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    Malum Malus Burlesque: Beltane

    The Wheel of the Year inspires this occult burlesque performance art ensemble to celebrate Beltane in a full-length show created by Blaise Ricin and Anastasia Arsenic.
    Thu.-Sat., May 4-6, 8pm. $15-37.  
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    ScriptWorks Out of Ink: Family Traditions

    Every family has some quirky legacy they cling to and this year they go on the record in ScriptWorks' Out of Ink 2023: Family Traditions. This diverse ten-minute play collection showcases ScriptWorks members' unexpected interpretations of three mandatory script ingredients which provided inspiration during the Weekend Fling 48-hour writing event in the fall: an odd family tradition; a character who becomes something nonhuman over the course of the play; a vinyl record. Directed by Lowell Bartholomee, Rosalind Faires, Ellie McBride, and Kelsey Oliver.
    Thu.-Sat., May 4-6, 8pm  
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    Indecent

    Paula Vogel's thrilling drama follows the journey of a small theatre company as they tell us the story of Sholem Asch's controversial play, The God of Vengeance, from its origins in Poland 1907. The play achieved great success in Europe and the Yiddish theatre scene of downtown New York City. But when an English-translation was attempted on Broadway, it was too scandalous for the general public, and the entire cast was arrested and charged with obscenity. An all-star cast is directed by Lara Toner Haddock for Austin Playhouse, with musical direction by Lyn Koenning, and we've got Bob Abelman's full review right here.
    Through May 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $21 and up (pick your price, Thursdays).  
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    Mother of the Maid

    Jarrott Productions presents playwright Jane Anderson’s contemporary take on a classic story. Joan of Arc's mother is a sensible, hardworking, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. Directed by David R. Jarrott, featuring an all-star local cast. And, look: here's our own Bob Abelman with a full review.
    Through May 6. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-35.  
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    The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

    A cross between Agatha Christie and Charles Ludlam - seasoned with a dash of Noises Off - this play, produced by City Theatre Austin, brings the laughs as those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the mystery of the "Stage Door Slasher," but not before the audience has been treated to a rollicking good time.
    Through May 14. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15-25.  

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