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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

LAW: Lewd Asian Women

How is a court case about 22 “lewd and debauched” women that happened almost 140 years ago relevant to Asian-American women living in Austin in 2014? Christine Hoang, Alice Liu Cook, LiLan Ren and Leng Wong have created a modern multipartite play that shows exactly that. Directed by Wong for Lucky Chaos, with additional scripting by Jeff Britt and Topping Haggerty, this show's an opportunity to hear the stories of three Austin women and experience their journey of self-discovery, doubt, and resilience. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 28-March 8, 8pm. $15.

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

www.luckychaos.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

OPENING

Add Women and Stir

If you didn't like The Vagina Monologues, you may have mixed feelings about this new show styled as The Cunt Chronicles. It's from those irrepressible Dramazons and covers issues dealing with sex, relationships, body image, the mechanics of womanhood, and everyday "coming of rage" honesty. March 7-9. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7pm. $10.

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 214/601-2568

www.thedramazons.weebly.com, thedramazons@gmail.com

The Odd Couple

Neil Simon wrote it. Karen Sneed directs Scot Friedman and Rick Smith in this iteration from City Theatre. Through March 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).

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

www.citytheatreaustin.org, info@citytheatreaustin.org

ONGOING

The Liar

Austin Playhouse continues its exploration of the works of David "Venus in Fur" Ives with the playwright's adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 1643 screwball comedy. Hildreth England, Claire Grasso, Huck Huckaby, Lara Toner, Ben Wolfe, and more are directed by Don Toner. Feb. 7-March 9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. In the remains of the Highland Mall, 6001 Airport. $28-35 (half price, students).

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

The Odd Couple

Neil Simon wrote it. Karen Sneed directs Scot Friedman and Rick Smith in this iteration from City Theatre. Through March 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).

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

www.citytheatreaustin.org, info@citytheatreaustin.org

Add Women and Stir

If you didn't like The Vagina Monologues, you may have mixed feelings about this new show styled as The Cunt Chronicles. It's from those irrepressible Dramazons and covers issues dealing with sex, relationships, body image, the mechanics of womanhood, and everyday "coming of rage" honesty. March 7-9. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7pm. $10.

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 214/601-2568

www.thedramazons.weebly.com, thedramazons@gmail.com

The Whale

A Chick & A Dude Productions takes on Samuel D. Hunter's complex drama that features a man who's eating himself into an early grave over the death of his boyfriend, an ex-Mormon named Alan. Shanon Weaver, in a 600-pound fat suit, stars as the tragic Charlie; Melissa Livingston-Weaver directs. Thu.-Sat., Feb. 20-March 15, 8pm. $10-30.

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/921-4264

www.achickandadude.com