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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

Salvage Vanguard Theater's Denim Doves

Adrienne Dawes' play takes the idea of postapocalyptic sister wives in an original, amusing direction

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Jan. 28, 2016

Southwest Theatre Productions' Exit 27

At its heart, Aleks Merilo's play about boys exiled from their cultlike church is about mind control

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Jan. 28, 2016

"Cali Thornhill DeWitt: This Magic Moment" at Farewell Books

Nineties youth rebellion meets millennial "meh" and resigned participation in this solo show

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jan. 28, 2016

Austin Playhouse's Disgraced

Ayad Akhtar's drama delivers a raw, powerful conversation about race without the usual distractions

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Jan. 21, 2016

Shay Ishii Dance Company's Dancestry ... Vivid

Audiences gained much from this program's re-creations of historic dances by Isadora Duncan, Loïe Fuller, and Lucia Dlugoszewski

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Jan. 21, 2016

The Radiant Road

Author Katherine Catmull elegantly summons a fairy-tale timelessness for this YA story of teen anxieties, fairies, and creativity

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Jan. 21, 2016

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Jennifer Frautschi, Violin

The ASO's latest musical tour of Russia took a literary turn

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jan. 14, 2016

Charles Atlas / William Basinski

The artists' live layering of video and music immersed audiences in images of suffering and transformation

Reviewed by Madeline Irvine, Jan. 14, 2016

La Follia's Start the New Year With Bach!

The baroque ensemble's first concert of 2016 delivers life lessons along with the beautiful music

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Jan. 7, 2016

"Alyssa Taylor Wendt: Compartments of Desire"

Personal strength, theatrical animism, and sexual dynamics dominate this exhibition

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Jan. 7, 2016

Jessi Cape's Top Reads of 2015

Circling the Sun tops a list of novels featuring uncommon women

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Dec. 31, 2015

Jay Trachtenberg's Top Reads of 2015

A Brief History of Seven Killings leads a list of works exploring crime and politics abroad and at home

Reviewed by Jay Trachtenberg, Dec. 31, 2015

Joe O'Connell's Top Reads of 2015

Paradise Sky and The Best I Recall head a list of stellar Lone Star books

Reviewed by Joe O'Connell, Dec. 31, 2015

Jesse Sublett's Top Reads of 2015

The Theater of War leads a list that reminds us how ancient lessons about war continue to ring true today

Reviewed by Jesse Sublett, Dec. 31, 2015

"Shakespeare in Print and Performance" at the Ransom Center

This exhibition celebrates the Bard with rare artifacts from the Ransom Center's holdings

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 31, 2015

"Robert Jackson Harrington and Hector Hernandez: Impossible to Tell" at grayDUCK Gallery

Plastic hues and triumphant assemblages convey the belligerent optimism of American-style consumerism

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Dec. 31, 2015

Holmes for the Holidays

Spend the yuletide at 221-B Baker Street, where the library is stocked with new books about Sherlock

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 23, 2015

The Sherlock Holmes Book

This encyclopedic overview of all things Holmesian will add a literary elegance to your coffee table

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 23, 2015

Sherlock Chronicles

A look behind the scenes of the BBC series Sherlock is informative, if not intimate

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Dec. 23, 2015

Mycroft Holmes

This adventure of the Great Detective's brother as a young man is a fine addition to the canon

Reviewed by Molly Odnitz, Dec. 23, 2015

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

A stupendous survey of Sherlockian parodies and pastiches from 1890 to the present

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 23, 2015

Doctuh Mistuh's Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical

This send-up of the 1978 blue movie serves up the cheese and camp for a load of giddy fun

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Dec. 23, 2015

"Alex Diamond: Wette" at Not Gallery

An unlikely combination of violence, action, and watercolor stand out in this solo show

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Dec. 23, 2015

The Rude Mechs' Now Now Oh Now

Version 3.0 of this look at role-playing games tests how deeply we engage in our quests for beauty and truth

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Dec. 17, 2015

Teatro Vivo's La Pastorela

This new take on the old Christmas tale has the shepherds' rough edges but a heart of gold

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 17, 2015

Kissing in America

Rabb's second YA novel features more than one love story, and they're all worth telling

Reviewed by Kimberley Jones, Dec. 10, 2015

Hill Country Property

Passion, compromise, and human frailty figure large in this touching and funny Texas novel

Reviewed by Joe O'Connell, Dec. 10, 2015

Bats of the Republic

An arcane tapestry of alternate cowboy history and steampunk sci-fi in a multitextured graphic package

Reviewed by Wayne Alan Brenner, Dec. 10, 2015

Gwendolyn's Sword

A well-researched and swiftly paced historical novel for grown-up girls who dreamed of being knights

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Dec. 10, 2015

Rules for Werewolves

This tale of runaways prowling suburbia in a pack recalls the eerie unreality of The Twilight Zone

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Dec. 10, 2015

Austin Playhouse's The Philadelphia Story

Don Toner's direction and a top-drawer cast make for a riotous evening in this version of Philip Barry's crisp comedy

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Dec. 10, 2015

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's True Story

In Kathy Dunn Hamrick's new dance, communities, like truths, were fluid and the movement was incomparable

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Dec. 10, 2015

UT Theatre & Dance's The Wild Party

In this Michael John LaChiusa & George C. Wolfe musical, gin, sin, and skin collide in a debaucherous 1920s requiem to the ego

Reviewed by Stephanie Carll, Dec. 3, 2015

Different Stages' Dracula

Despite atmospheric design work and some strong acting, the production never quite realizes the sensuality and lyrical ferocity in Steven Dietz's script

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Dec. 3, 2015

The Wind in the Reeds

Treme actor Wendell Pierce finds Godot and gratitude in post-Katrina New Orleans

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Nov. 25, 2015

The History of King Lear

A long-reviled revision of Shakespeare's tragedy proves fascinating as revived by the Hidden Room Theatre

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Nov. 25, 2015

Austin Shakespeare's A Streetcar Named Desire

This thoughtful take on Tennessee Williams' classic subtly pits the Old South against the New North

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Nov. 25, 2015

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