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    Doubt: A Parable

    John Patrick Shanley's award-winning drama is set against the backdrop of 1960s America, wherein a progressive young priest’s conduct at a Bronx Catholic school comes under question by one of the Sisters, whose beliefs are deeply rooted in a stern and unquestionable tradition. With Joel Gross, Brooke Culbertson, April Patterson, and Babs George, directed by Rick Roemer for City Theatre. Note: No show on Thanksgiving.
    Through Nov. 25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-25.  
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    Men on Boats

    Huzzah! St. Ed's has the Rude Mechs' amazing Shawn Sides directing this Jaclyn Backhaus historical adventure about an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.
    Through Nov. 18. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10-25.  
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    Potted Potter

    Austin's a stop for this travelling show, in which two fellows named Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner take the Paramount stage and condense all seven Harry Potter books (and a game of Quidditch) into 70 minutes – you know, kind of like those popular Reduced Shakespeare gigs? But these guys are all J/K with J.K., sort of thing. "Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter," allegedly.
    Nov. 13-18. Tue.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2, 5, & 8pm; Sun., 2pm.. $39-99.  
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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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    The Merchant of Venice

    This Shakespeare classic, sadly on-topic as ever, tackles the problems of anti-Semitism, misogyny, and homophobia in society. Directed by Adam L. Sussman for UT's department of theatre and dance.
    Through Dec. 2. See website for times. $15-26.  

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