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).
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
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.