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Zach Theatre's <i>The Ballad of Klook and Vinette</i>
Zach Theatre's The Ballad of Klook and Vinette
In tracking one couple's affair, this production shows us how love is an imperfect art

Trey Gutierrez, May 16, 2019

Austin Playhouse's <i>Summer and Bird</i>
Austin Playhouse's Summer and Bird
This world premiere production gives audiences of all ages the chance to travel to a mythical land of wonders

Laura Jones, May 9, 2019

Diverse Space Dance Theatre's <i>Memoirs and Armours</i>
Diverse Space Dance Theatre's Memoirs and Armours
The company's season closer showed the young dancers' commitment to a shared vision and their potential as artists

Elizabeth Cobbe, May 9, 2019

"Rachel Kalisky: Glassnet" at CAMIBAart Gallery
New works fuse glass and metal mesh in a mesmerizing display

Wayne Alan Brenner, May 9, 2019

Dimension Sculpture Park
Dimension Sculpture Park
Springdale Road is increasingly strung with gems, and this is the newest one

Wayne Alan Brenner, May 2, 2019

ScriptWorks' Out of Ink 2019: Artificially Intelligent
ScriptWorks' Out of Ink 2019: Artificially Intelligent
The 10-minute plays in this year's edition of the annual showcase venture outside the comfort zone

Trey Gutierrez, May 2, 2019

Austin Opera's <i>La Bohème</i>
Austin Opera's La Bohème
The beauty of the music and stagecraft in this production teaches us something about love and art

Laura Jones, May 2, 2019

Glass Half Full Theatre's <i>Once There Were Six Seasons</i>
Glass Half Full Theatre's Once There Were Six Seasons
Using innovative puppetry, Glass Half Full Theatre dukes it out with climate change in an invigorating way

Laura Jones, April 25, 2019

Rude Mechanicals' <i>Not Every Mountain</i>
Rude Mechanicals' Not Every Mountain
This Rude Mechs performance piece shows us a mountain's lifetime in an hour and makes clear that nothing lasts forever

Trey Gutierrez, April 25, 2019

"Rebris" at Northern-Southern
Reduce, reuse, recycle is seldom so remarkable as in these works by Virginia Fleck and Ted Carey

Wayne Alan Brenner, April 25, 2019

Performa / Dance's <i>Confections</i>
Performa / Dance's Confections
This evening of works, performed outdoors at the Umlauf, mixed art, beauty, and nature in ways that enraptured

Laura Jones, April 18, 2019

Austin Playhouse's <i>Copenhagen</i>
Austin Playhouse's Copenhagen
In the conversations of this Michael Frayn drama, we learn that history is broken, just like us

Laura Jones, April 18, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>Matilda the Musical</i>
Zach Theatre's Matilda the Musical
With its memorable characters and energetic performances, this production connects adults with their inner child

Trey Gutierrez, April 18, 2019

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's <i>Spring Awakening</i>
Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Spring Awakening
In this production at St. Edward's University, the use of movement adds emphasis to the musical's sex-positive moral

Lilli Hime, April 11, 2019

Vortex Repertory Company's <i>Last: An Extinction Comedy</i>
Vortex Repertory Company's Last: An Extinction Comedy
The magic cast by the company of this devised shows pulls laughs from the impending demise of the planet

Elizabeth Cobbe, April 11, 2019

<i>Outside Looking In</i> by T.C. Boyle
Outside Looking In by T.C. Boyle
With this novel about Timothy Leary and LSD in the early Sixties, T.C. Boyle has written a mighty book – and a gift

David Gaines, April 11, 2019

Penfold Theatre's <i>Crime and Punishment</i>
Penfold Theatre's Crime and Punishment
In this stage adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel, a fascinating glimpse into the more twisted corners of the human mind

Elizabeth Cobbe, April 4, 2019

<i>Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing</i> by Robert A. Caro
Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing by Robert A. Caro
The author of The Path to Power shares the methods and motivations he employs while producing his award-winning biographies

Roberto Ontiveros, April 4, 2019

<i>Shooting Lessons</i> by Lenny Kleinfeld
Shooting Lessons by Lenny Kleinfeld
Kleinfeld's newest Chicago-based crime thriller takes the safety off

Wayne Alan Brenner, April 4, 2019

Different Stages' <i>The Book Club Play</i>
Different Stages' The Book Club Play
This production captures both the cringeworthy humor and drama of its characters in a mockumentary for the stage

Trey Gutierrez, March 28, 2019

"Denise M. Fulton and Sam Yeates: A Shared Vision" at Davis Gallery
We got your signs and signifiers right here, mon ami – and that's just lagniappe

Wayne Alan Brenner, March 28, 2019

Salvage Vanguard Theater's <i>Antigonick</i>
Salvage Vanguard Theater’s Antigonick
This production gives an ancient tale a fresh look and feel while retaining its tragic power

Robert Faires, March 28, 2019

Dance Repertory Theatre's <i>Fortitude</i>
Dance Repertory Theatre's Fortitude
In this spring concert, a profound and moving tribute to a missing member of the Theatre & Dance Department community

Robert Faires, March 21, 2019

"Stella Alesi: Journeying" at Prizer Arts & Letters
The artist extends her protean skills toward the bold and minimal

Wayne Alan Brenner, March 21, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>Notes From the Field</i>
Zach Theatre's Notes From the Field
This production of Anna Deavere Smith's provocative docudrama calls out America's criminal justice system

Bob Abelman, March 13, 2019

Co-Lab Projects and Partial Shade's
Co-Lab Projects and Partial Shade's "Soft Opening"
In this one-night event, four works by four artists revealed themselves over time in an empty East Austin lot

Taylor Prewitt, March 13, 2019

"Exquisite Corpse" at Recspec Gallery
Dying is an art; at this gallery, they do it well

Wayne Alan Brenner, March 13, 2019

Hyde Park Theatre's <i>A Doll's House, Part 2</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's A Doll's House, Part 2
Like its source material, this sequel from another mother entertains and inspires on its own terms

Bob Abelman, March 7, 2019

Street Corner Arts' <i>Junk</i>
Street Corner Arts' Junk
Ayad Akhtar's drama about Eighties junk bond traders plays like a prequel to 21st century America and its financial crises

Elizabeth Cobbe, March 7, 2019

Elizabeth Chapin:
Elizabeth Chapin: "Deconstructing Nostalgia" at Wally Workman Gallery
This "type of padded cell of Southern culture" is, pardon us, insanely beautiful

Wayne Alan Brenner, March 7, 2019

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