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
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
"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
Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541