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Frisky new Austin theater company Filigree debuts

Michael Barnes
mbarnes@statesman.com

The Filigree Theatre is the latest addition to Austin’s mushrooming arts community. Led by  Elizabeth V. Newman and  Stephanie Moore, it will hit the ground right away with a gala fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 14 at  Springdale Station.

Back in the 1990s, Austin launched a new arts group every other week. Despite the difficulties with finding suitable and affordable space to play, that trend seems to have returned.

This particular company hopes to bridge the arts communities in Los Angeles and Austin. While in its gestation, Filigree presented a well-received version of Daniel Arnold and  Medina Hahn‘s “Any Night” in both cities.

Filigree’s first season starts off officially with  Harold Pinter‘s reverse-action “Betrayal,” starring  David MoxhamEmily Rankin and  J. Kevin Smith. It runs Sept. 28-Oct. 8 at the  Santa Cruz Center.

The season continues with  Anna Ziegler‘s “A Delicate Ship” (Feb. 15-25) and  Stephanie Moore‘s “Trio” (April 26-May 6).