Penfold Theatre presents this Tony-winning John Logan play about the late Mark Rothko's creation of murals for The Four Seasons restaurant on NYC's Park Avenue. Directed by Nathan Jenkins. Sept. 12-29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Trinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity. $20-25 ($18, students, seniors).
Austin Playhouse opens its newest season with this classic, Tony-winning musical based on Cervantes' Don Quixote. Directed by Don Toner, with musical direction by Michael McKelvey, and starring Rick Roemer as that ageless knight. Romance! Derring-Do! Songs! Chivalric optimism! Through Oct. 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport. $34-36 (half price for students).
Present Company continues their welcome habit of staging the Bard's work outdoors, making for a perfect picnicking opportunity among the prithees and poltroonery and – in this case – ruling members of the Seelie Court. Directed by Lindsay Doleshal, with an original score by Jason Farmer and Meason Wiley. Through Oct. 6. Fri.-Sun., 7pm. Rain Lily Farm, 914 Shady. Donations accepted.
Austin Theatre Project presents this "Broadway-bound" musical, a screwball comedy, set in 1933 Iowa, about a failing radio station and its miraculous comeback. Through Oct. 6. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. Center State Theatre, 2826 Real. $15-30.
This dark spectacle showcases almost 20 years of original work by ethos
, the Austin-based performance troupe headed by maestro Chad Salvata
. Blending electronic media and live performance to transcend typical theatrical offerings
, this concert-style event invites the audience to dance, drink, tweet, take photos – there's an Instagram photo contest during the performances, even – and be dazzled by performances from cybernetic operas
including The Black Blood
, and more. (Bonus: Songs from ethos' upcoming film, Octia of the Pink Ocean
.) Directed by Bonnie Cullum
and featuring a top-notch cast and tech crew of talented Vortex regulars. Wild? Bizarre? Complex? Electronically rocking? Yes, and then some. Sept. 20-28. Thu.-Sun., 9pm
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282