The Real Thing
by Austin Shakespeare

Feb. 17 - Mar. 05, 2023

The Real Thing is Tom Stoppard's exploration of fidelity/infidelity. Using a play-within-a-play mechanism, the play integrates issues of political anarchy in the politically charged atmosphere of London in the early 1980s. The audience must decide between reality and appearance, honesty and falsehood.

Set in the early 1980s, Tom Stoppard's witty plot explores marriage, fidelity and infidelity and includes an array of mid-20th century pop music. The Real Thing offers the same clever writing and exploration of relationships audiences have seen in Arcadia, The Invention of Love, and Indian Ink.

Review by Joni Lorraine for Austin Broadway World, March 4, 2023

Featuring Corinna Browning, Jon Cook, Shane Cullum, Kate Glasheen*, Grant Goodman*, Isaac Howell, Gwendolyn Kelso*.

Directed by Ann Ciccolella.

Lights & Scenery by Patrick W. Anthony. Costumes by Aaron Kubacak.


*appearing through an agreement between Austin Shakespeare and Actors’ Equity Assn., the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States

The Real Thing
by Tom Stoppard
Austin Shakespeare

February 17 - March 05, 2023
Rollins Theatre
Long Center
701 Riverside at South First,
Austin, TX, 78704

Feb. 17- March 5, 2023

The Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center, Austin

Tickets $37 - $47 plus Long Center fees, available online HERE