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Hannah Kenah

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Actual Lives

David Dauber on how he came to direct the company defined as 'crip theatre with attitude'

Arts Feature, Sep. 25, 2009


Like the artist it salutes, this theatre piece is a wild mash-up of iconic Americana

Arts Feature, Sep. 18, 2009


City Theatre Company updates Molière's satire in a cheeky yet entertaining fashion

Arts Review, Jul. 31, 2009

The Rivals

This 1775 English comedy of manners is reset in 1980s America and suffers for it

Arts Review, Jul. 24, 2009

An Inspector Calls

Different Stages' production doesn't miss the mark, but it isn't especially powerful

Arts Review, Jul. 17, 2009

Love, Janis

This double-sided tribute to Janis Joplin works as engaging story and rocking concert

Arts Review, Jul. 10, 2009

Pollyanna Theatre Company

Kids loved Emily Cicchini's play about patterns so much that it's spawned two sequels

Arts Feature, Jun. 19, 2009

Teacher, Teacher

Max Langert's educational farce is a grade shy of being the zany romp it means to be

Arts Review, Jun. 19, 2009

Romeo and Juliet

The heart of this Tejano-style retelling is not the lovers but the people around them

Arts Review, May. 22, 2009

To Be Conversant

Fusebox Festival gets Austin talking – with leading artists from all over the world

Arts Feature, Apr. 24, 2009

Bombs in Your Mouth

Two siblings mourning their jerk of a dad are cause for hilarity rather than grief

Arts Review, Mar. 20, 2009


City Theatre Company delivers a strong production of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer winner

Arts Review, Mar. 13, 2009

In Memoriam

Remembering one of the Vortex Repertory Company's most stalwart supporters

Arts Feature, Feb. 6, 2009

'Sister Moses'

Dancing history to life

Arts Feature, Feb. 6, 2009

FronteraFest Short Fringe, Week Three

An atypically reflective evening of experiments, explorations, and excerpts

Arts Review, Feb. 6, 2009

Miss Witherspoon

This satire on reincarnation amuses but has trouble transcending its own gags

Arts Review, Jan. 16, 2009

Top 10 Parts and Wholes (In No Particular Order), Plus One Standout

Chronicle Arts writer Hannah Kenah on her favorite moments onstage in 2008

Arts Feature, Jan. 2, 2009

The Last Five Years

The new year is prime time to discover this musical anatomy of one couple's relationship

Arts Feature, Dec. 26, 2008

The Santaland Diaries

Arts Review, Dec. 26, 2008

Vestige Group

This December, Vestige goes ape for an offbeat rock musical with a hairy hero

Arts Feature, Dec. 5, 2008


A.R. Gurney's play about a man and his dog is fun but makes a mess of its message

Arts Review, Nov. 28, 2008

Salon Concerts

A violin and a cello made together in 1863 Paris are reunited in 2008 Austin

Arts Feature, Nov. 21, 2008

The Three Sisters

A revival that is surprising and funny and offers the rich joy of Chekhov done well

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2008

Tutto Theatre Company

Dustin Wills' new play reconsiders Hamlet through a quintet of Ophelias

Arts Feature, Nov. 7, 2008

Frankenstein: A Trouble Puppet Show

In this puppet retelling, the monster is a hybrid of human and plant tissue

Arts Feature, Oct. 31, 2008

'Night of the Living Dead'

Weird City Theatre brings George Romero's classic zombies to the stage

Arts Feature, Oct. 24, 2008

Caroline, or Change

Zach Theatre's fine staging should be required viewing at this historic moment

Arts Review, Oct. 17, 2008

Cyndi Williams

The Austin playwright unearths the inspiration for her spooky new play

Arts Feature, Oct. 10, 2008

Chaddick Dance Theater

After a stellar career in San Francisco, a choreographer follows her heart to Austin

Arts Feature, Oct. 3, 2008

Delicious Collisions

What a difference a year makes with Ann Ciccolella at Austin Shakespeare's helm

Arts Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

Dan Dietz

New Dietz play focuses on the 19th century engineer who designed the first computer

Arts Feature, Sep. 12, 2008

Alice in Wonderland

A straight-up, well-executed adaptation of Lewis Carroll's book from City Theatre

Arts Review, Sep. 5, 2008

The Positively Serene Death of Sir Ritter Hans Von Wittenstein Zu Wittenstein

Aggressive Muse's adaptation of Ondine is long, bloated, and lacking in precision

Arts Review, Aug. 29, 2008

Bat Boy: The Musical

Weekly World News' favorite cover boy is alive and well in Summer Stock Austin's energetic show

Arts Review, Aug. 8, 2008

Striking Sparks

When strangers team up to create a play and a video game in 10 weeks, sparks fly – in a good way

Arts Feature, Aug. 1, 2008

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Underneath its vulgar, profane surface, Bert V. Royal's look at the Peanuts gang as teens still honors its source material

Arts Review, May. 30, 2008

When Something Wonderful Ends

Sherry Kramer's play is heavy-handed when discussing America and oil but funny and moving when discussing her late mother

Arts Review, May. 23, 2008

Speeding Motorcycle

In that tenuous space where heartbreaking loneliness meets relentless hope lives this beautiful, strange Daniel Johnston rock opera

Arts Review, Mar. 7, 2008

'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress'

Despite the script's weaknesses, this NXNW production stays engaging because all five women are fun to watch

Arts Review, Feb. 15, 2008

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Austin Playhouse's production provides a pleasurable escape from our world of straight talk and minimal etiquette

Arts Review, Jan. 25, 2008

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