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Staged Reading: The Recruiting Officer

Humanities Texas, Veterans’ Voices, and the Chess Theatre Company team up to present a "raucous" reading of George Farquhar’s 1706 comedy about army volunteers. Email for reservations. Thu., July 24, 7pm. Humanities Texas, 1410 Rio Grande. Free.

www.humanitiestexas.org, rsvp@humanitiestexas.org

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Tango Through The Revolution

Oh Dragon Theatre Co. presents a new drama by Adam Esquenazi Douglas. "In a small city in Cuba, on the night of their honeymoon, newlyweds Violeta and Moises Esquenazi begin their married life at the moment Castro is poised to take over the country." Thu.-Sat., 8pm, July 24-Aug. 2. $15.

Brave New Books, 1904-B Guadalupe (downstairs), 512/630-6880

www.ohdragontheatre.wix.com, ohdragontheatrecompany@gmail.com

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Archangel Theatre presents this Pulitzer-winning musical comedy. July 24-Aug. 3. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. St. Michael’s Catholic Academy 3000 Barton Creek Blvd. $10-15.

www.austinact.org, archangeltheatre@gmail.com

Kill the Messenger

The delightful commedia dell'arte clowns of La Fenice bring us theatre's most classical characters running rampant in this homage to George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones. Scheming and counter-scheming! Blood and murder! D-d-d-dragons! Thu.-Sat., July 24-Aug. 2, 10pm. $10.

Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.

www.lafeniceaustin.org

Summer Stock Austin

This tenth anniversary season of SUmmer Stock Austin bring us Footloose (directed and choreographed by Ginger Morris), Chicago (directed by Michael McKelvey, choreographed by Rocker Verastique), and the world premiere of Allen Robertson's Stone Soup. July 24-Aug. 10. $10 and up.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100

www.summerstockaustin.org

Queso Blanco

Paradox Players is casting this Lone Star satire, set in the near future in the Second Republic of Texas, in which liberals are “runnin’ like rabbits.” Seeking: Men of all ages; women, ages 25-25. Contact director Gary Payne for details. Mon., Aug. 4, 7pm.

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/799-5872

capcitymystery@swbell.net

The Last Five Years

Penfold Theatre is casting this critically acclaimed musical that they first performed, yes, five years ago. Actors will be compensated. See website for details. Mon., July 28, 6:30-8:30pm. Servant Church, 1605 E. 38th & 1/2.

ONGOING

The Last Five Years

Penfold Theatre is casting this critically acclaimed musical that they first performed, yes, five years ago. Actors will be compensated. See website for details. Mon., July 28, 6:30-8:30pm. Servant Church, 1605 E. 38th & 1/2.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Archangel Theatre presents this Pulitzer-winning musical comedy. July 24-Aug. 3. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. St. Michael’s Catholic Academy 3000 Barton Creek Blvd. $10-15.

www.austinact.org, archangeltheatre@gmail.com

Tango Through The Revolution

Oh Dragon Theatre Co. presents a new drama by Adam Esquenazi Douglas. "In a small city in Cuba, on the night of their honeymoon, newlyweds Violeta and Moises Esquenazi begin their married life at the moment Castro is poised to take over the country." Thu.-Sat., 8pm, July 24-Aug. 2. $15.

Brave New Books, 1904-B Guadalupe (downstairs), 512/630-6880

www.ohdragontheatre.wix.com, ohdragontheatrecompany@gmail.com

Kill the Messenger

The delightful commedia dell'arte clowns of La Fenice bring us theatre's most classical characters running rampant in this homage to George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones. Scheming and counter-scheming! Blood and murder! D-d-d-dragons! Thu.-Sat., July 24-Aug. 2, 10pm. $10.

Butterfly Bar at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.

www.lafeniceaustin.org

Cyrano de Bergerac

Edmond Rostand's classic romance of 1640 Paris, adapted by Anthony Burgess, is directed here by Jeff Hinkle for City Theatre. Through Aug. 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $10-25.

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870

ww.citytheatreaustin.org

Lysistrata

Aristophanes' classic about women's decisive action against the relentless bullshit of war, performed by The Baron's Men out there in Richard Garriott's beautiful Shakespearean edifice. Through July 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $10-30.

The Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon

www.thebaronsmen.org

Queso Blanco

Paradox Players is casting this Lone Star satire, set in the near future in the Second Republic of Texas, in which liberals are “runnin’ like rabbits.” Seeking: Men of all ages; women, ages 25-25. Contact director Gary Payne for details. Mon., Aug. 4, 7pm.

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, 512/799-5872

capcitymystery@swbell.net

Port Authority

Hyde Park Theatre's Ken Webster returns to the darkly comedic scriptwork of Conor McPherson (St. Nicholas and The Good Thief), and the acclaimed actor/director's bringing Tom Green and Nate Jackson along with him in this story of a young man falling for his female roommate, a middle-aged alcoholic in a great job he can't handle, and a widower who receives a mysterious package. And our review's right here, pallie. Thu.-Sat., July 10-Aug. 9, 8pm. $20-22 (with discounts for students, seniors, military, and Austin Creative Alliance; pay what you wish, Thursdays).

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

www.hydeparktheatre.org

Summer Stock Austin

This tenth anniversary season of SUmmer Stock Austin bring us Footloose (directed and choreographed by Ginger Morris), Chicago (directed by Michael McKelvey, choreographed by Rocker Verastique), and the world premiere of Allen Robertson's Stone Soup. July 24-Aug. 10. $10 and up.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100

www.summerstockaustin.org

The Who's Tommy

Pete Townshend's classic musical, of course, in which "Tommy falls down the rabbit hole into a rock-n-roll landscape where the 'deaf, dumb, and blind kid' encounters Uncle Ernie the Mad Hatter, his mother the White Queen, Cousin Kevin the Cheshire Cat, the Acid Red Queen, and his doctors Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum." Directed by Dave Steakley. You know the drill: Touch me, feel, me, reserve your tickets. July 9-Aug. 24. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-75.

Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541

www.zachtheatre.org