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Heartland Theatre Collective's <i>The Vineyard</i>
Heartland Theatre Collective's The Vineyard
The reasons to see this staging of Nicole Oglesby's new drama are the thorny questions it leaves you to answer

Trey Gutierrez, Nov. 7, 2019

<i>The Survivors/Los Sobrevivientes</i> at Texas State University
The Survivors/Los Sobrevivientes at Texas State University
Katie Bender's drama takes us inside the Alamo for the rare treatment of that story as something intimate, with feeling more than action

Robert Faires, Nov. 7, 2019

"Demons & Devils" at Recspec Gallery
Because we could all use a little more aesthetic exorcising, couldn't we?

Wayne Alan Brenner, Nov. 7, 2019

TILT Performance Group's <i>Pandora: Life Outside the Box</i>
TILT Performance Group's Pandora: Life Outside the Box
This world premiere of Allen Robertson's musical releases kindness and joy into the world

Robert Faires, Oct. 31, 2019

"Lone Star Wild" at Davis Gallery
In this Tex-centric group show, so many creatures great and small, perfectly captured on every wall

Wayne Alan Brenner, Oct. 31, 2019

The Highs and Lows of Houston Life in <i>Lot: Stories</i>
The Highs and Lows of Houston Life in Lot: Stories
Bryan Washington depicts residents with warmth and discernment as they live, fight, work, and love in a city that can be both a home and a challenge

Rosalind Faires, Oct. 24, 2019

New Janis Joplin Biography Favors Love Over Sensationalism
New Janis Joplin Biography Favors Love Over Sensationalism
Author Holly George-Warren shows the love in Janis: Her Life and Music

Tim Stegall, Oct. 24, 2019

Penfold Theatre's <i>Ghost Quartet</i>
Penfold Theatre's Ghost Quartet
Among the threads of this darkling tapestry are spirits of malice and mayhem and longing and love

Wayne Alan Brenner, Oct. 24, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>Dracula</i>
Zach Theatre's Dracula
Strong performances and Broadway-level design fill this entertaining version of the Bram Stoker vampire tale

Trey Gutierrez, Oct. 24, 2019

Tapestry Dance Company's <i>Austintatious (Too)</i>
Tapestry Dance Company's Austintatious (Too)
This revival of a 2002 production paid tribute to the spirit of the city but also showed how the troupe embodies its best qualities

Robert Faires, Oct. 24, 2019

“Will Klemm: Box of Light” at Wally Workman Gallery
“Will Klemm: Box of Light” at Wally Workman Gallery
The artist illuminates our world’s defining shadows with an oil-based glow

Wayne Alan Brenner, Oct. 17, 2019

Thinkery & Verse's <i>Dionysus in America</i>
Thinkery & Verse's Dionysus in America
This contemporary spin on The Bacchae shows how little the unjust treatment of women has changed in 2,500 years

Laura Jones, Oct. 17, 2019

TexARTS’ <i>Little Shop of Horrors</i>
TexARTS’ Little Shop of Horrors
This production of the horror comedy musical makes watching inept humans get devoured by an alien plant just a damn good time

Laura Jones, Oct. 17, 2019

UT Theatre & Dance's <i>12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs)</i>
UT Theatre & Dance's 12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs)
In a work more poetry than story, playwright Caridad Svich has drowned Ophelia resurface, freed from Hamlet's shadow

Elizabeth Cobbe, Oct. 10, 2019

The Hidden Room Theatre's <i>The Duchess of Malfi</i>
The Hidden Room Theatre's The Duchess of Malfi
In staging John Webster's revenge tragedy, the company strikes a delightful balance between historical authenticity and genuine emotion

Trey Gutierrez, Oct. 10, 2019

"Colin McIntyre: Systema Praeternaturae" at Dimension Gallery
The artist's sinuous, flowing forms of nickel-plated steel are part of a reminder that in the midst of life, we are in death, etc.

Wayne Alan Brenner, Oct. 10, 2019

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

"David Culpepper: That's Not Going Anywhere" at Co-Lab Projects
The show is welcome to hang around, but this artist is going places

Wayne Alan Brenner, Oct. 3, 2019

Eastside's Past and Present Revealed in John Mulvany's Latest Exhibit
Eastside's Past and Present Revealed in John Mulvany's Latest Exhibit
"Secure the Perimeter" at grayDUCK Gallery asks, “What if the outside force is an inside job?”

Barbara Purcell, Oct. 3, 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

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

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

<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

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

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

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