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    Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

    Here's the story of that unsinkable Molly, a true Texas original and sharp-tongued wit who skewered the political establishment and the "good ol' boys" with her unforgettable humor and wisdom. Written by Margaret and Allison Engel, starring Rhonda Brown, directed by Richard H. Pegg for the Trinity Street Players.
    Nov. 2-4. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $30.  
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    Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

    This is John Patrick Shanley's "explosive, deeply affecting study of alienation and the redemptive power of love." It's raw. It's gritty. It's a vivid shard of a violent city. Starring Carlos Carrera and Marcelle Purdy; directed by Tracy Middendorf for Mastrogeorge Theatre.
    Through Nov. 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-25.  
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    Macbeth

    Now that the weather's gone a bit less ovenish as summer fades toward fall, William Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy of raging Scots, harbinging haints, and sword-driven murther most foul is staged by Something for Nothing Theater out there in Ramsey Park. Directed by Mary Beyer for the company, free for all to attend. Pro tip: Bring you a smol pick-a-nick, maybe something Eastcidery and cold.
    Through Nov. 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Free.
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    Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

    Penfold Theatre and Doctuh Mistuh Productions reprise their version of Jonathan Christenson's "wildly theatrical musical play that combines haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the life story of Edgar Allan Poe." Say, did people actually enjoy this thing the last time it was presented? Oh, we daresay.
    Through Nov. 10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-30.
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    Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth

    The Filigree Theatre presents the blood-drenched Scottish play as an immersive horror show performed entirely in the dark in the Driskill Hotel. If this works well, it'll be mostly due to the power of Shakespeare's words – as abetted, of course, by the company. If this works well, it'll be an intensely creepy and enjoyable experience. We're figuring yes.
    Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Wed.-Fri., 8pm; Sat.-Sun., 2 & 8pm. $15-20.  
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    The Hunchback Variations and An Apology by Doctor John Faustus

    One of our favorite playwrights, because his works are so smart and odd and literary and (often) hilarious, is Mickle Maher. He wrote Capital T’s award-winning hits Song About Himself, The Strangerer, There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, and Spirits to Enforce. Now here's Mark Pickell directing Ken Webster and Robert Fisher in two of the man's shorter plays – we get to see both performances in one fine show, yes – and we're so fucking stoked about this. Especially because we want to know what happens, what the brilliant Maher thinks would happen, when "noted composer Beethoven and noted hunchback Quasimodo embark on creating an impossible sound."
    Through Nov. 17. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $20-30.  
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    This Day Forward

    Nicky Silver's comedy is directed by Perry Crafton for ACC Theatre.
    Through Nov. 4. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8.  
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    Until the Flood

    Florinda Bryant stars in this powerful stagework that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Based on hundreds of interviews, offering a mosaic of diverse voices showing how a community heals and grows together. Written by Dael Orlandsmith and directed by Jenny Lavery for Theatre en Bloc. And Robert Faires reports on it right here.
    Through Nov. 11. Thu.-Sun., 8pm.. $15-35.  

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