ARTS: Theatre
  • ARTS

  • SEARCH FOR

Oxford's Tiffany Stern: Brudermord

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. 4pm. Free.

Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st, 512/471-8944

www.hiddenroomtheatre.com

ONGOING

Venus in Fur

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).

512/476-0084

American Idiot

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, 512/471-2787

www.texasperformingarts.org/venues/bass_concert_hall

The Language Archive

Different Stages 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. $15-30.

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/926-6747

www.main.org/diffstages

Fronterafest Applications: Now

There's still time to submit your applications for Fronterafest 2016's Short Fringe. You know you want to have your 25 minutes in the spotlight, to have a performance you've created be the cynosure of your friends and neighbors and the hundreds of citizens from Austin and beyond who attend Fronterafest each year. Well, get to it, because time's a-wasting! See the website for details.

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

www.hydeparktheatre.org

True West

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

www.weirdrodeo.com

This content has not been formatted for this window size.
Please increase the size of your browser window, or revisit this page on a mobile device.
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)