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Auditions: The Tempest

Those thaumaturgical thespians of Present Company are gearing up for another Shakespeare On The Farm show, this one with original music by Jason Farmer, to be directed by Lindsey Doleshal. Minorities and nontraditional type actors encouraged to audition. Gender-blind casting and doubling will be used, and all performers will receive stipends. Prepare a two-minute Shakespearean monologue; send 'em an email with headshot, résumé, desired role(s) and desired audition day/time. See website for details. June 27-28; Fri., 4-8:30pm; Sat., 9am-1pm. Rain Lily Farm, 914 Shady.

www.presentcompanytheatre.com, presentcompanyaustin@gmail.com

ONGOING

BOB: A Life in Five Acts

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).

punkplay

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. $15-30.

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

www.capitalt.org

The Contemporary Austin: Susurrus

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

www.thecontemporaryaustin.org, info@thecontemporaryaustin.org

Sky Candy: COSMICOMICS

The aerialist dancers of Sky Candy perform their original high-flying take on the classic Italo Calvino short stories. Weird fantasy up in the air, where gravity is a verb and the answer to all of human existence might just be "pasta." Directed by Rudy Ramirez, with Andy Agne, Donnesh Amrollah, Julie Cullen, Winnie Hsia, Chelsea Laumen, Poet Powell, Irene Tapia, Joanna Wright, and guest performers dazzling your eyes. June 21-23: Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2 & 8pm; Mon., 8pm. June 26-29: Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $22 ($17, students, seniors; $12, ages 9 and younger).

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/800-4998

www.skycandyaustin.com, info@skycandyaustin.com

Silence, the Musical

Michael McKelvey'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. $12-30.

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

www.doctuhmistuh.org

The Liberty Belles

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.

Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th, 512/809-7799

www.scottishritetheater.org