Super Sleuth Sherlock Holmes Opens Austin Playhouse Season

by Sarah Ribeiro on September 11, 2019

A Victorian mental asylum. A thrilling arch nemesis. And, the inimical detective duo of Holmes and Watson. What better way for Austin Playhouse to celebrate their 20th anniversary? Written by award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, ‘Holmes...

Austin Playhouse’s “The Book of Will”: The Men Who Saved Shakespeare

by Lisa Davis on June 20, 2019

It’s hard to imagine a world without the renowned plays, the illustrious sayings or the eloquent quotes of William Shakespeare but, at one time, this unfathomable possibility was headed towards reality had it not been...

At Austin Playhouse, Tackling History, Morality, Unknowable Truth with “Copenhagen”

by Nancy Miller Barton on April 16, 2019

The confluence of physics and politics are sometimes painfully difficult to keep apart. That simple, yet emotion-filled line offers valuable insight into the stage play “Copenhagen.” Werner Heisenberg is part of a trio of characters...

With “Monroe,” Austin Playhouse Explores Horrors of Racial Violence

by Nancy Miller Barton on September 14, 2018

Dateline: Monroe, Louisiana, 1946. Setting: The stage of the Austin Playhouse. Opening scene: Simple, quiet, yet beyond powerful. A handful of people stand solemnly. A young African-American man wearing denim overalls with large side pockets...