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Austin Playhouse 2024-25 Season

Join us for a celebration of the powerful, moving, hilarious, and breathtaking stories that fill our favorite theatrical experiences!
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by Tom Stoppard

September 13 - October 6, 2024
Called “the greatest play of our age” by The Independent, Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia dances back and forth across the centuries, moving smoothly between 1809 and the present as it explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits- the attraction Newton left out.


A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
by Ken Ludwig

November 22 - December 22, 2024 

This inventive adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles finds the intrepid Holmes and his sturdy companion Watson battling their most notorious mystery amid foggy London streets and the foreboding moors of the English countryside. With a mythical hellhound prowling in the mists, the great detective will need every ounce of his legendary wit and deductive power to crack the case before a family curse dooms its newest heir. With a cast of 5 actors juggling over 40 roles, Baskerville will be a fast-paced, pulse-pounding, and murderously funny ride.

She Was Here
by Raul Garza

January 24 - February 16, 2025 | WORLD PREMIERE

She Was Here is a new play that reflects inherited joys, losses, and longings. Inspired by conversations with Austin Latina elders, the play spans multiple generations within a single inner-city block. as characters struggle to find connection to a place they no longer belong. She Was Here provokes audiences to claim their sense of identity, ultimately asking if we can love what makes us different while forgiving what made us that way.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
music and lyrics by David Yazbek

book by Jeffrey Lane
April 11 - May 11, 2025 
Based on the popular film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson is just starting his con-man career. After meeting on a train, they form an alliance, only to find that a small
French town isn't big enough for the two of them. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing to the end!

Fat Ham
by James Ijames
June 6 - 29, 2025 | REGIONAL PREMIERE

This uproariously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning new play is a modern revamp of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Fat Ham follows Juicy, a queer, pensive, young Black man finding his way in the world when the ghost of his father demands Juicy avenge his murder. Set at the family cookout, this “hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy” (The New York Times) examines love, loss, and a particular set of daddy issues.

2024-25 Season Add-Ons

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Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-ass wit of Molly Ivins
by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel
October 11 - 20, 2024

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins captures the notorious Texan journalist’s unflinching character by weaving personal anecdotes with her colorful take on national politics. ​Filled with Ivins’ sharp-tongued humor and personal reflections with a liberal dose of vigor and rowdiness.  

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