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Spectrum Theatre Company's Juneteenth Chronicles
With this play, Crystal Bird Caviel honors ancestors who were slaves and her colleague, the late Dr. Billy F. Harden
"...April 10, was deeply felt in many communities throughout Austin. He was mourned at the Metropolitan AME Church, where..."

June 15, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Time Stands Still
Austin Playhouse finds the raw pain in this drama of a photojournalist wounded in the Iraq War
"...Time Stands StillAustin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 512/476-0084 www.austinplayhouse.com Through..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Spectrum Theatre Company
'Illumination Celebration' brings African-American theatre one step closer to the spotlight
"...Austin certainly doesn't lack for African-American theatre artists. African-American theatre..."

June 27, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Roaring
Cyndi Williams' study of a subterranean retirement community during a catastrophe has promise but isn't always clear
"...Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 512/476-0084 www.austinplayhouse.com Through..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Noises Off
Austin Playhouse stages this chaotic, ridiculous backstage farce with precision and fun
"...Noises OffAustin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 512/476-0084 www.austinplayhouse.com Through..."

May 3, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Play's the Thing
Nine local directors on the secrets of season selection
"...their reception. Last spring I asked nine directors throughout Austin about the process by which they select their seasons'..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
A cast that knows funny lands the laughs in Neil Simon's comedy about comedy
"...Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress, 476-0084, www.austinplayhouse.com..."

March 18, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Trip to Bountiful
Horton Foote's moving drama is staged with the simple modesty of an old hymn
"...Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress, 476-0084..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Misalliance
A production that makes Shaw's century-old ideas feel current – and very human
"...Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress, 476-0084, www.austinplayhouse.com..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Arts Review by Robert Faires

There Will Be Blood
... And bloodsuckers and zombies and ghosts and murderers all over our stages this week
"...who made it his personal mission to mount the Austin premiere of Evil Dead: The Musical, a show that..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Frost/Nixon
The show is at its best when its two leads are locked in combat like boxers in a ring
"...Austin Playhouse, through Oct. 11..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

House of Several Stories
Imagine That's inaugural Equity production is a House united by brilliance
"...Austin Playhouse..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Age of Arousal
The play tempers talk of ideals and suffrage with lots of wit, action, and absurdity
"...Larry L. King Theatre at Austin Playhouse, through May 10..."

May 1, 2009 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Heroes
A strong ensemble abets this witty but quiet play about three old French soldiers
"...Larry L. King Theatre at Austin Playhouse, through March 15..."

March 13, 2009 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Dancing at Lughnasa
This revival of Brian Friel's lyrical drama is a reminder of the power of memory
"...Austin Playhouse, through March 1..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Hotel for Dogs
Hotel for Dogs is a family-friendly operation, and all the pooches in the pic provide ample opportunities for poop jokes.
"...Directed by: Thor Freudenthal. Starring: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon, Don Cheadle, Johnny Simmons, Troy..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last Five Years
Jason Robert Brown's musical anatomy of a relationship gets a tender, wistful staging
"...Larry L. King Theatre at Austin Playhouse, through Jan. 18..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Six actors play everyone in the holiday favorite, and they become Bedford Falls
"...Larry L. King Theatre at Austin Playhouse, through Dec. 21..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Sylvia
A.R. Gurney's play about a man and his dog is fun but makes a mess of its message
"...Austin Playhouse, through Dec. 28..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

Dug Up
Cyndi Williams pens a gothic ghost story, and what a demented, dramatic tale it is
"...Austin Playhouse Larry L. King Theatre, through Nov. 8..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Cyndi Williams
The Austin playwright unearths the inspiration for her spooky new play
"...and Tennessee Williams. With the world premiere production opening Austin Playhouse's Larry L. King Theatre season, the Chronicle spoke..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Amadeus
At the opening of this Austin Playhouse show, some actors hadn't done the work
"...Austin Playhouse, through Oct. 19..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Don't Dress for Dinner
Adultery may be a serious matter, but the Austin Playhouse gang succeeds in playing it for farcical fun
"...Austin Playhouse, through Dec. 23 Running Time: 2 hrs..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

The Threepenny Opera
The Threepenny Opera, the deliciously caustic musical by Brecht and Weill, has been reinterpreted by Austin Playhouse, with unfortunate results, as a kind of broad slapstick
"...Austin Playhouse, through July 8..."

June 29, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

Moonlight and Magnolias
With its quick tempo, rapid-fire jokes, and backstage look at Gone With the Wind, Austin Playhouse's Moonlight and Magnolias is accessible, short, and extremely entertaining theatre
"...Larry L. King Theatre at Austin Playhouse, through May 13..."

May 4, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

Steel Magnolias
Thanks to an ensemble of fine actresses, Austin Playhouse's new production of Steel Magnolias is a breath of fresh Louisiana air
"...Austin Playhouse, through May 6..."

May 4, 2007 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Afterplay
As written by Brian Friel and performed by Babs George and Don Toner, Afterplay is a waltz of the walking wounded danced with stately grace to a beautifully elegiac tune
"...the intriguing two-hander by Brian Friel being mounted by Austin Playhouse in its intimate second space, the newly christened..."

March 2, 2007 Arts Review by Robert Faires

An Ideal Husband
The overall feel of the Austin Playhouse production of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband is polite and relaxed, but the actors do provide gut-busting performances
"...Austin Playhouse, through Feb. 18..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Culture Flash!
Still time left to get some free theatre, laurels for historian Oscar Brockett and director Don Toner, and a new baby for the first couple of Salvage Vanguard Theater
"...sample work by different companies at no charge. The Austin Circle of Theaters, which helped launch the program last..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
There ain't nothin' like a ho'-down, and Austin Playhouse's production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas draws the audience to her big friendly bosom
"...Austin Playhouse, through July 2..."

June 23, 2006 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

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