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    Big Fish

    Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest – and then some. Starring Andrew Cannata, Connor Barr, Sarah Zeringue, Liam Minor, Cara Bernstein, Braden Tanner, Stephen Mercantel, Brian Coughlin, Kia Malone, Amy Morgan Minor, Mia Carter, and Nicholas Hunter. Directed by Lara Toner Haddock, with musical direction by Lyn Koenning, for Austin Playhouse.
    Through July 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $34 and up; pick-your-price, Thursdays.  
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    Box

    Penfold Theatre reveals the harrowing story of Henry Box Brown, the abolitionist lecturer and early magician who escaped slavery by mailing himself to freedom. Using actual stage magic, this world premiere from playwright Jarrett King imagines an unwritten chapter in the story of one of history’s most overlooked folk heroes.
    Through July 8. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 5pm. $21.  
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    Desperately Seeking Comfortable Shoes: A Queer Viking Love Story

    The Trinity St. Players present this simple story of falling in love, wrapped up in questions of time, fate, and the supernatural. Scripted and directed by Jenny Larson-Quiñones, with musical direction by khattieQ, the play is inspired by true Queer Norwegian histories, Queer Vikings, and the story of Odinn’s quest for the mead of poetry. As in that quest, you'll encounter twin robbers, angry giants, a little bit of magic, and a whole lot of love. Starring Kate Taylor, khattieQ, Rosalind Faires, Christine Hoang, and David Bowie Bulldog. Bonus: The theatre's gallery features an exhibition called "Difficult Whole" by artist Joy Scanlon.
    June 21-25. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. Free.  
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    Noises Off

    In this rip-roaring, hilarious farce, a touring theatrical troupe is performing Nothing On, a silly comedy in which lovers frolic, doors slam, and double entendres are tossed with abandon. Hijinks ensue - but the show still must go on! And, oh! Here's our recent review of the production!
    Through July 19. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-90.  
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    Radio: 30

    Ever have one of those days? Now you can fix it and rescue your embattled, world-weary spirit by catching this bit of brilliance on a favorite local stage. Chris Earle's acclaimed dark comedy, about a hotshot voice talent who falters while recording a 30-second radio spot, features a stunning performance by Mical Trejo (coincidentally, a hotshot voice talent and actor), sound design by Robert S. Fisher, and the whole gloriously unraveling thing directed by Ken Webster for Hyde Park Theatre. And, oh! Here's what the Chron's Patti Hadad said about the show's first run years ago.
    Through July 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $21-23 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
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    The Art of Martyrdom (A Comedy)

    Rita Anderson's play about Hrosvitha, the first female playwright of the Western world, who wrote from behind the walls of a convent, under the disapproving gaze of superiors who tried to ensure that no one would ever hear of her. But Hrosvitha unleashes a secret playfulness and pens closet dramas that defy tradition to break through the constraints of the time. While based on real events, this show is a tale with a comic, magic-realism bent, directed by Karen Jambon for Different Stages.
    Through July 9. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-35.
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    The Comedy of Errors

    Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare’s teen company, returns for its 15th year with Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. The company will feature young actors who receive intensive instruction in Elizabethan acting, movement and stage craft.
    Through June 25. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $12-22.  
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    The Mad Ones

    Kait Kerrigan and Bree Lowdermilk's compelling play of life on the cusp of adulthood is directed by Marcus McQuirter for ACC Drama. "When Kelly’s killed in a car wreck, Sam loses not only her best friend but also the part of herself that was learning to be brave. Now, Sam has to make a decision. Will she follow her mother’s dreams for her, or will she summon the courage to drive away from her friends and family into a future she can’t imagine?"
    Through June 25. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2pm. $8.  

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