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Through Sept. 23 Garland Civic Theater presents Barefoot in the Park, an all-time classic by Neil Simon. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 600 5th Street. Information: www.garlandcivic.org.

Through Sept. 30 Escaping the bloodshed of Cuba, a young man sets sail on a turbulent journey that leads him all the way to Hollywood and into the arms of a fiery, redheaded movie star named Lucille Ball. In The Cuban and the Redhead, Desi and Lucy, put their egos and dreams of stardom on the line in a gamble to save one thing - their marriage - risking it all on an untested and floundering new medium called television. This musical features an original score with sounds from 1940s big band to hot Latin rhythms. Performances are in the Bank of America Theatre in the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.

Through Oct. 7 How is it That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice is the Undermain Theatre's world premiere of a play tracing the lives of two lovers through the years from first kiss to last goodbye. Part psychological exploration, part road story, the play was penned by longtime Undermain collaborator Len Jenkin. Opening night is Sept. 15, with preview performances the two nights before. The venue is at 3200 Main St. in Deep Ellum. Information: www.undermain.org.

Shakespeare in the Park is a popular and enduring tradition presented annually by Shakespeare Dallas. This year, check out Othello, the story of a general in the Venetian army. A spiteful villain sabotages his life. Love, jealousy, race, revenge - it's all here. The classic drama will have two runs at two venues.
Sept. 19-29 Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas
Oct. 4-14 Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle, Addison
Information: www.shakespearedallas.org.
  • Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre: Via DART Bus Routes 60 and 111
  • Addison Circle Park: Via DART Bus Routes 36, 183, 361, 362 (no weekend service), 402, 403, 534

Sept. 22-23, 28-29 MainStage Irving-Las Colinas and thinkIndia Foundation presents The Red Pashmina at the Dupree Theatre in the Irving Arts Center. The Red Pashmina is an intriguing story of a psychiatrist and two of her patients that takes us on an unforgettable journey. Complete with live music, dance and drama, The Red Pashmina tells the story of serendipity through the ages... or is it destiny? The Irving Arts Center is at 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Information: www.irvingtheatre.org.

Sept. 28-Oct. 21 Steel Magnolias is a funny, classic, and very Southern portrait of female friendship. Centered on the town beauty parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana, the play is ultimately about the powerful bonds of community. The Dallas Theater Center's production is at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: www.dallastheatercenter.org.

Every Thursday Dallas Comedy House is a beloved local institution, and it offers something unique every Thursday - the weekly Improv Comedy Night, in which some of the club's best comedians create a fully improvised scene based on audience suggestions. The Dallas Comedy House is at 3025 Main St. in Deep Ellum. Information: dallascomedyhouse.com.


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