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    Deathtrap

    Jarrott Productions brings Broadway’s longest-running, Tony-award winning comedy thriller (penned by the remarkable Ira Levin) to Austin – just in time for spooky season – and featuring the talents of Kyle Irion, Devin Finn, Natalie D. Garcia, Janelle Buchanan, and David Kroll, under the direction of David R. Jarrott.
    Through Nov. 12. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-35.  
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    Bat Boy: The Musical

    The ACC Drama Department presents this musical comedy/horror show about a half-boy, half-bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia – as based on a story, you'll recall, from the Weekly World News. Directed by Jamie Rogers for ACC Highland's Black Box Theater.
    Through Oct. 29. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $8.
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    Chronicles of an Indigenous Offspring

    Inspired by James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son and Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, Zell Miller III uses hip-hop culture, jazz aesthetics movement, and spoken word to weave an authentic tapestry offering a picture of what it means to be a person of color in this Southern city. This new show is "a therapeutic exhale that documents growing up Black in Austin, Texas," and "a love letter to cultural landmarks that have been erased from the city's consciousness, Chronicles also exposes the city's dark past. Famed photographer Ivan Millers's black-and-white images create a striking visual environment, and Miller's longtime musical collaborator Thomas "Hitman" Wheeler on percussion creates a funky sonic landscape.
    Through Nov. 4. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $21-28 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
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    It's Only a Play

    This is, of course, Terrence McNally’s stage comedy is celebration of theatre at its best – and theatre people behaving their not-so-best. Directed by Jim Lindsay for City Theatre.
    Through Nov. 5. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun. 3pm. $15 and up.  
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    Malum Malus Burlesque: Samhain

    The Wheel of the Year inspires this occult burlesque chantry of witches to revel in darkness, wherein all manner of devilry and mischief is allowed. Featuring performances by Blaise Ricin, Fig, Sigh, Mandy Mezcal, Magpie, Sunday Slaughter, Copper Penny, and Allegra Jade Fox.
    Thu.-Sat., Oct. 26-28, 8pm. $15-37.  
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    Ride the Cyclone

    In this hilarious story by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other: the chance to return to life. Directed by Jenny Lavery.
    Through Nov. 5. See website for dates and times. $15-26.  
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    The Austin Séance

    Albert Lucio and Jake Cordero of the Austin Séance demonstrate tools used by working mediums and employ those tools in modern recreations of old-time séances.
    Oct. 26-29. Thu. & Sun., 6:50pm; Fri.-Sat., 6:50 & 9:50pm. $30.  
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    The Thin Place

    In The Thin Place, the fragile boundary between our world and the other one is breached. With acuity and relentless curiosity, Lucas Hnath’s play transforms the theater into an intimate séance, crafting an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, which has a mind of its own. And here's our full review of the show.
    Through Nov. 26. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $28 and up.  

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