Life In Absurdity

4th Wall Theatre's The Realistic Joneses Tackles Real-Life Issues Through an Absurdist Lens

The slice-of-life drama by Will Eno takes its audience up close and personal with existential questions about love and loss.

01/20/2020 By Doni Wilson

To Be, or Not to Be

Main Street Theater's One-Man Hamlet Knows His Lines. All of Them.

This Hamlet does it all.

01/13/2020 By Doni Wilson

Smiling's My Favorite!

Elf: The Musical Brings Christmas Cheer at TUTS

This festive musical delivers the holiday goodies.

12/16/2019 By Doni Wilson

Theatrical Sensibilities

Main Street Theater’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley Is an Engaging Holiday Production

Ring in the holidays, Jane Austen-style.

11/27/2019 By Doni Wilson

Panto-tastic

Enter the Magical Realm of Fun and Farce at Stage’s Panto: Hansel and Gretel

A British tradition plays beautifully.

11/25/2019 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

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

ding ding

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

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

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

Sisters

Review: You Can Sure Get Lost on The Moors

The season opener from Mildred's Umbrella is at turns absurdly wonderful and flat-out absurd.

08/31/2018 By Doni Wilson

whodunit

Review: Houston Catches a Summer Chill at the Alley's The Mousetrap

An Agatha Christie classic loses none of its luster in this winning ensemble production.

08/16/2018 By Doni Wilson

None is as fun as my favorite nun

Review: Stages Continues to Show Us the Funnier Sides of Faith

Sister's Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes a Vacation! recalls Sister Marie Christina from vacation to successfully school us on how to be a good Catholic.

08/06/2018 By Doni Wilson

It's Lit

Review: Jump on into the Ring of Fire at Stages

The Johnny Cash musical illuminates the man—and woman—behind some of America's finest music of the last century.

07/23/2018 By Doni Wilson

Double Trouble

Review: Love Never Dies Reminds Us How Much We Love the Original

No, really—we would watch Phantom of the Opera over this any day of the week.

07/19/2018 By Dianna Wray

babs!

Review: Buyer & Cellar Laughs in the Face of Celebrity

A trip into Barbra Streisand's basement is about as absurd as you'd expect.

07/19/2018 By Holly Beretto

Murder?

Review: A Convoluted Holmes and Watson Serves Up a Mystery at the Alley Theatre

Break out your magnifying glass if you plan on following the twists and turns of this play.

06/28/2018 By Doni Wilson

song and dance

Review: Talent Triumphs Over Type in TUTS' Guys & Dolls

Sure, there's some added Latinx flair, but let's talk about the dancing!

06/15/2018 By Doni Wilson

Buttercream Dream

Review: Love Wins—But Not How You Think—in The Cake at the Alley

Few moments could top June 2018 for a world premiere about wedding cake.

06/14/2018 By Holly Beretto