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Upcoming Season

Different Stages 2022-2023 Upcoming Events

The Tavern
by George M. Cohan

March 17-April2, 2023

Scottish Rite Theater 

This rollicking melodrama, first produced in the 1920's is set in (obviously) a tavern on a "dark and lonely road in the middle of the night." During a fierce storm (CRASH) the tavern owner (BANG!), his son and their servants give lodging to the Governor and his family, a vengeful woman (EEK!) and...a mysterious vagabond.



by Rita Anderson

June 23-July 15, 2023

World Premiere
At The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Born 500 years before Shakespeare, the first female playwright of the Western world, Hrosvitha, wrote from behind the walls of a convent, under the disapproving gaze of her superiors who tried to ensure that no one would ever hear of her--and they almost succeeded.

Assigned to document the history of her 10th century convent at Gandersheim, Hrosvitha aspired for more, creating secret plays in her “spare” time. With the help of an irreverent Muse, Hrosvitha unleashes a secret playfulness and pens closet dramas that broke with tradition to break through the constraints of the time. If you haven’t heard of Hrosvitha before, you will now.

While based on real events, THE ART OF MARTYRDOM (A Comedy) is a tale with a comic, magic-realism bent, and its new eyes on an old world telling will resonate with contemporary audiences.


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