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Alchemy Theatre's <i>The Waverly Gallery</i>
Alchemy Theatre's The Waverly Gallery
This production of Kenneth Lonergan's drama presents the human weight of disease and makes its pain tangible

Trey Gutierrez, Oct. 3, 2019

<i>The Dutch House</i> by Ann Patchett
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
In her eighth novel, Ann Patchett shows that what makes a family cannot be measured by the grandness of a house

Yvette Benavides, Oct. 3, 2019

Paper Chairs' <i>Plano</i>
Paper Chairs' Plano
This production gets inside the heads of three sisters over a decade that races by in a breakneck 90 minutes

Elizabeth Cobbe, Sept. 26, 2019

Ethos' <i>:Humpty</i>
Ethos' :Humpty
Melissa Vogt and Chad Salvata's musical takes the childhood rhyme into adult territory, balancing lighthearted elements with macabre darkness

Trey Gutierrez, Sept. 26, 2019

Blue Lapis Light's <i>In Light</i>
Blue Lapis Light's In Light
In this aerial dance production, the performers move through the sky with such grace, joy, and harmony, they might as well be angels

Robert Faires, Sept. 26, 2019

Shrewd Productions' <i>Jump</i>
Shrewd Productions' Jump
In Charly Evon Simpson's drama, characters caught in the dark currents of grief and depression seek a way through

Robert Faires, Sept. 19, 2019

"Andy Coolquitt: Pinto Beans" at Bale Creek Allen Gallery
The artist's solo show is a public display of well-organized chaos, a sculptural nirvana of randomness and resourcefulness

Barbara Purcell, Sept. 19, 2019

“Valerie Fowler: The Story of the Deer in the Road”
“Valerie Fowler: The Story of the Deer in the Road”
Wonderfully painted memories of where the wild (and even-toed ungulate) things are

Wayne Alan Brenner, Sept. 19, 2019

Austin Playhouse's <i>Holmes and Watson</i>
Austin Playhouse's Holmes and Watson
The joy in this staging of Jeffrey Hatcher's play is seeing the good doctor deduce which of three Sherlocks is the real deal

Robert Faires, Sept. 12, 2019

Hyde Park Theatre's <i>Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's Hot Dogs at the Eiffel Tower
Maggie Gallant relates her search for her birth parents with slow-burn storytelling that captivates with its blend of cheekiness and honesty

Trey Gutierrez, Sept. 12, 2019

<i>The Secrets We Kept</i> by Lara Prescott
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
Who runs the world? Secretaries, spies, and survivors in Lara Prescott's debut novel

Rosalind Faires, Sept. 12, 2019

Theatre en Bloc's <i>Dance Nation</i>
Theatre en Bloc's Dance Nation
This production of Clare Barron's play invokes the experience of puberty for girls, in all its allure and terror

Robert Faires, Sept. 5, 2019

Archive Theater Company's <i>Cyrano de Bergerac</i>
Archive Theater Company's Cyrano de Bergerac
Jennifer Rose Davis' new staging immerses audiences in 19th-century France, taking them on an epic journey that's equally humorous and heartfelt

Trey Gutierrez, Sept. 5, 2019

"Kate Breakey: Ornithology" at Stephen L. Clark Gallery
Where late the sweet birds sang, where now resides the egg and eye

Wayne Alan Brenner, Sept. 5, 2019

<i>Liz Behan: One Woman at Dusk</i> at ColdTowne
Liz Behan: One Woman at Dusk at ColdTowne
Laura de la Fuente’s solo show is a charged combination of clever writing, memorable characters, and spirited performance

Trey Gutierrez, Aug. 29, 2019

<i>Cold Storage</i>
Cold Storage
David Koepp's new thriller involves zombies, but its unexpected take, rooted in scientific realism, will make you rethink how the genre works

Reid Jowers, Aug. 29, 2019

"Shoot Like a Grrrl" Takes You on a Club Crawl Through Lost Austin
Photographer Martha Grenon's exhibit at SouthPop covers the Austin music scene in the Eighties and Nineties

Robert Faires, Aug. 29, 2019

Color Arc Productions' <i>The Mamalogues</i>
Color Arc Productions' The Mamalogues
In the world premiere of Lisa B. Thompson's play, the lives of single black mothers are seen, and felt

Robert Faires, Aug. 29, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>Ann</i>
Zach Theatre's Ann
This revival of Holland Taylor's play replaces Ann Richards the Lone Star icon with the everyday Texan who faced challenges head-on

Trey Gutierrez, Aug. 22, 2019

“Shana Hoehn: Hauntings” at Women & Their Work
“Shana Hoehn: Hauntings” at Women & Their Work
Vintage hood ornaments are reimagined as sculptures that expose the historically distorted treatment of women’s bodies

Robert Faires, Aug. 22, 2019

"Meeghan Morongova: Boundless Abandon" at Butridge Gallery
The photographer's first solo show is a clever and colorful fabrication of portraits

Wayne Alan Brenner, Aug. 15, 2019

Last Act Theatre's <i>Seven</i>
Last Act Theatre's Seven
In this documentary play, seven women from around the world tell stories that are tragically familiar

Robert Faires, Aug. 15, 2019

<i>That! Big! 80s! Musical!</i> at the Hideout
That! Big! 80s! Musical! at the Hideout
This improvised take on Footloose-style musicals wasn't exactly polished, but the cast's catchy enthusiasm brought genuine laughs

Trey Gutierrez, Aug. 15, 2019

“Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day” at the Blanton
The artist explores his indigenous roots and American identity in this solo exhibition

Barbara Purcell, Aug. 8, 2019

Zilker Theatre Productions' <i>The Little Mermaid</i>
Zilker Theatre Productions’ The Little Mermaid
Dynamite vocals and grand visuals overcome the musical's narrative weaknesses to satisfy audiences nostalgic for Disney's classic

Trey Gutierrez, Aug. 8, 2019

<i>The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!</i>
The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
The McElroys' hit RPG podcast-turned-comic earns its exclamation mark

Rosalind Faires, Aug. 8, 2019

Crime Month: <i>Criminal</i>
Crime Month: Criminal
This comics series is made for and best enjoyed in the dark

Robert Faires, Aug. 1, 2019

Summer Stock Austin's <i>How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying</i>
Summer Stock Austin's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
This musical succeeds on the infectious energy of every member of its enthusiastic cast

Trey Gutierrez, Aug. 1, 2019

Summer Stock Austin's <i>Haunted: A Ghost Story</i>
Summer Stock Austin's Haunted: A Ghost Story
This new musical by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown is darker than their usual fare, but there's light at the end

Robert Faires, Aug. 1, 2019

Grageriart: <i>Design 4 Everyone</i> at Crashbox
Grageriart: Design 4 Everyone at Crashbox
Math rock is hard, let's go shopping with some robots

Wayne Alan Brenner, Aug. 1, 2019

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