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Through Sept. 30 An immersive projection experience, 20 Years in 20 Minutes seeks to highlight the 20 years of the Eisemann Center during its 20th Anniversary Celebration. The experience will explore the Eisemann Center's immense impact on the art landscape of Richardson and the greater North Texas area as a whole. Throughout its 20-year history, the Eisemann Center has shaped the cultural fabric of the region both inside the doors of the Eisemann Center through its signature events, as well as through community programming outside its doors. This composition seeks to explore that impact, as well as the impact the Eisemann Center will continue to have for many more years to come. The Eisemann Edge Endowment provides a unique opportunity for The University of Texas at Dallas students to explore arts and technology through real-world, project-based, studio art practice. See it at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
Through Oct. 15 Celebrate the 50th season of Shakespeare Dallas with the fall production of Hamlet. Young Hamlet returns home to discover the world-shattering news that his father is dead, and his mother has married his father's brother. A ghostly encounter leads to madness, revenge, death, and the downfall of the kingdom. Tickets start at $15. Gates will open at 7:15 p.m. with the curtain at 8 p.m. Performances are at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway. Information: www.shakespearedallas.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 18 to Samuell @ Tenison (westbound) or Samuell @ Winfield (eastbound)
Oct. 6-23 The Firehouse Theater presents Catch Me If You Can. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager Frank Abignale, Jr. runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, though, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes. Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is a high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Performances are at the Firehouse Theatre located at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.
Oct. 8 Eisemann Center Presents the Paul Taylor Dance Company for a 10th appearance this Fall. The Paul Taylor Dance Company, established in 1954, is a national treasure and one of the world's most sought-after dance troupes. Mr. Taylor has become an American cultural icon and one of history's most celebrated artists. The dancers, led by Artistic Director Michael Novak, travel the globe, bringing his repertoire and works by contemporary choreographers to theaters and venues of every size and description. Dances on the program are Paul Taylor's Arden Court, Taylor's Scudorama and Rush Hour by Larry Keigwin. The Eisemann Center is located at 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
Oct. 13-30 Dallas Theater Center Presents Trouble in Mind. Follow an experienced Black stage actress through rehearsals of a major Broadway production in Alice Childress's funny, moving, and ultimately shattering look at racism, identity, and ego in the high-stakes world of New York theater. As Linda Armstrong in the New York Amsterdam News says, Trouble in Mind is "a monumental work, whose time has finally come." Performances are at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard. Information: www.attpac.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to Cityplace/Uptown Station, then DART Bus Route 36 or Bus Route 409 to Blackburn @ Turtle Creek
Oct. 21 - Nov. 6 The Bishop Arts Theatre Center presents in partnership with Undermain Theatre Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury. At the Frasier household, preparations for Grandma's birthday party are underway. Beverly is holding on to her sanity by a thread to ensure this party is perfect, but her sister can't be bothered to help, her husband doesn't seem to listen, her brother is MIA, her daughter is a teenager, and maybe nothing is what it seems. A regional premiere, Fairview is a searing examination of families, drama, family dramas, and the insidiousness of white supremacy. Performances are at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St. Information: bishopartstheatre.org.
Oct. 21-Nov. 6 Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer is the Garland Civic Theatre's next production of the 55th season, Theatre Through the Ages. Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. 5th St. Information: www.garlandcivic.org.
Oct. 29 Watch Paddington, the famous, accident prone bear, as he takes to the stage in the fun-filled comedy Paddington Gets in a Jam. Paddington is making his favorite marmalade jam with the help of the Brown's housekeeper Mrs. Bird, but they run out of sugar, so Paddington heads next door to borrow some from Mr. Curry. The usually grumpy Mr. Curry is even more short tempered than ever as he prepares for a visit from his great aunt who is a stickler for tidiness. Paddington, feeling sorry for Mr. Curry, volunteers to help him with his chores. Unfortunately for Paddington his good intentions end up leading to chaos, as one by one each of his jobs starts to have an unexpected outcome! Will Paddington be able to fix everything before Mr. Curry and his great aunt arrive home? A family-friendly production for patrons of all ages at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.