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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
"...Babs George, Private Lives..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
This revival proves Albee's 1962 drama to be as brutal and unsettling as ever
"...is not the best time to drop in on George and Martha. Visiting this contentious couple at that dark..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Barefoot in the Park: In the Pleasure of Their Company
The Mary Moody Northen Theatre revival of Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon's early comedy about newlyweds in a nosebleed-high love nest, can't disguise the shortcomings of Simon's script, but with the vitality that Director Melba Martinez and an expressive, animated cast bring to the production it's always pleasant just being in the characters' company.
"...Times Square. As Mrs. Banks, mom to bride Corie, Babs George registers wide-eyed shock, as if all the systems..."

July 7, 2000 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Acting Tipsy
Local thespians reveal how they tackle the challenge of playing drunk onstage
"...Toby Belch? The pipe-dreaming sots of Harry Hope's bar? George and Martha? And they're just the tip of the..."

July 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jacob's Ladder
The hero of this Theatre en Bloc premiere wrestles with ethical issues while working for FDR
"...who escaped her tumultuous past, played by the formidable Babs George. At times this role skirts the line of..."

April 10, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Blood Wedding
The air of rural Spain pours forth from the entire ensemble in this riveting production of Lorca's drama
"...to this production's success. Similarly outstanding work comes from Babs George and J. Ben Wolfe, who portray the Mother..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

The Attic Space
A husband and wife play out their decades-long marriage in this intriguing farewell from Palindrome Theatre
"...without much production experience, and the set design from George Marsolek – an entire attic constructed in the playing..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Seagull
Breakin' String Theatre's take on Chekhov goes down like a shot of fine vodka
"...the royal couple of the stagnant Russian art world, Babs George and Matt Radford wind around each other brilliantly...."

Oct. 26, 2007 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Culture Flash!
A great way to brush up your Shakespeare, the epidemic of extended runs continues, and the Fall Soiree falls through
"...a one-year MFA program through the Shakespeare Theatre and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. – that's where our..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Arts Column

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...of his act, and The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell's account of the living and working conditions of..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Private Lives
In Austin Playhouse's production of Private Lives, an excellent ensemble mines Noël Coward's witty wordplay and his characters' spectacular self-absorption with comedic aplomb
"...– and as dueling former spouses Amanda and Elyot, Babs George and David Stahl are superb. The pair are..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Julius Caesar
The Austin Shakespeare Festival's timely production of Julius Caesar, deftly directed by Paul Norton, features an effective, almost all-female ensemble whose depiction of the play's bold, rule-breaking politicians and opportunity-grabbing power brokers who send their enemies into disarray summons up parallels to the state of American politics.
"...character), and it works quite well. Especially effective are Babs George as the brooding, misanthropic Cassius and Susan Dickson..."

July 11, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

The Tempest
In the State Theater Company's new staging of The Tempest, director Scott Kanoff offers a carefully considered, vividly imagined, and vividly theatrical exploration of Shakespeare's text, sounding its themes of family, aging, freedom, justice, and mercy.
"...butler, as an early 20th-century chauffeur, projecting video of Babs George's face onto an undulating wall of parachute silk..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Arts Review by Robert Faires

A Macbeth
In the State Theater Company production A Macbeth, director Guy Chandler Roberts strips the Scottish Play of its dramatic spectacle and boils it down into a compelling ritual of human evil, a Black Mass.
"...Jones' Macduff responds to battle with a body-racking retch. Babs George's Lady Macbeth contemplates the advance in her and..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
Hay Fever: Child's Play
"...do. Center stage -- figuratively and literally -- is Babs George's Judith, who may have left the theatre but..."

June 25, 1999 Arts Review

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
"...Peter as he expresses his true feelings for Henrietta. Babs George gets the play's best line when her character,..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Stages of Inebriation
To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question
"...Virginia Woolf, we tried to drink as much as George and Martha do. Disaster. We never made it through..."

July 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Other Desert Cities
A talented, fiercely committed cast makes this drama of a family homecoming arresting
"...in the portrayal of Wyeth family matriarch Polly by Babs George, who glistens with an icy exterior fit for..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

The Lion in Winter
Even fading lights couldn't dim the glow of Austin Playhouse's lovely staging
"...directed cast, led by dream team Huck Huckaby and Babs George as estranged royal couple Henry II and Eleanor..."

Dec. 2, 2011 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

The Glass Menagerie
TexARTS succeeds in telling the story of Williams' sadly sweet play clearly
"...fatherless household, a likable woman at all times, but Babs George achieves it. The woman means well! Stuck in..."

March 5, 2010 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Much Ado About Nothing
Austin Shakespeare's free production in Zilker Park provides affordable, above-average dinnertime amusement
"...Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater doesn't disappoint in that regard. Babs George's Beatrice and Matthew Radford's Benedick go at each..."

May 23, 2008 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Women Who Steal
Austin Playhouse's revival takes this female comedy beyond Thelma-and-Louise territory
"...count among its company two comediennes as talented as Babs George and Mary Agen Cox. The first act belongs..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

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
"...touches and the interplay of the artists – and Babs George, who directs as well as plays Sonya, treats..."

March 2, 2007 Arts Review 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
"...George McDaniel, My Fair Lady..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

WOMEN WHO STEAL: Crime and Fun-ishment Women Who Steal
Carter W. Lewis' play Women Who Steal is a hilarious, tightly constructed joy ride, complete with squealing tires, tequila-chugging, and Meat Loaf : yes: Meat Loaf! : blaring from the car radio, and the State Theater Company production is what good theatre is all about.
"...Company production could make a case for that equation. Babs George's Karen and Jill Parker-Jones' Peggy are people so..."

May 26, 2000 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Exibitionism
Beauty Vultures and the Plague of Sleep: Heartwarming Chill
"...equivalent of an Armani suit. The wigs worn by Babs George as Alexa don't look combed, much less styled...."

May 22, 1998 Arts Review

Austin Playhouse's Copenhagen
In the conversations of this Michael Frayn drama, we learn that history is broken, just like us
"...Niels Bohr (Ev Lunning Jr.) and Bohr's wife Margrethe (Babs George) meet in this stripped-down afterlife to theorize on..."

April 19, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Theatre en Bloc's The Secretary
Kyle John Schmidt's new comedy takes dead aim at our national gun obsession and hits it with laughs
"...With its incredibly strong all-female cast (Babs George, Regan Goins, Susan Myburgh, Amber Quick, Elise Ogden,..."

March 30, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Austin Shakespeare’s Present Laughter
Lifted by wonderful performances, Austin Shakespeare's take on the Noël Coward backstage comedy is a delight to watch
"...Coward (who originated the role) would be proud of. Babs George carries herself with the strength, grace, and ease..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Clybourne Park
This company has vibrant success with Bruce Norris' racial drama that shows how far we haven't come in 60 years
"...blatant, systemic racism once the words leave his mouth. Babs George plays Bev, the mourning mother of the Fifties,..."

June 3, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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