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The Hidden Room Theatre Is Working With a Presidential Assassin
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, we reckon you’ll really enjoy the show
"...Austin’s Hidden Room theatre company is officially in cahoots with John..."

June 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Hidden Room Theatre's Henry IV
Beth Burns' latest foray into Shakespeare will school you on how to present plays penned by the Bard
"...programs to page one. This evening's lesson, provided by the Hidden Room Theatre, is on how to produce, direct,..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Booth's Richard III by the Hidden Room Theatre
Beth Burns and company unearths a fascinating theatrical time capsule with this version of Shakespeare's tragedy
"...Ghosts and theatre have historically gone hand-in-supernatural-hand, from the ancient Roman works..."

June 22, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

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
"...In a secret room in Downtown Austin, Beth Burns and company are resuscitating..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In this drama featuring Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, a debate on the talking dead springs to dramatic life
"...Which stirs your passions more deeply: grief or fraud? The anguish of knowing you'll never see, never talk with,..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In Houdini Speaks to the Living, Hidden Room Theatre resurrects two dead celebrities for a spirited battle
"...We've always wanted to speak to the dead...."

Oct. 21, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The History of King Lear
A long-reviled revision of Shakespeare's tragedy proves fascinating as revived by the Hidden Room Theatre
"...lit by keeping alive Lear and his youngest daughter, then wedding her to Gloucester's noble son?..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'The Girl With Time in Her Eyes'
Hidden Room Theatre lets SXSW Interactive play with time travel
"...– and by "play," I mean literally a play. The Hidden Room Theatre, which took part in a panel..."

March 8, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Theatre Thinker
In the online dialogue about the art of the stage, Travis Bedard is a star
"...If you're reading this at two o'clock in the morning, there's a good chance that Travis Bedard is..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Pleasure of the Paynes 2014
The 'Fix' was in at the 40th theatre awards ceremony
"...The "bitin' pains" – that's now how I'll think of..."

Nov. 4, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...For the 19th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of stage..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème
The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...The crowd could hardly compete with the one packed into..."

June 5, 2018 Arts Post 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..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015
Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015
"...1) Thr3e Zisters (Salvage Vanguard Theater)..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Long-Distance Theatre
Position of the speakers may affect the quality of their operation
"...and my wife a happy belated Valentine's Day. Since then, I've followed this London resident and her Austin-based sweetheart,..."

March 4, 2011 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

The Flip Side
In Poor Shadows of Elysium's Richard II, a coin makes all the difference in what you see
"...The stars of Poor Shadows of Elysium's production of Richard..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Stages of Inebriation
To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question
"...Want to hear some good drinking stories? Ask theatre people. Between their research for playing soused characters, work..."

July 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Raving About Theatre
A Swarm of Wily, Unruly Theatre Types Meet in the Heat
"...You've been out in it. The heat. That blister-raising, synapse-frying Austin August heat. It's ghastly...."

Aug. 9, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Different Stages' The Book Club Play
This production captures both the cringeworthy humor and drama of its characters in a mockumentary for the stage
"...found such success in popular culture. TV shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, which purport to capture..."

March 29, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Late-Night Lovin' on Austin: The Sequel
'The Daily Show' tapes in our town, nearly proposes
"...According to Jon Stewart at the taping of his second episode from Austin this week,..."

Oct. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Robert Faires

Holiday Gifts for Fans of the Big and Small Screen
From essential box sets to writers’ wisdom: stocking fillers and the gifts that keep on giving for your watching pleasure
"...On Story: The Golden Ages of TelevisionEdited by Maya Perez and Barbara..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Choice Is Yours
Rubber Repertory's Casket of Passing Fancy makes you 500 offers you can't reuse
"..."Most of the women were bleeding from their anuses after two days,..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

FronteraFest 2007: The lowdown
"...Now that you've met a few of the players, it's time to figure out what to go..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Arts Feature

Not Just the Goofy Guy
The Actor Behind the Antics of Michael Stuart
"...The world's greatest detective and the world's greatest criminal mastermind..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Silence! The Musical
The musical send-up of 'The Silence of the Lambs' delivers two hours of nearly nonstop laughter
"...Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886 www.doctuhmistuh.org Through July 13 Running..."

July 4, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Down the Rabbit Hole
The weird, ever-evolving world of ARGs
"...Dan Hon used to start his day like any other law student at Cambridge University. While getting ready for..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Screens Feature by Carson Barker

The Pearl King
Formed through irritation, time, and friction, yet gorgeous, imperfect, and universally valued: Oliver Rajamani
"..."My dad would rather me sing in a Johnny Cash band," declares Oliver..."

May 4, 2007 Music Feature by David Lynch

Dispatches From the Edge
Rounding Up the 2001 FronteraFest Long Fringe
"...7 Rooms to the Soulby Ariel Dance Theatre..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Arts Feature by Dawn Davis

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