A LIE OF THE MIND: Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. Set in the gritty American West, the story alternates between two families after a severe incident of spousal abuse. 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 4. $15 to $20. (504) 488-1460 or MidCityTheatre.com.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST: Nims Theater at NOCCA, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. The Nola Project stages Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel about men in a mental hospital. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. www.nolaproject.com.
FREEDOM SUMMER: Dillard University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Performing Arts Center, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Experiences of the Freedom Projects of the south by Spencer Howard. Presented by the American Theatre Project of New Orleans. 8 p.m. Friday. $20.
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE: Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. In the regional premiere of Christopher Durang’s uproarious Tony Award winning comedy, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home where they bicker and complain about their lives. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (504) 522-2081.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES BOB HOPE AND HIS ALL-STAR PACIFIC TOUR: The Stage Door Canteen at The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A cast of 14 recreate Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, The Andrews Sisters, Deanna Durbin, Carmen Miranda, Frances Langford and Bob himself along with Victory Swing band. $30 show only; $60 brunch and show, $50 under 12; $65 dinner and show, $57 under 12. 6 p.m. Friday. (504) 528-1943 or stagedoorcanteen.org.
BLUEBERRY HILL: Teatro Wego! Dinner Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Musical drama. 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Sundays at 3 p.m., through Sept. 28, Adults $31.50, seniors/military $28.50, students $21.50, children $16.50. (504) 885-2000.
FRIDAY NIGHT LAUGHS: La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. A stand-up comedy open mic event. 10 p.m. Friday. Free.
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL: Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road, Covington. Horton Foote’s tale of an aging widow living with her son and daughter-in-law in a tiny Houston flat. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m. $15; $10 students. playmakersinc.com.
TWO TRAINS RUNNING: 8 p.m., Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. The story of ordinary people who find community and hope in a Pittsburgh diner amid the turbulent political upheaval and social change of the 1960s. $20. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 28. anthonybeantheater.com.
SHREK THE MUSICAL: Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Based on the film “Shrek.” $38.50 adults, $36.50 seniors, $33.50 students and military. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 28. rivertowntheaters.com.
DR. SEUSS’ FELINE CREATURE AND A PORTAPUPPET DOUBLE FEATURE: Teatro Wego! Dinner Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?” is presented by “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont and the puppets. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Adults $19.50, senior/student/military $16.50, children $13.50. (504) 885-2000.
LOUISIANA HISTORY ALIVE: The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Third Sunday Salon featuring two very different women: the aristocratic Baroness Pontalba and the “Mother of Orphans” Margaret Haughery. Noon Sunday. $10. theshadowboxtheatre.com.
THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT “AMERICA’S WARTIME SWEETHEARTS”: The Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A Tribute to the Andrews Sisters. Noted for their harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews Sisters’ optimistic songs and exuberance made them the ideal morale boosters during WWII. 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24. $40. (504) 528-1943. stagedoorcanteen.org.