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Potted Potter at the Stateside

Touring version of this two-man parody delivers an irreverent and interactive recap of J.K. Rowling's beloved series

Reviewed by Stephanie Carll, Nov. 19, 2015

The Dumb Waiter

In Capital T's simple, elegant staging of the Pinter classic, it's what isn't said that matters

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Nov. 12, 2015


In Verdi's Egyptian tragedy, Austin Opera excavates from the pomp and pageantry the personal

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Nov. 12, 2015

The Witching Hour

Chorus Austin unearthed a vast repertoire of music – gorgeous, frightening, and comedic – that speaks to mortality and the dead

Reviewed by Robi Polgar, Nov. 12, 2015

"Luz y Movimiento: Ender Martos"

A new space for Camiba Art allows for a playful, active relationship to Ender Martos' vibrant Op Art work

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Nov. 5, 2015

One Ounce Opera's There's Beauty in the Beast

The new operetta by Esther's Follies veterans Michael Nesline and Steve Saugey played Frankenstein for laughs but also found its heart

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Nov. 5, 2015

Sarah Vowell's Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

Everyone give it up for America's favorite fighting Frenchman

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Oct. 29, 2015

Austin Playhouse's The Norwegians

C. Denby Swanson's comedy with nice hit men is a blast of cool fun, with a hint of danger just below the ice

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Oct. 29, 2015

Mexic-Arte Museum's "Community Altars"

Mexic-Arte shows the variety in celebrations of Día de los Muertos across Mexico's different regions

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Oct. 29, 2015

Zach Theatre's Evita

Zach Theatre's polished revival offers food for thought in this season of campaigns and debates

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Oct. 22, 2015

University of Texas University Orchestra's Fall 2015 Concert

The audience-friendly first concert of the school year offered earfuls of drama from Bizet, Beethoven, and more

Reviewed by Robi Polgar, Oct. 22, 2015

The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood creates a grim dystopian landscape and a luckless couple to stumble across it

Reviewed by Rosalind Faires, Oct. 15, 2015

A House of My Own: Stories From My Life

In this collection of essays, letters, lectures, and more, Sandra Cisneros opens wide the doors to the house of her life

Reviewed by Melanie Haupt, Oct. 15, 2015

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015: The Best Stories of the Year

Editor Laura Furman has pulled together 20 stories spanning cultures and time and rich in emotion

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Oct. 15, 2015

All the Houses

Austin novelist Karen Olsson mines the world of Washington, D.C., in the Eighties to explores memory, loss, and desire

Reviewed by Melanie Haupt, Oct. 15, 2015

The Double Life of Liliane

This odd, beautiful book from Lily Tuck is part memoir, part novel, part poetry, part historical quilt

Reviewed by Jessi Cape, Oct. 15, 2015

The Diary of Anne Frank

Every element of this UT Department of Theatre & Dance production demands attention and respect

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Oct. 15, 2015

"Mons Dew" at MASS Gallery

MASS Gallery's five artists bombard the senses with neon-bright objects linked to personal consumption

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Oct. 15, 2015

"Shawn Smith: Predators, Prey, and Pixels" at grayDUCK Gallery

The artist pushes past the simplicity of creating pixelated sculptures of wildlife

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Oct. 15, 2015

Hyde Park Theatre's The Quarry

Greg Pierce's play is rough and has sharp edges, but in the end there is heart that is worth discovering

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Oct. 8, 2015

Tapestry Dance Company's In Your Shoes

The rhythm tap troupe explores homelessness with a common sense of the form's capacity for complexity, subtlety, and risk

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Oct. 8, 2015

1960s Austin Gangsters

The noir novelist digs into the capital city's criminal past and unearths characters who are lively, colorful, and interesting

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Oct. 1, 2015

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Anne Washburn's inventive play shows how, after the apocalypse, we still cling to Springfield

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Oct. 1, 2015

Freud's Last Session

This philosophical debate between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis is richest when it shows their humanity

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Oct. 1, 2015

"De La Tierra"

The group exhibition, curated by Michael Anthony García, refreshes the migrant Latino narrative

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Oct. 1, 2015

Austin Playhouse's The Real Thing

Tom Stoppard's play receives a remarkable revival with a seasoned cast

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Sep. 24, 2015

Blue Lapis Light's Edge of Grace

Blue Lapis Light leaves its epic aerial work for an intimate and uniquely compelling dance on scaffolding

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Sep. 24, 2015

"I'll Be It" at Pump Project

The exhibit of four Austin artists' work at Pump Project exposes the fun of objecthood

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Sep. 24, 2015

Missionary Position: Session 2

The intrepid women explorers of Glass Half Full Theatre make a welcome return, bringing bountiful laughs

Reviewed by Robert Faires, Sep. 17, 2015

The Warriors: A Love Story

Arcos Dance's tale of romance during World War II resonated with skill, ingenuity, and emotion

Reviewed by Jonelle Seitz, Sep. 17, 2015

"Erin Curtis: Narrow Escape From History"

The brightly colored patterns in this show's paintings pull one into Big Medium for some pleasurable viewing

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Sep. 17, 2015

Veronica's Room

Hang on for the second act of this Oh Dragon Theatre thriller – then hang on!

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Sep. 10, 2015

"Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West"

The wide open spaces that define the Texas stereotype are explored in rich detail in this artist's work

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Sep. 10, 2015

Capital T Theatre's Year of the Rooster

Behind the black comedy of Eric Dufault's cockfighting play is a stunning indictment of hypermasculinity

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Sep. 3, 2015

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

The Trainspotting author rips into American culture in his latest novel

Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Sep. 3, 2015

"Alice Leora Briggs: The Room"

The printmaker disregards clean narrative in her masterly woodcuts based on poetry by Mark Strand

Reviewed by Seth Orion Schwaiger, Sep. 3, 2015

Tender Rough Rough Tender

Groundswell turns up the heat in its developmental staging of Sarah Saltwick's new play

Reviewed by Shanon Weaver, Aug. 27, 2015

Forever Plaid

Austin Theatre Project's staging of the popular musical hits all the right notes

Reviewed by Elissa Russell, Aug. 27, 2015

"The Only Knowledge Worth Possessing"

Personal narratives stand at the heart of this exhibit by artists in the Contemporary Austin's Crit Group program

Reviewed by Caitlin Greenwood, Aug. 27, 2015


Breaking String's Gusev is a remarkable, feverish journey through the human condition

Reviewed by Elizabeth Cobbe, Aug. 20, 2015

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