The Excitement of Shift: Joseph Keckler Comes to the Long Center
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The Excitement of Shift: Joseph Keckler Comes to the Long Center

Last April, as the evening weekend revelries began at Fusebox, Austin’s annual cross-disciplinary arts festival,…

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Neverland No More: Sender at the Rec Room
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Neverland No More: Sender at the Rec Room

Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas
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Jane Austen, Trailer Park Boys & a Rhinoceros: Holiday Stages in Texas

As a curmudgeonly connoisseur of holiday performing arts, I’m always on the lookout for the…

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Dinner of Doom: 4th Wall opens its final season with Ayad Akhtar’s <em>Disgraced</em>
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Dinner of Doom: 4th Wall opens its final season with Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced

Great drama is seldom blatantly didactic, but on occasion theater does gift us with certain…

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Glam Makeover: The Hidden Room’s <em>Henry IV</em> in Austin
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Glam Makeover: The Hidden Room’s Henry IV in Austin

Shakespeare, politics, glam rock: these are not terms we often put together, if ever, yet…

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Creating Literary Sparks:  Inprint’s Authors Reflect Houston’s Diversity
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Creating Literary Sparks: Inprint’s Authors Reflect Houston’s Diversity

Inprint, Houston’s literary arts organization, flies like a rare book bird among other Texas arts…

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Sister Tarra Goes to Horse Head’s <em>Church</em>
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Sister Tarra Goes to Horse Head’s Church

Beloved Brothers and Sisters, I bid you welcome to this Church review, and I ask…

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Rec Room’s Punk New Season
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Rec Room’s Punk New Season

Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre
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Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre

Houston’s Horse Head Theatre company has a reputation for staging intriguing and occasional avant-garde contemporary…

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Unwiring from War: <em>Cry Havoc </em>at Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre
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Unwiring from War: Cry Havoc at Houston’s 4th Wall Theatre

Can performing Shakespeare become a form of therapy that allows actor and audience to find…

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Tragic Puzzles: <em>Luna Gale</em> at Stages Repertory Theatre
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Tragic Puzzles: Luna Gale at Stages Repertory Theatre

With a quick glance at the synopsis, playwright Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale, now at Stages…

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A New Beginning: The Ensemble premieres Melda Beaty’s <em>Front Porch Society</em>
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A New Beginning: The Ensemble premieres Melda Beaty’s Front Porch Society

Long before Facebook and Twitter, neighbors exchanged information about the real lives of people making…

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Big Dreams: Discovering Latina/o Theater in Texas
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Big Dreams: Discovering Latina/o Theater in Texas

What do we mean when we talk about Latina/o theater in Texas? This was the…

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Ancient Roads: <em>Shank’s Mare</em> at Asia Society Texas Center
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Ancient Roads: Shank’s Mare at Asia Society Texas Center

A Storied <em>Snow White</em> comes to Catastrophic Theatre
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A Storied Snow White comes to Catastrophic Theatre

Once upon a time—a strange, tumultuous time called the 1960s—there lived a storyteller named Donald…

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The Arts Matter: The 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards
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The Arts Matter: The 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards

Very few artists create in a cultural or political vacuum, and some of the greatest…

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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox
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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox

Fusebox, Austin’s contemporary, cross-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival, and all round benevolent force in…

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Houston’s Landing Company finds a home at the Docks
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Houston’s Landing Company finds a home at the Docks

Like its hometown, the Landing Theatre was born on the banks of Buffalo Bayou and…

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Dangerous Journey Through Childhood: National Theatre of Scotland’s <em>Let The Right One In</em> Comes to Texas
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Dangerous Journey Through Childhood: National Theatre of Scotland’s Let The Right One In Comes to Texas

Depicting the everyday wonders and occasional psychological horrors of childhood and adolescence on stage and…

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On Book: Readings Take Center Stage in Houston
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On Book: Readings Take Center Stage in Houston

Scene: a bare stage anywhere—in a theater, a rehearsal hall, even on an outdoor platform…

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Judging Judgement of Fools at Horse Head Theatre
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Wonder & A Whale: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer Transform American Classics into Opera
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Wonder & A Whale: Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer Transform American Classics into Opera

This November, Moby-Dick journeys safely back to its home port, as the Dallas Opera once…

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Power Study: Main Street Theater’s Rebecca Greene Udden on <em>Wolf Hall</em>
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Power Study: Main Street Theater’s Rebecca Greene Udden on Wolf Hall

This month, Houston’s Main Street Theater becomes the first U.S regional company to attempt the…

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New Theater New Audiences: Lott Entertainment Presents Moves to the Alley
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New Theater New Audiences: Lott Entertainment Presents Moves to the Alley

A year ago, Lott Entertainment Presents, introduced Houston to cabaret and theatrical performances rarely seen…

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Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Matt Hune Launch the Rec Room
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Stephanie Wittels Wachs and Matt Hune Launch the Rec Room

Though only two months old, Houston’s latest performing arts venue, the Rec Room, has established…

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Deep Woods & The Courage To Question: <em>De Kus (The Kiss)</em> at Stages Repertory Theatre
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Deep Woods & The Courage To Question: De Kus (The Kiss) at Stages Repertory Theatre

A woman takes a walk through the woods. She travels with a destination weighing heavy…

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Bare Bones Shaw: <em>Bedlam</em> Comes to Stark Naked
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Bare Bones Shaw: Bedlam Comes to Stark Naked

This summer, Houston drama-lovers need to brace themselves for bedlam— stark naked bedlam that is,…

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Digital Detectives Probe a Dystopian Future in <em>The Nether</em> at the Alley
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Digital Detectives Probe a Dystopian Future in The Nether at the Alley

Wrestling on the Blue Carpet: Nancy and Tarra on <em>The Christians</em> at the Alley
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Wrestling on the Blue Carpet: Nancy and Tarra on The Christians at the Alley

Arts + Culture editor Nancy Wozny and Houston theater writer Tarra Gaines take a break…

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This Page Left Intentionally Blank or Not: Big Dance Theater at CounterCurrent
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This Page Left Intentionally Blank or Not: Big Dance Theater at CounterCurrent

“Don’t look at that. That’s not part of the tour,” is a phrase used by…

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Caught up in the Action: The Audience Gets To Work on Texas Stages
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Caught up in the Action: The Audience Gets To Work on Texas Stages

As adults, we understand the classic theater relationship between play and audience.

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Rude Mechs Take Texas (for a Change)
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Rude Mechs Take Texas (for a Change)

Whether they’re airily dodging swinging theatrical lights or brawling in the melted cheese of an…

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Albee on Edge: A Visceral Virginia Woolf at Stark Naked
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Albee on Edge: A Visceral Virginia Woolf at Stark Naked

The morning after seeing Stark Naked Theatre’s new production of Edward Albee’s classic marriage horror…

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Virginia Grise’s Poetic Manifesto at Meca Performing Arts
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Virginia Grise’s Poetic Manifesto at Meca Performing Arts

Your Healing Is Killing Me, written and performed by award-winning New York and San Antonio…

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Privilege & Unnamed Anxiety at Work in <em>Straight White Men</em> at Stages
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Privilege & Unnamed Anxiety at Work in Straight White Men at Stages

Four straight, white men walk into a rumpus room somewhere in suburban America. This isn’t…

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Merging Music & Literature: A <em>Proust Sonata</em> at Da Camera
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Merging Music & Literature: A Proust Sonata at Da Camera

Sarah Rothenberg, artistic director of Da Camera and Houston’s great maestro of performances that blend…

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Love and Loss: <em>The Bridges of Madison County</em> at TUTS
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Love and Loss: The Bridges of Madison County at TUTS

Becoming Nannerl: The Other Mozart
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Becoming Nannerl: The Other Mozart

The story begins with a portrait by Johann Nepomuk della Croce of a family: father,…

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The Rat King has Spoken: Holiday Foes Pick Faves
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The Rat King has Spoken: Holiday Foes Pick Faves

I was blindfolded, thrown into a car and driven for hours before we reached their…

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Tumbling Through Time and Memory: Sharr White’s The Other Place at the Alley Theatre
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Tumbling Through Time and Memory: Sharr White’s The Other Place at the Alley Theatre

Somewhat lost amid all the hullabaloo and celebrations surrounding the Alley Theatre’s grand reopening and…

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