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Shrewd Productions' The Madres
In Stephanie Alison Walker’s new play, women’s fight for the “disappeared” in Argentina’s Dirty War proves timely
"...In Shrewd Productions' staging of The Madres, Carolina (Yesenia Garcia Herrington,..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Shrewd Productions’ The Revolutionists
This staging of Lauren Gunderson’s satire proves the pen is mightier than the guillotine
"...utterly horrific period of French history. Rudy Ramirez directs Shrewd Productions' latest offering, which features a flawless ensemble composed..."

June 16, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Shrewd Productions' The Afterparty
We’re invited to hobnob with history’s great minds up on the astral plane
"...The cast in Shrewd Productions' world premiere performs well under Liz Fisher's direction,..."

June 29, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Shrewd Productions' Hold Me Well
Playwright Eva Suter's reworking of Othello in a world without men depicts love in many forms with power and beauty
"...In its Shrewd Productions premiere, Suter's script replaces "space" with a dystopian..."

July 22, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Sleeping With Other People
Raunchy but sweet rom-com stars Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis
"...Headland has a shrewd eye and an ear for sparring. She also knows..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Still Now
Shrewd Productions' Still Now provides a fresh perspective on cancer through butoh
"... Through Oct. 4 Running time: 1 hr., 20 min."

Sept. 26, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Burlesque bumps and grinds. And then grinds and grinds and grinds.
"...for real: It all looks phony. Cher was a shrewd casting choice in terms of upping the film’s camp..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This brutally real-feeling Israeli film about the war in Lebanon in 1982 received the top prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2009.
"...of the sound design). The scoped camerawork is a shrewd tactic; only occasionally does its flat, proscenium effect make..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Strangers
First-time writer/director Bertino, a UT alum, scares up a solid horror-film success with this debut outing.
"...Bertino creates a palpable sense of fear through the shrewd use of sound, imagery, and performance – often using..."

May 30, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death of a President
More sleight of hand than persuasive drama, this what-if story about the aftermath of a presidential assassination is technically seamless but dramatically hollow.
"...accept their new reality. Range does not prove especially shrewd about American racial politics or police procedurals, and Death..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Al Franken: God Spoke
The film follows around comedian and politico Franken without managing to either inflame or inspire the viewer or add much new information to Franken's already well-documented history.
"...Franken eating dinner with Walter Mondale, who offers him shrewd advice on a proposed senatorial bid. But nothing ever..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Head of State
"...Rock is a force to be reckoned with, a shrewd and sharp-tongued stand-up comic with real balls. So why..."

April 4, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Winter Guest
"...memorable as Elspeth, fussy and funny and stubborn and shrewd -- yet they seem frozen by a story, the..."

March 20, 1998 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Caro Diario
"...stars in his own movies that come across as shrewd yet funny essays. Caro Diario is divided into three..."

Nov. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What's Love Got to Do With it
"...the story demands to reveal the visionary bandleader, the shrewd showman, the gifted songwriter, the overshadowed Svengali, the R&B..."

June 18, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shadow of China
"...China and thereby reintegrate himself into his homeland. His shrewd and savvy entrepreneurial facade is an almost unrecognizable manifestation..."

June 14, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Xmas Unwrapped: Doff we now our gay apparel
After a powerhouse first year of sold-out shows, critical awards, and company growth, the shrewd women of Shrewd Productions are returning to their debut effort, the holiday burlesque Xmas Unwrapped!
"...Shrewd Productions took 2006 by storm. The company introduced itself..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Trash Anthems
Each of the seven short plays written by Dan Dietz in Shrewd Productions' Trash Anthems unfolds like a gift being opened, full of surprising scenarios and sympathetic characters
"...Shrewd Productions' Trash Anthems, an evening of seven short plays..."

May 11, 2007 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

Land of 1,000 Dramas
"...Care (Steven Tomlinson), Clayangels (Daniel Alexander Jones), curst & Shrewd (Rude Mechanicals), Aria Inertia (Jason Phelps), Water (Ron Berry),..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Rattling Our Stage
A Survey of Austin's Rebel Theatre Scene
" (e.g., Rude Mechanicals' Lust Supper and curst & Shrewd, root wy'mn's no mo' blues and dyke/warrior-prayers, Lisa D'Amour's..."

April 10, 1998 Arts Feature

The Past, Present, and FuturX of Latinx Performance in Austin
The current surge of Latinx theatre and dance in Austin speaks to both tradition and pioneering new directions
"...its Noche de Folklor 2018 on the Zilker Hillside; Shrewd Productions' opening of its National New Play Network rolling..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Arts Feature by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

2017 Payne Theatre Award Winners
Lotta love for Nevermore, Drowning Girls, Agent Andromeda
"...Todd, and actors Jesus I. Valles and Gricelda Silva. Shrewd Productions' The Revolutionists also netted four awards, including Production..."

Oct. 25, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Gay Place: We Need Emma
Emma Goldman play opens just in time
"...hoopty. Sorry, grrrl. I know we've let you down. Shrewd Productions presents a tribute to Emma Goldman (see Thursday)...."

May 8, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Reina Hardy
For this Michener Playwriting Fellow, autumn brings local premieres of two of her plays
"...of her plays premiering on local stages. This week, Shrewd Productions opens Glassheart, Hardy's irreverent update of Beauty and..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The revival of this gender-play comedy still tastes freshly squeezed
"...MilkMilkLemonadeThe Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Through Sept. 25 Running time: 1 hr., 20 min...."

Sept. 16, 2011 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

Mi Casa Es Su Teatro: Home is where the art is
Time again to get your theatre outside the theatre and inside someone's home, via FronteraFest's one-day, site-specific fiesta, Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
"...year, that Saturday is this Saturday, Feb. 10, and Shrewd Productions, which curated the 2007 Mi Casa, has lined..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Stillborn: a bedtime story
The title of Monika Bustamante's 'Stillborn' is no pun but a promise of what is to come: two hours of anger, rape, murder, and stillbirth that is upsetting, dark, and, unfortunately, not illuminating
"...In Shrewd Productions' latest effort, Paul Davis' set design is nothing..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Arts Review by Hannah Kenah

Austin Theatre Critics' Table Nominations 1998
"...Dear Anton's Abandoned Story Cycle, Joseph Skibell curst & Shrewd, Kirk Lynn, et al. Ambrose Bierce on Tour: The..."

May 15, 1998 Arts Feature

Top Ten Stage
Top Ten Theatrical Experiences of 1997
"...Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind/curst & Shrewd/Ubu Roi (Rude Mechanicals) Rude Mechanicals is one stage company..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires


Aug. 29, 1997 Arts Review

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