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Zach Theatre’s Ann

Holland Taylor captures every nuance of Ann Richards in this magnificent production

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Apr. 28, 2016

Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre’s Lumen

The site-specific dance inspired by Dan Flavin’s art evoked pure wonder and worked as a study of threes

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Apr. 28, 2016

“Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s”

The Blanton Museum of Art’s retrospective may tap nostalgia for a certain generation, but it can be deeply moving, too

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Apr. 28, 2016

The Explorers Club

Austin Playhouse's sublimely silly satire of Victorian pomposity ventures where other comedies fear to tread

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Apr. 21, 2016

Street Corner Arts' Bull

Street Corner Arts turns a corporate office into a ring where fighting for your job is a bloodsport

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Apr. 21, 2016

"Rebecca Marino: The Best Available Evidence" at grayDUCK Gallery

The exhibit drops viewers into the middle of the mystery of UFOs, but without providing any answers

Reviewed by H.C. Arnold, Apr. 21, 2016

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's She Loves Me

This production at St. Edward's University knows just how to bring forth this modest musical's many charms

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Apr. 14, 2016

The Rude Mechs' Field Guide

There's much to ponder in the second draft of the Rude Mechs' mash-up of Dostoyevsky, stand-up comedy, and spiritual belief

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Apr. 14, 2016

"Alejandra Almuelle: Locus" at Dimension Gallery

The dark physicality of these figurative sculptures brings an exquisite imposition of memories into the waking world

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Apr. 14, 2016

Theatre en Bloc's Bright Half Life

For Tanya Barfield's two-character drama, Theatre en Bloc couples an intimate story with a relentlessly personal performance space

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Apr. 7, 2016

Underbelly's Alice in Wonderland

This new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic sends its audience down the rabbit hole – and all over the Zach Theatre campus

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Apr. 7, 2016

"Frank Selby: High Writer" at Lora Reynolds Gallery

This show's eight works offer a rewarding investigation into the relationship between objects and images of them

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Apr. 7, 2016

The Last Five Years at the Institution Theater

Sherrod Curry Productions' staging of the Jason Robert Brown musical is gracefully performed and wildly cathartic

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Mar. 31, 2016

"Elizabeth Chiles: Over Time"

The photographer focuses on the intersection of time and the environment, capturing the subtle changes in nature

Reviewed by H.C. Arnold, Mar. 31, 2016

Different Stages' 4000 Miles

The grandmother in the tiny Manhattan flat is the heart of the quiet, thoughtful 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Mar. 24, 2016

City Theatre's Bus Stop

Director Tracy Arnold stages William Inge's drama with humor and charm, but seems to fight against the script's darkness

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Mar. 24, 2016

"Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions"

An image of New Orleans taken by Doug Rickard is emblematic of the quality in this exhibition at UT's Ransom Center

Reviewed by Sam Anderson-Ramos, Mar. 24, 2016

The Realistic Joneses at Hyde Park Theatre

With Will Eno's comic drama, HPT brings a funny kind of fear to the 'burbs

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Mar. 17, 2016

"Johnston Foster, Irena Jurek, and Jared Theis: Body Talk"

This show's three artists display creative, complex alternatives to the meat sacks we all share

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Mar. 17, 2016

Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s

Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe's superb history Satanic Panic revives the Eighties in all its fearful hysteria Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe's superb history revives the Eighties in all its fearful hysteria

Reviewed by Marc Savlov, Mar. 10, 2016

Marie Antoinette

Capital T Theatre's production asks just how accountable the French queen was for all her actions

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Mar. 10, 2016

At the Statue of Venus/Three Decembers

The Butler Opera Center's pairing of these Jake Heggie chamber operas opened up small concerns to an enduring sense of love

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Mar. 10, 2016

"Jan Heaton: The Market"

The artist's visits to farmers' markets have yielded vivid watercolor images that capture the essence of plants

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Mar. 10, 2016

1,000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas

Heloise Gold and Natalie George's dance-theatre work posed the question: What if we took the time to count?

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Mar. 3, 2016

"Carlos Donjuan & Marilyn Jolly: Akin"

In this two-person exhibition at grayDUCK Gallery, some of these things are not like any others

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Mar. 3, 2016

Austin Shakespeare's Medea

This production of the Greek tragedy asks the audience to consider the whole story before passing judgment

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Mar. 3, 2016

Pleasantville

Investigating the latest "persons of interest" in Texas' literary crime scene

Reviewed by Molly Odintz, Feb. 25, 2016

The Do-Right

Lisa Sandlin

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Feb. 25, 2016

Stillwater: A Jack McBride Mystery

Melissa Lenhardt

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Feb. 25, 2016

Sunset City

Melissa Ginsburg

Reviewed by Molly Odintz, Feb. 25, 2016

Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing

The script for this baseball play is a bit wobbly, but Austin Playhouse fields a strong production for the win

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Feb. 25, 2016

"Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia" at the Contemporary Austin

The solo exhibition celebrates Devo but also the artist's sound-machine sculptures and high- and low-tech illustrations

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Feb. 25, 2016

The Government Inspector at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

The St. Edward's University Theatre Department delivers Gogol's Russian satire with gigagags at top speed

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Feb. 18, 2016

Ballet Austin's Director's Choice

In four ballets, three ways of collective being and one irrelevant romance

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Feb. 18, 2016

"Seth Orion Schwaiger: Complex I" at Pump Project

This vast, ambitious solo show transforms the gallery space into a maze and a temple to art past and future

Reviewed by Madeline Irvine, Feb. 18, 2016

The Rude Mechs' Fixing Timon of Athens

The theatre collective's latest repair job on a broken Shakespeare play is wildly accessible, welcoming, and enthralling

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Feb. 11, 2016

Zach Theatre's Tribes

Nina Raine's award-winning drama explores the different forms of language and how we understand each other

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Feb. 11, 2016

Shit-faced Shakespeare

Highbrow meets lowbrow for an irreverent happy hour take on A Midsummer Night's Dream

Reviewed by Stephanie Carll, Feb. 4, 2016

"Melissa Brown: Future Past" at Big Medium

Layered images and layered narrative add something extra to PrintAustin

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Feb. 4, 2016

Viceroys' Topdog / Underdog

This black-owned artist collective makes a passion-fueled, powerful debut with Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer-winning drama

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Feb. 4, 2016

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