“BUG” BY TRACY LETTS: 8 p.m., Allways Theatre, 1030 Marigny St., New Orleans. The local premiere of “Bug” by Tracy Letts. Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, the play centers on the meeting between Agnes, a divorced waitress with a fondness for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf War drifter. Directed by Kris Shaw; featuring Jen Pagan, Ian Hoch, Andrea Watson, Casey Groves and Jim Wright. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 5. $17 on Thursdays; $22 on Fridays and Saturdays. Call (504) 758-5590.
“SAINTS & SISTERS, NUNS WITH GUNS IN OLD NEW ORLEANS” BY REN FRENCH: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., NOCCA-New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. Action-adventure written in the style of old-time radio serials, with cast of six actors performing 22 roles. Tickets are $15. nocca.com.
“NINE LIVES, A MUSICAL STORY OF NEW ORLEANS:” 7:40 p.m., Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Paul Sanchez’s musical adaptation of Dan Baum’s 2009 book tells the story of the city through its unique and unforgettable characters. $30-$50. (504) 522-2081 or lepetittheatre.com.
FRIDAY, AUG. 29
“THE KINGFISH:” 7 p.m., The Blue Room at the Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., New Orleans. Notable actor John “Spud” McConnell, who was in “12 Years a Slave” and the TV show “Roseanne,” among other projects, will star as the legendary Huey P. Long. $65; VIP seating $80. tinyurl.com/o7o9o2g.
LAST DANCE — A TRIBUTE TO DONNA SUMMER: 8 P.M., ALLWAYS THEATRE, 1030 MARIGNY ST., NEW ORLEANS. THE DANCE SHOW WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO THE DAYS WHEN DISCO REIGNED SUPREME AND DONNA SUMMER WAS THE QUEEN. TICKETS START AT $20 AND CAN BE RESERVED BY CALLING (504) 758-5590 OR VISITING ALLWAYSTHEATRE.COM.
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”: 8 p.m., Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. Slidell Little Theatre’s production of the classic tale of Jewish life in Russia during changing times. $22; $15, youth; $10, children 10 and under. slidelllittletheatre.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT LAUGHS: 10 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Free stand-up comedy show presented by La Nuit Comedy Theater and hosted by Jackie Jenkins Jr.
SATURDAY, AUG. 30
TNM PRESENTS THE EASTER SEALS LOUISIANA COMEDY BENEFIT SHOW: 9 p.m., The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The New Movement presents a night of improv comedy to benefit Easter Seals Louisiana’s disability services. Members of comedy troupe Stupid Time Machine will bring their style of breakneck, improvised comedy to The Shadowbox. theshadowboxtheatre.com.
MONDAY, SEPT. 1
“THE WEDDING PARTY:” 7 p.m., Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave., New Orleans. The comedy musical is about a family as they prepare for a wedding. Secrets will come to light, trusts will be compromised and relationships will be tested.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 4
“ARKHAM ASSYLUM, A BATMAN BURLESQUE PLAY:” 9 p.m., The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Presented by The Society of Sin, the play by Xena Zeit-Geist is about a strange gas at Arkham Asylum that is causing Gotham’s favorite super villains to take off their clothes.
“A NOLA LOVE STORY:” 11:30 p.m., Seed, 1330 Prytania St., New Orleans. Compleat Stage, a nonprofit performing ensemble that tells stories through innovative shows through collaboration, will present the show, which features a five-course, plant-based meal by Chef Ed Rhinehart, a string trio, hip-hop artist Ra Yoseph and a trio of actors. It will focus on the love for culture and New Orleans. A cash bar will be available. Those with food allergies should email compleat firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 30. $38 per person; $60 per couple.