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Heather Barfield Cole

9 articles in 2003

Black Nativity

Pro Arts Collective's Black Nativity isn't quite theatre and isn't quite church, but a celebratory presentation of both that includes glorious gospel music and the eloquence of Langston Hughes.

Arts Review, Dec. 19, 2003


The many paths we walk can shape the people we become in life. Ballet East united old and new troupe dancers and choreographers to present multiple works in Paths.

Arts Review, Dec. 12, 2003

Lingering on the Beloved Characters of 'What Ever'

Talking with Heather Woodbury about the people in her eight-hour performance novel, What Ever.

Arts Feature, Dec. 5, 2003

The Toys Take over Christmas

Let the Toys Take over Christmas, as Second Youth Family Theatre does in this children's play by Patricia Clapp-Cone, a story about kindness and doing what feels right.

Arts Review, Dec. 5, 2003

'Pageant' Reviewed

Naughty Austin's production of the musical comedy Pageant reflects "real" beauty pageants in a funhouse mirror, with men cross-dressed as contestants, and the result is over-the-top, ridiculous, unbelievably corny, slipshod, and at times, genuinely funny.

Arts Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

The Emperor of the Moon

The Bedlam Faction's sci-fi, action-movie, musical upgrade of Aphra Behn's 17th-century comedy The Emperor of the Moon is a good time that's edgy enough for the wilder bunch and tame enough for conventional crowds.

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2003

The Cry Pitch Carrolls

The Cry Pitch Carrolls uses three crotchety old widows, a homeless mother and child, and a poodle to address the darker shadows of religion and memory, and Salvage Vanguard Theater's revival of Ruth Margraff's opera is a plush, cloudlike dream.

Arts Review, Nov. 7, 2003

Difficult Women and Transgressive Daughters

In their reunion performance Difficult Women and Transgressive Daughters, former Hard Women Suze Kemper and Rachel Martin vibrated feminist polemics regarding mother-child scenarios.

Arts Review, Oct. 24, 2003

Mister Z Loves Company: An X-Rated Self-Help Odyssey

Arts Review, Oct. 17, 2003

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