Productions by Austin Playhouse

Jun. 16 - Jul. 16, 2023
 
Austin
Big Fish by Austin Playhouse

Big Fish
by Austin Playhouse

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a …

Apr. 14 - May. 14, 2023
 
Austin
Indecent by Austin Playhouse

Indecent
by Austin Playhouse

Dive into the fascinating true story of Sholem Asch’s controversial play The God of Vengeance, and the passionate artists who risked everything to bring it …

Mar. 03 - Mar. 25, 2023
 
Austin
Nightbird by Austin Playhouse

Nightbird
by Austin Playhouse

  Chelle, an artist, has recently purchased her childhood home in Baltimore; her brother Willard is working on refurbishing it. But the home renovation takes …

Nov. 18 - Dec. 18
Th-Sun
Austin
The (One-Act) Play that Goes Wrong by Austin Playhouse

The (One-Act) Play that Goes Wrong
by Austin Playhouse

The (One-Act) Play That Goes Wrong is a hilarious new farce following the cast and crew of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they put on their …

Oct. 14 - Oct. 16
F-Sun
Austin
Red-Hot Patriot by Austin Playhouse

Red-Hot Patriot
by Austin Playhouse

Texan political journalist Molly Ivins was a sharp-witted and bestselling author of Bushwacked, an in-depth analysis of the George W. Bush Administration. She began her journalism …

Aug. 05 - Aug. 20
 
Austin
Previews of Departing Attractions by Austin Playhouse

Previews of Departing Attractions
by Austin Playhouse

Coming to Austin Playhouse West Campus: Previews of Departing Attractions, a collection of short plays written and directed by Lowell Bartholomee!Tied together by loss and …

Mar. 25 - Apr. 09
Th-Sun
Austin
The Catastrophist by Austin Playhouse

The Catastrophist
by Austin Playhouse

  Virologist Nathan Wolfe, named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World for his work tracking viral pandemics, has hunted viruses from …

Dec. 11 - Nov. 21, 2021
 
Austin
Stealing Baby Jesus by Austin Playhouse

Stealing Baby Jesus
by Austin Playhouse

Inspired by her mother's attempts to create joyful traditions in tough times, and by Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Bernadette Nason has been forever striving …

Dec. 10 - Dec. 26, 2021
 
Austin
Austin Playhouse

The 12 Dates of Christmas AND Stealing Baby Jesus
by Austin Playhouse

Presented in rep by Austin Playhouse, December, 2021

Dec. 09 - Dec. 20, 2021
 
Austin
The 12 Dates of Christmas by Austin Playhouse

The 12 Dates of Christmas
by Austin Playhouse

After seeing her fiancé kiss another woman at the televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary's life falls apart -- just in time for the holidays. …

Nov. 11 - Nov. 15, 2021
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Everywhere
Austin Playfest by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playfest
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse announces Austin Playfest, a collaborative virtual theatre festival celebrating Austin’s creativity and resilience during the pandemic. Featuring works from Austin Playhouse as well as other companies including Deaf …

Jul. 11 - Jul. 13, 2021
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Austin
The Battlefields of Clara Barton by Austin Playhouse

The Battlefields of Clara Barton
by Austin Playhouse

  The Battlefields of Clara Barton is a folk/rock/historical/contemporary musical about the life of Clara Barton; Civil War nurse, political activist, revered founder of the American …

May. 21 - Jun. 05, 2021
 
Everywhere
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Austin Playhouse

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
by Austin Playhouse

Summer 1916. Poirot is residing in the English countryside as a refugee of World War I. His friend, Arthur Hastings, is recuperating from a war …

Apr. 23 - May. 01, 2021
 
Everywhere
Confessions of an English Danger Girl by Austin Playhouse

Confessions of an English Danger Girl
by Austin Playhouse

  Named after her childhood club the Danger Girls, Bernadette Nason’s Confessions of an English Danger Girl takes us through the ups and downs of adolescence through Bernadette’s …

Dec. 18 - Dec. 20, 2020
Th-Sun
Everywhere
A Christmas Carol -  Dickens' original script by Austin Playhouse

A Christmas Carol - Dickens' original script
by Austin Playhouse

  One Woman, playing over 30 characters, in 60 minutes! Join Austin Playhouse in celebrating the holiday season with award-winning actress, storyteller, and author Bernadette Nason. …

Dec. 04 - Dec. 06, 2020
F-Sun
Everywhere
Charles Dickens - Home on the Range by Austin Playhouse

Charles Dickens - Home on the Range
by Austin Playhouse

Charles Dickens never made it to Texas on his tours to the United States, but pioneer Texans certainly read his novels, and his novels still …

Oct. 16 - Oct. 18, 2020
F-Sun
Everywhere
Red-Hot Patriot by Austin Playhouse

Red-Hot Patriot
by Austin Playhouse

    “So keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't forget to have fun doin' it. Be outrageous... rejoice in all the oddities …

Jan. 10 - Feb. 02, 2020
Th-Sun
Austin
Tiny Beautiful Things by Austin Playhouse

Tiny Beautiful Things
by Austin Playhouse

  Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (Wild) and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Tiny Beautiful Things is …

Dec. 18 - Dec. 21, 2019
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Austin
A Christmas Carol, one-actor, by Bernadette Nason by Austin Playhouse

A Christmas Carol, one-actor, by Bernadette Nason
by Austin Playhouse

Join Austin Playhouse in celebrating the holiday season with award-winning actress, storyteller, and author Bernadette Nason, as she reprises her one-woman version of Charles Dickens’ A …

Dec. 14, 2019
Sat
Austin
Holiday Storytime with Bernadette Nason by Austin Playhouse

Holiday Storytime with Bernadette Nason
by Austin Playhouse

Award-winning actress, storyteller, and author Bernadette Nason entertains audiences of all ages with treasured, timeless multicultural folktales. Featuring The Shoemaker and the Elves and The Baker’s Dozen, this engaging …

Nov. 22 - Dec. 21, 2019
Th-Sun
Austin
She Loves Me by Austin Playhouse

She Loves Me
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is celebrating the holiday season with the euphoric romantic musical comedy She Loves Me. She Loves Me is about a charming case of …

Sep. 06 - Sep. 29, 2019
Th-Sun
Austin
Holmes and Watson by Austin Playhouse

Holmes and Watson
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season by revisiting two of their favorite characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Holmes and Watson is …

May. 31 - Jun. 30, 2019
Th-Sun
Austin
The Book of Will by Austin Playhouse

The Book of Will
by Austin Playhouse

Three years after Shakespeare’s death, his plays are constantly pirated and performed in inaccurate versions that tarnish the bard's legacy. Henry Condell and John Heminges, Shakespeare's friends …

Apr. 29 - May. 12, 2019
 
Austin
Summer and Bird by Austin Playhouse

Summer and Bird
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is excited to announce the world premiere of local author Katherine Catmull's adaptation of her middle grade novel Summer and Bird. Starring as sisters Summer and …

Apr. 05 - Apr. 28, 2019
Th-Sun
Austin
Copenhagen by Austin Playhouse

Copenhagen
by Austin Playhouse

Copenhagen, a Tony Award winner for Best Play, explores an explosive confrontation between science and politics. Inspired by actual events that have intrigued and baffled …

Nov. 24 - Dec. 15, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
The Mystery of Erwin Drood by Austin Playhouse

The Mystery of Erwin Drood
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is thrilled to announce the second show of our season, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD by Rupert Holmes. A Tony “Triple Crown” (Best …

Sep. 07 - Sep. 30, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Monroe by Austin Playhouse

Monroe
by Austin Playhouse

Following the lynching death of her older brother, Cherry is haunted by the belief that God is telling her to leave the south. Although her …

May. 25 - Jun. 24, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Lucky Stiff by Austin Playhouse

Lucky Stiff
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is excited to present Lucky Stiff by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team that wrote Ragtime and Once On This Island! This hilarious, fast-paced murder-mystery …

Apr. 29, 2018
Sun
Austin
Monroe by Austin Playhouse

Monroe
by Austin Playhouse

  Austin Playhouse is thrilled to open its 2018 – 2019 season with the world premiere of Monroe by Austin playwright Dr. Lisa B. Thompson. The play …

Apr. 28, 2018
Sat
Austin
Nutshell by Austin Playhouse

Nutshell
by Austin Playhouse

Nutshell tells the story of Frances Glessner Lee, the mother of forensic science, who used her inheritance in the 1930's and 1940's to make miniatures of …

Apr. 27, 2018
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Austin
Eidophusikon by Austin Playhouse

Eidophusikon
by Austin Playhouse

  A mysterious man and a tiny scrappy girl are building a new machine inspired by a legendary creation out of scavenged materials in a …

Apr. 03 - Apr. 14, 2018
T-Sat
Austin
The Smartest Girl in the World by Austin Playhouse

The Smartest Girl in the World
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is excited to announce their spring Theatre for Youth Production of Miriam Gonzales’s The Smartest Girl in the World. This heartwarming and witty …

Mar. 23 - Apr. 22, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
Shakespeare in Love by Austin Playhouse

Shakespeare in Love
by Austin Playhouse

A brand new adaptation by Lee Hall of the beloved Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard comes to life onstage in one of …

Jan. 05 - Jan. 28, 2018
Th-Sun
Austin
The Immigrant by Austin Playhouse

The Immigrant
by Austin Playhouse

  After more than 25 years, Austin Playhouse and Producing Artistic Director Don Toner are delighted to revisit Mark Harelik's The Immigrant in January 2018. …

Dec. 01 - Dec. 24, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Austin Playhouse

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
by Austin Playhouse

  This holiday season, Austin Playhouse is proud to present the Austin Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. …

Sep. 12 - Sep. 23, 2017
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Austin
The Selfish Giant by Austin Playhouse

The Selfish Giant
by Austin Playhouse

  Austin Playhouse is excited to announce their fall Theatre for Youth Production of Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant, adapted by Kristin Walter with music …

Sep. 08 - Oct. 01, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
This Random World by Austin Playhouse

This Random World
by Austin Playhouse

From dirty diners to beautiful Japanese temples to possibly haunted funeral homes, this funny and intimate new play takes audiences on a journey with seven unforgettable …

May. 26 - Jun. 25, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Guys and Dolls by Austin Playhouse

Guys and Dolls
by Austin Playhouse

In the rough-and-tumble world of 1940s New York, con-man Nathan Detroit needs some serious dough to finance a safe place for his famous, floating crap …

May. 07, 2017
Sun
Austin
Flying by Austin Playhouse

Flying
by Austin Playhouse

During World War II, women supported the war effort by taking on the dangerous job of flying planes in need of repairs or on their …

May. 06, 2017
Sat
Austin
Capital Crime by Austin Playhouse

Capital Crime
by Austin Playhouse

Capital Crime!  Written by Carson Kreitzer Staged Reading directed by Lara Toner Haddock Featuring Joey Banks, Brian Coughlin, Huck Huckaby, Michelle Keffer, Britney Knowlton, Samuel Knowlton, Christopher Loveless, …

May. 05 - May. 07, 2017
F-Sun
Austin
Austin Playhouse

Festival of New American Plays
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is thrilled to announce the three winning plays chosen to be performed during its inaugural 2017 Festival of New American Plays from May …

May. 05, 2017
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Austin
Low Hanging Stars by Austin Playhouse

Low Hanging Stars
by Austin Playhouse

 What happens when a mother and her starlet daughter meet the ghost of a troubled young man while attempting to escape the limelight in a …

Apr. 15 - Apr. 22, 2017
Sat
Austin
The Imaginators by Austin Playhouse

The Imaginators
by Austin Playhouse

The play tells the story of a brother and sister, Tim and Anne, who have just moved to a new town. Tim loves to play …

Mar. 31 - Apr. 30, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Sense and Sensibility by Austin Playhouse

Sense and Sensibility
by Austin Playhouse

 Austin Playhouse is delighted to present Kate Hamill’s fresh, playful, and hilarious new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Sense and Sensibility, running March 31 – …

Feb. 21, 2017
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Austin
Austin Playhouse

Made in Dublin
by Austin Playhouse

A new one-man show from acclaimed Irish writer, director and performer Peter Sheridan. This funny, warm and poignant play tells the story of Peter’s life …

Feb. 17 - Mar. 12, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Death of a Salesman by Austin Playhouse

Death of a Salesman
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse brings Arthur Miller’s classic drama Death of a Salesman to life from February 17 – March 12, 2017. It’s 1949 in Brooklyn, and Willy Loman, the …

Jan. 13 - Feb. 05, 2017
Th-Sun
Austin
Bloomsday by Austin Playhouse

Bloomsday
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is proud to present the Texas Premiere of Bloomsday by one of Austin’s most acclaimed playwrights, Steven Dietz. In this literature-laden love story, …

Nov. 18 - Dec. 18, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Baskerville by Austin Playhouse

Baskerville
by Austin Playhouse

The game’s afoot! Austin Playhouse is delighted to once again present a famous Sherlockian tale, the Texas Premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This …

Oct. 08 - Oct. 15, 2016
F-Sun
Austin
The Arkansaw Bear by Austin Playhouse

The Arkansaw Bear
by Austin Playhouse

The Arkansaw Bear by Aurand Harris, the most produced playwright for young audiences, is a marvelous and daring play that tells the story of a …

Sep. 23 - Oct. 16, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Silent Sky by Austin Playhouse

Silent Sky
by Austin Playhouse

 At the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt leaves her home and beloved sister to work in Harvard’s male-driven observatory and map the night sky. …

Jun. 04 - Jun. 10, 2016
T, F-Sat
Austin
The Arkansaw Bear by Austin Playhouse

The Arkansaw Bear
by Austin Playhouse

We are thrilled to open our first Theatre for Youth production this May with The Arkansaw Bear by Aurand Harris. This marvelous and daring play …

May. 27 - Jun. 26, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
A Little Night Music by Austin Playhouse

A Little Night Music
by Austin Playhouse

Set in turn of the century Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around famed and fading actress Desirée Armfeldt …

Apr. 01 - May. 01, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
The Explorers' Club by Austin Playhouse

The Explorers' Club
by Austin Playhouse

London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and they have the worst bartender in town. …

Feb. 12 - Mar. 06, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing by Austin Playhouse

Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing
by Austin Playhouse

It’s 1947 and Satchel Paige is the king of baseball: a charismatic, superstar pitcher. But as Jackie Robinson wraps his first historic season in the …

Jan. 15 - Jan. 31, 2016
Th-Sun
Austin
Disgraced by Austin Playhouse

Disgraced
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is  excited to present the Texas premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize award-winning play and Theatre Communication Group’s most-produced play this year!  …

Nov. 20 - Dec. 20, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
The Philadelphia Story by Austin Playhouse

The Philadelphia Story
by Austin Playhouse

Join Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord on the eve of her second wedding as she juggles her fiance, her ex-husband, and a dashing tabloid journalist who …

Nov. 08, 2015
Sun
Austin
16th Season Gala by Austin Playhouse

16th Season Gala
by Austin Playhouse

Austin Playhouse is turning 16 and you're invited to join the celebration! From the initial dreams of its founders back in 2000 to today’s thriving …

Oct. 31, 2015
Sat
Austin
Halloween Stories by Austin Playhouse

Halloween Stories
by Austin Playhouse

Spend your Halloween with master storyteller Bernadette Nason! Join actress, storyteller and company member, Bernadette Nason, for a creepy compilation of exciting scary stories to …

Oct. 22 - Nov. 07, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
The Norwegians by Austin Playhouse

The Norwegians
by Austin Playhouse

A delightfully dark comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters--Norwegian hit men--they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive, a transplant …

Sep. 18 - Oct. 11, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
The Real Thing by Austin Playhouse

The Real Thing
by Austin Playhouse

  Henry and Annie have fallen in love, much to the chagrin of their spouses, but their affair does not lead to domestic bliss. As …

May. 29 - Jun. 28, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
Chicago by Austin Playhouse

Chicago
by Austin Playhouse

This multiple-award-winning musical tells a universal tale of fame, fortune, murder, and all that jazz with one show-stopping number after another. Set in prohibition-era Chicago …

Apr. 03 - May. 03, 2015
Th-Sun
Austin
I'm Not Rappaport by Austin Playhouse

I'm Not Rappaport
by Austin Playhouse

Two senior citizens meet in Central Park to escape and combat the sometimes unpleasant realities of life. Together they fight injustice, spin fantasies, and form …

Feb. 13 - Mar. 08, 2015
 
Austin
She Stoops to Conquer by Austin Playhouse

She Stoops to Conquer
by Austin Playhouse

Two well-bred young men arrive at the country estate of Mr. Hardcastle, intending to court his daughter Kate and her cousin Constance, but when local …

Jan. 09 - Jan. 25, 2015
 
Austin
The Mountaintop by Austin Playhouse

The Mountaintop
by Austin Playhouse

Hailed as "daring, rousing and provocative" by Entertainment Weekly, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is a bold re-imagining of the last night of the historic …

Dec. 08 - Dec. 16, 2014
 
Austin
A Christmas Memory by Austin Playhouse

A Christmas Memory
by Austin Playhouse

A staged reading featuring Scotty Roberts and Mary Agen Cox with music written and performed by Mark Viator

Nov. 21 - Dec. 21, 2014
 
Austin
Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily by Austin Playhouse

Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Jersey Lily
by Austin Playhouse

The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! In this comic twist on a classic sleuthing caper Oscar Wilde’s muse, …

Nov. 07 - Nov. 09, 2014
 
Austin
The Telling Project by Austin Playhouse

The Telling Project
by Austin Playhouse

After a week of rehearsal hosted by Humanities Texas at the Byrne-Reed House, we opened "Telling: Austin, TX 2014," on October 25th at the B …

Sep. 19 - Oct. 19, 2014
 
Austin
Time Stands Still by Austin Playhouse

Time Stands Still
by Austin Playhouse

A riveting drama that takes on our complicated relationship to war – and the war of relationships. Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist, …

May. 22 - Jun. 22, 2014
 
Austin
The Foreigner by Austin Playhouse

The Foreigner
by Austin Playhouse

Everyone’s favorite fish-out-of-water comedy returns to Austin! Austin Playhouse is proud to present one of the funniest comedies ever written. Shy Englishman Charlie Baker has …

Apr. 04 - May. 04, 2014
 
Austin
Roaring by Austin Playhouse

Roaring
by Austin Playhouse

When the ghosts of their past are unleashed, the residents of an exclusive retirement community must come to terms with lost love, triumphs, fears, and …

Feb. 07 - Mar. 09, 2014
 
Austin
The Liar by Austin Playhouse

The Liar
by Austin Playhouse

Jan. 03 - Jan. 25, 2014
Th-Sun
Austin
Venus in Fur by Austin Playhouse

Venus in Fur
by Austin Playhouse

Dubbed “90 minutes of good, kinky fun” by The New York Times, the smash Broadway hit makes its Austin debut in a delicious new production.All …

Nov. 22 - Dec. 22, 2013
Th-Sun
Austin
And Then There Were None by Austin Playhouse

And Then There Were None
by Austin Playhouse

 This play is a classic Agatha Christie mystery. A mysterious host invites eight guests to a weird country house for the weekend. The guests have …

Mar. 15 - Apr. 07, 2013
Th-Sun
Austin
Lady Windermere's Fan by Austin Playhouse

Lady Windermere's Fan
by Austin Playhouse

Believing her husband to be involved with the scandalous Mrs. Erlynne, Lady Windermere flees to Lord Darlington's home.  Only Lady Windermere runs into Mrs. Erlynne …

Jan. 14 - Feb. 13, 2011
 
Austin
The Importance of Being Earnest by Austin Playhouse

The Importance of Being Earnest
by Austin Playhouse

Two young gentlemen living in 1890's England have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Jack Worthing has …

Mar. 27 - May. 02, 2010
 
Austin
Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Austin Playhouse

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Austin Playhouse

A surreal space-time continuum-bending immersive theatrical experience of hysterical historical proportions with a visual arts aperitif and a lucid dream chaser. Welcome to Paris, 1904. …

Jan. 22 - Jan. 23, 2010
 
Austin
Austin Playhouse

Misalliance
by Austin Playhouse

Heiress to her father's underwear fortune, Hypatia is engaged to the perfectly acceptable but astoundingly dull Bently Summerhays. Bored beyond measure, she longs for adventure …

Nov. 20 - Dec. 20, 2009
 
Austin
The Mousetrap by Austin Playhouse

The Mousetrap
by Austin Playhouse

The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since with over 25,000 performances. It is the longest …

Feb. 13 - Mar. 15, 2009
 
Austin
Heroes by Austin Playhouse

Heroes
by Austin Playhouse

Winner of the Laurence Olivier Best New Comedy award, in Tom Stoppard’s hilarious and poignant translation of Gérald Sibleyras' Heroes, we meet three World War I …

Nov. 21 - Dec. 28, 2008
 
Austin
Austin Playhouse

Sylvia
by Austin Playhouse

Oct. 10 - Nov. 02, 2008
 
Austin
Dug Up by Austin Playhouse

Dug Up
by Austin Playhouse

Sep. 12 - Oct. 19, 2008
 
Austin
Amadeus by Austin Playhouse

Amadeus
by Austin Playhouse

May. 23 - Jun. 29, 2008
 
Austin
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by Austin Playhouse

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
by Austin Playhouse

Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight! Forum’s joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga.A Funny Thing Happened on the Way …