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Penfold Theatre's <i>Henry V</i>
Penfold Theatre's Henry V
This production in the park makes Shakespeare's epic history into a satisfying show for a summer evening

Elizabeth Cobbe, June 13, 2019

ColdTowne Theater’s <i>Bigfoot, The Musical</i>
ColdTowne Theater’s Bigfoot, The Musical
ColdTowne brings the rarely seen creature into the spotlight for a show that’s rarely without laughs

Trey Gutierrez, June 13, 2019

Hideout Theatre’s <i>Dystopian Teen Future</i>
Hideout Theatre's Dystopian Teen Future
In this take on Hunger Games and Divergent-style tales, the improvisers struggle to find a plot or laughs

Laura Jones, June 13, 2019

Local Exhibitions Point to Ways People of Color Were Freed but Still Aren't Free
Local Exhibitions Point to Ways People of Color Were Freed but Still Aren't Free
The Carver Museum asks: Freedom when?

Robert Faires, June 13, 2019

City Theatre's <i>Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show</i>
City Theatre's Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show
Two great performances drive this production, but the feminist comedy feels stuck in the Eighties

Laura Jones, June 6, 2019

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's <i>Everything! Everything! Everything!</i>
Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's Everything! Everything! Everything!
The achievement of this new work is that it lives up to its name, including all that is remarkable about KDHDC

Robert Faires, June 6, 2019

"Likesness" at Northern-Southern
In this group exhibition, people who depict people are the luckiest people in the world

Wayne Alan Brenner, June 6, 2019

"Heidi Pitre: Southern Peculiar" at the Butridge Gallery
In this solo exhibition, the South will rise again – not unlike a sort of puckish zombie made of cultural memories and witchy girlparts

Wayne Alan Brenner, May 30, 2019

"Heidi Pitre: A Permanent Record" at Elisabet Ney Museum
The artist's finely drawn illustrations on used library cards link viewers to books and libraries in ways both nostalgic and intimate

Robert Faires, May 30, 2019

Ground Floor Theatre's <i>Dex & Abby</i>
Ground Floor Theatre's Dex & Abby
In this premiere production of Allan Baker's play, the bond of love between canines and humans is tenderly expressed

Trey Gutierrez, May 23, 2019

"Rosa Nussbaum: Horizonland" at Women & Their Work
The artist draws on her experience as a stranger in a strange land without her own wheels, viewing the world through the lens of a car window

Robert Faires, May 23, 2019

<i>Ghost Wall</i>
Ghost Wall
Sarah Moss' remarkable novella shows how one man's fascination with Iron Age Britain can manifest in the present in a terrifying way

Elizabeth Cobbe, May 23, 2019

<i>Terminator: The Musical</i> at Fallout Theater
Terminator: The Musical at Fallout Theater
This is exactly the sort of loving parody of nuclear apocalypse and time-traveling AI everyone should experience at least once

M. Brianna Stallings, May 16, 2019

TEMP's <i>Mystic, Scientist, Scholar, Nun: Music of Hildegard von Bingen</i>
TEMP's Mystic, Scientist, Scholar, Nun: Music of Hildegard von Bingen
The 12th century polymath's deep appreciation for creation came forth in a constant stream of praise that TEMP made uplifting

Robert Faires, May 16, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>The Ballad of Klook and Vinette</i>
Zach Theatre's The Ballad of Klook and Vinette
In tracking one couple's affair, this production shows us how love is an imperfect art

Trey Gutierrez, May 16, 2019

Austin Playhouse's <i>Summer and Bird</i>
Austin Playhouse's Summer and Bird
This world premiere production gives audiences of all ages the chance to travel to a mythical land of wonders

Laura Jones, May 9, 2019

Diverse Space Dance Theatre's <i>Memoirs and Armours</i>
Diverse Space Dance Theatre's Memoirs and Armours
The company's season closer showed the young dancers' commitment to a shared vision and their potential as artists

Elizabeth Cobbe, May 9, 2019

"Rachel Kalisky: Glassnet" at CAMIBAart Gallery
New works fuse glass and metal mesh in a mesmerizing display

Wayne Alan Brenner, May 9, 2019

Dimension Sculpture Park
Dimension Sculpture Park
Springdale Road is increasingly strung with gems, and this is the newest one

Wayne Alan Brenner, May 2, 2019

ScriptWorks' Out of Ink 2019: Artificially Intelligent
ScriptWorks' Out of Ink 2019: Artificially Intelligent
The 10-minute plays in this year's edition of the annual showcase venture outside the comfort zone

Trey Gutierrez, May 2, 2019

Austin Opera's <i>La Bohème</i>
Austin Opera's La Bohème
The beauty of the music and stagecraft in this production teaches us something about love and art

Laura Jones, May 2, 2019

Glass Half Full Theatre's <i>Once There Were Six Seasons</i>
Glass Half Full Theatre's Once There Were Six Seasons
Using innovative puppetry, Glass Half Full Theatre dukes it out with climate change in an invigorating way

Laura Jones, April 25, 2019

Rude Mechanicals' <i>Not Every Mountain</i>
Rude Mechanicals' Not Every Mountain
This Rude Mechs performance piece shows us a mountain's lifetime in an hour and makes clear that nothing lasts forever

Trey Gutierrez, April 25, 2019

"Rebris" at Northern-Southern
Reduce, reuse, recycle is seldom so remarkable as in these works by Virginia Fleck and Ted Carey

Wayne Alan Brenner, April 25, 2019

Performa / Dance's <i>Confections</i>
Performa / Dance's Confections
This evening of works, performed outdoors at the Umlauf, mixed art, beauty, and nature in ways that enraptured

Laura Jones, April 18, 2019

Austin Playhouse's <i>Copenhagen</i>
Austin Playhouse's Copenhagen
In the conversations of this Michael Frayn drama, we learn that history is broken, just like us

Laura Jones, April 18, 2019

Zach Theatre's <i>Matilda the Musical</i>
Zach Theatre's Matilda the Musical
With its memorable characters and energetic performances, this production connects adults with their inner child

Trey Gutierrez, April 18, 2019

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's <i>Spring Awakening</i>
Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Spring Awakening
In this production at St. Edward's University, the use of movement adds emphasis to the musical's sex-positive moral

Lilli Hime, April 11, 2019

Vortex Repertory Company's <i>Last: An Extinction Comedy</i>
Vortex Repertory Company's Last: An Extinction Comedy
The magic cast by the company of this devised shows pulls laughs from the impending demise of the planet

Elizabeth Cobbe, April 11, 2019

<i>Outside Looking In</i> by T.C. Boyle
Outside Looking In by T.C. Boyle
With this novel about Timothy Leary and LSD in the early Sixties, T.C. Boyle has written a mighty book – and a gift

David Gaines, April 11, 2019

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