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Austin Playhouse's Tiny Beautiful Things
There's excellent work in Austin Playhouse's production about Cheryl Strayed writing an advice column, but where's the humility?
"...the beauty of Tiny Beautiful Things, onstage now at Austin Playhouse. The production offers proof that even when the..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Austin Playhouse
The theatre plans to take off from Penn Field and make a new home at Mueller
"...to announce the formation of a new theatre company, Austin Playhouse. Ten years later to the month, Toner made..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse
Once more with feeling: It's yet another temporary space for the theatre's new season
"...So Austin Playhouse is about to open a temporary theatre facility..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse's Shakespeare in Love
The Oscar-winning film makes a successful transition to the stage through Don Toner's marvelous production
"...Most established theatre companies in Austin have a distinctive "voice" to their work, and Austin..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse
The theatre company makes a temporary home for itself in an industrial tent
"...The stretch of time between Austin Playhouse's departure from its old home in Penn Field..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse's The Book of Will
Playwright Lauren Gunderson shows how the Bard’s works came to be collected in a story of devotion and loss
"...is an engaging narrative all its own, one which Austin Playhouse stages with ample amounts of heartbreak and camaraderie..."

June 21, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Austin Playhouse's The Mystery of Edwin Drood
This musical production makes for an effervescent alternative to that other Dickens holiday show
"...Austin Playhouse checks all these boxes. The company last staged..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Arts Review by Bob Abelman

Austin Playhouse's She Loves Me
This old-fashioned rom-com musical oozes charm and earns its Pollyanna platitudes
"...Mail. So agreeable in tone and temperament is this Austin Playhouse production that it is not hard to imagine..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Arts Review by Bob Abelman

Austin Playhouse's Death of a Salesman
Marc Pouhé creates a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Willy Loman in a production starring African-American actors
"...In this Austin Playhouse production, directed by Peter Sheridan, the roles of..."

March 3, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Austin Playhouse's Summer and Bird
This world premiere production gives audiences of all ages the chance to travel to a mythical land of wonders
"...and Bird, the new theatre for youth production at Austin Playhouse, is no different. Based on the middle grade..."

May 10, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Austin Playhouse's Holmes and Watson
The joy in this staging of Jeffrey Hatcher's play is seeing the good doctor deduce which of three Sherlocks is the real deal
"...In Austin Playhouse's production, much of the fun is in the..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse's Copenhagen
In the conversations of this Michael Frayn drama, we learn that history is broken, just like us
"...front of Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, now in production at Austin Playhouse, you confront a stark stage with three wooden..."

April 19, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Austin Playhouse’s The Immigrant
The company delivers a powerful and timely account of foreigners making a new home in the U.S.
"...office attendant Leigh Fisher mentioned as I arrived at Austin Playhouse. "The Harelik family is in the audience tonight!"..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
In its rush to be fun, the show fails to tap all the potential of this rom-com sequel to Pride and Prejudice
"...first refrains from serious consideration of the play and Austin Playhouse's production, and the second indulges in critical work...."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Baskerville at Austin Playhouse
Austin Playhouse's staging of the Sherlock Holmes farce generates enough laughter to fill an empty mall
"...As I descended on the escalator toward Austin Playhouse's performance space in the remains of Highland Mall,..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Silent Sky at Austin Playhouse
This luminous staging of Lauren Gunderson's play brings wonder to the universe and makes it at once vast and intimate
"...in the theatrical firmament given a luminous staging by Austin Playhouse...."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Explorers Club
Austin Playhouse's sublimely silly satire of Victorian pomposity ventures where other comedies fear to tread
"...The Explorers ClubAustin Playhouse at ACC Highland campus, 6001 Airport, 512/476-0084 www.austinplayhouse.com..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's Disgraced
Ayad Akhtar's drama delivers a raw, powerful conversation about race without the usual distractions
"...With his 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced, now gracing the Austin Playhouse stage, playwright Ayad Akhtar perfectly frames his narrative..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's The Philadelphia Story
Don Toner's direction and a top-drawer cast make for a riotous evening in this version of Philip Barry's crisp comedy
"...Austin Playhouse has called many venues "home" during its lifetime,..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's Monroe
In Lisa B. Thompson's tender drama, young African-Americans work out where they belong in the world
"...Lisa B. Thompson's Monroe, given its world premiere by Austin Playhouse, we see Kriston Woodreaux as Clyde James step..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music
Wonderful musical numbers, strong voices highlight Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music
"...quite universal but are (perhaps unfortunately) universally understood, and Austin Playhouse delivers a production that's solid, though somewhat by-the-numbers...."

June 24, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's The Norwegians
C. Denby Swanson's comedy with nice hit men is a blast of cool fun, with a hint of danger just below the ice
"...gentleman scribes, it should be noted. With The Norwegians, Austin playwright C. Denby Swanson flips the script. Instead of..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse's The Real Thing
Tom Stoppard's play receives a remarkable revival with a seasoned cast
"...most brilliant of works. So then, what happens when Austin Playhouse pits a top-notch cast against a renowned wordsmith..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Playhouse’s Bloomsday
Steven Dietz’s rumination on a great love lost lacks some of the vivid passion it needs in this staging
"...In this script from Austin playwright Steven Dietz, the pair return 35 years later..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Charles Dickens' Prolific Work Comes to Several Austin Stages
There's more than Scrooge on Austin stages this holiday season – which is just as his creator would want it
"...a Different Stages' production of Great Expectations and Aus­tin Playhouse's revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood are filling..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Refuses to Fade in 1995 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
The past 12 months saw some of Austin's
"...who left town after two years as Capitol City Playhouse's artistic director; the imaginative, physically daring young company Troupe..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Feature

Introducing the 2019 Class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
The stories behind the art transformers of this year's Hall of Fame inductees
"...What keeps Austin's cultural scene among the liveliest in the nation is..."

May 24, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...art. On Saturday, May 1, nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, covering the period from May 1,..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...For the 11th time, Austin Critics Table has found a whole lot to like..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Recommended Austin Arts Events this Weekend
Instead of just staring dully at that Roseanne reboot, right?
"...two about putting on a show, insists that the Austin Playhouse production of Shakespeare in Love – a staging..."

March 29, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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