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    The Divine Narcissus

    This is paper chairs' new adaptation of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s, El Narciso Divino, reimagined by Austin playwright Elizabeth Doss, exploring an uncanny allegory that blends Greek myth and the Bible into a new world in which "canonical narratives are deconstructed and reimagined to create an immersive and wholly original theatrical experience." Witness a pageant put on by “Paganism” and “The Church," and a shepherdess (aka Human Nature) searching for her long-lost love.
    June 20-30. Thu.-Sun., 8:30pm. $15-30.  
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    Black Girl Love

    This is a stage adaptation of Anondra “Kat” Williams' short stories about black girls in love. Featuring Faith Anderson, g’beda, Allegra Jade Fox, and Oktavea L. Williams, directed by kt shorb and Simone Raquel Alexander for GenEnCo. Join them for opening weekend as part of your Austin Black Pride celebrations!
    Through June 22. Wed.-Sat, 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Book of Will

    Lauren Gunderson's excellent comedy features William Shakespeare's friends and fellow actors in The King's Men company doing whatever it takes to make sure that true versions of the Bard's plays survive – by compiling the First Folio, thwarting all the tailcoat-riding bastardized versions, faithfully recapturing the words that shaped their lives. Directed by Lara Toner Haddock for Austin Playhouse. And, prithee, what did our reviewer think of the show?
    Through June 30. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $36-42 (student discounts available).  
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    Henry V

    Penfold Theatre stages this Shakespearean wartime classic out in that fabled Round Rock Amphitheatre in the park, featuring a fine cast directed by Liz Fisher.
    Through June 22. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Extra show, Sun., June 23, 8pm. Free.  
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    Immortal Longings

    That four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev’s itinerant Russian ballet company, in this newest play of his. See what happens in the the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky – as directed by Peter Rothstein for Zach Theatre, featuring choreography by Kelli Foster Warder. And here's that Robert Faires with a review!
    Through July 14. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $30-93.  
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    Iolanthe

    Gilbert & Sullivan Austin's big summer production is this fanciful comedy that presents a topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and members of the House of Lords. (Oh, it must be nice – it must be niiiii-iiiiiice, to have Oberon on your side.)
    Through June 13-23. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8-27.  
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    Shakespeare at Ramsey Park: Cymbeline

    Something for Nothing Theater presents this Shakespearean romance with just five actors playing all 32 characters, distilling theatre to its most basic elements: bodies moving in space, creating a story that comes to life in the spectators’ imaginations. Gonna be, we reckon, a whole lotta Shakesin' going on – directed by Deb Streusand right there in the great outdoors. Bring a blanket or chairs, pack a picnic, invite some friends, and join the fun.
    Through June 22. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Free.

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