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Cool Magic ... Magical Mystical Michael

Written and Performed by: Michael Alan Kaufman
Music by: Jeff Fahringer

Description: Cool Magic is a montage of mirth, mystery, music and magic. Magical Mystical Michael will float an audience member, stop water in mid-air, attempt a physical phenomenon and bring laughter to your heart, as your fascination is absorbed in his eccentric-illusive logic. Featuring an unusual musical embellishment by Jeff Fahringer, entertainer and noted eccentric, who builds and plays unique instruments of alien origin. Together they mix play, wordplay and audience interplay into a hilarious and entertaining trip you won’t soon forget.

Performance Dates/Times:

Sat. Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm, Sun. Jan 28 @ 9:15 pm, Fri. Feb. 2 @ 7:45 pm, Sat. Feb. 3 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets are $10 general, $8 seniors, students, ACOT members


Cry Out!

Written and Performed by: Dr. Jesse Rabinowitz
Directed by: Steve Forth
Produced by: Shard Live Performance Collective

Description: Just imagine how lackluster the American twentieth century would have been without Ginsberg and his crazy, drug-ridden, free-spirited, fiercely talented friends. That’s why local writer Jesse Rabinowitz wrote this one-man retrospective tribute to one of the most intense poets our country has ever produced. "Cry Out" doesn’t just narrate Ginsberg’s life but pays homage with reading of some of his more famous work ("Howl," " Kaddish," "Sunflower Sutra") and dialogue with his family and well-known friends.

Performance Dates/Times

Thurs. Jan. 25 @ 9:45 pm, Sun. Jan 28 @ 7:15 pm, Thurs. Feb. 1 @ 5:30 pm, Sat. Feb. 3 @ 10:00 pm

All tickets are $7


Dream Drama

Created and Performed by: Katya Walter

Assistant to Katya Walter, first performance: Mitchell Austin
Assistant to Katya Walter, second performance: Jenji Childers
Assistant to Katya Walter, third performance: Kris Irwin
Assistant to Katya Walter, fourth performance: Jen Roberts
Stage Manager: Virginia Geck

Description: Through Dream Drama, Katya Walter uses dreams from the audience to explore the roots of theatre and divine inspiration. This is astonishing, happening theatre!

Performance Dates/Times

Sat. Jan. 27 @ 6:15 pm, Sun. Jan. 28 @ 1:00 pm, Thurs. Feb. 1 @9:45 pm, Sun. Feb. 4 @ 5:00 pm

All tickets are $4


Going Public

Written and Directed by: Ann Ciccolella
Produced by: Austin Theatre Works

Performed by: Helen Merino, Steward McGregor, John Howrey, Bethlyn Gerard, Damian Gillen and Mary Furse

Description: Three friends who swore to each other that they would never let their internet company be seduced into going public find themselves in conflict as they plan a cycling trip to Italy.

Performance Dates/Times:

Fri. Jan 26 @ 8:45 pm, Sat. Jan. 27 @ 4:15 pm, Sat. Feb. 3 @ 12:00 pm, Sun. Feb. 4 @ 7:15 pm

All tickets are $10


In the Middle of the Ocean

Written by: Chris Alonzo
Co-directed by: Maria Aladren and Louis Wells
Produced by: Pegasus 51/Theater, with Fat Kid Screaming

Performed by: Chris Alonzo

Description: From Twichy the clown, "This is the Story of Camilla." And this Camilla, with a heavy dose of modern cynicism, leaves town to run a pirate hotel. Little does she know that a ghost awaits her. A pirate ghost. With a huge dinger. Think Greek Myth, think irreverent satire, think rock and roll. Join us for this funny romp through funk, blues, post-punk and jazzy folk.

Performance Dates/Times

Fri. Jan. 26 @ 10:30 pm, Sun. Jan. 28 @ 5:15 pm, Fri. Feb. 2 @ 9:30 pm, Sat. Feb. 3 @ 4:00 pm

All tickets are $10


Le Petomane: Anatomy of a Fartiste

Written and Directed by: David Yeakle
Directed by: David Yeakle
Produced by: Tongue and Groove Theatre

Description: An hilarious yet poignant musical examination of the amazing career of Joseph Pujol, a.k.a. Le Petomane, the most popular entertainer at the Moulin Rouge in 1890’s Paris, France.

Performance Dates/Times

Fri. Jan. 26 @ 7:00 pm, Sun. Jan 28 @ 3:15, Fri. Feb. 2 @ 6:00 pm, Sat. Feb. 3 @ 6:15 pm

All tickets are $10


Riding the Centaur

Written and Performed by: Liz Gans

Description: "Riding the Centaur" is the final installment of artist Liz Gans’ three year project which includes "The Trashburner" (1998) and "Evidence of Faith" (1999). A solo performer of depth and raw power, Liz Gans weaves movement, text and music into an uncommon odyssey of the human soul. With music by John Lurie and set by Andy St. Martin, prepare to be changed by what you see.

Performance Dates/Times

Thurs. Jan. 25 @ 7:45 pm, Sat. Jan. 27 @ 8:30 pm, Thurs. Feb. 1 @ 7:45 pm, Sun. Feb. 4 @2:45 pm

All tickets are $10


St. Nicholas

Written by: Coner McPherson
Directed by: James Phillips
Produced by: Subterranian Theatre Company

Description: "Back in those days I was a fat bastard. This is back before I met the vampires. Before I knew what power was..." An embittered, alcoholic theatre critic is seduced into abandoning his comfortable, hellish life in pursuit of a captivating young actress performing in London. His journey leads him to fall into the employ of a coven of vampires. Robert Faires gives a breathtaking performance in Conor McPherson’s wildly scary and hilarious play of obsession, self-discovery, and redemption.

Performance Dates/Times

Thurs. Jan. 25 @ 5:30 pm, Sat. Jan. 27 @ 2:00 pm, Sat. Feb. 3 @ 8:00, Sun. Feb. 4 @ 9:00 pm

All tickets are $10



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7 Rooms to the Soul

Artistic Director & Choreographer: Andrea Ariel
Composed by: Graham Reynolds
Music Performed by: The Golden Arm Trio
Video Images by: Alison White and Colin Lowry
Produced by: Ariel Dance Theatre

Performed by: Andrea Ariel, Ellen Bartel, Jim Chappeleaux, Whitney Hocke, Cecilie Jones, Angel Mendez, and Nancy Moran.

Description: Artistic Director Andrea Ariel brings to the stage a dynamic collaboration of compelling dance, live music, operatic voices, and video imagery. Set to an original score by vangaurd pianist/percussionist Graham Reynolds and performed by the Golden Arm Trio, the evening-length work brings light to the realm of the imaginary mind. Ariel creates "rooms inhabited by a chorus of angels who move with solo characters from razor-edged frenzy to poignant stillness and playful tumling to absurd silliness.

Performance Dates/Times

Thurs. Feb. 1 @ 7:30 pm, Fri. Feb. 2 @ 5:30 pm, Sat. Feb. 3 @ 9:15 pm, Sun. Feb. 4 @ 7:00 pm

All tickets are $10


Conduct of Life

Written by: Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by: Raul H. Castillo
Produced by: Nushank Theater Collective

Performed by: Marita Delatorre, Autumn Deuel, Mike D. Garcia, Sergio Moreno, and Eunice Rios

Description: "To promote and produce contemporary, cutting-edge work by Chicano/Latino artists." That is the mission of NUSHANK, a new company that presented the Austin-area premiere of "Santos & Santos." Now they are bringing this multimedia adaptation of Maria Irene Fornes’ Obie Award-winning play, which highlights feminist ideals with its plot about a Latin-American household plagued by the same violence that corrupts the rest of the country.

Performance Dates/Times:

Thurs. Jan. 25 @ 7:30 pm, Fri. Jan. 26 @ 5:00 pm, Sun. Jan. 28 @ 9:00 pm, Sat. Feb. 3 @ 2:00 pm

All Tickets are $8


The Grid (or Beyond the Wishing Well)

Choreographed by: Toni Bravo and Diverse Space Dance Theatre
Directed and Produced by: Toni Bravo and Diverse Space Dance Theatre

Performed by: MeriJayd O’Conner, Tony Cusimano, Bao Khang Luu, Toni Bravo; Chica Aluka and Leona Dixon appear courtesy of Ballet East Dance Theatre

Description: "The Grid" is a collection of solos and duets choreographed by Toni Bravo, MariJayd O’Conner, and Tony Cuimano. Beyond wishing or shopping for one, Diverse Space Dance Theatre explores the notion of establishing our own identity by denouncing the torpor of conformity!

Performance Dates/Times

Fri. Jan. 26 @ 9:00 pm, Sat. Jan. 27 @ 2:15 pm, Sun. Jan. 28 @ 7:15 pm, Sun. Feb. 4 @ 1:15 pm

Tickets are $5-8 sliding scale


JUDGES 19 (Black Lungs Exhaling)

Written by: Ruth Margraff (Librettist), Nick Brisco (Composer)
Directed by: Katherine Owens
Produced by:Undermain Theatre from Dallas and New York
Performed by:Ruth Margraff and Nick Brisco

Description: The story of this proletariat operetta is inspired by the Old Testament Levite and Concubine of Judges chapter 19. A ravaging Concubine crosses a threshold into the surreal landscape of West Virginia where Ruth's favorite Aunt Pearl died when her lungs collapsed in a coma in 1996. Pearl drank herself into oblivion at the age of 45 with a series of absent Marlboro men that she loved. The Black Lung commemorates Ruth’s grandfather and great grandfather’s black lungs from which they both died in Virginia, and which may have driven Ruth into the deep coal mining of black box theater for so long. With mediterranean bull-headed guitar by Dallas/New York

composer Nick Brisco.

Performance Dates/Times

Thurs. Jan. 25 @ 5:30 pm, Fri. Jan. 26 @ 7:00 pm, Sat. Jan. 27 @ 4:15 pm, Fri. Feb. 2 @ 10:45 pm

All tickets are $10


Crossing Borders is an interdisciplinary conference that will bring together nationally recognized performers and scholars to engage in a three-day critical discussion of the historical legacy, current wealth, and future trends of Latina/o queer theatre, dance, performance art, music, and fashion. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York and the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Texas-Austin.

Catalina, Martina & the Child of the Dolphins

Written and Performed by: Carmelita Tropicana
Co-Produced by: U.T. Department of Theatre and Dance, The Rude Mechanicals, and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies - CUNY

Description: A solo monologue based on the Elian Gonzalez story.

Performance Dates/Times

Friday, Feb. 2 @ 7:30 pm

All tickets are $10


Cochina

Written and Performed by: Marga Gomez
Co-Produced by: U.T. Department of Theatre and Dance, The Rude Mechanicals, and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies - CUNY

Description: Fresh funny filth, filthiness and filthy acts from the delightful Dyke of Darkness.

Performance Dates/Times

Friday, Feb. 2 @ 9:15 pm

All tickets are $10

Chicanismos: A Luis Alfaro Sampler

Written and Performed by: Luis Alfaro
Co-Produced by: U.T. Department of Theatre and Dance, The Rude Mechanicals, and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies - CUNY

Description: A presentation of Luis Alfaro’s most passsionate and urgent performance works about life as a Chicano queer.

Performance Dates/Times

Saturday, Feb. 3 @ 6:00 pm

All tickets are $10


Memory’s Caretaker

Written and Performed by: Paul Bonin-Rodriguez
Co-Produced by: U.T. Department of Theatre and Dance, The Rude Mechanicals, and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies - CUNY

Description: Bonin-Rodriguez’s most recent solo work exploring cultural assimilation through the exmination of his own multi-cultural identity. A funny and poignant tale, Memory’s Caretaker lifts the lid on the American melting pot and serves up a platter of one family’s multiple social, sexual, and cultural identities at the price of fitting in.

Performance Dates/Times

Saturday, Feb. 3 @ 7:45 pm

All tickets are $10


The Magical, Tragical King Lear

Written by: Shakespeare, adapted by Allison DeFrees
Directed by: Allison DeFrees
Produced by: Vile Jelly Productions
Musical Score by: Andrew Baron

Description: In the swirling strife of life, shouldn’t every family have a theme song? A swan song? A personal fool? Vile Jelly Production’s "The Magical, Tragical King Lear" provides all of that, and much more. Part operetta, part Kabuki theater, part romance, all tragedy (all the time), a panoply of puppets brings you two tyrannous fathers, their children, and a cracked kingdom. Puppets rule, literally.

Performance Dates/Times:

Fri. Jan. 26 @ 10:45 pm, Sat. Jan. 27 @ 8:00 pm, Sat. Feb. 3 @12:00 pm, Sun. Feb. 4 @ 3:15 pm

All tickets are $8


The Many Loves of Columbina

Written by: Aaron Johnson
"Directed" by: Paul Joiner
Produced by: The Austin Commedia Society

Performed by: I Megalomani

Description: Columbina has solved the problem of not finding the right man by instead finding the right three: the great scientist, lawyer and historian Dottore, the handsome young Leandro, and the sycophantic servant Pedrolino. Though members of the same houehold, none of the men are aware of the other two. The system works fine until Columbina’s mistress Sylvia, home for Spring Break, invites all three men to the house for dinner. It quickly becomes apparent that two of Columbina’s lovers have taken an interest in the other two women in her household. Without hope of concocting a brilliant scheme to untangle her web, Columbina simply fastens her seat belt and prepares to take a wild ride. This is a story presented in the time honored tradition of Commedia dell’Arte, a fast-paced, bawdy, slapstick comedy or what we like to call "black and blue" humor.

Performance Dates/Times

Sat. Jan. 27 @ 6:15 pm, Sun. Jan. 28 @ 3:15 pm, Thurs. Feb. 1 @ 5:45 pm, Sun. Feb. 4 @ 5:15 pm

All tickets are $5


The Vessel

Written by: The High Performance Arts Foundation
Directed by: Jeffrey Johnson
Co-Directed by: Damon Stith
Produced by: Circle the Earth 2000

Performed by: Central Texas Wrestling Association, Freestyle Fighting Federation, Enogia, Capoeira Da Rua

Description: "The Vessel" is an epic fantasy adventure that focuses on four individual characters: Moonhalo, Sanhadja, Puk, and Enoch. They are searching for a "Myth" known as The Vessel and it is rumored that the legendary realm of "Xenogia" is where is may be hidden. This Epic Adventure will take the art of spoken word poetry and blend it with The Foundation’s unique "Martial Arts" stage combat.

Performance dates/times:

Thurs. Jan. 25 @ 9:15 pm, Sat. Jan. 27 @ 12:00 pm, Sun. Jan. 28 @ 5:00 pm, Sun. Feb. 4 @ 8:45 pm

All tickets are $10





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