The rumors of available tickets were greatly exaggerated: This show – this American cultural institution
– is already, we're afraid, sold out. (Suggestion: Time to read (or re-read) the man's brilliant Letters from the Earth
Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/472-5470
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
Gale Theatre Company brings forth its newest devised work, a pop-culture collage that follows a 7-year romance from beginning to end. "How does your first love change you – and can you ever return to the way you were before?" Directed by Katherine Wilkinson, starring Aaron Alexander and Celina Chapman. Through Feb. 1. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $10-30.
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282
Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541