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The Rivals
This 1775 English comedy of manners is reset in 1980s America and suffers for it
"...Dougherty Arts Center, through July 26..."

July 24, 2009 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

'Big Chief, You da Prettiest!'
A subtle nod to the longevity and cultural relevance of the Mardi Gras Indian tradition
"...Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Arts Center..."

July 10, 2009 Arts Review by Kate X Messer

Sherlock Holmes
John Carroll imbues the great detective with a gravitas true to Conan Doyle's creation
"...Dougherty Arts Center Theatre, through March 1..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Voces de Vivo: Voces de la Cultura Latina
Four very different short dramas that share a similar sense of wonder about life
"...Dougherty Arts Center Theatre, through Aug. 24..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Double Identity: Andrew Long & Michael Long
These brothers' works reveal the fascinating strengths of nonobjective art
"...Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Arts Center, through Aug. 25..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Arts Review by Benné Rockett

Escurial
This one-act about a mad king and his jester is played at such a fast tempo that the audience is overwhelmed with information
"...Dougherty Arts Center, through July 26..."

July 25, 2008 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Peter and the Wolf
Second Youth's new version of Prokofiev's tale starts in Stalinist Russia, but that adds to its magic
"...Dougherty Arts Center Theatre, through May 17..."

May 9, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

One Flea Spare
Gobotrick Theatre Company's One Flea Spare is a worthwhile production of a play that's smart and crafted with a rare dexterity and elegance
"...Dougherty Arts Center, through Aug. 25..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

A Skull in Connemara
Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara teeters between the absurd and the just plain silly
"...Dougherty Arts Center Theater, through Aug. 5..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

The Page and the Caterpillar
For years, Second Youth Family Theatre has set the standard for children's theatre in Austin, but its latest show, The Page and the Caterpillar, doesn't quite live up to that standard
"...Dougherty Arts Center Theater, through May 13..."

May 11, 2007 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Draw
Gallery Lombardi is in its new space on Seventh Street with another group show hanging salon-style, but there's something a little different about "Draw"
"...Hiett exhibited in her "Celebrated Skin" show at the Dougherty Arts Center back in November. Another New York-initiated group..."

March 16, 2007 Arts Review by Salvador Castillo

Petra's Cuento
With Teatro Vivo's enjoyable revival of the bilingual comedy 'Petra's Cuento,' no matter what language the characters are speaking, it's a language you'll understand
"...Dougherty Arts Center, through July 30..."

July 28, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Rosita's Jalapeño Kitchen
In Teatro Vivo's staging of 'Rosita's Jalapeño Kitchen,' a full cast acts as ingredients for recognized recipes to Mexican life
"...Dougherty Arts Center, through Feb. 26..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Organic: Recent Artworks by Todd Campbell and Jennifer Chenoweth
'Organic' shows new work by husband and wife artists Jennifer Chenoweth and Todd Campbell that is opulent and expansive
"...it and is well worth a visit to the Dougherty Arts Center...."

Sept. 9, 2005 Arts Review by Rachel Koper

Dale Dougherty: Hacking the Physical World
If you can "mod software," you can mod the real world
"...That thinking lead O'Reilly Media vice president Dale Dougherty to found Make magazine. He calls it "a Popular..."

March 1, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

My Favorite Year
The Zilker Summer Musical production of My Favorite Year triumphed over the recent storms and occasionally over the show's weak material
"...Hollywood glow to the entire evening, providing an emotional center that the show otherwise lacked...."

July 13, 2007 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The Importance of Being Earnest
Oracle Theater Company makes its debut with a production of The Importance of Being Earnest, and just as there is much to admire in Oscar Wilde's play, there is much to admire in Oracle's production, starting with the work of director / designer Russell L. Wiseman.
"...The Importance of Being EarnestDougherty Arts Center, through Nov. 15..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

A Better Tomorrow
For years, the city of Austin's arts funding process has been mired in perpetual gloom, but with the city reviewing its Cultural Contracts Program, artists and arts companies talking with each other about collaborations and a shared vision of what the arts mean to Austin, there are glimmers of light on the city's arts funding horizon.
"...For years, the city of Austin's arts funding process has been mired in perpetual gloom. The..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tribal
In Ballet East Dance Theatre's Tribal, the company's original dances made you aware of the people around you and your connections to them
"...Dougherty Arts Center, March 25..."

April 2, 2004 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Tracking the MACC
A Brief History of Austin's Latino Cultural Center
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June 12, 1998 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Billy Budd
With its exploration of men's actions in the midst of war, Herman Melville's Billy Budd could not be more timely and relevant, but while Mainline Theater Project's production is perfectly cast, poor artistic choices cause the show as a whole to fall flat.
"...Dougherty Arts Center, through Nov. 23..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Beyond Therapy
By billing it as a "neurotic" comedy, Naughty Austin seems to position Beyond Therapy in the Woody Allen movie genre, and its production best compares to the filmmaker's late career efforts -- one that he seemingly wrote during a spare hour in a psychiatrist's waiting room
"...Dougherty Arts Center,..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Arts Review by Rob Curran

Pio Pulido
Brave enough to use symbols like the butterfly, the flower, the heart, the egg, and the dove, Austin artist Pio Pulido also proves in his new exhibition at the Dougherty Arts Center that he is wily enough to find new energies in these tired subjects.
"...Dougherty Arts Center,..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Arts Review by Rob Curran

The Snow Queen
In Second Youth's 10th anniversary production of The Snow Queen, the ending can be sensed from the beginning, but it's the journey that counts, and this journey is full of wonderful surprises and theatrical magic.
"...Dougherty Arts Center,..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

8 Tracks (No Disco): Get the Handcuffs
In the Earth and Sky Acting Co.'s 8 Tracks (No Disco), john daniels, jr. has conjured the Seventies rock world of hot chicks, backseat lovin', and sentimental ballads via a spate of endless musical numbers and ill-conceived poems and skits.
"...Dougherty Arts Center,..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Arts Review by Ada Calhoun

MACC Mommy
Managing the busy new Mexican American Cultural Center is inspiring work for Amparo Garcia-Crow
"...no shortage of activity at the Mexican American Cultural Center. Perched like a bright-white origami figure on the north..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Arts Feature by Belinda Acosta

On Culture's Front Lines
The 2005 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...their talents and energies and steadfast commitment to the arts to making this city a livelier and richer place..."

June 3, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Beauty and the Beast
Second Youth Family Theatre's Beauty and the Beast is no less magical than other versions of the tale, but its real enchantment comes from the way it show us its fairy tale characters discovering each other's hearts.
"...'Beauty and the Beast': True EnchantmentDougherty Arts Center, through Oct. 12..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Barrio Daze
Barrio Daze, a series of damn funny and poignant sketches created, woven together, and performed by Adrian Villegas is both absurdly funny and dead-on insightful, not only dissecting stereotypical views other groups hold of Hispanics, but challenging those Hispanics have applied to themselves.
"...Barrio Daze: La RazaDougherty Arts Center, through March 8..."

March 7, 2003 Arts Review by Molly Beth Brenner

Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle is an ensemble piece full of verve and a punster's quick wit, with moments that are deeply thoughtful alternating with plenty of songs to present a pastiche history of our land, from the ride of Paul Revere through Charles Lindbergh's famous flight.
"...Happy DiscoveryDougherty Arts Center,..."

March 22, 2002 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

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