So there's an English translation of a German adaptation of Hamlet
that was found in a monastery in 1710, and Oxford don Tiffany Stern thought it was so weird that it might actually be a puppet show. Austin's Hidden Room Theatre
decided to partner with her to help test that idea. The show itself
opens the weekend of the 17th; tonight, though, Professor Stern (recovered from transatlantic jetlag by then, we trust) talks about the play to enlighten and delight the theatre-loving public in this free lecture. 4:00. Free.
Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st, 512/471-8944
This steamy David Ives
play is about a writer who's adapted Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s famous 19th-century erotic novel for the stage, but can’t find the right woman for the role. Until he does – and she turns out to be, oh, a bit more fierce than he bargained for
. Starring Gray G. Haddock
and Molly Karrasch
, directed by Lara Toner
for Austin Playhouse
. Caution: Adults only. Jan. 3-25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport
. $24-26 (half price, students).
This is the Tony-winning Broadway musical based on that Green Day album, right? Exactly – now on tour and ready to rock UT's Bass Concert Hall in a youthsplosion of "the hope embodied by a new generation." Jan. 14-19. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $25-85.
Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus, 512/471-1444
presents the quirky comedy by Julia Cho
that looks at the power of words and the private languages that love inspires. Directed by Karen Jambon
, featuring Trevor Bissell
, Circe Sturm
, and Eva McQuade
. See our review of the show right here
. Through Feb. 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm
City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/926-6747
The 21st annual theatrical extravaganza that's taken over so many parts of this fair city concludes its slate of 25-minute-long Short Fringe presentations each night – with this final weekend of Best of the Fest shows. Highly recommended, possibly already sold out: It's the primo shit of the whole Short Fringe section. See website for details! Thu.-Sat., Feb. 13-15, 8pm.
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529
Sam Shepard's classic – about what The West means and used to mean, about what it's like to be men, about, hell, about two adult brothers staying at their mother's empty house – features David Boss, Chris Hejl, and Bob Jones and is directed by Jerry Fugit for Weird Rodeo. Through Jan. 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $10-30.
The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/699-1603