"Arsenic and Old Lace" Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents this world-famous comedy about two seemingly sweet old ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously unacceptable roomers. Opening June 18 at 8 p.m., production runs through Aug. 1. $35-$50. 748-5203. 17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

"Summer of '42" Stage 1 Theatre Company presents the Richmond premiere musical of the 1971 Oscar-winning film about a young boy, Hermie, and his friends Oscy and Benjie. They're vacationing on Nantucket, looking to achieve their first sexual encounters. Beginning at 8 p.m., production continues every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 18. $10-$22. 9130 Dickey Drive, Mechanicsville. 427-7548.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" Barksdale Theatre presents an adaptation of this Tony award-winning musical about a young woman's introduction to New York City during the roaring '20s, starting June 19 at the Empire Theatre and continuing through Aug. 2. $20-$40. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.


"Henry V" Richmond Shakespeare presents the Bard's history of the English army as it faces France in the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. At Agecroft Hall, performances continue Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. through June 28. $11-$19. 4305 Sulgrave Road. For tickets and information visit or call 1-866-BARD-TIX.

"I Ought to Be in Pictures" The Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern presents Neil Simon's play about a once-successful Hollywood screenwriter suddenly thrust into a new kind of challenge when his daughter appears on his doorstep. Performances run through June 21. $35-$38. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 282-2620.

"Murder in the Court" The Mystery Dinner Playhouse performs a murder-mystery comedy featuring a courtroom backdrop, complete with judge, jury and an executioner, at the Holiday Inn West End. Performances continue each Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 10. $42. 2000 Staples Mill Road. 649-2583.


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