Two classic stage plays, Shakespeare's tragedy and Stoppard's comedy, performed in repertory and rotating each night with the same cast portraying the same characters. Directed by Jeff Hinkle for City Theatre. See website for details. Through April 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-20.
The iconic Esther's Follies on East Sixth Street seeks female and male performers with comedic experience and singing ability (they don't need a Broadway quality voice, just great energy). Specifically seeking actors who can jump right into the cast and learn the material quickly. The show is funny, fast-paced, and always changing. Must be available to perform Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (with rehearsals Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon-3pm). Send your résumé and head shot to email@example.com to be considered for an audition. Note: No walk-ins or phone calls.
Up there in Cedar Park's H-E-B Center is where the multifarious arthropods of Cirque du Soleil's new OVO show have gathered to present a dazzling, kinetic spectacle of acrobatic derring-do and narrative wonderment that'll leave you breathless. "When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives." We reckon the iconic Cirque itself is representative of an enigma we'd like in our own life cycles as often as possible – and certainly a perfect excuse to head north and GTFA from the hurlyburly hubbub of SXSW, if only for a night, this coming week. March 15-19. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 4 & 7:30pm; Sun., 1:30 & 5pm. $52 ($25, kids) and up.
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker – you remember The Aliens and The Flick, right? – comes this new drama in which the playwright's signature hyper-realism bleeds a Pennsylvania B&B and its cheerful innkeeper into the eerily supernatural. Katherine Catmull, Lana Dieterich, Catherine Grady, and Zac Thomas are directed by Ken Webster for Hyde Park Theatre. Bonus: Cthulhu fhtagn. Through April 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $22-26 (pay what you can, Thursdays).
Hyde Park Theatre is casting five women and one man (ages 20s-40s) for this Jen Silverman play to be directed by Ken Webster, to run in July and August. Note: Actors will be paid. Email Ken Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment. Sun., March 19, noon-6pm.