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


Weird! True Hollywood Tales: Luck O' The Irish

Lashonda Lester (now with Luke McClory) returns to SVT the night before St. Patrick's Day with her live biography series, presenting the scandals, deaths, and conspiracy theories surrounding America's favorite political dynasty: The Kennedys. Yes, it's John, Robert, and Teddy – probably like you've never seen them before. 8:00. $10.

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



Dex & Abby

Austin playwright Allan Baker's latest play is about a gay couple and their two dogs – with the dogs played by human actors – and this is a staged reading of the script. Mon., March 11, 7:30pm; Sat., March 16, 8pm. Free.

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

www.abbyproductions.com, abbyproductionsaustx@yahoo.com


Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar Wilde's fourth play (and his first theatrical hit, back in the day) is presented here with a fine cast embodying all the comedy a scandal-obsessed society can generate. Directed by Lara Toner for Austin Playhouse. March 15-April 7. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. In the Highland Mall, 6001 Airport. No show: Sun., March 31. $28-30.


Little Shop Of Horrors

It's the 55th annual Zilker Summer Musical, and you could be part of it! See website for details. Sun., March 24.

Raised in Captivity

Punchkin Repertory Theatre is casting for their July production of Nicky Silver's classic exploration of sibling drama and deep, twisted human emotions. See website for details, e-mail for appointment. Sat., March 23, 11am-3pm. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 13343 Hwy 183 N #285.


www.punchkin.org, info@punchkin.org

SkyCandy: The Circus

The renowned local aerialists are casting their newest work! By appointment only, Fri.-Sun., March 22-24. 507 Calles #117.


www.skycandyaustin.com, winnie@skycandyaustin.com

The Brothers Merlin

Loaded Gun Theory's newest, The Brothers Merlin and their Magnificent Menagerie of Mysteries is set in a carnival after the unleashing of an unspeakable ancient evil. Comedy, magic, and 1960s B-movie horror combine for for a roller-coaster ride of weirdness. Call for appointment. Mon.-Tue., March 25-26.


www.loadedguntheory.com, auditions@loadedguntheory.com