NOW NOW OH NOW: 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Genre-defying theater company Rude Mechanicals merges themes of evolutionary biology, murder mystery theater, and gaming with an interactive puzzle of a piece that calls to the inner nerd in all. $35 in advance; $40 door. (504) 528-3805. www.cacno.org.
CHRIS D’ELIA: 8:30 p.m., Civic Theatre, 510 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans. Comedian. (504) 272-0865. www.civicnola.com.
FALL SENIOR PROJECT ON-ACT FESTIVAL: 7 p.m., Lower Depths Theatre, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A variety of entertainment. (504) 865-3840. www.loyno.edu.
SHOWCASE OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY BROADWAY SONGS: 7 p.m., Dixon Annex Choral Room, Tulane University, 6832 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Newcomb Department of Music’s Musical Theatre Workshop presents. (504) 862-3214.
TOTAL VERRUCKT!: 10 p.m., Friday; 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. Dancing Grounds, 3705 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Part of New Orleans Fringe Festival. www.nofringe.org.
OXBLOOD: 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Grow Dat Youth Farm, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, New Orleans. Innovative New Orleans theater ensemble New Noise presents a panoramic new outdoor performance about land, labor and home in the contemporary South. $15. (504) 377-8395. www.newnoise.org.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE: 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. NOCCA’s theater department presents the musical about a group of students as they compete for a spelling title. (504) 488-1460. www.midcitytheatre.com.
HAMLET: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Robert E. Nims Theatre, UNO Performing Arts Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. $12. (504) 280-7469. www.theatre.uno.edu.
WOYZECK: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lupin Theater, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. A soldier is brutalized by an experimenting doctor. Through technology, the theater becomes the surveillance space. (504) 865-5106. www.tulane.edu/liberal-arts/theatre-dance.
BOESMAN AND LENA: Through Sunday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 O.C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. American Theatre Project in New Orleans’ production of Athol Fugard’s play. $20; $15 students and seniors. (504) 957-9283. atpno.org.
ENTER YOUR SLEEP: 8 p.m. through Saturday at 7 p.m.; Nov. 28-29 at 8 p.m. Fortress of Lushington, 2215 Burgundy St., New Orleans. Elm Theatre world premiere of Christina Quintana play. (504) 218-0055. www.elmtheatre.org.
ANNIE JR.: 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Greater Covington Center, 317 Jefferson Ave., Covington. Music performance by Paramount Academy of the Performing Arts. $12 and up. (985) 643-7248.
PINTS AND PLAYS: 7:30 p.m., Il Posto, 4607 Dryads St., New Orleans. Monthly play readings on the third Tuesday of each month. (504) 895-2620.
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NUMB: 8 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 6. The Ether Dome, 3625 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Goat in the Road Productions looks at the history of anesthesiology and 19th Century medicine. $20. www.goatintheroadproductions.org.
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner. A British award-winning comedy about gangsters, mistaken identity and one man working for two bosses. (504) 461-9475. www.rivertowntheaters.com.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER: 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 3 p.m., Sunday. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. A comedy take of the backstory of Peter Pan and Captain Hook. (504) 522-2081. www.lepetittheatre.com.
GOMELA/TO RETURN: Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText ColorMOVEMENT OF OUR MOTHER TONGUE: 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sunday. George and Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondolet St., New Orleans. Dance theater piece with inspiration from Africa, Haiti and New Orleans. $20. (504) 586-7432. www.junebugproductions.com.
I’D RATHER BE RICH: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. World premiere of Fred Roberts’ comedy about friends and their foibles in the pursuit of wealth. (504) 862-7529. www.anthonybeantheater.com.
MYSTERIOUS WISTERIAS: Dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, brunch 11 a.m. Sunday. The Stage Door Canteen and the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. An evening of music and murder. $35-$65. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
THE VICTORY BELLES PRESENT AMERICA’S WARTIME SWEETHEARTS: 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays. The Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. A tribute to the Andrews Sisters. $40. (504) 528-1943. www.stagedoorcanteen.org.
NEUTRAL GROUND POETRY FORUM: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Neutral Ground Coffee House, 5110 Danneel St., New Orleans. A weekly writing workshop that affords poets an opportunity to share work with other writers. Bring five copies. (504) 891-3381.