The Firehouse Theatre Project Premiere of "Curse of the Starving Class," a play by Sam Shepard, March 6 at 8 p.m. $15. Reception follows performance. Through March 23. 1609 W. Broad St. Call 355-2001 for additional showtimes.
Swift Creek Mill Theater Last season's knockout "Always Patsy Cline," is back Thursdays through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., select Wednesdays and Sunday matinees. Through March 12. Tickets $24-$26. Colonial Heights. 748-5203.
Comedy Alley "ComedySportz" improv shows similar to "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. 7115 Staples Mill Road. $9-$10. 266-9377.
Mystery Dinner Playhouse Solve the raucous resort murder mystery "Death Takes A Vacation," while enjoying a four-course dinner every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $34.95 Adults, $24.95 for children 12 and younger. Best Western's Governor's Inn. 9826 Midlothian Turnpike. 1-888-471-4802.
Pine Camp Arts Center In celebration of Black History Month, Jera Entertainment's Women's Series presents "Mason-Dixon," "Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist," and "Calamity Jane Sends a Message to Her Daughter," all by noted feminist playwright Carolyn Gage. Performances March 14 and 15. at 8 p.m. $10. 4901 Old Brook Road. 644-3677.
Science Museum of Virginia The Carpenter Science Theatre Company presents a play titled "North Star Light: Pathways to Freedom" in celebration of Black History Month, Tuesdays-Fridays at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. $5. Through March 7. 2500 W. Broad St.
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