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Adam Roberts

22 articles in 2013

Shepherding Shepard

The material legacy of playwright Sam Shepard calls Central Texas home

Arts Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

And Then There Were None

With Christie's classic, Austin Playhouse delivers a fun evening of good, old-fashioned whodunitry

Arts Review, Dec. 5, 2013

Blood Wedding

The air of rural Spain pours forth from the entire ensemble in this riveting production of Lorca's drama

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2013

Alamo Aftermath: A Texas Revolution Operetta

Crank Collective's atypical new musical succeeds in sharing a brief Texas history lesson with us

Arts Review, Nov. 14, 2013

Stages of Death

Life lessons from the mortuary to the theatre

Arts Feature, Oct. 10, 2013


Tina Howe's satirical study of the people viewing a contemporary art exhibit becomes a fast, over-the-top romp at St. Ed's

Arts Review, Oct. 3, 2013

Tragedy: a tragedy

Hyde Park fave playwright Will Eno keenly satirizes the TV news biz when a team covers the day the sun doesn't rise

Arts Review, Sep. 26, 2013

A Raisin in the Sun

UpRise! Productions' revival of this trailblazing drama layers movement onto the script in distracting ways

Arts Review, Aug. 15, 2013

A Streetcar Named Desire

Blanche may want magic and not realism, but in City Theatre's revival, it's realism that makes the magic

Arts Review, Aug. 8, 2013

A Walk in the Woods

Street Corner Arts revives this tale of Cold War arms negotiations with style, notably in the forest set

Arts Review, Jul. 25, 2013

The Pillowman

As staged by 7 Towers Theatre Company, Martin McDonagh's play takes storytelling too far in more ways than one

Arts Review, Jul. 18, 2013

Triumph of Love

Austin Playhouse's take on this chamber musical features a wealth of talent, but the staging is static

Arts Review, Jul. 3, 2013

The Cruel Circus

Though often entertaining and quite humorous, this Trouble Puppet show seems to be missing something

Arts Review, May. 23, 2013

Up at VIII

With its heartbeat pulsing at Austin's tempo, choral group Ensemble VIII continues to climb

Arts Feature, May. 9, 2013

Good People

In wrestling valiantly with David Lindsay-Abaire's tough play, the artists of Different Stages prove themselves good people

Arts Review, May. 2, 2013

The Importance of Being Earnest

At Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Oscar Wilde's comedy is not only wonderfully expressed but played with remarkable accuracy

Arts Review, Apr. 18, 2013

Dawn Upshaw

The celebrated singer of opera and musical theatre knows how to use the tools for doing her job

Arts Feature, Apr. 4, 2013

Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance

Despite some flaws, this ACC Department of Drama production provides valuable insight into the Harlem Renaissance

Arts Review, Feb. 28, 2013

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Not much happens in Terrence McNally's play, but in staging it, FrogDog Productions makes a very fine debut

Arts Review, Feb. 14, 2013

Other Desert Cities

A talented, fiercely committed cast makes this drama of a family homecoming arresting

Arts Review, Feb. 7, 2013

Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

Speaking Methodic Lee, David Strasberg brings his father's Method to Zach Theatre

Arts Feature, Jan. 24, 2013

Top 10 Ensembles of 2012

The year's most memorable groupings in classical music, dance, and theatre

Arts Feature, Jan. 4, 2013

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