“ARKHAM ASYLUM”: 9 p.m., The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. The play follows a security breach at Arkham Asylum and a gas leak that is causing Gotham’s favorite super villains to take off their clothes. theshadowboxtheatre.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT LAUGHS: 10 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. A comedy show presented by La Nuit Comedy Theater and hosted by Jackie Jenkins Jr.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
“VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE:” 8 p.m., Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. In this 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. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike, and the fun begins. Continues through Sept. 20. (504) 522-2081.
“ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST”: 8 p.m. The NOLA Project presents Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s story. Thursdays-Saturdays through Sept. 21. 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2875.
“THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL”: 8 p.m., 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. $15; $10 students. Through Sept. 20. playmakersinc.com.
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”: 8 p.m., Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Dr., Slidell. Slidell Little Theatre production of the classic tale of Jewish life in Russia as the world and their lives are rocked by change. $22; $15 youth; $10 children 10 and under. Final show Sunday, Sept. 7. slidell-slt.org.
STORYQUEST “HOUSES:” 11:30 A.M., NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART, COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE, NEW ORLEANS. STORYQUEST COMBINES PROFESSIONAL AUTHORS, ACTORS AND ARTISTS TO BRING THE WORLD OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TO LIFE AT NOMA. FAMILY ACTIVITIES ARE ALSO OFFERED AFTER EACH STORYQUEST. THE EVENT IS FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.
COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET: 8 P.M., LUPIN HALL, NOCCA. COMPLEXIONS KICKS OFF ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH A SPECIAL AND VERY INTIMATE PERFORMANCE AT NOCCA. NEW WORK BY CHOREOGRAPHER DWIGHT RHODEN SET TO THE MUSIC OF TERENCE BLANCHARD, SHOWCASING NORDC/NOBA CENTER FOR DANCE STUDENTS. ADULTS $25, STUDENTS $15. (504) 522-0996 OR NOBADANCE.COM.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10
PAT BOURGEOIS’ DEBAUCHERY: 7:30 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. New Orleans’ only live soap opera about a snooty Uptown family with a decidedly downtown mom. Tickets are $10 cash. (504) 488-1460.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
BLUEBERRY HILL: 7 p.m., Teatro Wego! Dinner Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego. Blueberry Hill features classic New Orleans R&B songs made famous by local musical icons like Fats Domino, Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe and many others. It tells a new story of everyday people who find themselves dealing with love and betrayal, laughter and tears. Adults $31.50, seniors/military $28.50, students $21.50, children $16.50. (504) 885-2000.
AUGUST WILSON’S “TWO TRAINS RUNNING:” 8 p.m., Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. A powerful, often funny, always compassionate story of ordinary people who find community and hope in a Pittsburgh diner amid the turbulent political upheaval and social change of the 1960s. It is the seventh in Wilson’s 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle, chronicling the lives of African-Americans in each decade of the 20th century. anthonybeantheater.com.
“SHREK THE MUSICAL”: 8 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. Based on the film that started it all. $38.50 adults; $36.50 seniors; $33.50 students, military. rivertowntheaters.com.