THURSDAY, AUG. 14

  • “SAINTS & SISTERS, NUNS WITH GUNS IN OLD NEW ORLEANS” BY REN FRENCH: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., NOCCA-New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans. From the creator of The Clifton Monroe Chronicles, “Saints & Sisters: Nuns With Guns In Old New Orleans” is a laugh filled action-adventure written in the style of old time radio serials and features a cast of six actors performing 22 roles. Tickets are $15. nocca.com.

“BUG” BY TRACY LETTS: 8 P.M., ALLWAYS THEATRE, 1030 MARIGNY, NEW ORLEANS. THE ALLWAYS THEATRE PRESENTS 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. AUG. 7-SEPT. 5. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT 8 P.M. $17 ON THURSDAYS AND $22 ON FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS. CALL (504) 758-5590.

  • UNDER THE STREETLAMP: 8 p.m., Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 228 Poydras St., New Orleans. Retro vocalists deliver electrifying live performances, featuring classic hits from the American radio songbook. Comprised of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys. Aug. 14-16. (800) 745-3000 or adt.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 15

  • “SLEEPOVER”: 7:30 p.m., Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater summer season comes to a close with the production of “Sleepover,” a rollicking musical about a girl’s slumber party. Tickets are $15. Aug. 15-17, Aug. 22-24. (504) 598-3800.
  • “SEUSSICAL, JR.”: 7:30 p.m., Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss, Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters spring to life on stage in a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Aug. 15-17, Aug. 22-24. rivertowntheaters.com.

“THE FOURPOSTER”: 7:30 P.M., TEATRO WEGO! DINNER THEATRE, 177 SALA AVE., WESTWEGO. JAN DEHARTOG’S MOVING CHRONICLE OF A HUSBAND AND WIFE FROM THEIR WEDDING NIGHT IN 1890 UNTIL THEY LEAVE THE HOUSE THAT HAS BEEN THEIR HOME FOR 35 YEARS LATER. PRESENTED BY JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY AND THE ALLWAYS THEATRE. GENERAL ADMISSION IS $20; $15 FOR STUDENTS AND SENIORS. AUG. 15-17.

“CRIMES OF THE HEART”: 8 P.M., CUTTING EDGE THEATER, 747 ROBERT BLVD., SLIDELL. BETH HENLEY’S HALLMARK PLAY ABOUT A TRIO OF SOUTHERN SISTERS COMES TO LIFE IN A POIGNANT, HILARIOUS AND SAD STORY. CAST INCLUDES PETER J. SMITH, FRANNY HAROLD, JOEY HARMON, AMY MARTINEZ, EMILY FELPS AND REBECCA MEYERS. $20-$25. AUG. 15-16, AUG. 22-23. CUTTINGEDGETHEATER.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT LAUGHS: 10 p.m., La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., New Orleans. Stand-up comedy presented by La Nuit Comedy Theater and hosted by Jackie Jenkins Jr. Sign Up for Comics 9 p.m. Admission is free.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, AUG. 16-17

  • “DIXIE SWIM CLUB”: 7 p.m., Houma Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd., Houma. This comedy is about five Southern women whose friendship began on a college swim team and has spanned 35 years. Their annual meeting at a beach cottage allows for hilarious and touching comedy about friendships. Directed by Dane Rhodes. Sunday show is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available at ticketmaster.com/Houma-Terrebonne-Civic-Center-tickets-Houma/venue/221195. (985) 850-4657.

SUNDAY, AUG. 17

  • LHA THIRD SUNDAY SALON: 7 p.m., The Shadowbox, 2400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Adelina Patti, a 19th century coloratura soprano, is preparing for a European tour and wants to share some words of wisdom and a song or two from a life on the stage. From her beginnings as a child prodigy to her numerous marriages, she lived her life in the spotlight. Come and see why she was so loved and idolized, and she’ll probably have some juicy tales to tell as well. Tickets are $10. (504) 598-4574 or theshadowboxtheatre.com.

FRIDAY, AUG. 22

  • THE DISTILLERY ARTIST RESIDENCY SWAP MEET: 7 p.m., Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, 900 Camp St. Free monthly Swap Meets,15- to 20-minute performances by each participating fellow that showcase the artists’ process. cacno.org.

SATURDAY, AUG. 23

  • STORYQUEST “CLOUDS”: 11:30 a.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, Collins Diboll Circle. StoryQuest combines professional authors, actors and artists to bring the world of children’s literature to life. The event is free with museum admission.
  • “SOFA SO GOOD”: 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2624 Burgundy St. Capricious Productions presents “Sofa So Good,” a comedy with music. Suggested ticket donations are $8 for adults $45 for 12 and under. (504) 945-3741.