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    Catz

    The irrepressible Sky Candy crew are taking inspiration from the cast of characters in a certain Eliotian Broadway musical to create the ultimate aerial, burlesque, and drag battle to see who's ascending to the Heavyside Layer, blending the best and worst of the musical, movie, and their imaginations to create an unforgettable experience. Bonus: boylesque legend (and Mr. Exotic World 2018) IckyMuffin performs as Mr. Mistoffelees.
    Sat., July 1, 7-10pm. $20-140.  
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    Lucha Libre in the Global Arena

    This family-friendly work of puppetry from Glass Half Full Theatre is a bilingual show for adults and kids, featuring wrestlers who represent solutions for climate crisis: Alternative Energy, Carbon Capture, El Resourcerer, and Zorro Waste. Directed by Caroline Reck, starring Indigo Rael and Adam Martinez, with the vocal talents of Eva McQuade.
    Sat., July 1, 2pm. $1-30.  
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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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    Ground Floor Theatre: Playwriting Intensive

    Ground Floor Theatre is accepting applications for their new writers group, GFT Writes. The group will meet biweekly over the course of 12 months, with each playwright developing one new play. Playwrights will receive an honorarium as well as a paid workshop and public reading of their play developed in the group. GFT Writes will start meeting in late August 2023, with workshops taking place the following August. Note: Playwrights must be based in the Austin area. See website for details.
    Applications accepted through July 22  
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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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