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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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    Alabaster

    This new play by Audrey Cephaly is a darkly comic drama about love, art, and the power of healing. Listen: "After a tornado barrels through North Alabama leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her wisecracking pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale." Directed by Rudy Ramirez for Shrewd Productions, starring Lizzie Beckham, Shannon Grounds, Jennifer Jennings, and (the legendary) Jennie Underwood. And see our review of the show right here.
    Through March 7. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $15-30.  
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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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    Harry and the Thief

    Listen: "Mimi's cousin has a Ph.D. in physics, a brand-new time machine, and a plan. Send Mimi, a professional thief, back to 1863 to help Harriet Tubman change the course of history." Whoa, yes – now we're excited to see Sigrid Gilmer's new play, directed by Marcus McQuirter for the ACC Drama Department.
    Through March 8. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8.  
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    Ibsen's Hedda

    Austin Shakespeare presents this new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic, as directed by Ann Ciccollela. The famous domestic contentions and subterfuges are now set during the 1950s and – oh, excellent choice – Gwendolyn Kelso stars as Hedda.
    Through March 8. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 3pm. $18 and up.  
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    Man of Destiny

    Who was Napoleon before he became an emperor? Find out in this comedy by George Bernard Shaw, presented out at Pioneer Farms by an Archive Theater cast under the direction of Garrison Martt and Jennifer Rose Davis.
    Through Feb. 29. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $25-35.  
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    Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet

    Tarell Alvin McCraney's "provocative, poignant, and fiercely humorous coming-of-age story of a young gay man in the South" is directed by Charles O. Anderson and Robert Ramirez for UT Theatre and Dance. And you know that McCraney name, right? The man who wrote Moonlight? Hell yes.
    Through March 8. Tue.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-26.  
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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 Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On

    TexARTS presents the sequel to the 2017 smash hit The Marvelous Wonderettes, with a solid cast rocking those hits made famous by Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, Captain & Tennille, Nat King Cole, and more, directed and choreographed by Kimberly Schafer, with musical direction by Lyn Koenning.
    Through March 1. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $43 and up.  
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    The Mountaintop

    This award-winning drama by Katori Hall is a fictional depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night, on the eve of his assassination in 1968. Directed by Rachelle Chery and Chelsea Manasseri for the Paradox Players, featuring John R. Christopher and Jasmin Garlic. Oh: See our review right here.
    Through March 8. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $5-20.

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