The ACS returns to Austin for its fourth annual visit, this time bringing the Bard's most riotous comedy and John Webster's darm drama of sibling rivalry and forbidden love. Twelfth Night Tue., Feb. 12, 7pm. $15 ($10, students, UT faculty and staff). The Duchess of Malfi Wed., Feb. 13, 7pm. $15 ($10, students, UT faculty and staff).
Hogg Auditorium, West 24th Street & Whitis Avenue, 512/471-1444
The gangster-riddled Hit that was an award-winning hit for a chick and a dude returns, all revamped for the next clip in May. They're looking for a man (age: 40-60) to play the role of Ervin. E-mail headshot and résumé for appointment. Sat., Feb. 23.
Fronterafest's all over for another year, people, except for this Short Fringe: Best of the Fest part –and I'm glad to tell you that any night of this line-up is worth seeing, because you'll laugh, you might cry, you will be extremely fucking entertained at all times. [Full disclosure: I helped decide which shows got to be presented again this week.] And "Austin's Best Monologist" – it's true! – Steven Tomlinson debuts his new "How to Use Evernote" piece in the Wild Card Bill. You'd best hurry, though, because these nights (and one matinee) of no-fail theatrical enjoyment are selling out so fast you'd think they were Tim Doyle prints or something! See website for full schedule details. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 8pm.