Reviews for Glass Half Full Theatre Performances

Review: Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW by Glass Half Full Theatre

Review: Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW by Glass Half Full Theatre

by David Glen Robinson
Published on May 28, 2018

Glass Half Full Theatre has gone and done it again. Caroline Reck, Indigo Rael and their team have pushed the envelope and brought this zany story alive with mundane plastic objects and unbounded imagination.

 

Glass Half Full Theatre has gone and done it again. Caroline Reck and her team have pushed the envelope of design, materials, and concepts of puppetry toward manipulable props. Or perhaps artist-designer Indigo Rael has pushed the envelope of innovative materials for props, costumes, and sets toward puppetry.  Whatever the vector, the Vortex stage comes alive with mundane plastic and unbounded imagination.  

 

Glass Half Full Productions is perhaps the premiere Austin puppet ...

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Review: Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer, Season 3 by Glass Half Full Theatre

Review: Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer, Season 3 by Glass Half Full Theatre

by David Glen Robinson
Published on June 13, 2016

Humor ranges from the dry and subtle to outrageous slapstick, based on real global expeditions by intrepid lady explorers of la Belle Epoque.

 

Glass Half Full Productions presents their last production at Salvage Vanguard Theatre from June 3 - 18, 2016. Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer is the third chapter in the series, featuring producing artistic director Caroline Reck as intrepid explorer Amelia Weatherbeaten and Cami Alys as her American sidekick Eleanor Dangerbottom. These two characters in play are worth the price of admission by themselves, but they never fail to bring in ...

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Review: The Orchid Flotilla by Glass Half Full Theatre

Review: The Orchid Flotilla by Glass Half Full Theatre

by Michael Meigs
Published on September 11, 2014

Caroline's is a world of eerie serenity.

In opening moments a mock-serious lecture about the life-cycle of orchids by an unseen Chris Gibson booms over the speakers, bizarrely accompanied by the play of shadow puppets animated on a screen at the depths of the stage by the similarly invisible Erin Meyer.

When the lights come up, ever so slowly and dimly, like the first orange peek of the sun over the edge of the ...

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Review: Once There Were Six Seasons by Glass Half Full Theatre

Review: Once There Were Six Seasons by Glass Half Full Theatre

by David Glen Robinson
Published on May 29, 2014

Glass Half Full Theatre presents the premiere production of what may be its most ambitious production to date, Once There Were Six Seasons. Productions of alt-puppetry, such as this one, have been called 3-D animation. That particular term may be conflated, however, with 3-D animated movies marketed by many Hollywood studios. Theatrical productions of alt-puppetry are much closer to 3-D art, or sculpture and installation art, animated by clever manipulation. Typically, the productions tell ...

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Review: Missionary Position, Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer by Glass Half Full Theatre

Review: Missionary Position, Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer by Glass Half Full Theatre

by David Glen Robinson
Published on December 15, 2013

The Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer is a droll and satisfying show just completing its short run at Salvage Vanguard Theatre in east Austin. It's likely to return, and the public should keep it in mind as a performance worthy of  their ticket-buying dollars.

The show is a period piece on lady explorers in late Victorian times. Caroline Reck and Cami Alys of Glass Half Full Theatre portrayed our intrepid lady explorers ...

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