Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Dustin Tucker as radio personality Arles Struvie in “Greater Tuna,” now playing at Portland Stage Company.
Aaron Flacke photo/Courtesy of Portland Stage Company
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"Between Past and Present: The Homer Studio Photographic Project," contemporary photography made with historic processes, through Feb. 17; and Lois Dodd: "Catching the Light," career retrospective -- 1955-2012 -- for the Maine painter, through April 7, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org.
"The Portland Society of Art and Winslow Homer's Legacy in Maine," exploring the artistic relationship between Homer and the architect John Calvin Stevens and the early years of the Portland Society of Art, featuring architectural drawings and a range of paintings and watercolors by Homer and others, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Through Feb. 3.
"Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol," University of Southern Maine (Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education), Portland. usm.maine.edu/maps. Through Feb. 28.
"Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May.
"Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth and more, through March 10; "Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org. "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Through October.
"Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker," highlights from recently acquired collection of 1,500 prints, Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 10.
"Ship to Paradise," depictions of humankind's vices and worldly conceits by Robert S. Neuman of Mount Desert Island; "Intermezzi Portfolio: Opus IV," prints by German artist Max Klinger; and "Fransje Killaars: Color at the Center," installations, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. bates.edu/museum. Through March 22.
"Real/Ideal: Transformations in 19th-Century Painting," Bowdoin College (Museum of Art), Brunswick. 725-3275. Through Feb. 24.
"Bowdoin Boys in Blue (and Gray)," through June 1; and "The Fixed Image: History and Process in American Photography," through March 3, Bowdoin College (Hawthorne Longfellow Library), Brunswick. 725-3288.
"Dorothy Schwartz: Evolution of a Printmaker," woodcuts, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Feb. 25.
"Prints: Breaking Boundaries," 35 Maine artists who use new techniques and materials, presented by Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Portland Public Library (Lewis Gallery). cmcanow.org. Through Feb. 23.
"Dog Run," gelatin silver prints by Michael Crouser; "The Promised Land," drawings and other media by Robert Rivers; "Honey from the Belly of the Lion," installation with video and sculptural elements by Candice Ivy; and "Steve's Picks," favorite works chosen by retiring museum registrar Stephen Ringle, University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor. umma.umaine.edu. Through March 20.
"I My Needle Ply with Skill," needlework from the Federal period, Saco Museum. Through March 2. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.
"Night Travels," Maine Fiberarts, Topsham. mainefiberarts.org. Felted work by Susan Mills Through Feb. 15.
Winter Group Show, several local artists, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. Through Jan. 31.
"Keeping Warm," 19th- and early 20th-century quilts, clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys and more, with historic photos of Maine in winter, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Through Feb. 24.
31st Annual Holiday Exhibition, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. caldbeck.com. Through Thursday.
"Out in the Open," pastels, paintings and prints by Karen Luse, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. Through Wednesday.
Waldo HAP Photo Project, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. Through February.
"New Year: Works by Gallery Artists," paintings, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydpottery.com. Through Feb. 17.
Michael Heiko, "Why I Moved to Maine," photographs and cyanotypes of Maine culture and beyond, Harmon's & Barton's Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Thursday.
"Honest and Catkins: A Life's Work of Beauty," watercolors and oils by Florence Nellie Holland, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. Through Thursday.
"Ingrained," prints by Martha Briana, Anthony Kulik, Donna Parkinson, Willy Reddick and Sarah Vosmus, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Through Feb. 9.
Group Show, featuring glass artist Karen Gola, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. sugarwoodgallery.com. Through Thursday.
"Homage -- Maine Women Pioneers," Lois Dodd, Maggie Foskett, Susan Groce, Beverly Hallam, Alison Hildreth, Frances Hodsdon, Lissa Hunter, Dahlov Ipcar, Yvonne Jacquette, Frances Kornbluth, Rose Marasco, Marylin Quint-Rose and Katarina Weslien, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland. une.edu/artgallery. Through March 2.
"IIWII," paintings by Susan Orfant; also works by Andy Curran, Sherry Ballou, Mary Brooking, Jody Dobe, Jeremy Greene, Caren-Marie Michel, Lucy Ellen Smith, Frank Valliere and Julie Vohs, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Through Feb. 27.
"Unexpected Thaw," works by Donald Freeman, Dana Albright, Kevin Babine and Michelle Rice, presented by Spindleworks, University College, Bath. spindleworks.org. Through Feb. 28. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through March 10.
"Standing Navigation on the End of a Needle," reclaimed and re-purposed maps by Cynthia Davis, through March 16, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. colemanburke.com. Through March 10.
"Art Maine 2013," works by Greenhut artists, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com. Through Feb. 23.
"Occupy Gallery," depicting the artists' perspectives on social and economic injustice, presented by Maine Artists Collective, Constellation Gallery, Portland. constellationart.com. Through Feb. 20.
Sue Wierzba, silk paintings, scarves, pillows and other accessories, Just us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. justuschickens.net. Through Feb. 16.
"Joy of Art," various media by Maine artists, Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. Through Feb. 16.
"Despite Winter, Gardens," works by Martha Burkert, Sue Hammerlnd, Andrea Rouda, Alysia Walker and Angel Braestrup, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through March 10.
Faculty Exhibition, University of Southern Maine (Woodbury Campus Center), Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 3.
"Tinker: Pieces from the Yard," large-scale abstract sculpture fabricated from scrap metal by Belfast artist Norman Tinker, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through March 10.
"From the Heart!" new work in fiber, clay, mixed media and metals by Patty Olds, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Natasha Kempers-Cullen and Judith Barker, Markings Gallery, Bath. markingsgallery.com. Through March 31.
"Art & Ale," nature paintings by Laura Tasheiko, Gritty McDuff's, Auburn. laarts.org. nature Through Thursday.
"Looking In | Looking Out," art installation by Amy Jorgensen, Coleman Burke Gallery at Port City Music Hall, Portland. colemanburke.com. Through March 23.
"Beauty and the Political Body," Harriet Casdin-Silver, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 778-1062. Through March 7.
"Paintings and Prints" by Laurie Hadlock and Carrie Lonsdale, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. Through April 15. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
"Lovecraft: A Darker Key," group show, graphite and ink drawings, photography, sculpture and more, Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery, Portland. sanctuarytattoo.com. Opening, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Through May 1.
"Surfing in Maine: A Glimpse Into the History, Artwork and Culture of the Maine Surf Community," Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Through March 2. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Tom Curry, new work, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. gleasonfineart.com. Through March 29. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"All Things Pastel," landscapes, building scapes and still life by Janalee Welch, Harmons & Bartons Gallery, Portland. harmonsbartons.com. Through Feb. 28. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Afterthoughts" by Kalaisha Watrous, found ephemera with watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, photography and embroidery. The Green Hand Bookshop, Portland. 253-6808. Through April 3. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Heart," multi-artist show, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Feb. 24. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"What's Your Footprint," Freeport High School student artwork inspired by climate change and energy efficiency, Via Agency, Portland. 221-3000. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
"Everything," drawing installation by Astrid Bowley, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through March 6. Opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Art Night, works by local artists, cash bar, Figa Restaurant, Portland. 518-9400. 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
"Voices of Design" -- 25 Years of Architalx, interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through May 19.
"The Seven Voyages of Sinbad," dance audition, Vivid Motion, Westbrook, show dates April 18-21, vividmotion.org. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.
"Serving Up Broadway," show dates April 5 and 6, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Auditorium, South Paris. 743-8914, ext. 6105. 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
"The Spitfire Grill," musical, show dates are in July, Northport Music Theater, northportmusictheater.com. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
"Cinderella: The Story You Never Knew!" open auditions for ages 7 to adult, show dates April 12 to 21, Freeport Performing Arts Center. 415-6251. Noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 3.
"Love Really Counts" -- The 2013 Auction and Dinner Gala of the Center for Grieving Children, hosted by Cindy Williams, live auction, cocktail hour, dinner, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $90, includes wine with dinner. cgcmaine.org. 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Silent and Live Auction, live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, benefits St. Thomas School, The Town Club, Sanford, $15 advance, $20 door. saintthomassanford.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Books and Authors
Sandy Oliver, author of "Beyond Baked Beans: Early American Foodways," Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Sandi Amorello, author of "The Irreverent Window," Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," McArthur Library Biddeford, Biddeford. 284-4181. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Wesley McNair, Maine poet laureate and author of "The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Kieran Shields, author of "A Study in Revenge," University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4070. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Local Author Series, Alison Johnson, author of "Wallace Stevens: A Dual Life as Poet and Insurance Executive," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra Presents "Happy Birthday Mozart," Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $26 to $64. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Vox Nova Chamber Choir Presents "Heaven on the Horizon," modern choral music, Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, $15. voxnovachoir.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Decompression Chamber Music Series, "Sparks and Jumps -- Genius Effect Part One: Haydn, Mozart and Classical Style," One Longfellow Square, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Monday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, trumpeter Mark Tipton, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
ETHEL, "Present Beauty," string quartet performance of Philip Glass's score to "The Hours," Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland, $10 to $40. portlandovations.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
ETHEL, "Present Beauty," string quartet performance of Philip Glass's score to "The Hours," Camden Opera House, $10 to $35. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland String Quartet, featuring clarinetist Karen Beacham and Graybert Beacham on violin and viola, Weber's Clarinet Quintet and Haydn's Quartet in D Major and Sonatina for Two Violas, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, 21 and under free. larksociety.org. 2 p.m. Feb. 3.
Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Ecstatic Dance Series, drug-free community of dancers, open DJ'd dance space to be free and expressive, Ecstatic Dance Maine, South Portland, $10 to $15. ecstaticdanceme.com. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and Feb. 3.
Port City Swing Dance, music by the Big Chief Quartet, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Contra Dance, Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor, $6, $1 kids. 288-5015. Family dance ($2) at 6:30 p.m., lessons at 7:30, dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Portland On Ice, celebration of winter with activities and music, downtown Portland. portlandmaine.com. Sunday through Saturday.
WinterFest 2013, downtown Biddeford. heartofbiddeford.org. Friday through Feb. 3.
Winter Ecology Festival, sugar maple tapping demonstration by Sarah Post of Aldemere Farm; talk on groundhogs by USM professor Christine Maher; falconry demonstration by Barbara Tomlinson of Wild Haven; children's crafts, guided nature hikes and other activities, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. merryspring.org. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
"Lope," brings to life the amorous Spanish adventurer, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3552. 7 p.m. Monday.
"Miss Representation," featuring stories and interviews with teenage girls and female celebrities about the portrayal of women in today's media, Falmouth Memorial Library, free. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
"In the Blood," about lives and times of Maine's lumbermen and river drivers, with live score performed by Summer McKane and Joshua Robbins, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel, $5 to $7, under 12 free. mahoosucarts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
"Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain)," film about Columbus, the subjugation of Bolivian indigenous people and a modern-day water crisis, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3552. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
"Uprooted: Voices of Maine Immigrants and Refugees," documentary explores the lives of refugees resettled in New Hampshire, University Special Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, free. ccmaine.org. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
"Only the Young," story of three teenagers who live in a small desert town in southern California, with filmmaker Jason Tippet, Space, Portland. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"Contracorriente (Undertow)," examines intersection of love, masculinity and sexuality within the context of Peruvian tradition, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick, free. 725-3552. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"Seven Minutes in Heaven," post-film discussion with Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Winter/Spring Film Series, "A Better Life" (PG-13), York Public Library, free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, $10. unity.edu/uccpa. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Food and Drink
Pies on Parade, visit inns for pie sampling and demonstrations, benefits Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry, various locations, Rockland, $10 to $25. (877) 762-4667. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tea Tasting, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport, free. 865-2123. 6 to 7 p.m. Friday.
PSO KinderKonzert, for children ages 3 to 7, Brunswick High School (Crooker Theatre), $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
PSO KinderKonzert, for children ages 3 to 7, East End Community School, Portland, $4. portlandsymphony.org. 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Friday.
PSO KinderKonzert, for children ages 3 to 7, Reiche Community School, Portland, $4. portlandsymphony.org. 1:15 p.m. Friday.
"Play Me a Story," interactive theater performance and workshop, for kids ages 4 to 10, "Enchanted Adventures," Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Sacred Harp Singing, participatory event, potluck after singing, home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta, free, bring dish to share. 563-6083. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Women in Harmony, "Never Gonna Stop," a cappella ensemble performs songs about work and love, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door, $10 students and seniors. wihmaine.org. 4 p.m. Sunday.
Burns Concert, Highland Soles band with dancer Laura Scott, fiddler Ed Pearlman, pianist Neil Pearlman and others, celebration of Robert Burns, The New Church, Portland, $13 advance, $15 door, under 18 $10. highlandsoles.com/burns. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Anni Clark and Doug Bennett Band, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
North of Nashville, bluegrass, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland, no cover, 21-plus. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. Monday.
Cover to Cover: Mama's Boomshack, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Keane, British alt-rock, Youngblood Hawke opens, State Theatre, Portland, $30 advance, $35 door, all ages, general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tift Merritt, country, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18 advance, $22 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Hurry Down Sunshine, Savory Maine, Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Thursday.
Local Dish Music Series, Byon Yeatt from The Wetsuits, hosted by Lisa Mills, Kennebunkport Inn. 967-2621. 7 p.m. Thursday.
The ProfTones, blues, R&B and rock covers, Pepperclub, Portland. 772-0531. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Beck's "Song Reader" Live, four local bands (The Blacksmiths, Modern Mutant Sea Vultures, Dream Team Laser Beam and Nick Phaneuf & Friends) perform songs from the Beck album, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, $6. buoygallery.org. 8 p.m. Friday.
Open Mic Night, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, free/donation. boothbayoperahouse.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Sixpence None the Richer, Christian pop-rock, This Way opens, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $28 to $65. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
The Reverie Machine and Sara Hallie Richardson, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford, $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
Jeff Beam, Tan Vampires, Old Abram Brown, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m. Friday.
The THE BAND Band, The Band tribute band, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $20 advance, $25 door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter, Jonathan's Restaurant, Ogunquit, $35.50 to $72.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Weekly Bird Walk, with COA student naturalist Anna Stunkel, College of the Atlantic (George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History), Bar Harbor, free. 288-5395. Meet at the museum's north entrance, 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda," with mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato, encore broadcast, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15 to $27. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Super Bowl poetry slam competition, Bull Feeney's, Portland, $3, 18-plus. 773-7210. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
"Sound of Music" Sing-a-Long, sing along with the 1965 film, features props and a costume parade, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $14. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m. Friday.
Sensory Circus, interactive show designed to engage all five senses with music, performance, art and more, The Meg Perry Center, Portland. 615-9970. 5 p.m. Friday.
"Baby, It's Cole Outside," songs of Cole Porter with four-course "Downton Abbey"-style dinner, Freeport First Friday music and dinner, Freeport Community Center, $18. 865-3985. 6 p.m. Friday.
Halfway to Summer Party, entertainment by Kids at Play, Jumpin' Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Springfield, 3 p.m. Sunday; vs. Rio Grand Valley, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Worcester, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Albany, 7 p.m. Saturday.
"Arsenic & Old Lace," classic comedy, Portland Players, South Portland, $15 to $20. portlandplayers.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 10.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles," Sherlock Holmes spoof, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $5 to $18. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3.
Mad Horse Theatre Presents "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," Rajiv Joseph's haunting play about two American soldiers, an Iraqi translator and a brooding tiger, The Hutchins School, South Portland, $15 to $20, Thursday nights are pay-what-you-can. madhorse.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3.
Winter Cabaret, raucous, adults-only night of sketch comedy, music and desserts, Theater Project, Brunswick, $18. theaterproject.com. 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 10.
"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody," musical based on the best-selling book with comedy, musical numbers and performance, not suitable for children, State Theatre, Portland, $27.50 to $32.50, reserved seating. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
"Greater Tuna," off-beat comedy set in Tuna, Texas, Portland Stage Company, $34 to $44. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 17.
Good Theater Presents "Death by Design," murderous comedy, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15 to $25. goodtheater.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 24.
Monmouth Community Players Present "Steel Magnolias," centering on the lives of six Southern ladies who gather at a small-town beauty parlor, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10 to $12. monmouthcommunityplayers.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 10.
USM Theatre Presents "The Zoo Story" and "The American Dream," horrifying and hilarious pair of plays, Portland Stage Company (Studio Theater), Portland, $8 to $15. usm.maine.edu/theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Feb. 3. Runs through Feb. 10.
Portland Playback Improv Theater, theme of "Acts of Love," Community Television Network (CTN), Portland, $7. portlandplayback.com. 7:30 Friday.
Acorn Productions' "Naked Shakespeare" Presents "Will You Be Mine," sonnets, speeches and short scenes, Portland Public Library, free. acorn-productions.org. 6 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.