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Performance Park Preview at the Vortex
"...opens the most ambitious production in its 30-year history: Performance Park, an immersive theatrical adventure that engages audience members..."

March 22, 2018 Photo Gallery

Performance Park Takes Over the Vortex
Bonnie Cullum’s dream wakes the Tarot into life in her company’s immersive theatrical experience
"...Performance Park, a theatrical event that will encompass all the..."

March 23, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Vortex's Performance Park
Whatever you want to call this play/scavenger hunt/immersive live roleplay, it’s a one-of-a-kind, wonderful theatrical experience
"...Performance Park, now occupying the full Vortex compound (including the..."

May 4, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Hyde Park on Hudson
The film gets big points for casting Bill Murray as FDR but its vision gets muddy after that.
"...The Roosevelt family home in Hyde Park on Hudson in New York state is one of..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sunset Park
"...Carol Kane, Terrence Dashon Howard and De'Aundre Bonds. Sunset Park is an affectionate if lightweight and uneven testament to..."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

SXSW Film Review: Carnage Park
Mickey Keating's take on classic American horror
"...back to the desert for his fourth feature, Carnage Park...."

March 23, 2016 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Hyde Park Theatre's Wakey, Wakey
This production of Will Eno's solo show puts us at ease with our mortality through a captivating talk from a dying man
"...and is now receiving its second-ever production at Hyde Park Theatre, would like us to change that, and much..."

March 9, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

'floodlines': Hyde Park again awash in wonders
This Sunday, when Jaclyn Pryor's floodlines is presented again, the Hyde Park neighborhood will be abloom with mystery and have wonders wending their way down its streets
"...Most Sundays, Hyde Park looks like pretty much any old neighborhood – leafy,..."

April 20, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Short Fringe @ Hyde Park Theatre
"...As before, all Short Fringe performances are at Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, at..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Arts Feature

Klyde Warren Park: 'Think About It Bigger'
As Austin considers Reconnect Austin, a Dallas project gives a taste of what could come
"...analog to the Reconnect Austin vision is Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. Opened in October 2012, the park is..."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Hyde Park Theatre's The Moors
This production of Jen Silverman’s play is an engaging cocktail of Gothic mystery, modern absurdity, and stunning surprises
"...The performance in question was none other than The Moors, a..."

July 14, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Hyde Park Theatre's The Wolves
This fun, honest, real production of Sarah DeLappe’s play zeroes in on the best part of playing a sport: being on a team
"...be infinitely more interesting and important. The Wolves, Hyde Park Theatre's newest offering, is a do-not-miss story about a..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Hyde Park Theatre's John
In playwright Annie Baker's fun twist on haunted house tales, you learn what it is to be watched
"...the genre in John, currently being produced by Hyde Park Theatre...."

March 17, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Day Trips: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston
Historic water reservoir becomes one-of-a-kind public space and theatre
"...The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern in Houston is like walking into the ancient..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Hyde Park Theatre's Confessions of a Mexpatriate
Raul Garza's solo show tells us that finding your true self in another country isn't easy
"...ago, revives it here with his own company, Hyde Park Theatre. The closeness of HPT's space makes it a..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Hyde Park Theatre's The Quarry
Greg Pierce's play is rough and has sharp edges, but in the end there is heart that is worth discovering
"...In the play by Greg Pierce at Hyde Park Theatre, Jean lives by herself in a house teetering..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Bass Concert Hall: Park, Pee and Leave (or not)
The musical was great, but the venue is a problem
"...- But no one likes to pay $10 for parking, either...."

Feb. 20, 2009 Arts Post by Andy Campbell

Colorado River Park Action Plan
"...upper left, would see some landscape improvements and additional parking...."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature

Spoken Word Crash Course at Hyde Park Theater
"...On Thursday, Feb 29 at 8 pm, Hyde Park Theater offers a tempting opportunity to catch up with..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Books Column

sxswf: Trailer Park: Hey, Gray Lady!
Page One, Moving Parts, & Surrogate Valentine
"...San Fran singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura, and Nakamura's low-key charmer performance as, well, himself. But don't take our word for..."

March 14, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème
The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Vortex Repertory Company's expansive and immersive theatrical production/scavenger hunt Performance Park with four special citations. Texas State University's Musical..."

June 5, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Risk Immersion
Time again to sink deeply into FronteraFest's exhilarating experiments in performance
"...FronteraFest, our annual jamboree of homegrown performance, where anyone and everyone is encouraged to take the..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Scavenging for Home
The NATObombing of Belgrade provoked playwright Lisa D'Amour to examine the intention behind her art and reasons for being an artist.
"...No. Did I immediately change the thrust of my performance art from conceptual to overtly political? No. As a..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Lisa D'Amour

Excitingly Unpredictable
The best fringe since fashion week, FronteraFest 2015 promises a month of exhilarating alternative performance
"...new year has been rung in, Austin performers and performance enthusiasts gear up for a second round of celebrating..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Arts Feature by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Johns
"...Cowboy's depth and well-paced narrative, johns does offer fine performances by Arquette and Haas, whose friendship is their characters'..."

April 4, 1997 Movie Review by Alison Macor

The Host
This manic monster party from South Korea cleverly updates the Japanese monster-movie genre while offering a witty and sweet look at what's left of the nuclear family.
"...Directed by: Bong Joon-ho. Starring: Song Kang-ho, Byeon Hie-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Du-na and Ko Ah-sung. Not since the..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fences
Denzel Washington scores big in August Wilson's great American play
"...holy smokes, does he knock it out of the park with a vicious, visceral performance that fairly sets the..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Oldboy
This 2003 revenger from Korean upstart Chan-wook Park is a multilayered, intensely performed, shockingly violent, and viscerally visual tour de force.
"...Directed by: Park Chan-wook. Starring: Choi Min-sik, Yu Ji-tae and Kang Hye-jeong...."

April 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ruby in Paradise
"...realism, in large measure, is due to Judd's much-acclaimed performance as Ruby, a young woman just out of the..."

Feb. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blue Jasmine
Class difference and life's shambles are on Woody Allen's mind as he leads Cate Blanchett through a perfectly calibrated performance as a Park Avenue matron brought low by modern finance.
"...which gets an extra boost from Cate Blanchett’s extraordinary performance as a Park Avenue matron brought low by the..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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