A very short list of what’s good and what’s new the week of March 1, 2020.
A solo performance conceived, created, and performed by Travis Coe. As a caretaker of a museum of memory, Coe touches/reveals/remixes all the aspects of himself — as Queer, Afro- Caribean/Latinx, and American.
7 p.m. March 4-6, CrashBox, 5306 Bolm Road, rudemechs.com
“On Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Glass Menagerie'”
Ransom Center Theatre Curator Eric Colleary has been mining the vast Tennessee Williams archive to unearth an intimate understanding of Williams’ writing process and how his childhood inspired the award-winning play. Colleary will be joined by actors from The Hidden Room to bring Williams’ archive to life.
7 p.m. March 5, Ransom Center, 200 W. 21st St. Free, event info
“Tjipetir: A Search History”
An uptight etymologist finds herself on a warped detective case when pieces of rubber — inscribed with the word ‘Tjipetire — start washing up on beaches around world and lead her dizzying expedition into the history of the internet, an octopus with a vendetta and a dark family secret. A new play by I.B. Hopkins. Part of UT’s New Theatre festival.
7:30 p.m. March 5-6, 8 & 13, Winship Drama Bldg., UT campus, info & tickets.
From New Manifest Theatre Company, Kristiana Rae Colón’s timely drama “Good Friday” takes place play takes place inside an academic lecture hall as an active shooter storms the campus.
Through March 14. Vortex theatre, 2803 Manor Road, tickets
“Sarah Sudhoff: Point of Origin”
Suspended sculptures, sound installation, and debossed wall works draw upon personal observations, cartography, and the mechanics of the helicopter and those involved in the nearly 300 flights completed in just one month of Life Flight.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. March 6, Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. grayduckgallery.com
“Rock Standard Time (RST)”
In mixed media work, Betelhem Makonnen stages an invitation to res(e)t our current climate of temporal anxiety. Makonnen’s solo show comes as part of the third annual Tito’s Prize.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. March 7, Big Medium, 916 Springdale Road, bigmedium.org
Elizabeth Schwaiger, “Darkening Warmth”
In her intense and enigmatic paintings, Schwaiger offers stand-ins for the accumulated worth of human existence — decadent interior trappings and other more subtle depictions — that then raucously collide.
Opening: 7 to 11 p.m. March 7, Co-Lab Projects, 1023 Springdale Road, co-labprojects.org
Longtime Central Texas artist Jill Bedgood creates mixed media sculpture and installations that contemplate the dualities in life, the cyclical nature of existence, and the weight of memory.
Opening: 7 to 9 p.m. March 7. Exhibit continues through April 21, Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca, womenandtheirwork.org