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    In his first original solo show, award-winning actor and poet Jesus I. Valles journeys across both sides of a river with two names, moving between languages to find his place as a son, a lover, a teacher, and a brother in a nation that demands sacrifice at the altar of citizenship. Directed by Rudy Ramirez.
    Through Feb. 16. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $11-21.  
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    A Night with Janis Joplin

    In this show, written and originally directed by Randy Johnson and starring Mary Bridget Davies, the legendary queen of rock & roll explodes onto the stage in a concert experience that celebrates the Texas musical marvel and shines a spotlight on the trailblazing female blues and soul vocalists who influenced her.
    Through March 8. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $30 and up.  
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    Anna Catherine Iff

    Here's the Austin premiere of a play about longing,: loss, and love, as a man begins restoring an old abandoned house, and his worldview is shaken by the arrival of the ghost of Anna Catherine. Written and directed by Rod Mechem for City Theatre.
    Through March 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25 ($10, Thursdays).  
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    Arden of Faversham

    Hidden Room Theatre presents the lamentable and true tale of Master Arden, his wicked wife, her insatiable lover, and the bumbling ruffians the illicit pair hire to kill him. No one's sure if Shakespeare (or Kyd? or Marlowe?) had a hand in writing the script back in the day, but we know that the show is here directed by Beth Burns and embodied by a fine and vigorous cast.
    Through March 1. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $18-37.  
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    Gliders

    In Rita Anderson’s Gliders, three generations of seemingly ordinary women begin to uncover secrets about themselves, even as the extraordinary events of the Apollo 11 mission unfold overhead in the summer of 1969. This premier production is directed by Karen Jambon for Different Stages.
    Through Feb. 29. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-30.  
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    Single Black Female

    This is the premiere of Lisa B. Thompson's two-woman show of rapid-fire comic vignettes exploring the lives of thirtysomething middle-class African American women in urban America as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them among a parade of stereotypes. Directed by Matrex Kilgore for Ground Floor Theatre, starring Michelle Alexander and Valoneecia Tolbert in multiple roles. And here's our review of the show.
    Through Feb. 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-40.  
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    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    This unusual whodunnit, the 2015 Tony winner for best play, scripted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's internationally bestselling novel, features guest artists Babs George and Michael Dolan among a vigorous student cast. Directed by Robert Tolaro for St. Ed's Theatre.
    Through Feb. 23. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10-25.  

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