Two performances only!  |  April 19 & 20, 2018 




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A fast-paced story about moving slow. Award-winning Dallas actress Sherry Jo Ward chronicles her struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome, an incredibly rare disease which impairs her mobility and causes her unexplained pain. Part stand-up comedy, part PowerPoint presentation, STIFF is a "must-see" theatrical event - a unique and engaging first person account of what it means to re-assess one’s own goals and ambition when confronted with a life-altering diagnosis.


STIFF was the unanimous standout at the Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) in Dallas. It won recognition for Best Actress and Best New Play from the Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum and now receives its Austin premiere in co-production with Austin Scottish Rite Theater.

...a funny, profane, wrenching confessional from someone who never expected to find herself on the 'short bus.'"
-Dallas Morning News of the most honest, funny, compelling and unforgettable pieces of theater you might see in your lifetime."


$15 regular tickets or $10 for seniors (over 65), youth (under 12) and disabled.

Run time is about 70 minutes


Stiff is written and performed by Sherry Jo Ward.


Produced in partnership with





Austin Scottish Rite Theater (Map it)

207 W. 18th Street

Austin, TX 78701


Free parking is available in the Austin Scottish Rite Theater parking lot. Space is limited. Paid parking is available on the street and in downtown surface lots and garages.




Season sponsors

Edward Jones, City of Round Rock