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Avimaan Syam

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The flashy modern setting takes priority over Shakespeare's text in this update

Arts Review, Jun. 2, 2011

The Dudleys!: A Family Game

This ambitious new play imagines a family crisis as an 8-bit video game

Arts Review, May. 19, 2011

The Zoo Story

Both versions of Albee's two-man confrontation deserve to be seen and in tandem

Arts Review, May. 5, 2011

August: Osage County

Zach Theatre makes you feel right at home with Tracy Letts' epic family drama

Arts Review, Apr. 21, 2011

You Wouldn't Know Her, She Lives in London/You Wouldn't Know Him, He Lives in Texas

This play's use of social media and interactive tech brings something new to theatre

Arts Review, Mar. 10, 2011

The Threepenny Opera

Inventive direction and fun acting make a wonderful spectacle of Brecht's dark world

Arts Review, Feb. 24, 2011

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

This drama about the Texas writer is informative, entertaining, and inspiring

Arts Review, Feb. 3, 2011

A Samuel Beckett Cabaret

This show of three Beckett shorts embraces both their absurdity and tragedy

Arts Review, Jan. 27, 2011

A Writer's Vision(s)

A playwright hallucinating crazed figures makes for a frenetic, fast-paced riot

Arts Review, Jan. 27, 2011

Austin Secrets

This improv show respects the sentiment and courage behind the secrets it tells

Arts Review, Jan. 13, 2011

Top 10 Gifts From 2010 (In Random Order)

Savoring 2010's immaculate acting, arresting beauty, and over-the-top comedy

Arts Feature, Jan. 6, 2011

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)

At times the play's quirky elements get in the way of its touching study of grief

Arts Review, Dec. 17, 2010

Biography of Physical Sensation

A re-creation of a person's sensory experiences that shouldn't be missed

Arts Review, Oct. 22, 2010

Cowboy Noises

Jaston Williams' tales from his life are heartwarming and surprisingly poetic

Arts Review, Oct. 15, 2010

The Imaginary Invalid

At St. Edward's, Molière's satire is a tight two hours of irreverent, blue humor

Arts Review, Sep. 24, 2010

The Tempest

Shakespeare's last play is ably acted, but the staging lacks heart

Arts Review, Sep. 17, 2010

Early Girl

This play set in a brothel is less about sex than about blocked hearts

Arts Review, Aug. 13, 2010

Circle Mirror Transformation

Hyde Park Theatre brings Annie Baker’s Obie-winning comedy to well-acted, entertaining life

Arts Review, Jul. 23, 2010


A fine creative team works to reimagine a myth, its own play, and love itself

Arts Review, Jul. 2, 2010

Sexual Perversity in Chicago

Paladin Theatre Company's revival reveals the feelings behind the laughs

Arts Review, May. 28, 2010

The Dream

This rock & roll take on the Bard aims for spectacle more than meaning or heart

Arts Review, May. 14, 2010

Body Awareness

This story of people trying to do what's right is both real and really funny

Arts Review, May. 7, 2010

The Atheist

Joey Hood's embodiment of the title character gets you loving the lying bastard

Arts Review, Mar. 12, 2010

A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits

This fantastical show, like a circus, delivers one engaging act after another

Arts Review, Mar. 5, 2010

John & Jen

Penfold Theatre once again mounts a chamber musical that's heartfelt and true

Arts Review, Feb. 12, 2010


Palindrome Theatre's debut squeezes all the meaning it can from Beckett's bleakness

Arts Review, Jan. 29, 2010

A Christmas Carol

Performing Dickens' tale solo asks a lot of a storyteller, but Bernadette Nason delivers

Arts Review, Dec. 18, 2009

Staged by the Bell

If you watched Saved by the Bell as a kid, you'll have a darn good time at this staged send-up

Arts Review, Oct. 23, 2009

The Collection

In the true spirit of Pinter, Hyde Park Theatre's production is delightfully maddening

Arts Review, Sep. 18, 2009


Cambiare's Orestes is refreshingly fast but, tragically, a bit loose

Arts Review, Aug. 14, 2009

Black Snow

Tutto Theatre and Bulgakov's satire are a wonderful marriage of zany energy and deep meaning

Arts Review, Jul. 10, 2009

Killer Joe

It won't warm your heart, but this tour de force of dark humor ought to thrill you

Arts Review, Jun. 12, 2009

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Ar Rud's production is how O'Neill's study of family and fragility is supposed to be

Arts Review, Jun. 5, 2009

The E Word

Sharon Sparlin's new play about evolution is dynamic, but who is its true audience?

Arts Review, May. 15, 2009

Age of Arousal

The play tempers talk of ideals and suffrage with lots of wit, action, and absurdity

Arts Review, May. 1, 2009

Warpstar Sexysquad

Yellow Tape's over-the-top, rockin' homage to sci-fi is damn entertaining and funny

Arts Review, Mar. 6, 2009

Sherlock Holmes

John Carroll imbues the great detective with a gravitas true to Conan Doyle's creation

Arts Review, Feb. 27, 2009

FronteraFest Short Fringe, Week One

A night full of the unexpected surprises that make FronteraFest worth going to

Arts Review, Jan. 23, 2009

Top 10 Wonderful Things About Austin Theatre in 2008 (In No Particular Order)

Chronicle Arts writer Avimaan Syam recalls 2008, in the theatre

Arts Feature, Jan. 2, 2009

12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Christmas

Rob Nash's solo show is funny, honest, and a welcome relief from saccharine holiday shows

Arts Review, Jan. 2, 2009

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