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Capital T Theatre's Hir
The Capital T Theatre production of Taylor Mac's absurdist satire puts the front lines of combat inside an American home
"...Isaac thought he was leaving the war zone when he made..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Dumb Waiter
In Capital T's simple, elegant staging of the Pinter classic, it's what isn't said that matters
"...Walking a line somewhere between absurdism and realism, containing conventions of each, Harold Pinter's..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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
"...What is the nature of theatre and ritual? Is all..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Capital T Theatre's Small Mouth Sounds
This hilarious and moving production reveals near deafening truths with barely a sound
"...The function and purpose of language can be a double-edged..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Capital T Theatre's The Hunchback Variations and ...Faustus
The company's pairing of two Mickle Maher one-acts gets lit about art in a sublime way
"...Oh, reader. Occasionally there is a work of stagecraft that is so remarkable,..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Capital T Theatre's I and You
Lauren Gunderson's play uses Whitman's "Song of Myself" as a vehicle for two teens on the cusp of adulthood to explore identity
"...Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself": I knew there was a..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Song About Himself
Walt Whitman's spirit logs on to social media with imagination in this Mickle Maher drama
"...Imagine one day logging on to your social media site of choice – Facebook, Twitter,..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Capital T Theatre's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
This production of Edward Albee's play shows that hubris and catastrophe are as much a part of America now as in ancient Greece
"...On being informed by a friend that her husband Martin has been having an affair with..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Capital T Theatre's Year of the Rooster
Behind the black comedy of Eric Dufault's cockfighting play is a stunning indictment of hypermasculinity
"...Capital T Theatre Artistic Director Mark Pickell is, pardon my..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Trevor
An aging chimp in show business provides the focus for this engrossing vehicle for Capital T Theatre
"...TrevorHyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529 www.capitalt.org Through June..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Marie Antoinette
Capital T Theatre's production asks just how accountable the French queen was for all her actions
"...Marie Antoinette is a curious animal – the play, the character,..."

March 11, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Hand to God at Hyde Park Theatre
Capital T Theatre delivers a fast-paced, funny take on this tale of a demonic hand puppet in a church basement
"...It's interesting that Hand to God doesn't have a lot..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2016
Works that struck a nerve with the political state of our city and our nation stood out in this year's outstanding theatre productions
"...1) ZELL MILLER III In a year when extraordinary tensions made America's political landscape a battleground, no local..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Nominees
E.A. Poe musical Nevermore leads the way with 11 noms
"...E.A. Poe may not have gotten much love in his lifetime, but he..."

Sept. 20, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...The theatre fans who voted for this year's B. Iden..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Examining the Sins and Virtues of Hypermasculine Theatre
When is violence in theatre too much?
"...This past June, a Chicago theatre company became the focus..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...1) Thr3e Zisters (Salvage Vanguard Theater)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...1) PERFORMANCE PARK (Vortex Repertory Company) Producing Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum marked her..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatre Performances of 2015
The Austin stage actors who gave the most impressive performances in 2015 just made it look so damned easy
"...Serious chops, in no particular order:..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

Theatre Thinker
In the online dialogue about the art of the stage, Travis Bedard is a star
"...If you're reading this at two o'clock in the morning, there's a good..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Top 10 Reasons (+3) I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2014
Valentines to theatre and comedic craft played a large part in making 2014 a memorable year in theatre
"...1) THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART (National Theatre of Scotland/Texas..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2017
From monsters to mountains, wolves to wild horses, the year came alive with figures boldly created onstage
"...1) LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (National Theatre of Scotland/Texas Performing..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Reasons I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2013
Austin thespians played for keeps, with boundless commitment and imagination, in the year's most memorable theatre
"...1) 'SLIP RIVER' (UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance/Cohen New Works Festival) Spiriting..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Realistic Joneses at Hyde Park Theatre
With Will Eno's comic drama, HPT brings a funny kind of fear to the 'burbs
"...The backyard of a suburban home, complete with fence and..."

March 18, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Capital Grille Steaks Its Claim on Fourth Street
And, boy howdy, does it come through with flavors flying
"...Yes: The Capital Grille, in the heart of Downtown, right where..."

April 30, 2014 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Happy Hundredth Birthday, Paramount Theatre!
Austin's original vaudeville stage announces Lyle Lovett and more
"...It was, Harry Houdini told the assembled supporters of the..."

Jan. 28, 2015 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Theatre in the Round (Rock)
Penfold Theatre makes its entrance up north – where it's always wanted to be
"...The past decade has seen more than 50 theatre companies..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

12 Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Hip-hop, roots rock, pop, shoegaze, and more to keep your ears ringing
"...Want to hear the music that Austinites are buzzing about..."

March 7, 2019 Music Post by The Music Staff

Zachary Scott Theatre Center: Enter stage left, a new managing director
After a national search, the Zachary Scott Theatre Center found its new managing director, Elisbeth Challener, right in its own back yard
"...When the Zachary Scott Theatre Center went hunting for a new..."

June 22, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Creative Capital?
In the City of Ideas, the people with ideas are dancing with day jobs.
"...Jill Bedgood cracked one day, in a bathroom down the hall from her office. It was 1983...."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Feature by Michael Erard

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