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CLOSING

The American Shakespeare Center: The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, Part 1

The ASC troupe, direct from the stage of the Blackfriars Playhouse, returns to UT's Texas Union Theatre for its fifth annual visit to bring Renaissance drama to life in exciting and accessible performances – in this case, two plays with very different perspectives on one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedic characters, the unsinkable Sir John Falstaff. The Merry Wives of Windsor Mon., March 3, 7:30pm. Henry IV Tue., March 4, 7:30pm. $15 ($10, students, UT faculty and staff).

Texas Union Theatre, UT campus, 512/476-6666

ONGOING

UT New Theatre

UT's annual series of new plays by emerging playwrights takes place at the Lab Theatre on campus and includes: Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven, by Reina Hardy , directed by Natalie Novacek; Feb. 27-March 9. Advance Man, by Abe Koogler, directed by Will Davis; Feb. 28-March 8. 'Ratio by William Anderson and David Turkel, directed by Jess Hutchinson; March 1 & 8. Still Now by Katie Bender, directed by Rudy Ramirez; March 2 & 9. Or, The One with the Dogs by Briandaniel Oglesby, directed by Jeremy Lee Cudd; March 1 & 8. See website for details. $10-12.

512/471-5793

Wicked

The wildly popular musical about those two witches of Oz returns to make Bass Concert Hall sizzle with sensation once more. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; book by Winnie Holzman; directed by Joe Mantello. Through March 9. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 1 & 7pm. $44 and up.

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr., UT campus, 512/471-1444

www.broadwayacrossamerica.com

Audition: Radium Girls

D.W. Gregory's play, set in the 1920s, traces the efforts of Grace Fryer as she battles not just the U.S. Radium Corporation but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice is hopeless. Director Gary Payne seeks women (ages 18-45) and men (ages 25-55) for this June production by the Paradox Players; stipends will be paid. Call or email for appointment. March 9-10. Sun., 1-3pm; Mon., 7:30-9:30pm.

First Unitarian Universalist Complex, 4700 Grover, 512/799-5872

capcitymystery@swbell.net