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    High Art Shit

    This latest Works Progress Austin event from Salvage Vanguard Theatre is curated by performer and creator Gricelda Silva and invites the community to seek commonality through disgusting shared experiences. “What is most intimate, most personal to us, is also most universal," says new mother Silva. "Yet we don’t talk about that because, what, it’s too taboo to say we piss in the shower, that we pick our noses and roll our boogers into tiny balls that we flick off into oblivion, that our finger has gone through the toilet paper square and we’ve instinctively smelled it? Well, I think we should talk about this shit!” And so, here comes a bevy of Austin luminaries to share the nastiness and enjoy shitty performances of poetry, puppets, movement, and song – with guest artists Jesus Valles, Caroline Reck, and Cami Alys.
    Sat., Aug. 31, 6pm. $5.  
    The Mosaic Theatre, 11530 Manchaca Rd
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    Robert Mueller's Greatest Hits

    Robert Mueller (as played by Hyde Park Theatre's own Ken Webster), with help from a rotation of local all-star actors, presents highlights of the special counsel’s two-volume, 400-plus page report in this staged reading – including, of course, the Mueller team's assessment of Russian interference and the president’s efforts to obstruct the investigation into his campaign. Conceived and directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T Theatre. (Also, we feel compelled to add, in the interests of full disclosure: FUCK TRUMP.)
    Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. Pay what you can, impeach if possible.
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    Transom

    This new play, devised by a trans/nonbinary ensemble – the lead writers are Libby Carr and Lane Stanley – tells the story of a "found family" living together in the same house, redefining the meaning and importance of community and overcoming personal grief and loss while fostering an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Directed by Lisa Scheps and Jess O'Rear for Ground Floor Theatre.
    Through Aug. 31. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra show: Wed., Aug. 28, 8pm. $5-40.  
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    Ann

    This is an intimate portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late governor of Texas, bringing audiences face to face with a complex, colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed. Written (and originally performed) by Holland Taylor, Ann takes a revealing look at the impassioned woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends, and family. The lady's played by the talented Libby Villari in this show, directed by the original Broadway helmsman, Benjamin Endsley Klein. And now, here's our review of the show.
    Through Sept. 8. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-85.  
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    Cyrano de Bergerac

    In the midst of 17th-century Paris, Cyrano de Bergerac stands alone in his ugliness, intelligence, and aesthetic lifestyle … until he falls in love. The classic play by Edmund Rostand comes to life in a new, fast-paced translation, directed by Jennifer Rose Davis for the Archive Theater. And here's our review of the show.
    Through Sept. 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $15-$35.  
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    Dance Nation

    Here's the regional premiere of Clare Barron's Pulitzer Prize finalist, in which an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. "If their new routing is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay … but, in Clare Barron’s raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plié and jeté is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power." Directed by Jenny Lavery for Theatre En Bloc. And you can see our review right here.
    Through Sept. 15. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    Tail End Charlie

    This original thriller, written by Joey Banks for the Haymaker Players, is set in post-WWII Illinois and follows a young captain as he returns home to his wife and brother and a family business waiting for him to take over.
    Through Sept. 8. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $10-15.  
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    The Mamalogues

    Color Arc Productions presents the world premiere of Lisa B. Thompson’s new satirical comedy about black, unmarried, middle-class mothers parenting in the age of anxiety, as they lean in, stress out, and guide their precocious children from diapers to college in a dangerous world. Directed by Rudy Ramirez, starring Yvonne Oaks, Valoneecia Tolbert, and MelodyAnn Fullylove.
    Through Sept. 7. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-35.  
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    War Remains

    In which podcast legend Dan Carlin uses the power of virtual reality to transport audiences to one of the most extreme battlefields in history: the Western Front of the First World War. "Physical and virtual elements combine to create a visceral, realistic simulation far more immersive than a film or video game." Note: Only one participant will enter at a time and there is no late admission; runtime is 12 minutes.
    Through Sept. 1. $40 (registration required).  
    500 E. Fifth

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