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ON STAGE: Drama, comedy, farce and more

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The following is a sampling of theater/stage productions in the region:
Montgomery Theater: A Comedy Night with Doogie Horner and Mike Rainey, is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets are $20. Then, in the comedy “Little Red,” the fabled girl in the red hood gets really lost in the woods and crosses paths a fox, a wolf, a prince, a maiden, one highly mysterious stranger, a pair of squabbling siblings, two tea-loving old ladies, and even a little pig or three. Performances are Oct. 16-25 and the theater is at 124 Main St., Souderton. For tickets and show times, call (215) 723-9984 or visit www.montgomerytheater.org.
Montgomery County Community College: The Lively Arts Series presents The American Shakespeare Center’s performance of “The Life of King Henry V” at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Whitpain. It’s Shakespeare’s finale to his “Henry V” history play saga. Visit www.mc3.edu/livelyarts or call (215) 641-6518.
People’s Light: The Ainsleys can auction off an estate in a heartbeat. However, now it’s time to sell the auction house that they called home, and their own emotional antiques start to get in the way. “Auctioning the Ainsleys” runs Oct. 14-Nov. 8. The theater is at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern. For show times and tickets, visit www.peopleslight.org or call (610) 644-3500.
Town and Country Players: “Tales For Nightmares,” featuring spooky and mysterious short stories, is presented at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 9-17 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the theater, 4158 York Road, Buckingham. Tickets are $15. Call (215) 348-7566.
Civic Theatre: “The Addams Family Musical!!!” runs Oct. 9-25 at 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. Call (610) 432-8943 or visit www.civictheare.com for performance times and ticket information.
Plays and Players Theatre: Sean O’Casey’s second play in his Dublin Trilogy, “Juno and the Paycock,” is set in the Dublin tenements during the Irish Civil War. The show will run Oct. 16-31 at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Go to www.playsandplayers.org.
Inis Nua Theatre Company: The dark comedy “Hooked!” opens at 9 p.m. Oct. 9, and closes Oct. 25 Upstairs at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St., Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced” kicks off PTC’s 2015-2016 season Oct. 9-Nov. 8 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard streets, Philadelphia. Performances run Tuesdays through Sundays. Tickets starting at $15 are available by calling the PTC Box Office at (215) 985-0420 or visiting www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org.
Media Theatre: The Broadway Series opens with “Gypsy,” which runs through Nov. 1. The Children’s Series kicks off with “A Tale of Beauty & The Beast,” ideal for ages 4 and up, also running through Nov. 1. The theater is at 104 E. State St., Media. For information, call (610) 891-0100.
Theatre Exile: Based on a book by ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, “Rizzo,” a look back in time at former Philadelphia Police commissioner Frank Rizzo’s 1991 campaign for mayor, is presented as a play Oct. 15-Nov. 8. Tickets range from $10-$50. The venue is Christ Church Neighborhood House, 10 N. American St., Philadelphia. For information, call (215) 218-4022.
Theatre Horizon: PNC Arts Alive presents “Black Nativity” by Langston Hughes Nov. 12-Dec. 6 at 401 DeKalb St., Norristown. Check show times and ticket availability at (610) 283-2230 or www.theatrehorizon.org.
Barn Playhouse: The Dramateurs’ production of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” starts at 8 p.m. Oct. 9-10, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 11. The Barn Playhouse is at Christopher Lane and Rittenhouse Road, Jeffersonville. Call (610) 539-BARN or go to www.barnplayhouse.org.
Village Players of Hatboro: The comedy “No Sex Please, We’re British” runs through Oct. 17. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15. The theater is at 401 Jefferson Ave., Hatboro. Visit www.thevillageplayers.com or call (215) 675-6774.
Bucks County Playhouse: The next scheduled production is “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” from Dec. 11-27. The theater is in New Hope at 70 S. Main St. Call (215) 862-2121 or visit www.bcptheater.org for show times and tickets.
Methacton Community Theater: The musical “Guys and Dolls” will be staged at the Shannondell Performing Arts Theater, 10,000 Shannondell Drive, Audubon. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and 13-14, 2 p.m. Nov. 8 and 15. Call (610) 489-6449 or visit www.methactoncommunitytheater.org.
Genesius Theatre: “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” opens Oct. 9 at Genesius Theatre, 153 N. 10th St., Reading.
Footlighters Theater: Footlighters Theater presents the musical “The Fantasticks” at 8 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, and Nov. 5-7. Matinees are at 2 p.m. Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1. Tickets and more information are available at www.footlighterstheater.com or call the box office at (610) 296-9245. Footlighters Theater is at 58 Main Ave., Berwyn.
Rainbow Comedy Playhouse: “Over the River and Through the Woods” runs through Oct. 15. Every Sunday Nick Cristano makes the trip from New York City across the Hudson to Hoboken, N.J. to have dinner with his grandparents. Parents and siblings have moved away, but he remains to carry on the Sunday tradition. This time he must tell them he has been offered a promotion he can’t refuse in Seattle. There are plots and ploys to get him to stay. Tickets range from $30-$55 and include meal, show, tips and tax. For reservations, call (800) 292-4301 or go to www.rainbowcomedy.com. Rainbow Comedy Playhouse is at 3065 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise.
Act II Playhouse: A screenwriter-turned-professor attempts a comeback in “the biz” as Act II’s 2015-16 season opens with “According to Goldman” through Oct. 11. The theater is at 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. Tickets range from $25-$36. Discounts are available for subscribers, students, groups of 10 or more and seniors 65+. For show times, go to www.act2.org or call (215) 654-0200.
Bristol Riverside Theatre: The romantic comedy “Bus Stop” appears on the stage through Oct. 18. For tickets and show times, visit www.brtstage.org or call (215) 785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol.
Wilmington Drama League: “The Laramie Project” will be presented Oct. 16-25. The theater is at 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, Del. See www.wilmingtondramaleague.org.
Azuka Theatre: “Lights Rise on Grace” opens Nov. 4 at 1636 Sansom St., Philadelphia. For information, call (215) 563-1100.
Colonial Playhouse: In “Visit to a Small Planet,” an alien visits Earth during the Cold War, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn’t believe in UFOs or aliens. It runs Nov. 6-21 at 522 W. Magnolia Ave., Aldan. For information call, (610) 622-5773.
Hedgerow Theater: “Bullshot Crummond” continues through Oct. 11 at 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley. For tickets, call (610) 565-4211.
Lantern Theatre Company: “Photograph 51” continues through Oct. 11. For information, call (215) 829-9002.
Walnut Street Theatre: Cole Porter’s “High Society” continues through Oct. 25 at 825 Walnut St., Philadelphia. For tickets, call (215) 574-3550.
Wilma Theater: “Antigone” runs through Nov. 8 at 265 S. Broad St., Philadelphia.
11th Hour Theatre Company: The 2015-2016 season — 11th Hour’s 11th anniversary — kicks off with the musical “Kiss of the Spider Woman” Nov. 14-16 (venue is to be announced). Visit www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or call (267) 987-9865.
EgoPo Classic Theater: Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour” opens Oct. 9. The show runs three weeks, closing Oct. 25. Tickets start at $25. All performances are at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia at Seventh and Spring Garden streets.
Tongue & Groove: The improv troupe performs every second Friday at PlayGround at the Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia. In “Secrets,” they create monologues and scenes from true secrets submitted anonymously from the audience, at 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $8 for students. Go to www.tongue-groove.com.

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