Curtain Up: Theater Returns to the J
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Curtain Up: Theater Returns to the J

From its sprawling campus along Houston’s Brays Bayou, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center has…

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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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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations
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Transformation & Surprise: CounterCurrent Stretches Houston’s Art Expectations

From April 12-17, eleven cutting-edge artists present new works, projects, and performances at unexpected sites…

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Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings <em>Ann</em> to Life at the ZACH
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Window into a Texas Icon: Holland Taylor brings Ann to Life at the ZACH

Holland Taylor grew up to be a successful actress, not a successful politician, and she…

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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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Celebrating Women’s Voices at Bishop Arts Theatre Center
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Celebrating Women’s Voices at Bishop Arts Theatre Center

At this time of year, Dallas' Bishop Arts Theatre Center hosts a new playwright competition,…

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Obsessed with Intrigue: <em>Dangerous Obsession</em> at Theatre Britain
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Obsessed with Intrigue: Dangerous Obsession at Theatre Britain

Dangerous Obsession is a difficult play to review without revealing too much of its twists…

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A Universal Story
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A Universal Story

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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Free & Fabulous: Fusebox Festival Promotes Idea Exchange Across Disciplines and Borders
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Taking the Lid off Tidy Packages: Next Iteration Theater Company’s First Production Promises Risk and Reward
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Long Day’s Journey into Night
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Long Day’s Journey into Night

Performania: Small Scaling the Arts
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Performania: Small Scaling the Arts

here's something about do-ablity that is making me a more eager watcher these days. Perhaps…

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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016
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The A+C Top Ten: February 2016

Timeless & Universal: Dallas Theater Center’s <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>
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Timeless & Universal: Dallas Theater Center’s Romeo and Juliet

Joel Ferrell, Associate Artistic Director at Dallas Theater Center, is at the helm of a…

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A Winter for Ibsen: Classical Theatre’s <em>A Doll’s House</em>
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A Winter for Ibsen: Classical Theatre’s A Doll’s House

Houston's Classical Theatre Company returns to Ibsen this winter with their production of A Doll's…

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Circle Theatre’s <em>Clever Little Lies</em> holds true to form
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Circle Theatre’s Clever Little Lies holds true to form

And while the New York production may have been a stroll down memory lane, the…

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<em>If/Then</em> Can’t Have It Both Ways
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If/Then Can’t Have It Both Ways

If/Then is a new touring musical aptly titled for it has two dueling personalities. It…

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Love is in the Cards: Linda Phenix Returns to Theatre LaB Houston for <em>52 Pick Up</em>
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Love is in the Cards: Linda Phenix Returns to Theatre LaB Houston for 52 Pick Up

Linda Phenix returns to directing with the Theatre LaB Houston production of TJ Dawe and…

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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

Flawed Characters
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Flawed Characters

LBJ Takes the Stage: Alley Theatre and Dallas Theater Center Team Up for <em>All the Way</em>
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LBJ Takes the Stage: Alley Theatre and Dallas Theater Center Team Up for All the Way

Lyndon Baines Johnson has surely been called almost every name in every book, especially here…

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What We Loved & More:  A + C Writers Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016
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What We Loved & More: A + C Writers Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016

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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Take the trip to Clarkston
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Take the trip to Clarkston

In Clarkston, now playing an extended premier run at Dallas Theater Center through Jan 31,…

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Coming Home: Bree Welch
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Coming Home: Bree Welch

Bree Welch made a triumphant return to Texas, playing Henry in Henry V at Houston's…

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<em>Clarkston</em> at Dallas Theater Center
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Clarkston at Dallas Theater Center

Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellow Samuel D. Hunter’s…

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<em>Blood Wedding</em>
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Blood Wedding

First-Hand: <em>Shakespeare in Print and Performance</em> at the Harry Ransom Center
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First-Hand: Shakespeare in Print and Performance at the Harry Ransom Center

In 1616, William Shakespeare was buried at Holy Trinity church, Stratford-Upon-Avon. A prayer was inscribed…

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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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Fictional Nebraska: Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s <em>The Totalitarians</em> at Kitchen Dog Theater
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Fictional Nebraska: Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s The Totalitarians at Kitchen Dog Theater

A charismatic political candidate with memorable hair who relies more on passion than facts —…

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Global Theater: The Texas/Prague Partnership
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Global Theater: The Texas/Prague Partnership

There is no commercial nonstop flight from any city in Texas to any city in…

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Drama in the House: Matt Hune’s Living Room Series
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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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Theater Imitates Art: McNay Museum Exhibition Highlights Influence of Art on Theater
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Theater Imitates Art: McNay Museum Exhibition Highlights Influence of Art on Theater

If you were asked to design sets and costumes evoking 16th century Italy, where would…

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Curtain Up: Houston’s Main Street Theater Celebrates 40 Years and a Newly Renovated Space
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Curtain Up: Houston’s Main Street Theater Celebrates 40 Years and a Newly Renovated Space

“This is a real milestone!” Main Street Theater executive artistic director Rebecca Greene Udden offers…

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Theatre LaB Houston at The MATCH
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Theatre LaB Houston at The MATCH

A + C theater writer John DeMers caught up with TLH founder Gerald LaBita to…

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Ringside Emotional Head Butt: Stages Repertory Theatre’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
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Ringside Emotional Head Butt: Stages Repertory Theatre’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

I have a (admittedly unoriginal) theory that sooner or later, no matter what the perceived…

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