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.
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 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.