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5 plays to see this summer at Austin theaters

Sit back and enjoy the show.

a bride and a groom stand on a platform with women in colorful dresses to the left and men in suits on the right

This isn’t the new season of “Bridgerton” — it’s a sneak peek of “Emma” at Austin Playhouse.

Photo by Steve Rogers Photography

Summer heat is the perfect excuse to head to a local theater, sit in the AC, and see a show. Here are five plays now showing or coming soon:

  • “How the Other Half Loves” | Now-Sunday, June 23 | Times vary | Genesis Creative Collective, 1507 Wilshire Blvd., Austin | $15-$27 | This comedic play follows three married couples as they attempt to cover up their affairs at a dinner party.
  • “La Maleta de Maebelle” | Now-Saturday, June 29 | Times vary | The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd., Ste. #2135, Austin | $15-$45 | In this bilingual play fit for all ages, the main character and her friend, a bird, teach each other life lessons.
  • “Emma” |Now-Sunday, June 30 | Times vary | Austin Playhouse, 405 W. 22nd St., Austin | $24 | This Jane Austen classic about a matchmaker extraordinaire is coming to the stage.
  • “The Lehman Trilogy” | Now-Sunday, July 7 | Times vary | The Topfer at ZACH, 202 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin | $25 | Follow the story of multiple generations of the Lehman brothers across 163 years.
  • “Getting in Bed with the Pizza Man” | Thursday, July 11-Saturday, July 13 | Times vary | Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Rd., Ste. #122| $40 | Katie Folger is the writer behind and the sole performer in this show about single life in a post-pandemic world.
a woman with blonde hair in a red dress and sunglasses stands in front of a microphone with the city shining in the windows behind her

Katie Foldger, an actress, writer, and comedian, stars in the one-woman-show “Getting in Bed with the Pizza Man.”

Photo by Marshall Tidrick

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