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August 5, 2020

What’s now playing in Austin theaters

Tortoise and Hare is presented by ZACH Theatre at Zach Scott Kleberg Stage. Written by Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, with modern music and energetic re-imagining of the ancient fable that will delight tortoises and hares of all ages. Playing through Jan. 27. Tickets available at zachtheatre.org

Old Love takes real facts about your grandparents and spins them into heartfelt improvised comedy. Funny and poignant, uplifting and uproarious, spend an intimate evening exploring the evolution of a well-aged relationship–perfect for date night or anyone who cried at the beginning of Up. Directed by Kevin Anderson & featuring a special guest couple each week. Playing through Feb. 14 at ColdTowne Theater. Ticket info at coldtownetheater.com

Breakfast at Joe’s is a new play by April Kling Meyer, produced by Valerie Ward, and directed by Kelsey Altom Kling, premiering at Ground Floor Theatre. Felipe is a struggling writer and poet who moves into a cheap apartment of his own after getting a decent-enough job to pay rent. He quickly experiences a loud disturbance from his neighbor next door, the ebullient Tiffany. Reluctant to befriend someone so chaotic, Felipe finds himself entangled in Tiffany’s network of friends, enemies, and the people she considers useful to getting her needs met– and all the grey areas in between– at a bar called Joe’s. Jan. 10-19 at Ground Floor Theatre. Tickets at groundfloortheatre.buyplaytix.com

Filled with humor and tremendous heart, Lynn Nottage’s SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who spend their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, they find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, Drama. Presented by SouthWest Theatre Productions at Santa Cruz Theater. Jan. 18 – Feb. 3. Ticket info at swtproductions.com

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