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Zach Theatre's <i>Heisenberg</i>
Zach Theatre's Heisenberg
In Simon Stephens' play, we observe the unlikely pairing of two people as an experiment in risk and change

Arts, July 5, 2018

<i>Booth's Richard III</i> by the Hidden Room Theatre
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, June 21, 2018

La Fenice's <i>Cthulhu Beach Party</i>
La Fenice's Cthulhu Beach Party
This commedia spoof mashes up surfside love and Lovecraft for an incredibly fun romp

Arts, June 7, 2018

Jarrott Productions' <i>Seminar</i>
Jarrott Productions' Seminar
Theresa Rebeck's play abounds in contradictions and irony, and this staging embraces them all – for the good and bad

Arts, May 17, 2018

The Vortex's <i>Performance Park</i>
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, May 3, 2018

<i>Latinauts: The Wrath of Juan</i> at ColdTowne
Latinauts: The Wrath of Juan at ColdTowne
Prima Doñas’ third installment of its popular “telenovela in space” delivers the laughs

Arts, April 19, 2018

Street Corner Arts' <i>Grounded</i>
Street Corner Arts' Grounded
Every element of this production works together to get us inside the head of a troubled military flyer

Arts, April 12, 2018

Austin Playhouse's <i>Shakespeare in Love</i>
Austin Playhouse's Shakespeare in Love
The Oscar-winning film makes a successful transition to the stage through Don Toner's marvelous production

Arts, March 29, 2018

Review: <i>A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder</i>
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Tony-winning musical serves pure stage magic & killer hilarity

Arts, March 22, 2018

ColdTowne’s <i>Missed Connections ATX</i>
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, March 14, 2018

Hyde Park Theatre's <i>Wakey, Wakey</i>
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, March 8, 2018

Austin Shakespeare's <i>The Seagull</i>
Austin Shakespeare's The Seagull
This new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's beloved classic takes wing well enough but doesn't quite soar

Arts, Feb. 22, 2018

ColdTowne Theater's <i>Deja Noir</i>
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, Feb. 8, 2018

Southwest Theatre Productions' <i>If I Forget</i>
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, Jan. 25, 2018

Golden’s <i>Speak No More</i>
Golden’s Speak No More
This fully immersive, silent improvised drama is mysterious, creative, and a most worthwhile theatrical experience

Arts, Jan. 18, 2018

Austin Playhouse's <i>The Immigrant</i>
Austin Playhouse’s The Immigrant
The company delivers a powerful and timely account of foreigners making a new home in the U.S.

Arts, Jan. 11, 2018

Shanon Weaver's Top 10 Theatrical Performances of 2017 (the Second Half)
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, Dec. 28, 2017

City Theatre's <i>Christmas Belles</i>
City Theatre's Christmas Belles
The company's staging of this comedy about the Christmas program at a small-town Texas church isn't the Southern-fried campfest it could be

Arts, Dec. 28, 2017

Zach Theatre's <i>A Christmas Carol</i>
Zach Theatre's A Christmas Carol
This slick and polished musical adaptation of the Dickens classic serves up holiday cheer in abundance

Arts, Dec. 21, 2017

Street Corner Arts' <i>Pocatello</i>
Street Corner Arts' Pocatello
Rich performances highlight the pain, hope, and heart in this staging of Samuel D. Hunter's family drama

Arts, Dec. 7, 2017

City Theatre's <i>The Seafarer</i>
City Theatre's The Seafarer
Karen Sneed's staging is shot through with compassion for the play's hard-luck, hard-drinking Irishmen

Arts, Nov. 21, 2017

UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance’s <i>The Crucible</i>
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, Nov. 16, 2017

Capital T Theatre's <i>The Brothers Size</i>
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, Nov. 2, 2017

TILT Performance Group's <i>Zombie Prom</i>
TILT Performance Group's Zombie Prom
This musical is kitschy Halloween fun but with something to say about being different

Arts, Oct. 26, 2017

<i>Woman in Black</i> at Scottish Rite Theater
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, Oct. 19, 2017

The Vortex's <i>Vampyress</i>
The Vortex's Vampyress
Chad Salvata's gothic opera is the perfect treat for the season of ghouls, sensual and spooky

Arts, Oct. 12, 2017

Filigree Theatre's <i>Betrayal</i>
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, Oct. 5, 2017

Jarrott Productions' <i>Prodigal Son</i>
Jarrott Productions' Prodigal Son
The opposing worlds of John Patrick Shanley's textured script are conjured with powerful stillness and restless energy

Arts, Sept. 28, 2017

Southwest Theatre Productions' <i>The Understudy</i>
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, Sept. 7, 2017

Examining the Sins and Virtues of Hypermasculine Theatre
Examining the Sins and Virtues of Hypermasculine Theatre
When is violence in theatre too much?

Arts, Dec. 8, 2016

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