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It’s a big week for theater in Austin and beyond


“By the Water.” This play, written by Sharyn Rothstein in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, revolves around two couples who lose their Staten Island homes to the hurricane and try to cope in the aftermath. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through May 7. $16-$23. Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley. 512-847-0575, wimberleyplayers.org.

“Luna.” This all-ages play by Ramón Esquivel tells the story of Soledad, who has trouble making friends as she moves from school to school and finds comfort in the company of the moon. Their magical relationship helps Soledad learn to reach out to others. 7:30 p.m. April 20-22, 2 p.m. April 22-23. $12-$15. Oscar G. Brockett Theatre at the University of Texas, 300 E. 23rd St. theatredance.utexas.edu

“Man of La Mancha.” Don Quixote rides again at the Historic Palace Theatre in Georgetown. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through May 7; special 3 p.m. matinees April 22 and 29 and May 6. $14-$30. 810 South Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469, georgetownpalace.com

“Perfect Mendacity.” Street Corner Arts presents Jason Wells’ play about a microbiolgist who must figure out how to pass a lie detector test after being investigated by his employers for leaking a memo to the media. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through April 22. $15-$22. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. 512-479-7529, hydeparktheatre.org.

“Sense and Sensibility.” The Jane Austen novel comes to life on stage with Kate Hamill’s fresh, playful and hilarious new adaptation about the Dashwood family, in dire financial straits in the midst of the gossipy and unforgiving world of 18th century England. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through April 30. $16-$36. 6001 Airport Blvd. austinplayhouse.com.

“Tartuffe.” City Theatre’s new version of the Moliere classic theatrical comedy about a supposedly pious man who conspires to commit a host of hypocritical acts. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through April 30. $15-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 512-524-2870, citytheatreaustin.org.



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