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The gangster-riddled Hit that was an award-winning hit for a chick and a dude returns, all revamped for the next clip in May. They're looking for a man (age: 40-60) to play the role of Ervin. E-mail headshot and résumé for appointment. Sat., Feb. 23.



William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love, deceit, jealousy and murder. Directed by Jeff Hinkle for City Theatre. Through March 17. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).

City Theatre, 3823-D Airport, 524-2870

Once There Were Six Seasons

Austin's own Glass Half Full Theatre, a cadre of virtuoso puppeteers, offers this workshop production of their newest work, wherein the acclaimed company manipulates vast miniature landscapes, highlighting how the accelerating pace of human-caused climate change has outstripped the ability of traditional cultures to adapt their lifestyles. Written and directed by Caroline Reck, performed by people who seem able to bring dead objects to life. Through March 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $12-20.

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

Richard II

This production of Shakespeare's not-frequently-seen tragedy, directed by Christina Gutierrez, is partly an exercise in probability, as which actor – Kevin Gates or Aaron Black – plays which main role will be decided each night by the toss of a coin. Holy Two-Face, Batman, these are some Bardic shenanigans! Note, though, that the Poor Shadows of Elysium company is otherwise quite serious here. Thu.-Sat., Feb. 21-March 9, 8pm. $15.

The Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon

A Steady Rain

This Keith Huff drama is inspired by actual events involving two Chicago cops who find their bonds of duty and friendship tested in the aftermath of a harrowing event. Starring Kenneth Wayne Bradley and Tom Green as two cops getting to the bottom of things in an interrogation room, directed by Melissa Livingston for A Chick and a Dude Productions. Through March 9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $10-$25.

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 921-4264

A Ride with Bob: The Bob Wills Musical

Ray Benson and Anne Rapp's fiddle-spiced tribute to the King of Texas Swing returns to set ZACH's new Topfer Theatre reeling in memory and musical marvels. Feb. 21-24. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 7:30pm. $80-115.

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


Other Desert Cities

Jon Robin Baitz's acclaimed drama – his Broadway debut in 2011 – is a complex of family secrets, lies, and betrayals playing out against a backdrop of Californian affluence and restraint. The cast boasts the talents of Lara Toner, Babs George, Rick Roemer, Jacob Trussell, and Bernadette Nason – directed by Don Toner for Austin Playhouse, currently staging their productions in Highland Mall. Through Feb. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. 6001 Airport. $28-37 (student discounts available).


Design For Living

This Austin Shakespeare production of Noel Coward’s provocative comedy of 1933, directed by Ann Ciccolella, stars Martin Burke, Helen Merino, and Michael Miller as a romantically entangled trio of artists. Featuring chanteuse Kara Bliss and pianist Jason Conner performing Coward songs. Here, see what the Chronicle's Jillian Owens thought of it. Through Feb. 24. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $17-34.

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

Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare's last (and darkest) comedy is directed by Michelle Polgar and features Jeremy Lee Cudd, Greg Holt, and David Stahl tromping the bardic boards at St. Ed's. See what Jillian Owens said about it here.Feb. 14-24. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $20 ($15, students, seniors, SEU community).

Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, 512/448-8484


Harold Pinter's heartwrenching drama about an adulterous seven-year affair that's presented backward – from end to beginning – is directed by Andrew Black for Chaotic Theatre Company. See what Dan Solomon said about it here. Through March 2. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15.

The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833

It Could be Any One Of Us

Ahoy, wannabe Sherlocks! This is Alan Ayckbourne's ingenious murder mystery in which the killer is different for each performance – but maybe you can figure it out from the clues provided? The sizzling comedy whodunit's is directed by Frank Benge out Round Rock way. Through March 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $13-18 ($10, children).

Sam Bass Community Theatre, 600 N. Lee St., 512/244-0440


Jaston Williams, known to many Austinites as That One Greater Tuna Actor, is directed by Larry Randolph in this revealing and humorous Jay Presson Allen play about Truman Capote. Back at Zach after 12 years – by popular demand! Through March 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $40.

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

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