 21, 2018

Heartland Theatre Collective’s <i>Little Bird</i>
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

Robert Faires, June 14, 2018

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s <i>Company</i>
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s Company
In this short works program, the troupe explored the solace and thrills in the company you keep

Jonelle Seitz, June 14, 2018

Zach Theatre's <i>Sunday in the Park With George</i>
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

Elizabeth Cobbe, June 14, 2018

The Ransom Center's
The Ransom Center's "Vaudeville!"
This exhibition reveals how the history of that entertainment form is really the history of the U.S.

Robert Faires, June 7, 2018

La Fenice's <i>Cthulhu Beach Party</i>
La Fenice's Cthulhu Beach Party
This commedia spoof mashes up surfside love and Lovecraft for an incredibly fun romp

Shanon Weaver, June 7, 2018

Performa / Dance's <i>Artist and Muse</i>
Performa / Dance's Artist and Muse
This program of four pensive and sensitive works explored physical and emotional distress and pain in great depth

Jonelle Seitz, June 7, 2018

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

Melany Jean, June 7, 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

Melany Jean, May 31, 2018

Glass Half Full Theatre's <i>Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW!</i>
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

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

Wayne Alan Brenner, May 31, 2018

Generic Ensemble Company's <i>Carmen</i>
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

Robert Faires, May 24, 2018

Capital T Theatre's <i>Small Mouth Sounds</i>
Capital T Theatre's Small Mouth Sounds
This hilarious and moving production reveals near deafening truths with barely a sound

T. Lynn Mikeska, May 24, 2018

Object Collection’s <i>It's All True</i>
Object Collection’s It's All True
This opera culled from Fugazi concert detritus was an endurance test for both audience and performers

Melany Jean, May 24, 2018

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