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Auditions: A Delicate Balance

Casting all roles for this Edward Albee-scripted, Pulitzer-winning drama, to be directed by Fritz Ketchum for City Theatre in May. Bring headshot and résumé; see website for details. Feb. 9-10. Sun., 12:30-3:30pm; Mon., 6-9:30pm.

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870

www.citytheatreaustin.org

FronteraFest

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

www.fronterafest.org

Gidion's Knot

"On Friday Gidion went to his fifth-grade class. On Monday he did not return." A tortured web of events has entangled and bound a mother and a teacher together in tendrils of fear, rage, and tragedy – and this tense play by Johnna Adams, a regional premiere from Capital T Theatre, reveals what happens between them. Directed by Lily Wolff, starring Rebecca Robinson and Emily Erington. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 5-8, 8pm. $20-30.

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

www.capitalt.org

In The Next Room

Sarah Ruhl’s hit Broadway play (also known as "the vibrator play") is set in a prim upper-class Victorian home, where a gentleman doctor has created an extraordinary and mysterious device for treating “hysteria” using the power of electricity. A-henh! Directed by Sarah Rasmussen for ZACH. Jan. 29-March 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-60.

Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541

www.zachtheatre.org