Firehouse Theatre "Defining Moments," a birth arts festival, starts Jan. 12, featuring "Birth," a play by Karen Brody, nightly at 8 p.m., plus films, dance performances and workshops, through Jan. 22. Tickets to the play are $15; $25 for the entire festival. For more information, call 355-2001 or visit www.firehousetheatre.org.
Barksdale Theatre "Scapino!" the adventures of a trickster trying to bring two lovers together, at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. weekend matinees. Through Jan. 22. Tickets are $34-$38. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.
Mystery Dinner Playhouse The playhouse presents "Murder at the Irish Wake," Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Governor's Inn. Through Feb. 11. Tickets are $26.95-$36.95. 9826 Midlothian Turnpike. Call 649-2583 or visit
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