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.
Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 476-0541
Part stand-up, part film documentary, and part spoken word, this production by Nathan Penlington tells the true story of the discovery of a long-forgotten diary and author's attempts to unravel its many mysteries. Sat., March 9, 2pm. Hackney House Austin, 119 W. Sixth. Free.
Austin Haller and Kara Bliss, with bassist Pat Harris and drummer Andy Beaudoin, bring out the snazzy jazz in selections from Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Randy Newman, and more. Fri.-Sat., March 8-9, 7:30pm. 2300 Lohman's Spur. $15-25.
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
The Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon
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
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 921-4264
Lynn Nottage's classic tale of romance, ambition, and self-discovery set in 1905 Manhattan is directed by Melissa Maxwell for UT's Department of Theatre and Dance. Through March 9. Wed.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-25.
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, Winship Drama Building, 23rd & San Jacinto, 471-5793
Teatro Vivo returns for a new season with this original sketch-comedy show about "the Latino phenomenon known as La Pulga (the flea market)." Thu.-Sat., 8 & 10pm, March 7-9. $5-10.
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 474-6379
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