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Tune In to Throwback Virtual Reading Sessions for Vintage TV Live
Scooby Doo, where are you? Online, in this new Vortex series
"...The COVID-19 pandemic may be keeping many theatre artists away from performance, but not Benajah T. Baskin...."

July 14, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

This Is Who We Are #9: Mary Moody Northern Theatre's bobrauschenbergamerica
A daily affirmation of Austin's creativity from the Chronicle archive
"...bobrauschenbergamerica Mary Moody Northen Theatre, through Sept. 27 Running time: 1..."

May 18, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This moving, transformative show gives its autistic hero a deep and engaging humanity
"...The Mary Moody Northen Theatre, where St. Edward's University is currently..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Spring Awakening
In this production at St. Edward's University, the use of movement adds emphasis to the musical's sex-positive moral
"...Audiences have never seen foreplay like this. In Mary Moody Northen Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning musical..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Review by Lilli Hime

Spring Awakening a Bold Statement at St. Ed's
Themes of abstinence and teen sex rail against Catholic values
"...With shows like Cabaret in its back pocket, Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward’s University is no..."

April 3, 2019 Arts Post by Lilli Hime

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's The Three Musketeers
A contemporary script, powerful acting, and fantastic swordplay combine to create a heroic journey that's fun and easy to get lost in
"...The Mary Moody Northen Theatre's latest production tells the familiar tale..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Men on Boats
With a diverse cast of women playing white men exploring the Grand Canyon, this show recasts history to show guys who just don't get it
"...the Rude Mechs captaining Backhaus' time-warping, identity-flipped script at Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the production dishes up that folly..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

2018 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
Top honors go to Drowsy Chaperone and Fixing Troilus
"...would be the drama of the B. Iden Payne Theatre Awards. The 44th annual awards ceremony was held at..."

Nov. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Violet
In this moving production, a young woman learns the nature of true beauty and true love
"...Ugliest Pilgrim," Violet is a grand undertaking for the theatre department at St. Edward's University, and with director Nick..."

April 20, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Seen / Soon: March 2
"...Western Region who shows a lifetime commitment to the theatre and to helping other theatre artists. The longtime director,..."

March 2, 2018 Arts Column

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 Arts)/THR3E ZISTERS (Salvage Vanguard Theater) In..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fine Arts a Fine Teacher
"...to thank T. Lynn Mikeska for her review of Mary Moody Northen Theatre's ANON(ymous) [Arts Listings, Nov. 17]. Plays..."

Dec. 14, 2017 Postmarks

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's ANON(ymous)
At St. Edward's, this reworking of Homer's Odyssey gives names to the nameless in today's immigrant crisis
"...under the direction of Michelle Polgar, the St. Ed's theatre department does Iizuka's script all the justice it deserves...."

Nov. 17, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

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
"...tensions made America's political landscape a battleground, no local theatre artist took to the front lines as often or..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
This gangster spectacle based on Hitler's rise feels more than timely in the current election year
"...running below the surface of this production from the Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University. There's no..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Opera Takes Aim at the Election With Its Adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate
Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell shoot to thrill in their opera based on Richard Condon's Cold War classic
"...The Totalitarians Theatre en Bloc stages this satirical farce by Peter Sinn..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Politics Upstaged
This election year brings out the political in Austin's arts
"...15. Both shows are at 8pm in the McCullough Theatre, 2375 Robert Dedman. www.texasperformingarts.org...."

Sept. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2016 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Marc Pouhé, guest artist in the Mary Moody Northen Theatre production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric..."

May 26, 2016 Photo Gallery

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Capital T Theatre had a reason to crow at the Austin Critics..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Year of the Booster
The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...community. Nick Mayo, director of She Loves Me, the Mary Moody Northen Theatre production that was one of two..."

May 25, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Star Turns
The nominees for the 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past year and announced the nominees for..."

May 9, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's She Loves Me
This production at St. Edward's University knows just how to bring forth this modest musical's many charms
"...McNutt, relentlessly chipper) pedals his beloved bike onto the Mary Moody Northen Theatre stage and the clerks arrive at..."

April 15, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Government Inspector at Mary Moody Northen Theatre
The St. Edward's University Theatre Department delivers Gogol's Russian satire with gigagags at top speed
"...to the laughable state of politics today. The Government InspectorMary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University, 3001 S...."

Feb. 19, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...were to die for. 2) Refugia (UT Dept. of Theatre & Dance)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 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
"...Odysseus Rex in Year Of The Rooster (Capital T Theatre) Liebrecht killed as the drug-addled fighting cock. Also he..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2015
The most memorable art of 2015 carved strange and brilliant new spaces out of familiar ones
"...aurora borealis. 2) Year of the Rooster (Capital T Theatre)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

To Kill a Mockingbird at St. Edward's University
The Mary Moody Northen Theatre staging of Harper Lee's novel is a shining example of a classic tale told well
"...just needs to be told well. And at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, it is told very well. It..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Anne Washburn's inventive play shows how, after the apocalypse, we still cling to Springfield
"...human race without government, electricity, or hope. In this Mary Moody Northen Theatre staging, seasoned actors Jill Blackwood and..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Mr. Burns at St. Ed's? Exxx-cellent!
Homer's boss visits the hilltop in Anne Washburn's hit drama
"...a post-electric play, which opens this week at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre on the St. Edward’s University campus...."

Sept. 24, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Gricelda Silva, Equal Parts Pragmatism and Whimsy
For five years, the actress has been among the busiest and best on Austin's stages
"...undergraduate years, albeit in a new home: the Austin theatre scene. Over the past five years, Silva has steadily..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

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