Half and Half Productions presents this new comedy by Peter Sinn "boom" Nachtrieb, in which nine actors play more than 30 characters in relaying "the hilarious and poignant story of one man’s dream." Directed by Joshua Denning and performed among the glorious gatherings of stuff at The Cathedral of Junk. Through June 28. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm. 4422 Lareina. $20 (pay what you want, June 19).
's unstoppable Doctuh Mistuh Productions
visits upon our fair city a local rendering of this Off Broadway and Internet sensation, the musical version of The Silence of the Lambs
… and you know
you wanna see Huck Huckaby
get his singing Lecter on, amirite? See our review right here
. Through July 13. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm
. Midnight shows: Sat., July 5 & 12
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).
's Obie-winning comedy about "the magic of kindness" is directed by Don Toner
for Austin Playhouse
. And here's our review
. Through June 22. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. In the Highland Mall, 6001 Airport
. $28-35 (discounts for students, seniors).
Shakespeare's enchanting and much-loved comedy is directed by Ben McLemore for City Theatre. May 30-June 22. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).
City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870
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.
Capital T Theatre
, purveyor of much that kicks ass
, presents Gregory Moss
' idiosyncratic genealogy of punk-rock music and coming-of-age narrative in the '80s, in the shadow of the Cold War. Directed by Mark Pickell
. Warning (or, perhaps, bonus): Nudity. And here's our recent review! Thu.-Sat., May 29-June 28, 8pm
Part radio play, part stroll in the park, part lesson in bird dissection, part musical recital: This internationally acclaimed event, a reinterpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream with no actors or stage, has been customized for The Contemporary Austin's Laguna Gloria site by Scottish artist David Leddy. Audio players and maps are available from visitor services during regular gallery hours. June 14-28. Tue.-Sun., 10am-4pm. $10.
Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th, 512/458-8191
Austin Latino Theater Alliance
presents this comedy by the Spanish playwright Jordi Galceran
, in which the titular drug
might be the only solution to a tangled problem of imminent parenthood. Directed by Alejandro Pedemonte
. Thu.-Sat., May 29-June 21, 8pm
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.
's new Chekhov-inspired, Tony-winning comedy has its Central Texas premiere
, starring Beth Broderick, Lauren Lane
, and Jaston Williams
under the direction of Abe Reybold
. May 28-June 22. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm
. $25 and up.
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