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A Midsummer Night's Feast

The nimble narrators of Story Bar join with Beth Burns' Hidden Room Theatre and Sonya Cote's Eden East to present a decadent evening of food, theatre, and community – featuring an abridged reimagining of Shakespeare's fae comedy, complete with musical improvisations and literal farm-to-table cuisine "served under an enchanting canopy of stars and trees" for a big night of fantasy and fun. Sun., June 25, 6-10:30pm. $75.

Eden East, 755 Springdale Rd., 512/428-6500


The Pirates of Penzance

Gilbert & Sullivan Austin presents this classic sea-going spectacle as its grand production for 2017. Directed by Ralph MacPhail, Jr, with the 19-member Gillman Light Opera Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Jones-Ragona. Through June 25. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8-27.

Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar

Off Center Teens at the Lab

Young theatre artists performing their own work, as coached by those unstoppable Rude Mechs. June 24-25. Sat.-Sun., 2pm. Free.

UT's Lab Theatre, 303 E. 24th.

Guys and Dolls

It's that classic musical comedy set in the rough-and-tumble world of 1940s New York City, sure, see? Based on the works of Damon Runyon, natch. Done to a fine vintage polish and punctuated with streetwise pizzazz by an Austin Playhouse cast and crew under the direction of Don Toner. Through June 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $21-46.

Austin Playhouse, ACC Highland, 6001 Airport, 512/476-0084

The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare's comedic battle of the sexes puts tongues to its tale again, as directed by Kevin Gates for City Theatre. Through June 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).

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

As You Like It

In which Austin Shakespeare’s teen company transforms the stage into the Forest of Arden for this production of the romantic comedy. Directed by Ann Ciccolella. Through June 25. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $18.

The Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon

The Revolutionists

Sacre bleu! Olympe wants to write a comedy that will save the French Revolution from itself, but she's going to need a Haitian revolutionary spy, a young woman with murder on her mind, and a cake-confounded queen to help her. See what happens next in this new show from Shrewd Productions, written by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Rudy Ramirez, and starring an ooh-la-la cast to totally swoon for. Liberté! Egalité! Sororité! Recommended? Yes – see here, theatre lover! Through June 25. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-37.

Santa Cruz Center for Culture, 1805 E. Seventh, 512/478-9717


In The Heights

Surely you know this is the Broadway sensation that Lin-Manuel Miranda created before he unleashed Hamilton on the world's stages, right? Now see the "Upper West Side Story," as it's been called, turn Zach Theatre into a marvelous, moving evocation of life in one vibrant part of the Big Apple. Directed by Michael Balderrama, with musical direction by Allen Robertson. Through July 2. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.

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

The Dresser

Ronald Harwood's excellent wartime drama, about the last of the great English actor managers and his much-abused dresser, features Ev Lunning and Norman Blumensaadt in the main roles. Directed by Bob Tolaro for Different Stages. Through July 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-30.

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

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