Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, 78704, 512/974-4000
Once the Naval and Marine Reserve Center, this city-operated cultural facility now educates budding artists instead of sailors and hosts many cultural events. Located on the periphery of the pending arts complex development over and around Palmer Auditorium, the DAC features the Dougherty Arts Theater, a 150-seat auditorium that is available for music, theatre, and dance productions, a large sculpture/pottery studio, and dozens of classrooms. City staff at the DAC also books the Sheffield Hillside Theatre in Zilker Park, across from the main entrance of the Barton Springs pool.
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Auditions: When We Are Married

Different Stages seeks actors – men and women, ages 18-65 – for this J.B. Priestly comedy, to be directed by Norman Blumensaadt for a January production at Trinity Street. See website for details. Sat., Sept. 30, 10am-2pm; Tue., Oct. 3, 7-9:30pm.

The Bomb in Haymarket Square

The extraordinary Trouble Puppet Theatre Company returns with chief instigator Connor Hopkins directing his take on this pivotal moment in U.S. history, performed with stunning puppetry, media integration, and sing-alongs, transporting you directly into the violent, rioting heart of 1886 Chicago. Sept. 28-Oct. 15. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $15-25.

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