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

cheeky

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

wigging out

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

man to man

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

pew pew

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

Now put your hands up

Review: All the Single Ladies Charm in 4th Wall’s Pride and Prejudice

How does this Austen remix fare? Better than you would ever think.

12/03/2018 By Doni Wilson

What You Will

Review: Quite Simply, Twelfth Night is a Delight

You have to see Houston's latest—and perhaps greatest—rom-com.

10/11/2018 By Doni Wilson

The Poetry of Life

Review: Swimming While Drowning Dives into Coming-of-Age Angst

Stages' look at LGBTQ homelessness asks timely questions, even if it comes up short on answers.

10/08/2018 By Doni Wilson

Bard Knock Life

Review: The Book of Will Opens a Visceral Window into History

The regional premiere forces you to contemplate how great art can so easily be lost forever.

09/24/2018 By Doni Wilson

On Point

Review: A Reenergized Oklahoma! Dances into Houston

After doubling down on the song and dance, TUTS makes an old show feel new.

09/14/2018 By Doni Wilson

Road to Nowhere

Review: Skeleton Crew Confronts America's Economic Realities

The Alley production centers on one standout performance.

09/14/2018 By Doni Wilson

Criminal Injustice

Review: 4th Wall Opens with Jesus and Justice

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train tells a can't-miss American tale.

09/11/2018 By Doni Wilson

Pretty Woman

Review: Violet Hits the High Notes at Queensbury Theatre

How well does a hard-edged short story translate as a stage musical? The results are mixed.

09/10/2018 By Doni Wilson