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“Michelle Marchesseault” at Northern-Southern
“Michelle Marchesseault” at Northern-Southern
The paintings filled with nesting S-curves comes from the artist’s meditative practice, but they’re joyful in their rumination

Melany Jean, April 5, 2018

Theatre en Bloc's <i>The Secretary</i>
Theatre en Bloc's The Secretary
Kyle John Schmidt's new comedy takes dead aim at our national gun obsession and hits it with laughs

T. Lynn Mikeska, March 29, 2018

Austin Playhouse's <i>Shakespeare in Love</i>
Austin Playhouse's Shakespeare in Love
The Oscar-winning film makes a successful transition to the stage through Don Toner's marvelous production

Shanon Weaver, March 29, 2018

"Vladimir Mejia: Mi Feito Don't let this time be in vain"
This show feels like a glimpse into the artist's camera roll, a peek into the digital chronicling of a life and all that is consumed throughout it

Melany Jean, March 29, 2018

Ground Floor Theatre's <i>White Rabbit Red Rabbit</i>
Ground Floor Theatre's White Rabbit Red Rabbit
In Nassim Soleimanpour's play, what happens is as much a surprise for the actor as for the audience

Wayne Alan Brenner, March 22, 2018

“Julie Libersat: Paved Paradise” at W&TW
“Julie Libersat: Paved Paradise” at W&TW
This interactive solo exhibition may have you looking at malls in a very different way

Robert Faires, March 22, 2018

“Katy Horan and Teruko Nimura: Residual” at ICOSA
“Katy Horan and Teruko Nimura: Residual” at ICOSA
In their joint show, the two artists use paper crafts as a medium for exploring how traces of the past disrupt the present

Melany Jean, March 14, 2018

"Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death" at the Contemporary Austin
In this thought-provoking exhibition, the Suzanne Booth Deal Art Prize winner asks, "What does an architecture of power look like to you?"

Melany Jean, March 14, 2018

Rude Mechs' <i>Fixing Troilus and Cressida</i>
Rude Mechs' Fixing Troilus and Cressida
The third show in the Fixing Shakespeare series makes his mess of a play about the Trojan War hilarious and even engrossing

Elizabeth Cobbe, March 14, 2018

ColdTowne’s <i>Missed Connections ATX</i>
ColdTowne’s Missed Connections ATX
The show improvised from actual Craigslist ads is as hilarious as it is oddly cathartic to the singles in the crowd

Shanon Weaver, March 14, 2018

Hyde Park Theatre's <i>Wakey, Wakey</i>
Hyde Park Theatre's Wakey, Wakey
This production of Will Eno's solo show puts us at ease with our mortality through a captivating talk from a dying man

Shanon Weaver, March 8, 2018

LOLA's <i>La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling</i>
LOLA's La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling
The quality of mercy is never not strained in this new adaptation of Mozart's late opera

Robert Faires, March 8, 2018

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's <i>Enron</i>
UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Enron
This production of Lucy Prebbles' play smartly recounts and reframes the corporate beast's rise and fall

T. Lynn Mikeska, March 1, 2018

<i>The City of Brass</i> by S.A. Chakraborty
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
This debut fantasy novel is appealing, in part because it draws on legends of the Arab world for its magic

Elizabeth Cobbe, March 1, 2018

“18+” at Recspec Gallery
The exhibit of explicit work by 23 women and nonbinary artists has the effect of a peep show with recurring thrills

Melany Jean, March 1, 2018

Austin Shakespeare's <i>The Seagull</i>
Austin Shakespeare's The Seagull
This new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's beloved classic takes wing well enough but doesn't quite soar

Shanon Weaver, Feb. 22, 2018

“Gail Chovan: No Trace of Now Will Remain” at Women & Their Work
The fashion designer-artist appropriates mourning rituals and their materials to make statements in this beautifully morbid show

Melany Jean, Feb. 22, 2018

Ballet Austin's <i>Masters of Dance</i>
Ballet Austin's Masters of Dance
This triple bill of abstract works was a tribute to the piano and its range, excellently performed

Jonelle Seitz, Feb. 22, 2018

Zach Theatre's <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</i>
Zach Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This dazzling production takes us inside the mind of a crime-solving teen on the spectrum

T. Lynn Mikeska, Feb. 15, 2018

Jarrott Productions’ <i>The Father</i>
Jarrott Productions’ The Father
The play presents dementia from the sufferer’s perspective, but it suffers from a shortage of emotions besides exasperation

Elizabeth Cobbe, Feb. 15, 2018

Golden Hornet Project’s String Quartet Smackdown IV
Golden Hornet’s String Quartet Smackdown IV
In this “hoot” of a competition, every one of the 16 compositions was a gem, but only one was voted the champion

Robi Polgar, Feb. 15, 2018

Ready/Set/Go!'s <i>Backbone</i>
Ready/Set/Go!'s Backbone
Despite the title of this three-dance program, the arms may have had the most to say

Robert Faires, Feb. 8, 2018

Mexic-Arte Museum's
Mexic-Arte Museum's "Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections From the Permanent Collection"
The exhibition puts on view a treasure trove of images that have been in hiding for too long in the museum's collections

Melany Jean, Feb. 8, 2018

ColdTowne Theater's <i>Deja Noir</i>
ColdTowne Theater's Deja Noir
Double Indemnity provides the structure for an improvised and hilarious riff on those dark crime films out of the past

Shanon Weaver, Feb. 8, 2018

GenEnCo's <i>893 | Ya-ku-za</i>
GenEnCo's 893 | Ya-ku-za
This suspenseful two-hander serves up tension in its silences as much as its words

T. Lynn Mikeska, Feb. 1, 2018

Austin Opera’s <i>Ariadne auf Naxos</i>
Austin Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos
Dude ranch antics make this reimagining of Strauss too busy, but when the music takes center stage, it’s gorgeous

Robi Polgar, Feb. 1, 2018

“James Surls: Man on Edge” at Flatbed
“James Surls: Man on Edge” at Flatbed
The prints by this renowned Texas artist are like portals to other worlds, revealing rapturous visions and terrifying cosmic disturbances

Melany Jean, Feb. 1, 2018

FotoATX:
FotoATX: "Austin Women by Austin Women" at the Elisabet Ney Museum
The five women showing photographs capture the beauty, passion, grace, and resilience of being a woman in Austin today

Melany Jean, Jan. 25, 2018

Vortex Repertory Company's <i>The Way She Spoke</i>
Vortex Repertory Company's The Way She Spoke
Isaac Gomez's drama made us remember the lost women of Juárez

Robert Faires, Jan. 25, 2018

Southwest Theatre Productions' <i>If I Forget</i>
Southwest Theatre Productions’ If I Forget
While the play is a compelling kitchen-sink drama, this staging doesn't quite reach the promise of the material

Shanon Weaver, Jan. 25, 2018

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