This 16th annual showcase of ten-minute plays from the inkstained thespians of ScriptWorks brings us new works by Lowell Bartholomee, Allison Orr Block, Carolyn Kennedy, Max Langert, Jason Rainey, Nettie Reynolds, Sheila Lynch Rinear, and Cindy Vining. Each short is inspired by three things: 1) a pair of mismatched failures; 2) peering into the void; 3) mathematical errors. Come see what sort of swiftly scripted antics ensue. Through June 21. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Trinity Street Theater, 901 Trinity. $15 ($12, students, seniors; pay what you wish, June 12).
This music-spiked tale of show biz, written and directed by Carolyn Kennedy, is set within the comic mayhem of a 1944 USO show and features popular classics from the WWII-era hit parade. Trip-trip-trippin' on a windowpane, we daresay. June 7-29. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 3 & 8pm.
Producer Lorella Loftus has written a new drama based on the plays of W.B. Yeats, about the bravest and fiercest of Irish warriors: Cuchulain, the mythical Hound of Ulster. The battle-ready cast is directed by Karen Jambon. Thu.-Sat., June 6-21, 8pm. $10-30.
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282