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Shanon Weaver

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Zach Theatre's Heisenberg

In Simon Stephens' play, we observe the unlikely pairing of two people as an experiment in risk and change

Arts Review, Jul. 5, 2018

Booth's Richard III by the Hidden Room Theatre

Beth Burns and company unearths a fascinating theatrical time capsule with this version of Shakespeare's tragedy

Arts Review, Jun. 21, 2018

La Fenice's Cthulhu Beach Party

This commedia spoof mashes up surfside love and Lovecraft for an incredibly fun romp

Arts Review, Jun. 7, 2018

Jarrott Productions' Seminar

Theresa Rebeck's play abounds in contradictions and irony, and this staging embraces them all – for the good and bad

Arts Review, May. 17, 2018

The Vortex's Performance Park

Whatever you want to call this play/scavenger hunt/immersive live roleplay, it’s a one-of-a-kind, wonderful theatrical experience

Arts Review, May. 3, 2018

Latinauts: The Wrath of Juan at ColdTowne

Prima Doñas’ third installment of its popular “telenovela in space” delivers the laughs

Arts Review, Apr. 19, 2018

Street Corner Arts' Grounded

Every element of this production works together to get us inside the head of a troubled military flyer

Arts Review, Apr. 12, 2018

Austin Playhouse's Shakespeare in Love

The Oscar-winning film makes a successful transition to the stage through Don Toner's marvelous production

Arts Review, Mar. 29, 2018

Review: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Tony-winning musical serves pure stage magic & killer hilarity

Arts Daily, Mar. 22, 2018 11:45 AM

ColdTowne’s Missed Connections ATX

The show improvised from actual Craigslist ads is as hilarious as it is oddly cathartic to the singles in the crowd

Arts Review, Mar. 14, 2018

Hyde Park Theatre's Wakey, Wakey

This production of Will Eno's solo show puts us at ease with our mortality through a captivating talk from a dying man

Arts Review, Mar. 8, 2018

Austin Shakespeare's The Seagull

This new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's beloved classic takes wing well enough but doesn't quite soar

Arts Review, Feb. 22, 2018

ColdTowne Theater's Deja Noir

Double Indemnity provides the structure for an improvised and hilarious riff on those dark crime films out of the past

Arts Review, Feb. 8, 2018

Southwest Theatre Productions’ If I Forget

While the play is a compelling kitchen-sink drama, this staging doesn't quite reach the promise of the material

Arts Review, Jan. 25, 2018

Golden’s Speak No More

This fully immersive, silent improvised drama is mysterious, creative, and a most worthwhile theatrical experience

Arts Review, Jan. 18, 2018

Austin Playhouse’s The Immigrant

The company delivers a powerful and timely account of foreigners making a new home in the U.S.

Arts Review, Jan. 11, 2018

Shanon Weaver's Top 10 Theatrical Performances of 2017 (the Second Half)

The year was well-served by actors who could channel spookiness, rebellion, despair, and dance fever

Arts Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

City Theatre's Christmas Belles

At City Theatre, this comedy about the Christmas program at a small-town Texas church isn't the Southern-fried campfest it could be

Arts Review, Dec. 28, 2017

Zach Theatre's A Christmas Carol

This slick and polished musical adaptation of the Dickens classic serves up holiday cheer in abundance

Arts Review, Dec. 21, 2017

Street Corner Arts' Pocatello

Rich performances highlight the pain, hope, and heart in this staging of Samuel D. Hunter's family drama

Arts Review, Dec. 7, 2017

City Theatre's The Seafarer

Karen Sneed’s staging is shot through with compassion for the play’s hard-luck, hard-drinking Irishmen

Arts Review, Nov. 21, 2017

UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance’s The Crucible

The department manages to elicit tension from Arthur Miller’s familiar drama, but not without a few flaws

Arts Review, Nov. 16, 2017

Capital T Theatre's The Brothers Size

In this staging of Tarell Alvin McCraney's drama, struggles with brotherhood and blackness play out against Yoruban ritual

Arts Review, Nov. 2, 2017

TILT Performance Group's Zombie Prom

This musical is kitschy Halloween fun but with something to say about being different

Arts Review, Oct. 26, 2017

Woman in Black at Scottish Rite Theater

Skilled actors and atmospheric design combine to make this co-production a spine-tingler ideal for Halloween

Arts Review, Oct. 19, 2017

The Vortex's Vampyress

Chad Salvata’s gothic opera is the perfect treat for the season of ghouls, sensual and spooky

Arts Review, Oct. 12, 2017

Filigree Theatre’s Betrayal

The studied, steady cast make bold choices with Pinter’s familiar script and show us a side of adultery not often considered

Arts Review, Oct. 5, 2017

Jarrott Productions' Prodigal Son

The opposing worlds of John Patrick Shanley’s textured script are conjured with powerful stillness and restless energy

Arts Review, Sep. 28, 2017

Southwest Theatre Productions' The Understudy

Southwest Theatre's focused cast overcomes the oddities in the script to serve up a snarky, funny look at the theatre business

Arts Review, Sep. 7, 2017

Examining the Sins and Virtues of Hypermasculine Theatre

When is violence in theatre too much?

Arts Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Austin Jewish Repertory Theater's W.

This solo version of Woyzeck is a fresh, compelling take on Buchner's play, powerfully performed by Joey Hood

Arts Review, Aug. 25, 2016

The Institution Theater's Fuck, It's Hot

The Austin-oriented sketch show has its rough spots, but it delivers lots of laughs as a cooling balm in the dog days

Arts Review, Aug. 18, 2016

Zilker Theatre Productions' Shrek the Musical

The lovable ogre and company spring to life on the Hillside stage with loads of laughs and professional polish

Arts Review, Jul. 28, 2016

Shrewd Productions' Hold Me Well

Playwright Eva Suter's reworking of Othello in a world without men depicts love in many forms with power and beauty

Arts Review, Jul. 21, 2016

What in Our House?

Theatrical perversity in Chicago: the Austin connection

Arts Feature, Jun. 30, 2016

Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music

Wonderful musical numbers, strong voices highlight Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music

Arts Review, Jun. 23, 2016

Zach Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors

In every respect, this production of Richard Bean's updated farce artfully crafts an environment of laughter

Arts Review, Jun. 16, 2016

The Vortex's Privacy Settings: A Promethean Tale

Ancient myth meets modern surveillance memorably in this devised work at the Vortex

Arts Review, Jun. 9, 2016

Clybourne Park

This company has vibrant success with Bruce Norris' racial drama that shows how far we haven't come in 60 years

Arts Review, Jun. 2, 2016

Subject to Control

American Berserk Theatre's debut is a heady, funny treat, smuggling heavy ideas in a light package

Arts Review, May. 26, 2016

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