The Cast of “Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in the New World”‘ Back Row: Ithamar Francois, Ian Eaton, Laura King-Otazo. Front Row: Aline Salloum, Ahmad Maher. Photo courtesy of The Public Theatre

‘Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in the New World’
7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston, $25, $20 students, $10 youth 18 and under.
Catch the Maine premiere of a play that packs a humorous punch while showing how love transcends cultural differences. “Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World” tells the tale of an immigrant Muslim cab driver named Musa and an American waitress Sheri. The playwright is Egyptian immigrant Yussef El Guindi, and he penned it as a love letter to the immigrant experience.

Dancers from Stillson School of Irish Dance. Photo by Lauryn Hottinger

Stillson School of Irish Dance
7 p.m. Friday. Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St., Freeport, $20, $15 students.
The Stillson School of Irish Dance will dazzle and delight you with a Friday night show in Freeport. The dancers have impressed crowds around New England and have competed in championships in Europe and the British Isles. Through the years, Stillson students have performed with musical acts Cherish the Ladies, Solas, Natalie McMaster and Eileen Ivers, as well as the Trinity Irish Dance Company. Step to it and grab tickets.

The cast of City Theater’s production of “Nunsense.” Photo by Rich Obrey

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (no show on March 12). Through March 26. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford, $30, $25 matinee.
If you need to up the amount of silliness in your life, then don’t miss City Theater’s production of the musical “Nunsense.” It is indeed habit-forming, and the storyline of Sister Julia’s accidental fatal poisoning of 52 of her sisters will have you roaring with laughter as the bodies pile up. Songs include “We’ve Got To Clean Out the Freezer,” “So You Want To Be a Nun” and “Growing Up Catholic.”

Heather McMahan. Photo by Kathryn Boyd Brolin

Heather McMahan
8 p.m. Friday. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, $54.25 to $96.25.
For a night of salty, sassy and Southern-flavored humor, grab tickets to see comic Heather McMahan. In May, McMahan concluded what she called The Farewell Tour, and so it only makes sense that this time around, it’s called The Comeback Tour. McMahan’s been cracking audiences up for several years and launched her podcast in 2010. For an extra splurge of $93.50, you can buy a VIP package that includes a lanyard, an autographed tour poster and a postshow Q&A session with McMahan.

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