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Barbara Chisholm on the Top 10 Things to Top It Off

Jan. 5, 2007 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Best Beloveds
Molly Ivins' kickass boots are an ideal fit for prized actor Barbara Chisholm
"...that he had the actor to fill Ivins' boots: Barbara Chisholm, a towering figure in her own right, having..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Arts Feature by Amy Smith

Never Leave Nevada
"...Starring: Steve Swartz, Rodney Rincon, Katherine Catmull, Janelle Buchanan, Barbara Chisholm, Lorne Loganbill and De Lewellen. By turns goofy..."

June 14, 1991 Movie Review by Marie Mahoney

Blown Sideways Through Life
Tour de force describes what actress Barbara Chisholm's performance in 'Blown Sideways Through Life,' Claudia Shear's autobiographical journey through the workplace
"...Embodying Shear's journey is Barbara Chisholm. In one sense, she doesn't play Shear. Whenever..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Everyone's a Critic
The theatre community sounds off on critics as artists.
"...Comedy. That was also the year Faires' wife, actress Barbara Chisholm, won for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama..."

July 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Shooting Star
Stories told this well don't come around very often, and this one deserves to be seen
"...between them. If Dietz didn't write this play for Barbara Chisholm and Jamie Goodwin, I can't imagine who he..."

March 20, 2009 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

After a Fashion
The lady behind the big Texas ladies, art shake-ups, and what to do, what to do
"...I award it to the fabulously talented local luminary Barbara Chisholm. Yes, she is Chronicle family, having a luminous..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

When Something Wonderful Ends
Sherry Kramer's play is heavy-handed when discussing America and oil but funny and moving when discussing her late mother
"...Chronicle contributor Barbara Chisholm plays Kramer in the show. A natural comedian,..."

May 23, 2008 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

Object Lesson
In Sherry Kramer's new play, things that are ordinary become magical: flowers, Barbies, even the writer herself
"...if she's talking about this Austin production, which stars Barbara Chisholm, who is also co-producing with the help of..."

May 16, 2008 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins
Ivins' return from the grave passionately reminds us not to stop caring
"...Zach's performance spaces. The production retains its lead actor, Barbara Chisholm, who more or less reaches into the grave..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Winter's Tale
You should go to the Austin Shakespeare Festival's The Winter's Tale only if you'd like to see a truly magical story of hope from despair, joy from grief, and life from death
"...both acts in and directs the tale; his wife, Barbara Chisholm, and their daughter, Rosalind; David Stahl, whom I..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Bounty Without Opulence
The Food staff assembles a stellar $75 Thanksgiving feast for six
"...Virginia B. Wood, Mick Vann, Claudia Alarcón, Rachel Feit, Barbara Chisholm, MM Pack, and Wes Marshall went at it,..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Food Feature

Actors' Inequity
The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all
"...artists just isn't a priority for some producers, writes Barbara Chisholm, who has been an actor in Austin for..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Fixing King John
This loose and gangly treatment of Shakespeare's history is both remarkably original and fiercely energetic
"...over any others – but here, there's something about Barbara Chisholm's explosive passion and bloodlust as Constance that's irresistible...."

Nov. 22, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins
This drama about the Texas writer is informative, entertaining, and inspiring
"...playing the role in its premiere and Ivins herself, Barbara Chisholm has some powerfully big red boots to fill...."

Feb. 4, 2011 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

The Pavilion
Director Dave Steakley and three outstanding Austin actors make a visit to The Pavilion, Craig Wright's bittersweet drama about two old flames who meet again at a high school reunion and ponder time's ability to widen chasms as well as heal wounds, time well spent.
"...Barbara Chisholm is mind-reeling in her depiction not only of..."

June 7, 2002 Arts Review by M.B. Rice

In bringing Stephen King's Misery to the stage, the Zachary Scott Theatre Center production paint the story's characters in the most awkward fashion possible and mixes horror and comedy to a degree that's confusing.
" her disposal, William Earl Ray as Paul and Barbara Chisholm as Annie. Ray's approach seems to be a..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

'A Lie of the Mind'/'Love's Labour's Lost'
Seeing two plays she did 23 years ago prompts flashbacks for a local actor
"...Barbara Chisholm played Sally, Jake's sister; a few months later,..."

May 20, 2011 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Theatre en Bloc's The Totalitarians
This ridiculous but smart satire about a Nebraska political race may be the only political play that can deliver laughs this election season
"...opportunity has presented itself in the candidate Penelope Easter (Barbara Chisholm, also a Chronicle contributor and wife of Chronicle..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

33 Variations
The script and cast keep this drama of Beethoven and a modern scholar a human story
"...letters at a library run by a stern scholar (Barbara Chisholm). (Note: Chisholm is married to Chronicle Arts Editor..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Dividing the Estate
Horton Foote's comedy may be a crowd-pleaser, but it's hardly a classic
"...the expense of Eighties style and East Texas excess. (Barbara Chisholm, dressed in full suburban Houston grotesque, leads the..."

June 22, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

The Clean House
Zach Theatre's production is so good that you wish you were onstage with the characters
"...more often than not. Lane's sister Virginia (Chronicle contributor Barbara Chisholm) arrives, desperately eager to clean Lane's house. She..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Twelfth Night: Gently Into That Good Night
"...turning his comic melancholia into a farcical bad dream. Barbara Chisholm plays Olivia with the requisite cool of the..."

May 7, 1999 Arts Review

'Chronicle' Got It All Wrong
"...Dear Editor, Barbara Chisholm needs to do her homework on local farmers'..."

June 26, 2007 Postmarks

After a Fashion
If you ask Stephen out on a date and he tells you that he has to do his Hair, don't be offended, he's just obsessing about the new production at Zach Scott.
"...went to the theatre to see my dear friend Barbara Chisholm in The Pavilion at Zach Scott. Though the..."

July 19, 2002 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

More Places at the Table
The Austin Critics Table is about to hand out its annual awards for achievement in the arts for the 10th year, and the list of nominees is longer than ever.
"...Barbara Chisholm, Stephen King's Misery..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Electronic Edibles
Virginia B. Wood and Barbara Chisholm have spent some time going through a mountain of catalogs to cull some very interesting suggestions for the food lovers on folks' Christmas lists.
"...We'd like to propose a third option. Contributing writer Barbara Chisholm and I spent some time recently going through..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Long, Hot Summer
Books to Spend Your Summer With
"...your script. You're expected to be off-book by Monday. -Barbara Chisholm..."

June 5, 1998 Books Feature

Grammys and Milk
TV Eye
"...Local theatre-goers know Barbara Chisholm as an award-winning stage actress around town. Around..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Screens Column by Margaret Moser

The Rude Mechs' Fixing Timon of Athens
The theatre collective's latest repair job on a broken Shakespeare play is wildly accessible, welcoming, and enthralling
"..."all-star" cast would be an understatement, with Austin heavy-hitters Barbara Chisholm, Elizabeth Doss, Ellie McBride, Robert S. Fisher, Lowell..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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