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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

Now Then Again
Penfold's staging propels us through the time-space continuum to see one romance play out in many alternate ways
"...Now Then AgainTrinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity Through Oct. 12 Running time: 2..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

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
" all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged."..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...half-dozen arts writers are handing out honors to local theatre artists in the Continental Club, and the next, a..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

All the elements fuse to create a genuinely satisfying evening of theatre
"...GhostsHyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 479-PLAY Through Nov. 5 Running..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Give 'Em a Hand
The nominees for the 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. The nominations for the 2009 Austin Critics Table Awards,..."

May 15, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mr. Show Busy
Michael McKelvey's just a guy who cain't say no (to musicals)
"...School, St. Edward's University, Austin Playhouse, Austin Shakespeare, Zilker Theatre Productions, TexARTS, Penfold Theatre Company, his own Doctuh Mistuh..."

July 22, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Pavilion
Penfold Theatre offers an example of a great production built on an almost-great script
"...The PavilionHyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd Through May 13 Running time:..."

May 11, 2012 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Top 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2011
Remembering a theatrical year with superheroes, The Tempest, and a mash-up of the two
"...1) 'BLACK WATCH' (Texas Performing Arts) The National Theatre of Scotland used every weapon in theatre's arsenal –..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Gifts From 2010 (In Random Order)
Savoring 2010's immaculate acting, arresting beauty, and over-the-top comedy
"...1) 'HUNTER GATHERERS' (CAPITAL T THEATRE) Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's comedy went well past irreverence and..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Avimaan Syam

Top 9 Ways to Decorate a Set
Looking back at 2009 through its most memorable scenic designs
"...1) ANNE MCMEEKING FOR 'THREE DAYS OF RAIN' (PENFOLD THEATRE COMPANY) There was rain on stage. Like, actual..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Elizabeth Cobbe's Top 10 Arts Entrances of 2019
It was the onstage arrivals – some creepy, some hilarious, all welcome – that made this year distinctive
"...1) MATT HISLOPE entered, or rather re-entered, Austin theatre as a creepy, silent Faceless Ghost in Paper Chairs'..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Romeo and Juliet
Penfold's condensed version of Shakespeare's play, played by five actors, brings out the heart of the tragedy
"...JulietRound Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad, Round Rock, 512/850-4849 Through June 28 Running time: 2 hr...."

June 27, 2014 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Penfold's staging is a charming complement to the holiday hustle and bustle
"...Tuck's Pantry, 204 E. Main St., Round Rock, 850-4849 Through Dec. 17 Running time: 1 hr., 45 min...."

Dec. 16, 2011 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Penfold Theatre's first show in Round Rock delivers a pleasant evening of laughs

Aug. 20, 2010 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

John & Jen
Penfold Theatre once again mounts a chamber musical that's heartfelt and true
"...The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress,"

Feb. 12, 2010 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

The Last Five Years
The new year is prime time to discover this musical anatomy of one couple's relationship
"...award-winning musical, a collaborative effort between Austin Playhouse and Penfold Theatre Company that opens on New Year's Eve...."

Dec. 26, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. The nominations for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards,..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Shanon Weaver's Top 10 Theatrical Performances of 2017 (the Second Half)
The year was well-served by actors who could channel spookiness, rebellion, despair, and dance fever
"...1) KRISTIN CHILES IN THE UNDERSTUDY (Southwest Theatre Productions) Chiles perfectly captured the look of sheer controlled..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Shanon Weaver

The Critics Speak … and Speak … and Speak
Clybourne Park, Manchurian Candidate big winners
"...when the final honors were bestowed on the outstanding theatre productions...."

June 6, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Great Artdoors
Summer's here, and the time is right for outdoor performances all over Central Texas
"...sweat with their culture, and there's a wealth of theatre, dance, and classical music being offered under the sun..."

May 17, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Theatrical Delights of the Latter Half of 2011
Recapping the fightin', spoonin', boppin' stage sensations of 2011's summer and fall

Jan. 6, 2012 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

All Over Creation: Ode to Joy
In a week's worth of creative endeavors, delight proves illuminating
"...with Megan Hilty in her concert appearance at Zach Theatre. This blonde dynamo from Broadway and the faux Broadway..."

June 28, 2013 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A Minister's Wife
This musical version of G.B. Shaw’s ‘Candida’ is exactly the right size for Austin, cozy with room for plenty of nuance
"...A Minister's WifeTrinity Street Playhouse, 901 Trinity, 850-4849 Through April 14 Running time: 1 hr., 40 min...."

April 5, 2013 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

Three Days of Rain
Few young stage companies risk as much or succeed as well as Penfold Theatre Company does
"...The Hideout Theatre, through Oct. 3..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Last Five Years
Jason Robert Brown's musical anatomy of a relationship gets a tender, wistful staging
"...Larry L. King Theatre at Austin Playhouse, through Jan. 18..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Woman in Black at Scottish Rite Theater
Skilled actors and atmospheric design combine to make this co-production a spine-tingler ideal for Halloween
"...chills and internally prodding base fears. This co-production by Penfold Theatre, 7 Towers Theatre, and Austin Scottish Rite Theater..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Perfect Profile's Perfect Match
With Perfect Profile, old friends Jarrett King and Andrew Cannata try their hand at making a musical
"...Heddatron, Cannata in a host of musicals, from Zach Theatre's Les Misérables to Zilker Productions' Little Shop of Horrors..."

May 15, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wayne Alan Brenner's 10 Favorite Arts-Related Things of 2019
Kinetic performances and galleries mounting great show after great show kept the year exciting
"...3) GHOST QUARTET (Penfold Theatre Company) Dave Malloy's complex musical ghost tale was..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Getting to Oz Through Austin Arts
Area arts events make a Yellow Brick Road to The Wizard of Oz in Zilker Park
"...Balloon. Now, that novel isn't being dramatized locally, but Penfold Theatre has created a new adaptation of Around the..."

May 19, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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