UT's Department of Theatre and Dance presents Martin McDonagh's disturbing play about a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. Wed.-Sat., April 16-19, 7:30pm. Free.
This sprawling spectacle of performances and concerts and exhibitions is one of the city's brightest annual treasures, bringing in artists and creative teams from all over the world, presenting compelling works by those beyond-Texasers as well as by talented locals, and offering it gratis – that's free gratis – to all and sundry. It's two weeks full of nonstop art and performances and workshops and process-oriented conversations and everything else that Ron Berry and Brad Carlin and Natalie George and their many fierce friends have gathered for the city's enjoyment. Subhuman Theatre!Miwa Matreyek!Bird & Anchors!Rosalyn Nasky!Magnifico! See the Fusebox website for details. Through April 27.
This George Bernard Shaw classic (you know: My Fair Lady) will be produced by Different Stages in June and July under the direction of Norman Blumensaadt. Note that all principal roles have been cast; this call is for casting the Eynsford Hills and other supporting roles (men and women, ages 25-65). Also note: British accents are required. See website for details; call for appointment. Mon.-Tue., April 21-22, 7-8:30pm. Waller Creek School, 4100 Red River.
UT's Department of Theatre and Dance presents this Tony-winning musical about a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Through April 19. Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2 & 7pm. $15-25.
There's still time to submit your applications for Fronterafest 2016's Short Fringe. You know you want to have your 25 minutes in the spotlight, to have a performance you've created be the cynosure of your friends and neighbors and the hundreds of citizens from Austin and beyond who attend Fronterafest each year. Well, get to it, because time's a-wasting! See the website for details.
Based on Sophocles' Oedipus, this musical tells the story of Oedipus’ return home seeking forgiveness, redemption, and transformation – in the context of a gospel church service. It's an all-new production of the theatrical landmark, directed by Dave Steakley, with vocals by Austin's most acclaimed singers. See our review right here. April 2-27. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25.