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The Hideout Theatre’s Virtual Threefer
The Hideout Theatre’s Virtual Threefer
Three troupes Zoomed and Twitched their time upon the improv stage

Wayne Alan Brenner, April 2, 2020

Jo Carol Pierce’s <i>Bad Girls Upset by the Truth</i>
Jo Carol Pierce’s Bad Girls Upset by the Truth
This revival of Jo Carol Pierce’s one-woman show from the Eighties pays loving tribute to the author without really coming into its own

Trey Gutierrez, March 19, 2020

Sad Girls Productions’ <i>So Lucky</i>
Sad Girls Productions' So Lucky
This world premiere from a brand-new company lacks polish, but it does honor its community’s stories

Elizabeth Cobbe, March 19, 2020

<i>So Lucky</i> Makes Space for Asian Americans Onstage
So Lucky Makes Space for Asian Americans Onstage
Sad Girls Productions' new play hopes to create connections within the community

Robert Faires, March 12, 2020

Vortex and New Manifest Theatre's <i>good friday</i>
Vortex and New Manifest Theatre's good friday
Kristiana Rae Colón's shocking drama puts audiences at the intersection of gun violence and sexual assault, and makes us think about both

Trey Gutierrez, March 12, 2020

Fallout Theater's <i>The 2020 First Annual Hollywood Awards Show: Live in Hollywood!</i>
Fallout Theater's The 2020 First Annual Hollywood Awards Show: Live in Hollywood!
A zany yet surprisingly relevant awards show satire dives into the glitzy soullessness of Hollywood

Madelyn Geyer, March 12, 2020

Gateway Theatre Project's <i>Ghosts</i>
Gateway Theatre Project's Ghosts
This site-specific staging immerses its small audiences in Ibsen's bleak, tragic world via an Austin home

Trey Gutierrez, March 5, 2020

<i>Hezada! I Miss You</i> by Erin Pringle
Hezada! I Miss You by Erin Pringle
Erin Pringle's debut novel is a circus of grief

Cat McCarrey, March 5, 2020

New Exhibit at the Blanton Will Have You Feeling the Bern
New Exhibit at the Blanton Will Have You Feeling the Bern
"The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta" explores the social movement from Latin America in the 1920s

Barbara Purcell, March 5, 2020

Shrewd Productions' <i>Alabaster</i>
Shrewd Productions' Alabaster
This deeply felt staging of Audrey Cefaly's new play brings us into a home where loss lives to show us when to leave

Robert Faires, March 5, 2020

Paradox Players' <i>The Mountaintop</i>
Paradox Players' The Mountaintop
In this powerful production of Katori Hall's drama, MLK wrestles with his life's meaning – and maybe an angel

Laura Jones, Feb. 27, 2020

Different Stages' <i>Gliders</i>
Different Stages' Gliders
Rita Anderson's domestic drama sets one family's frictions against the backdrop of the Apollo 11 mission

Robert Faires, Feb. 27, 2020

"Through the Dusk, a Light" at Recspec Gallery
Annalise Gratovich prints up a bright array of time and place

Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 27, 2020

<i>Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas</i> Lives Up to Its Title
Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Lives Up to Its Title
Stephen Harrigan chronicles the Lone Star State’s last 500 years

Robert Faires, Feb. 27, 2020

At No Lights No Lycra, You Really Can Dance Like No One's Watching
At No Lights No Lycra, You Really Can Dance Like No One's Watching
Since this weekly sober dance party happens in the dark, you're free to move without worry over how you look

Erica Lies, Feb. 20, 2020

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</i>
Mary Moody Northen Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This moving, transformative show gives its autistic hero a deep and engaging humanity

Laura Jones, Feb. 20, 2020

Archive Theater's <i>The Man of Destiny</i>
Archive Theater's The Man of Destiny
The company builds a uniquely entertaining evening around Shaw's fiery tango of wits between a young Napoleon and a Mysterious Lady

Trey Gutierrez, Feb. 20, 2020

<i>The Teacher</i> by Michal Ben-Naftali
The Teacher
This prize-winning novel's tale of a student piecing together the hidden life of her teacher, a Holocaust survivor who killed herself, is haunting

Jay Trachtenberg, Feb. 13, 2020

Zach Theatre's <i>Every Brilliant Thing</i>
Every Brilliant Thing
This production of Duncan Macmillan's solo show gives audiences a reason to live – make that a million reasons

Robert Faires, Feb. 13, 2020

"Mihee Nahm: Soaked"
In this solo exhibition, the artist invites us to take a walk with her down memory lane

Cat McCarrey, Feb. 13, 2020

Renee Davis' 25 Years as Harriet Tubman in <i>Sister Moses</i>
Renee Davis' 25 Years as Harriet Tubman in Sister Moses
The dancer talks about her quarter-century of walking in the footsteps of this legendary conductor on the Underground Railroad

Robert Faires, Feb. 6, 2020

Filigree Theatre's <i>The Turn of the Screw</i>
Filigree Theatre's The Turn of the Screw
The carefully crafted atmosphere in the staging of this ghost story may have you wondering if unseen spirits are lurking in the dark

Robert Faires, Feb. 6, 2020

Zach Theatre's <i>A Night With Janis Joplin</i>
Zach Theatre's A Night With Janis Joplin
This re-created rock concert with the legendary singer is so good, it may be better than the real thing

Elizabeth Cobbe, Feb. 6, 2020

Southwest Theatre Productions' <i>Trade With Klan</i>
Southwest Theatre Productions' Trade With Klan
In Donald E. Baker's new drama, the utter plainness of an Indiana small town makes its devotion to the KKK all the more shocking

Laura Jones, Jan. 30, 2020

Austin Opera's <i>Everest</i>
Austin Opera's Everest
The production took audiences to the summit with powerhouse elements that made this opera grand

Trey Gutierrez, Jan. 30, 2020

City Theatre's <i>Art</i>
City Theatre's Art
Macho arguments about taste abound in Yasmina Reza's dramatic comedy

Cat McCarrey, Jan. 30, 2020

Jarrott Productions' <i>The Niceties</i>
Jarrott Productions' The Niceties
In this staging of Eleanor Burgess' drama, the frictions of American society catch fire in an academic's office

Robert Faires, Jan. 23, 2020

Austin Playhouse's <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i>
Austin Playhouse's Tiny Beautiful Things
There's excellent work in Austin Playhouse's production about Cheryl Strayed writing an advice column, but where's the humility?

Elizabeth Cobbe, Jan. 23, 2020

"PrintAustin: The Contemporary Print" at Big Medium
To go or not to go: That's ultimately a stupid question

Wayne Alan Brenner, Jan. 23, 2020

Austin Symphony Orchestra:
Austin Symphony Orchestra: "Rach Star"
Orion Weiss played Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with the ASO, and we were spellbound

Robert Faires, Jan. 16, 2020

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