FRIDAY 01.11 – SUNDAY 01-20

Alas! Shakespeare Dallas
moves indoors for ‘Hamlet’

The weather has been unseasonably warm for January, so it is perhaps ironic that Shakespeare Dallas — the company dedicated to warm-weather alfresco performances at Samuell-Grand Park (and occasionally other locales) — has launched its inaugural winter season indoors. To kick off its sheltered Shakespeare, artistic director Raphael Parry will direct Hamlet. Just remember: You can’t bring a picnic basket this time.

DEETS: Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St.

FRIDAY 01.11 – SUNDAY 01.27

Chinese troupe Shen Yun
settles into Winspear

Every few years Shen Yun Performing Arts, the dance and music company, arrives in North Texas to demonstrate the ancient arts of China… and it has been two years since the last one. Colorful, energetic and engaging, the troupe settles into the Winspear for two weeks.

DEETS: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St.

FRIDAY 01.11 – SATURDAY 01.26

You too? Imprint revisits ‘The Vibrator Play’

In light of all the sexual misconduct rampant in America today, it seems appropriate that another local theater company would mount Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). The twisted comedy — based on a real situation — concerns how gynecologist in the 19th century treated hysteria among upper-crust ladies (“hysteria” being derived from the Greek word for womb) with a new invention: The mechanized clitoral stimulator. Imprint Theatreworks presents the 2009 play at the Bath House.

DEETS: Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive.