1421 W. Riverside, Austin, 78704, 512/476-0594
In 1972, the 40-year-old Austin Civic Theatre renamed itself after film actor and Austin native son Zachary Scott and opened this playhouse on the southern shores of Lady Bird Lake. For 40 years, the 230-seat space in a thrust configuration served as the company's mainstage as it transitioned from a community theatre to a professional one with a growing national reputation. With the opening of the 430-seat Topfer Theatre in 2012, the Kleberg is primarily a space for the company's Theatre for Families productions, such as A Year With Frog and Toad and Goodnight, Moon.
No, no, Jaston Williams
– who created this wacky small-town wonderment with Joe Sears and Ed Howard
– that Jaston ain't in
this version, now, hon, but he sure 'nough directs
it and brings "the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies" back to hilarious holiday life with just three actors
playing all 25 of the Tuna citizens
. Through Dec. 31. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.