Heather Barfield Cole

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Arts Review
Double Exposure
In Double Exposure, writer/performers Wayne Alan Brenner and David Jewell offer old and new material they've created, and their knack for capturing nuance in the mundane entertains

Arts, Nov. 17, 2006

Arts Review
9x9x9
In Randy Wyatt's '9x9x9,' Coda Theater Project offers a kooky thought piece on life / death and the power of God, but a lack of clarity in presentation undercuts some of the fun

Arts, May 5, 2006

Arts Review
Bad Dates
Theresa Rebeck's Bad Dates is a guilty pleasure, offering reflections on relationships, jobs, fashion, and dating through genuinely captivating monologues

Arts, April 21, 2006

Arts Review
Durang/Durang
In the St. Edward's University production of Christopher Durang's redundantly titled 'Durang/Durang,' canonized American plays transform into comedic farce

Arts, April 7, 2006

Arts Review
Antigone
Mary Moody Northen Theatre's 'Antigone' opens in riveting fashion, but its clever 1960s concept ultimately doesn't plumb the depths of this Greek tragedy

Arts, Feb. 24, 2006

Arts Review
FronteraFest Short Fringe
With FronteraFest 2006 in full swing, the January 27 Short Fringe program offered an assortment of theatrical ingenuity, frivolity, and tenderness

Arts, Feb. 3, 2006

Top 10 Spontaneous Catharses and Other Performance Effects of 2005
Top 10 Spontaneous Catharses and Other Performance Effects of 2005
'Chronicle' theatre writer Heather Barfield Cole names her 10 favorite performing arts experiences of 2005

Arts, Jan. 6, 2006

Pale Idiot
The 10th-anniversary revival production of playwright Kirk Lynn's 'Pale Idiot' smartly unsnarls a taut knot of text and form

Arts, Dec. 9, 2005

Arts Review
The Playboy of the Western World
As the weather cools, Different Stages brings the warmth of rural Ireland to town in its staging of J.M. Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

Arts, Nov. 25, 2005

Arts Review
Keepin' It Weird
In Zach's original production 'Keepin' It Weird,' Dave Steakley displays examples of Austin weirdness as lovable freaks in self-referential spectacle

Arts, Oct. 28, 2005

Art Aid
Art Aid
In the wake of Katrina, Austin artists do their part to help

Arts, Sept. 23, 2005

Arts Review
Charlotte's Web
Scottish Rite Children's Theater makes its stage version of E.B. White's 'Charlotte's Web' bright and stimulating with lively interaction and fine performances

Arts, Sept. 16, 2005

Arts Review
Twelfth Night
In Onstage Theatre Company's 'Twelfth Night,' the frolicking gaiety generally gives way to choppier stage seas and constricted emotion

Arts, Sept. 9, 2005

Arts Review
StallGraffiti ATX
StallGraffiti ATX throws short, original plays from local writers into a full-length variety show that revolves thematically around the porcelain palace

Arts, June 17, 2005

Arts Review
Hank Williams: Lost Highway
All in all, the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of 'Lost Highway' is a good musical for fans of Hank Williams looking for a nostalgic interlude

Arts, May 20, 2005

Arts Review
Get Your War On
The Rude Mechanicals' 'Get Your War On' bulldozes through the buried media and lost horrors of the post-9 / 11 years with a sarcasm that strikes sparks

Arts, May 6, 2005

Arts Review
Red, White and Tuna
Even for a Tuna virgin, 'Red, White and Tuna' is a viciously funny excursion into small-town Texas politics, relationships, and heated gossip

Arts, April 29, 2005

Arts Review
Dress Suits to Hire
Winding up the Rude Mechanicals' Throws Like a Girl series, Holly Hughes' 'lesbian noir' 'Dress Suits to Hire' chills and excites in calculated disturbances

Arts, April 22, 2005

Arts Review
Ugly Maria
Despite some inexperienced acting and lax direction, 'Ugly Maria' deserves notice for its audacious exploration of the social stigma of rape

Arts, March 11, 2005

Arts Review
Single Wet Female
In the spoof Single Wet Female,' Marga Gomez and Carmelita Tropicana mounted a delectable feast of perversions, inversions, and subversions for the ravenously underrepresented

Arts, March 4, 2005

Arts Review
Index to Idioms
Deb Margolin's Index to Idioms played with our assumptions about familiar expressions and used episodes from her life to give them new meanings

Arts, Feb. 25, 2005

Arts Review
Best of the Fest, Bill B

Arts, Feb. 18, 2005

Arts Review
Short Fringe: Wednesday Jan. 26
The Short Fringe lineup on Jan. 26 covered juice enthusiasts, life in a small Texas county, an action TV parody with a ticking clock, and a fading friendship as a wrestling match

Arts, Feb. 4, 2005

Arts Review
FronteraFest Short Fringe: Friday, Jan. 14
The Jan. 14 Short Fringe program featured a humdrum radio thriller, a comedy about tourism, a graceful commentary on rape, a provocative performance about sexism, and a thoughtful, funny reflection on headlines

Arts, Jan. 21, 2005

Top 10 Performances of 2004 That I Ruminate Over After the Dust Has Settled
Top 10 Performances of 2004 That I Ruminate Over After the Dust Has Settled
Heather Barfield lists her favorite stage performances of 2004

Arts, Jan. 7, 2005

Arts Review
Rockin' Christmas Party
This year's 'Rockin' Christmas Party' is flashy fun with an onslaught of seasonal classics and popular rock songs that aim to tickle those humbugs away

Arts, Dec. 24, 2004

Arts Review
Arms and the Man
Theatre review

Arts, Nov. 26, 2004

Arts Review
Cabaret
Theatre review

Arts, Nov. 12, 2004

Spin
Local Arts Reviews

Arts, Aug. 27, 2004

'Mountains Beyond Mountains'
Local Arts Reviews

Arts, Aug. 6, 2004

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