Arts events Nov. 16-22
“The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book.” 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. McCullough Theatre, University of Texas campus. $32. 512-477-6060, www.texasperformingarts.org.
Bosnian-born accordionist and composer Merima Kljuco drew on the musical traditions of Spain, Italy, Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina to create her musical impression of the incredible story of a 14th-century illustrated manuscript of the Haggadah, service used at the Jewish Passover Seder. Now known as the Sarajevo Haggadah, the book was first smuggled from Spain during the Inquisition, then hidden from Nazis during World War II by a Muslim librarian, saved from the ravages of the 1992 Bosnian War and eventually restored to the National Museum in Sarajevo.
“A Night of Schubert and Mozart.” Conductor Peter Bay and the Austin Symphony Orchestra welcome pianist — and faculty member at Southwestern University in Georgetown — Kiyoshi Tamagawa in a program that includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Dell Hall, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. $15-512-476-6242. www.austinsymphony.org
“Hamlet.” St. Edward’s University stages a new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy featuring noted guest actors Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Meredith McCall and David Stahl. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 23. Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward’s University, 3001 S. Congress Ave. $17$22. 512-448-8487. www.stedwards.edu/theatre
“The Strange Case of Edward Hyde and Dr. Jekyll.” Using lifelike tabletop-style puppets that require three puppeteers each, the award-winning Trouble Puppet Theater Company reimagines the classic Jekyll & Hyde tale in a visually spectacular new production — for grownups. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 23. $12-$20. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 ManorRdRoad. jekyll.brownpapertickets.com.
“Fool for Love.” Capital T Theatre brings Sam Shepard’s best-known work to the stage in a new production starring Joey Hood and Molly Karrasch. Funny, urgent and tender, “Fool for Love” finds Eddie returning after a long absence to reclaim May, his lover since high school.In a bleak motel on the edge of the Mojave desert the lovers long to be together — but the sorted truth of their past is more than they can overcome. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Nov. 22, Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. www.capitalt.org.