OPENING

Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport, continues 87th season with Sex With Strangers, Sept. 26-Oct. 14, by Laura Eason, directed by Katherine M. Carter. Play includes adult themes and language. Performances: Tues., 7 p.m., Wed., 2 and 8 p.m., Thurs. and Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 and 8 p.m. and Sun., at 3. Tickets $30 single; info on special features and nights, etc. at westportplayhouse.org or 203-227-4177, toll-free at 1-888-927-7529. Playwright Laura Eason, also Netflix’s House of Cards writer, guest speaker at Sunday Symposium on Sun., Oct. 1, 3 p.m. Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Oct. 31-Nov. 19.

November, by David Mamet, Sept. 29-Oct. 15, Eastbound Theatre, division of Milford Arts Council, Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. 24th season opening show, directed by Michael R. Mele. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Play contains some adult language and situations. Tickets $20, $18 seniors and students, $16 MAC members. Tickets and subscriptions at milfordarts.org or 203-882-0969 (Tues.-Fri., 10-5 pm). Info: 203-878-6647; milfordarts.org

 

THIS WEEKEND

Comedian Nick DiPaolo, Fri., Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. This comedy club performer and radio host is “brutally honest, unfiltered, and politically incorrect.” Tickets, $35, at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or box office, 203-438-5795.

Trumpednotized, political satire, Sat., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., The Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Written and directed by Rev. Ina Anderson, former writer and director if the MAAFA Influence Production at Mount Aery Baptist Church, Bridgeport Tickets $20, $35, $50 VIP for cast meet and greet after show) at theklein.org or 800-424-0160.

Unentitled, identity politics, Iain “Ewok” Robinson, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., Oct. 1, 3 p.m., Wien Theater, 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield. Info: Call 203-254-4010 or quickcenter.com.

 

CONTINUING

A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller, Westport Community Theatre, Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. Play runs through Oct. 1, Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., and Thurs., Sept. 21, 8 p.m. Single tickets $25, $23 seniors and students. New season subscription option, or single tickets, at westportcommunitytheatre.com or 203-226-1983.

Off Off Off Broadway, comedy by Connecticut playwright Shelley Abrams, through Oct. 7, Town Players of Newtown’s The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Rd., Newtown. Story centers on actor-director who leaves fast-paced Broadway life for more tranquil existence on island off Cape Cod.  Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 2 p.m.; Thurs., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. Tickets $22; $18 matinees; at newtownplayers.org or box office, 203-270-9144.

Dark of the Moon, by Howard Richardson and William Berney, through Oct. 15, Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North, Sherman. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 1, 8, 15, 2 p.m. Tickets $24 adults, $12 students and children 12/under. Directed by Robin Frome. Info: shermanplayers.org

I Do! I Do!, musical with book by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, through Oct. 22, TheatreWorks New Milford, 5 Brookside Ave., off Rte. 202, New Milford. Show begins in 1895 with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun., Oct. 1 and 22, 2 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., pay-what-you-want. Tickets $28 reserved seating, $23, students and military personnel, at theatreworks.us or 860-350-6823.

 

ADVANCE

Write Your TV Show, classes with Katie Torpey, Sept. 28 through Nov, 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse. 80 East Ridge Rd. Six-week workshop on Thurs. nights that focuses on how to create, develop and write original show for TV, cable or online. Torpey, award-winning screenwriter/filmmaker with MFA from UCLA School of Film and Television, has sold several screenplays, written for television, and worked for numerous studios and networks. Enrollment ($300) at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Comedian Steven Wright, Fri., Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd.

Wright’s career has expanded to albums, film and TV appearances. Tickets, $60, at box office, 203-438-5795, or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

I Hate Hamlet, comedy-drama written by Paul Rudnick, Oct. 6-21, Center Stage Theatre Shelton, 4 Grove St. Fri and Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 8, 15 and 22, 2 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. “Unapologetically silly and…hilarious.” – New York Times. Tickets $15-$30 at centerstageshelton.org or 203-225-6079.

Quickies in the Stacks: Lost in the Pages, Sat., Oct. 7, 2 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Lovell Room. Original 10-minute plays from SquareWrights to be performed in special theater program to benefit library. Free and open to public, but donations gratefully accepted. Info: stratfordlibrary.org, 203-385-4162.

Ghost the Musical, Oct. 13-Oct. 19, White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, NY. Tickets $33. Info: wppac.com.

*Guess How Much I Love You, Oct. 16, 10 a.m., Quick Center, 1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield. Sam McBratney’s book Guess How Much I Love You comes to life with whimsical puppetry and original music. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia production for children in pre-K to second grade. Tickets $10. Info: Call 203-254-4010.

Tape Face, Mon., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.,Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Drawing on silent film, mime, magic, puppetry, Motown and films of Patrick Swayze, he is “a pensive, curious soul approaching every object and audience member as a potential friend — or plaything.” He’s described as “a critically acclaimed silent sensation” with Simon Cowell comparing him to a modern Charlie Chaplin. Tickets, $40, at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Oct. 19-29, Studio Theater, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury. Tickets $20 eventbrite.com/e/hamlet-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-tickets.

Footloose, Oct. 19-22, 26-29, White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y. WPPAC and Westchester Sandbox Theatre production. Info and tickets at wppac.com or 914-328-1600.

Hamlet, Oct. 20-29, Studio Theater, 43 Lake Ave., Danbury. Tickets $20 eventbrite.com/e/hamlet-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-tickets or 203-837-8403.

How To Be A Good Witch!, Fri., Oct. 20-29, Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. South, Milford. Youngest member of family of witches discovers and opens magical book. Pantochino Production’s Bert Bernardi has written story with Justin Rugg composing original score. Fri., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 and 5:30 p.m., and Sun., 2pm. Tickets, $20 milfordarts.org or $22 at door. Info: pantochino.com.

MacBeth, Hudson Shakespeare Theatre production, Sat., Oct. 21, 2 p.m., Stratford Library, 2203 Main St., Lovell Room. Bard’s great tragedy about unbridled ambition and murder most foul. Free and open to public. Info: stratfordlibrary.org, 203-385-4162.

Antigone: Sophokles Antigone, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Oct. 28, 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Oct. 29, 2 p.m., Wien Black Box Theater, 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. Performance based on Anne Carson’s translation of Antigone. Tickets $5 to $15. Info: Call 203-254-4010.

Speaking Fearlessly with Ira Joe Fisher, new dates: Oct. 25-Dec. 6 workshop, 7:30-9 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Emmy Award-winning journalist, author and emcee to teach public speaking skills in Wed. night classes. Tuition $240 at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, Oct. 27-Nov. 11, Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane theater, Wilton. Directed by Mat Young. Info: wiltonplayshop.org

August Wilson’s Fences, now Feb. 2-24, Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Lane.Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning play, set in 1950s, exploring evolving African-American experience and examining race relations and other themes; directed by Katherine Ray, produced by Craig David Rosen. Strong language and adult themes; recommended for mature audiences. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 11 and 18, 2 p.m. Cabaret style seating; invited to bring food and drink. Tickets, $35 adults and $28 students, seniors, veterans, at ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org