Officials with Austin Playhouse, a professional theater in its 24th season, announced the 2023-24 season lineup in a news release May 16.

The overview

The season will include an Austin premiere, two regional premieres, a returning favorite and an uplifting musical, officials said. In addition, there will be new takes on novels by Agatha Christie and Jane Austen, a work by local playwright C. Denby Swanson, a new look at Shakespeare, and an American musical.

Quote of note

“From fresh takes on cherished classics to acclaimed new work, every production in our 24th season is a celebration of the power of theatre to inspire, entertain, surprise, and transform,” Producing Artistic Director Lara Toner Haddock said in the release.

The details

Officials said the 2023-24 season will also offer an off-season production, three cabaret events and a festival of new Texas plays. The featured plays include:
  • “The Norwegians” by C. Denby Swanson: Sept. 22-Oct. 15
  • “Murder on the Links” by Steven Dietz from the novel by Agatha Christie: Dec. 1-30
  • “The Spitfire Grill,” music and book by James Valcq, lyrics by Fred Alley, directed by Lara Toner Haddock: Jan. 26-Feb. 18
  • “Born With Teeth” by Liz Duffy Adams, directed by Ben Wolfe: April 5-28
  • “Emmaby Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Lara Toner Haddock: May 31-June 30, 2024
Learn more

The theater is located at 405 W. 22nd St., Austin, and season subscriptions will be available starting June 2. For more information, call 512-476-0084 or email [email protected].