Austin Playhouse opens its new season – in a new space! – with this collection of witty, poignant short plays tied together by a theme of loss. Sound depressing? Fear not, because the man who wrote and is directing all of them is that arch raconteur Lowell Bartholomee, some of whose scripts will (intentionally) make you laugh even while they amplify your sense of late-stage weltschmerz. The knockout cast includes Kareem Badr, Zac Carr, Marina DeYoe-Pedraza, David Dubose, Sarah Chong Harmer, Robert Fisher, and Juleeane Villareal – ably abetted by (and sometimes embedded within) a wealth of video production.
Through Aug. 20. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $30 ($15, students).
Austin Playhouse, 405 W. 22nd