Review

The Three Musketeers Will Make You Want to Cheer

A spunky retelling of the classic novel is great summer fun.

06/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Sex with Strangers Will Make You Fall in Love

The brainy-yet-sexy dance is one of the best things this writer has seen in 2019.

05/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Collected Stories Explores the Boundaries of Friendship and Art

The 4th Wall Theatre's production will get in your head.

05/21/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Relatively Speaking Is a 'Rather Delicious' Farce

At Main Street Theater, "Everyone delivers in an engaging and entertaining way."

05/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

At Stages, Murder for Two Successfully Traffics in Multiple Personalities

This campy whodunit succeeds in making fun of the whodunit genre itself.

04/29/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Ragtime Reminds Us What Musicals Can Do

From the stage to the stars who populate it, this TUTS production might be the best adaptation of a novel ever.

04/19/2019 By Doni Wilson

Crazy Ladies

A Stellar Cast Saves the Warmed-Over Plot of Crimes of the Heart

In the '80s, the play felt like a revelation. Not so anymore.

04/18/2019 By Doni Wilson

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Rec Room’s The Royale Has All the Right Moves

A knockout physical performance, weighed down by only a few quibbles.

04/11/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

The Humans Feels Almost Too Real

Stephen Karam's Tony-winning play pinpoints one family's anxieties living in contemporary America.

03/07/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

It's Hard Not to Get Caught Up in Rapture, Blister, Burn

The 4th Wall production teases out the impossible complexities of personal and professional success for the modern woman.

03/05/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Mamma Mia! at TUTS Is the Most Fun We've Had This Year

The sexed-up ABBA musical feels just fresh enough to keep us jumping out of our seats.

02/22/2019 By Doni Wilson

Review

Amy Bruce Animates the Explosive On the Exhale

Rec Room's one-woman tour de force takes us on a journey to the heart of America's gun violence dilemma.

02/21/2019 By Doni Wilson

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NSFW Struggles to Find Satire at Stages

Loaded with commentary on class, gender, and sexuality, Lucy Kirkwood’s 2012 play might not make sense in 2019.

02/19/2019 By Doni Wilson

Tv Doctor

Review: Quackery Abounds at the Alley

Eliza Clark's dramedy interrogates the contemporary media from all sides.

02/15/2019 By Doni Wilson

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Review: Two Mile Hollow Seeks Harmony Among Dysfunction

Rogue Productions comedically dissects the dysfunctional family trope to great success.

02/05/2019 By Doni Wilson

piano drama

Chris Cander’s New Novel Explores Our Attachments to the Things of Our Lives

The Houston writer's latest, The Weight of A Piano, uses the titular instrument as a correlative for its characters.

01/30/2019 By Doni Wilson

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Review: Tuesdays with Morrie Reminds Us of the Important Things

This affecting A.D. Players production proves that sentimental need not be a dirty word.

01/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

mistaken identity

Review: The Carpenter Raises the Comedic Bar

How does a stripper show up in a wedding play? Let the Alley explain.

01/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

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Review: Main Street Theater’s The Secretary Brings out the Big Guns

There's top-notch acting in this dark comedy that tackles hard-to-laugh-at subject matter.

01/21/2019 By Doni Wilson

Year in Review

What We Loved About Houston Theater in 2018

One theater critic reflects on another standout year across the city's stages.

12/27/2018 By Doni Wilson