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Penfold Theatre's Henry V
This production in the park makes Shakespeare’s epic history into a satisfying show for a summer evening
"...for war. Six actors make up the cast in Penfold Theatre Company's condensed version of Shakespeare's famous historical play,..."

June 14, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Penfold Theatre’s Around the World in 80 Days
This original, gender-bending theatrical take on Jules Verne’s adventure tale is a grand story told with delightful imagination
"...Thus begins Penfold Theatre's summer production, a goofy, family-friendly adaptation of Jules..."

June 23, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Penfold Theatre's Crime and Punishment
In this stage adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel, a fascinating glimpse into the more twisted corners of the human mind
"...Penfold Theatre has done us the great service of mounting..."

April 5, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Doctuh Mistuh and Penfold Theatre's Nevermore
In Jonathan Christenson's musical, Edgar Allan Poe's life is imagined as a spooky, entrancing dance of the spirits
"...2016 (here co-produced by McKelvey's Doctuh Mistuh Productions and Penfold Theatre Company), Poe and his partners never touch; their..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Clybourne Park
This company has vibrant success with Bruce Norris' racial drama that shows how far we haven't come in 60 years
"...Pulitzer Prize as well as Olivier and Tony awards, Penfold Theatre Company has assembled an artistic team so strong..."

June 3, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Penfold Theatre's Ghost Quartet
Among the threads of this darkling tapestry are spirits of malice and mayhem and longing and love
"...you go to see this Ghost Quartet show that Penfold Theatre is staging at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

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 spring from the fertile soil of our creative..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

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 Performing Arts) On a Bass Concert Hall..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Robert Faires' Top 10 Theatre Treasures of 2019
History came alive and exceptional ensembles propelled the year's most memorable shows
"...4) NOTES FROM THE FIELD (Zach Theatre) Anna Deavere Smith trusted her documentary report on race..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 9 Theatre Productions of 2009 That Did Ascend the Brightest Heaven of Invention
A year of failed romances, Greek myths, and more that were staged so ingeniously
"...1) 'BOBRAUSCHENBERGAMERICA' (MARY MOODY NORTHEN THEATRE) Modern art's master of collage celebrated in a theatrical..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hidden Room Theatre Resurrects King Lear
The once-popular but now obscure revision of Shakespeare's play by Nahum Tate is revived, complete with happy ending
"...oblivion. Burns and her team in the Hidden Room Theatre have been focused on a mystery: the unexplored practices..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

Top 10 Theatre Duos & Trios of 2014
Remembering a year in theatre in which performers distinguished themselves in twos and threes
"...Top 10 Theatre Duos and Trios of 2014..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Red
This struggle between an aging Mark Rothko and his idealistic assistant is a good fit for Penfold Theatre
"...RedTrinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity www.penfoldtheatre.org Through Sept. 29 Running time: 1..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Last Five Years
Penfold Theatre's remount of The Last Five Years tracks a failed romance with intimacy and polish
"...The Last Five YearsTrinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity www.penfoldtheatre.org Through April 12 Running time: 1..."

April 3, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock takes a comic turn in Penfold Theatre's three-actor spin on the Holmes mystery
"...Not this time! Penfold Theatre Company mounts this new adaptation of The Hound..."

June 26, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Rocketing Through Hard Times
Yellow Tape and other small theatre groups blast past the black hole of the recession
"...and Amanda Butterfield are the two of the peppiest theatre artists in Austin. You know this because they use..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Nowhere to Play
The Cost of Art, Part I: Austin's growth and rising rent take out theatre venues, one by one
"...the show is slated to run at Trinity Street Theatre in summer 2014. "I'm hoping that's going to work..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...was outstanding in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in that span and announced the nominees for the..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past year and announced the nominees for..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Pleasure of the Paynes 2014
The 'Fix' was in at the 40th theatre awards ceremony
"...– that's now how I'll think of our local theatre awards after hearing their title mangled by the 2014..."

Nov. 4, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'
The Georgetown Palace Theatre tours its hit musical to the State Theatre
"...Austin, since you've yet to visit the Georgetown Palace Theatre, the Georgetown Palace Theatre is coming to you. Not..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Ashes, Ashes (UT Department of Theatre & Dance)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

2008 Payne Awards Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Ashes, Ashes (UT Department of Theatre & Dance)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast
Penfold Theatre's well-executed show is old-fashioned in both the entertainment it re-creates and its sense of community
"...Settlers Hall, 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock www.penfoldtheatre.org Through Dec. 27 Running time: 1 hr., 45 min...."

Dec. 19, 2014 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

The Play's the Thing
Nine local directors on the secrets of season selection
"..."To every thing there is a season." In the theatre, the turning of these seasons can tell us a..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

The Servant of Two Masters
A straight-up goofball comedy makes an ideal outdoor summer show
"...Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock, 512/850-4849,..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Moonlight and Magnolias
The play doesn't know what it wants to be, but it's still a fun night of theatre, especially for film buffs
"...Moonlight and MagnoliasCity Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 850-4849 www.penfoldtheatre.org Through Oct. 21 Running time:..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Shipwrecked!
The script for Penfold Theatre's latest outdoor production has its flaws, but what the company does with it is great
"...Shipwrecked!Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad, Round Rock, 512/850-4849 www.penfoldtheatre.org Through June 30 Running time: 1 hr., 40 min...."

June 21, 2013 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Art
The first production by the new Penfold Theatre Company reveals a company of fine actors capable of very fine work
"...City Theatre, through June 8..."

June 6, 2008 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

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