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    Heroic Dose

    Surely those Rude Mechs aren't planning on treating everyone to a hit of acid on Bicycle Day, right? Surely this latest multimedia, assorted-deliveries, unique community engagement project of theirs will only suggest or roughly replicate the effects of that psychedelic experience? Although who the fuck knows, these days? Especially since this is the award-winning, wholly entertaining, and paradigm-twisting Rudes we're talking about? Listen: "We will create an artistic circle of insight in which members will receive messages, signs, experiences, medicine, prayers, happenings and access to insights now and thru the near and far futures. These communications will begin but not be limited to the USPS, electronic mail, phone calls, gatherings, bonfires, scripture, visitations and visions. This ceremony does not promise us absolute truth. However, art can arise throughout our journeys and change can follow as that art is integrated into our daily lives in this urban jungle." Our professional recommendation: Get on it, voyager.
    It's already begun and it runs until, oh god, it could really be whatever. Pay what you can.  
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    Out of Ink 2021: Perfect Glitch

    The annual theatrical event from ScriptWorks returns for a new year of creative exploration. Listen: "In a year filled with unintended technical glitches, ScriptWorks is making them purposeful. The malfunctions in this show are one of three elements used by ScriptWorks members to create their ten-minute masterpieces over 48 hours during the Weekend Fling last fall: 1) a phrase used at the beginning and end of the play, the meaning or understanding of which changes given the action that has transpired; 2) whispers of the ancestors; and 3) a technological glitch." This collection of works – written by Katherine Catmull, Elizabeth Cobbe, Kirk German, Meg Haley, Andra Laine Hunter, Christopher Krejci, Aneesa Needel, and Megan Thornton, and performed and directed by some of Austin's best stage talents – will be delivered via mail, phone call, text messages, audio content, video, web chat, and Zoom. Half of the plays will be presented synchronously; three of the plays will be delivered asynchronously; one piece has both asynchronous and synchronous content. Oh, there's a lot going on here! See the website for details.
    May 6-9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $5-25.  
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    Street Corner Arts: The Spin

    The Street Corner production of Spenser Davis' new modern drama, performed live for several shows night after night, is now available in recorded form online.
    Through May 15. $3.  
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    The Social Distancing Festival

    This is an online community, as playwright and unstoppable force of creative nature Nick Green informs us, and it's been activated to "celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)." It's not Austin-based, this virtual and ongoing festival of all kinds of performance arts, but damned if there aren't a few talented Austinites among the eclectic mix.
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    The Tempest

    As those pesky 'ronas become increasingly easier to deal with, due to vaccines and masking and social distancing, The Baron's Men stage a bold return, bringing Shakespeare's phantasmagoric brilliance to the Curtain Theatre for three weekends of betrayal, love, and forgiveness. On an island. With a sorcerer. And – oh, you know, right? Now come see it, live, in full swagger and quake.
    Through May 8. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $15-25.  

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