This James Magruder chamber musical (inspired by Marivaux's 18th-century French comedy about love and scheming among the Spartans) is directed by Don Toner and Lara Toner to close out Austin Playhouse's current season of staged delights. June 14-July 7. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport. $30-37 (half price, students).
Witty wordplay, passionate poetry, and clever plot twists abound in this Shakespeare comedy classic, directed by Bridget Farias for City Theatre. June 13 – July 7. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).
City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870
Emlyn Williams’ classic mystery – odd boyfriend, headless body, and all – is directed by Norman Blumensaadt for Different Stages. Through July 13. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7pm. (No show: July 4. Extra show: Wed., July 10, 8pm.) $15-30.
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282