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The Sunset Limited

Cormac McCarthy’s play – in which a near fatal encounter brings two very different men together to explore and debate the meaning of life, human suffering, and the existence of God – is directed by Patrick Torres for the Trinity Street Players. Through Aug. 18. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. 901 Trinity. Free., 512/402-3086

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer-winning classic is brought back to the stage by a City Theatre cast under the direction of Jeff Hinkle. See our full review here. Through Aug. 18. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $10-25.

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 512/524-2870

One Night With Janis Joplin

Here's the blues-belting queen of rock & roll revitalized, in a show created, written, and directed by Randy Johnson and starring Kacee Clanton, Tiffany Mann, Tricky Jones, Felicia Dinwiddie, and Cari Hutson. Take another little piece of this art now, baby. July 18-Aug. 18. Tue.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $35-65 (Student rush tickets: $18, one hour before showtime).

Topfer Theatre at Zach, 202 S. Lamar, 512/476-0541


Capital T Theatre: New Directions seeks Director

Listen: The New Directions program offers a young director with no professional credit the opportunity to direct a full-length play while getting paid. The show will be fully produced by Capital T Theatre, and the director will have the opportunity to develop a piece of theatre that both reflects and contributes to the diversity of the Austin/Central Texas arts scene. Right. This is a great opportunity – you in? See website for details. Deadline: Aug. 31.

Zeus In Therapy

Tutto Theatre Company presents this original theatrical experience – adapted from the unpublished poetry of Douglass Stott Parke, directed by Gary Jaffe – in which a diverse ensemble of performers embody 45 different characters, including several versions of the King of the Gods. Aug. 16-25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4:30pm. Extra show: Sat., Aug. 24, 4:30pm. $14-25.

Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664,

A Few Good Men

Aaron Sorkin's Broadway hit (and subsequent film) asks the compelling question, “Can you handle the truth?” Performed live, out there in Georgetown. See Dan Solomon's review of the show. Through Sept. 8. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm.

Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., 512/869-7469

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