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Not doing SXSW? Check out one of these theater productions


Want to avoid the South by Southwest crowds this weekend? Check out these theater performances without having to go too close to downtown.

“All Because of Agatha.” Way Off Broadway Community Players is continuing its 20th season with this ghostly comedy about a newly married couple who buys a house in historic Salem, Massachusetts, which has the annoying knack of being visited each year by a slightly destructive witch named Agatha Forbes. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through March 25, with 3 p.m. performance March 12. $10-$20. 11880 West Old FM 2243, Building 4, Leander. 512-259-5878, wobcp.org.

“Death of a Salesman.” Austin Playhouse takes on Arthur Miller’s classic drama about Willy Loman, the failing salesman who begins to crumble under the weight of the American dream. 8 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. $32-$36. 6001 Airport Blvd. 512-476-0084, austinplayhouse.com.

“Robot Daddy.” Electronic Planet Ensemble is celebrating 20 years of creating multi-media performances with this show featuring an original score embedded with the poetry of David Jewell and a stunning light show by Patrick Anthony. 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $15-$35. 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, vortexrep.org.

“West Side Story.” From the first notes to the final breath, this classic, getting the live treatment from the Georgetown Palace Theatre, is powerful, poignant and timely as ever, exploring the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 19. $14-$30. 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. georgetownpalace.com.



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