"Altar Boyz" Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents this musical comedy about a religiously bent boy band featuring, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham, with performances running through May 30. $35-$50. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. For specific dates and times of shows call 748-5203.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Richmond Shakespeare presents a rendition of the bard's classic comedy of fairies, misdirected love and men turned into asses through May 10 with performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $13-$26. 5 N. Fifth St. 866-227-3849.

"Annie" Theatre IV presents a rendition of this popular Broadway musical about the hard-knock misadventures of an orphan searching for her parents with performances continuing through May 17. $19-$40. 114 W. Broad St. For ongoing dates and times call 344-8040 or visit www.theatreivrichmond.org.

"Endless Forms Most Wonderful" The Carpenter Science Theatre Company presents a stage dramatization depicting the life and works of evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin at the Science Museum of Virginia, continuing through May 10 with performances every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and Wednesday-Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. $3. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical" The Firehouse Theatre Project closes its 2008-09 season with a spirited production examining the off-beat tenants of Armadillo Acres, Florida's most exclusive trailer park. Shows continue through May 16 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and select Sunday matinees at 4 p.m. $10-$25. For dates and times call 355-2001 or visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Murder in the Court" The Mystery Dinner Playhouse performs a new murder-mystery comedy featuring a courtroom backdrop, complete with judge, jury and an executioner at the Holiday Inn West End. Performances continue each Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through June 13. $42. 2000 Staples Mill Road. 649-2583.

"Translations" Sycamore Rouge presents a performance of Brian Friel stage drama about the English effort to translate all names on the Irish map into English and thus removing a key obstacle to colonial control over Ireland. This play of language barriers continues through May 16 every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. 21 W. Old St. in Petersburg. 957-5707.

"Well" The Barksdale Theatre presents this funny exploration of the mother-daughter dynamic following a woman named Lisa as she desperately tries to organize a theatrical retelling of her childhood, only to be constantly interrupted and corrected by her mom, sitting only a few feet away, watching everything from her La-Z-Boy chair. Performances continue Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and select Wednesdays with shows continuing through May 17. $32-$38. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.


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