The Best of the Back Pack
The Best of The Back Pack
by The Back Pack

The Back Pack's favorite pieces pulled from their first full season of silent sketch comedy shows incorporating puppetry, dance, clowning, and all around whimsy.

The Back Pack Co-Lab
2400 E Cesar Chavez Suite 206, Austin, 78702

Tickets: $15
January 27- 29, February 3- 5 at 7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Jan 27th-29th, Feb 3rd-5th at 7:30pm




Bluebonnet Road
Bluebonnet Road
by Louise Richardson

In the spring of 1979, local Austin singer/songwriter Noah Trundle drags his mother Olive, his younger brother Jo Jo--a budding musician himself-- and Jo Jo's girlfriend, Misty Strand, to the farm where Olive grew up to spread the ashes of her father. The problem is that the nearby river has been dammed and most of the farm is underwater. Borrowing a friend's boat, Noah and company search an island in the river where they see a landmark oak tree, only to be stranded in a flash flood. In this early stage of development of the one-hour musical " Bluebonnet Road," playwright Louise Richardson will ask for audience volunteers to read the script. She will provide stage directions and sing the songs to the accompaniment of Ron Kewin.

New World Deli
4101 Guadalupe St, Austin, 78751

January 25 at 7pm, January 28-29, February 4-5 at 4pm

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.
Jan 25th at 7:00pm;Jan 28th-29th, Feb 4th-5th at 4:00pm




Julia Caesar
Julia Caesar
by William Shakespeare, adapted by Andee Kinzy
(ImprovEd Arts)

Reversing the Shakespearean norm, this all-girl youth cast flips the genders in the story of JULIA Caesar. Performed as a site-specific piece for a small audience in an intimate home studio setting. Be prepared to move from room to room. Show runs about an hour. Talk-back afterwards. Directed by Sarah Loucks. Tickets: $5

ImprovEd Arts Studio
10111 Oliver Dr.
Austin, 78737

January 26-29, Thurs-Sat. at 7pm, Sun at 6pm
Jan 26th-28th at 7:00pm;Jan 29th at 6:00pm




Red Sox and Down the Alley of Life
Red Sox
by Raymond V. Whelan
and
Down the Alley of Life,
by Mike Royko, adapted by Raymond V. Whelan

Red Sox turns back the clock thirty years to study the intricate personal struggles of seven people while the Boston Red Sox baseball team undertakes its valiant but ultimately doomed quest to become World Series Champions of 1986.

While accompanied by a Greek chorus, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko urges more respect for sanitation workers.

Book People, Third Floor
603 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, 78703

January 27-28 at 8pm

Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

Jan 27th-28th at 8:00pm