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Little Mother

Twin Alchemy Collective presents this new play written and directed by Katie Green. It's a dark fairytale with shadow puppetry and an original score by Shawn Jones, performed by musicians from The Lovely Sparrows, Dana Falconberry, and Mother Falcon. Email for reservations. March 21-30. Fri., 8 & 9:30pm; Sun., 7 & 8:30pm. The Museum of Human Achievement. $15.


The Odd Couple

Neil Simon wrote it. Karen Sneed directs Scot Friedman and Rick Smith in this iteration from City Theatre. Through March 30. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5:30pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).

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


The talented and effervescent Cate Berry explores celebrity, obscurity, and death by pine nuts in a night of intoxicating storytelling. An earlier iteration of this one-woman spectacle of sparkly truth and misadventure in New York City wowed the crowds at Fronterafest, and we're glad to recommend it here at the Long Center. March 29-30. Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $12.75.

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

Old Broads

This new Lydia Blaisdell play, directed by Katie Van Winkle, is about "two golden girls on an adventure down the garden path along with their dutiful aide, an entrepreneurial sex therapist, and a wayward daughter" and features Chris Humphrey, Lana Dieterich, Martinique Duchene-Phillips, Keith Machekanyanga, and Katie Bender. March 28-30. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 4 & 8pm; Sun., 4pm. In The Offshoot at Free.

The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/527-4617


Fronterafest Applications: Now

There's still time to submit your applications for Fronterafest 2016's Short Fringe. You know you want to have your 25 minutes in the spotlight, to have a performance you've created be the cynosure of your friends and neighbors and the hundreds of citizens from Austin and beyond who attend Fronterafest each year. Well, get to it, because time's a-wasting! See the website for details.

Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529

Ordinary Days

Penfold Theatre presents this new musical (Texas premier!) by Adam Gwon, directed by Michael McKelvey, in which 20-something and 30-something New Yorkers take different paths toward connection and meaning in their lives. Bonus: Sarah Marie Curry. See our review right here. Through April 6, Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $20-25 ($18, students, seniors).

The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/850-4849

Marvin's Room

Scott McPherson's dramatic comedy concerns the importance of family, no matter the destructive forces that exist within. Directed by Cathy Jones and Sarah Zeringue for Trinity Street Theatre. Through April 13. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. Donations accepted.

Trinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity, 512/402-3086

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