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Pride & Prejudice

Paramount Theatre presents L.A. THEATER WORKS: PRIDE & PREJUDICE Thursday, February 28th Doors @ 7:00pm | Show @ 8:00pm The Paramount Theatre Purchase Tickets Online Or (512) 474-1221 to purchase tickets by phone. Get Premium Tickets The best seats go to donors. Make a donation today for access to great seats. Click here for details. The 2012/13 season marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Although originally published in 1813, Pride & Prejudice is a story that is strikingly contemporary and still remains one of the most beloved and respected works of world literature. This classic romantic comedy is the sparkling tale of the Bennets, a family blessed with five daughters and a mother desperate to marry them off. L.A. Theatre Works' superlative production stars the acclaimed British screen and stage duo of Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres (Titanic, Masterpiece Theatre, BBC Radio Theatre). - See more at: http://www.austintheatre.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=30503#sthash.HShqI0d7.dpuf $45-65.

Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 474-1221

www.austintheatre.org

OPENING

Everybody Loves Boobs!

Pam Ingalls presents this cabaret-style, multimedia exploration of the form and function of breasts, with stories illustrating the relationship women have with their breasts throughout their lives. Feb. 23-March 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $10-30.

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

www.cleavagechronicles.com

Edges

The Austin Theatre Project presents this Benj Pasek and Justin Paul musical drama – a multivoiced song-cycle, actually – about "love, family, dreams, dating, and even Facebook." Directed by Barbara Schuler. Feb. 28-March 10. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-30.

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 800/838-3006

www.austintheatreproject.org

ONGOING

Othello

William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love, deceit, jealousy and murder. Directed by Jeff Hinkle for City Theatre. Through March 17. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 524-2870

www.citytheatreaustin.org

Richard II

This production of Shakespeare's not-frequently-seen tragedy, directed by Christina Gutierrez, is partly an exercise in probability, as which actor – Kevin Gates or Aaron Black – plays which main role will be decided each night by the toss of a coin. Holy Two-Face, Batman, these are some Bardic shenanigans! Note, though, that the Poor Shadows of Elysium company is otherwise quite serious here. Thu.-Sat., Feb. 21-March 9, 8pm. $15.

The Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon

www.poorshadows.com

A Steady Rain

This Keith Huff drama is inspired by actual events involving two Chicago cops who find their bonds of duty and friendship tested in the aftermath of a harrowing event. Starring Kenneth Wayne Bradley and Tom Green as two cops getting to the bottom of things in an interrogation room, directed by Melissa Livingston for A Chick and a Dude Productions. Through March 9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $10-$25.

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 921-4264

www.achickandadude.com

Betrayal

Harold Pinter's heartwrenching drama about an adulterous seven-year affair that's presented backward – from end to beginning – is directed by Andrew Black for Chaotic Theatre Company. See what Dan Solomon said about it here. Through March 2. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15.

The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833

www.chaotictheatre.org

Once There Were Six Seasons

Austin's own Glass Half Full Theatre, a cadre of virtuoso puppeteers, offers this workshop production of their newest work, wherein the acclaimed company manipulates vast miniature landscapes, highlighting how the accelerating pace of human-caused climate change has outstripped the ability of traditional cultures to adapt their lifestyles. Written and directed by Caroline Reck, performed by people who seem able to bring dead objects to life. Through March 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $12-20.

Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

www.glasshalffulltheatre.com

It Could be Any One Of Us

Ahoy, wannabe Sherlocks! This is Alan Ayckbourne's ingenious murder mystery in which the killer is different for each performance – but maybe you can figure it out from the clues provided? The sizzling comedy whodunit's is directed by Frank Benge out Round Rock way. Through March 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $13-18 ($10, children).

Sam Bass Community Theatre, 600 N. Lee St., 512/244-0440

www.sambasstheatre.org

Tru

Jaston Williams, known to many Austinites as That One Greater Tuna Actor, is directed by Larry Randolph in this revealing and humorous Jay Presson Allen play about Truman Capote. Back at Zach after 12 years – by popular demand! Through March 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $40.

Topfer Theatre at Zach, 202 S. Lamar, 476-0541

www.zachtheatre.org

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