"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Richmond Shakespeare presents the Bard's popular comedy of mix-and-match love, fairies, and asses starting July 2 at 8 p.m., with just eight performances continuing at Agecroft Hall through July 12. $11-$19. 4305 Sulgrave Road. 353-4241.


"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. Production runs through Aug. 1. $35-$50. 748-5203. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. www.swiftcreekmill.com.

"Driving Miss Daisy" Barksdale Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the widowed Daisy Werthan and friendship that develops with her black chauffeur, Hoke, challenging her longstanding prejudices. Production continues through Aug. 2. $35-$28. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

"Little Red Riding Hood" Stage 1 Theatre Company presents a family-friendly rendition of the classic fairy tale about a cross-dressing wolf and his affinity for basketed snacks continuing every Monday through Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through July 8. $5-$7. 9130 Dickey Drive, Mechanicsville. 427-7548.

"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.

"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. 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, continuing through Aug. 2. $20-$40. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.


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