Big Changes, Big List of Reviews

It’s been quite awhile since the last update, but I swear I have a reasonable excuse this time!

During the four months since I last posted, I started a new job (as a contracted copywriter) and wrote a book (another academic tome which I’ll post more about as publication nears, many moons from now), so I’ve been busy!

In fact, I’ve got to finish up the first draft of the book, so I’m still in the realm of way-too-busy, but I didn’t want to let this lack of updates get so out of hand I’d never get to them all. Since I have been so snowed under with the one-two punch of the new day job and working on the book, I’ve only had time to write reviews (and a preview piece or two) for the Austin American-Statesman in the past few months, so without further ado here’s a list of them:

Jarrott Productions’ Significant Other

‘There and Back’ looks at history of immigration through one woman’s life

Play about professor with cancer is a moving look at death and how we live

TexArts tries to take some of the nastiness out of ‘Trailer Park Musical’

‘The Goat’ makes audiences take hard look at what we consider taboo

City Theatre brings rock opera ‘The Who’s Tommy’ to life

Austin playwright examines those left in wake of racial violence

‘Significant Other’ prompts a significant emotional reaction

‘Confessions of a Mexpatriate’ is a travelogue both external and internal

Zach Theatre’s ‘Once’ is an ode to the beauty of music

The Filigree Theatre’s ‘Miss Julie’ is a timely reminder of a history of sacrificing women

Shark tale ‘Matawan’ shows beauty and fury of nature

‘Side Show’ might feel familiar, but it’s still a lot of fun

‘Macbeth,’ staged completely in the dark, opens Halloween

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ is pure escapist hilarity

Agatha Christie comes to Austin in elegant, classic murder mystery

One-woman show looks at race, violence in wake of Ferguson

Play about consent hopes to spark conversations on UT campus

‘An Evening of Short Plays’ also an evening with two master actors

Texas State’s ‘Cabaret’ is a dark production for a dark time

‘Doubt’ is a compelling drama with astonishing performances

UT’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ is Shakespeare for today’s world

Austin Shakespeare’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ is sexy, sultry take on a classic

No ‘Mystery’: Austin Playhouse’s ‘Edwin Drood’ is goofy, campy fun

Permanent Record’s ‘White’ is a satire of art and identity

Whew!

Back soon with more updates (it probably won’t be another four months, but, y’know, let’s be honest…).

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