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    Disco Dracula

    The commedia dell'arte madcaps of La Fenice have taken everything they love in 1970s films about New York's seedy underbelly – and scary, awkward, or awkwardly-scary Dracula media – and crammed it all into one late-night show that, they tell us, you'll immediately feel ashamed you saw. "All of our vampires will sparkle. Every one of us will shake our money maker. Every one of us will apply a dubious accent with less-than-stellar consistency." With Kareem Badr, Nate Dunaway, Kelly Hasandras, Kate Meehan, and Adam Rodriguez japing wild? Sounds like a good time to us!
    Through May 20. Fri.-Sat.,10pm. $10-20.  
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    48-Hour Improv Marathon

    Yes, The Hideout Theatre's 48-Hour Improv Marathon is back after a four-year hiatus – and, as part of the Hideout's commitment to increasing diversity in improv, this year the core eight improvisers are all members of the BIPOC improv community. Those eight? Adrian Prado, Cass Gutierrez, J.R. Zambrano, Jess von Schramm, Lahari Dunn, Steph Vasquez Fonseca, Tyler Groce, and Stephanie Rae. They'll improvise nonstop for 48 hours, with a new format with fresh performers joining them (almost) every hour. Note: Each hour to attend – to watch these champions soar and then, as time takes its relentless toll, to witness them struggle valiantly against the need for sleep – will set you back $5. Or, highly recommended, you could buy an all-marathon pass for just $48 and catch their action whenever you choose.
    Straight through from Fri., May 19, 5pm, until Sun., May 21, 5pm. $5 per show ($48, full-fest pass).  
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    Sanctuary City

    Ground Floor Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok's powerful story of two young DREAMers who fight to stay in America, the only country they know as home. Directed by Andrea Nuñez, with performances by Arielle Levin, Michael Galvan, and Kristian Bexar.
    Through June 3. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $25-45.  
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    Short Shakespeare in Zilker Park

    Austin Shakespeare brings Short Shakespeare to the Zilker Hillside Theater, featuring four plays (20-minute versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet) with five actors and two musicians, directed by Gwendolyn Kelso.
    Thu.-Sun., May 18-21, 8pm
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    The Baker's Wife

    Directed by Michael Cooper for the Alchemy Theatre. See Bob Abelman's full review right here!
    Through June 11. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $30-55.  
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    The Last Cyclist

    City Theatre presents Naomi Patz’s reimagined production of a banned World War II comedy cabaret. Bear witness to this new historical record of atrocities, this fascinating work of Jewish defiance, this vividly staged proof that, in the darkest of times, art sustains life – and hope.
    Through May 21. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $15 and up.  
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