· AUG. 24-26
"Now That She's Gone," written and performed byEllen Snortland. Four performances only: 7:30p.m. Fri-Sun, Aug. 24-26, and 2p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Fourth Street and Guadalupe Avenue, Carmel. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in drama, "Now That She's Gone" is a play that explores Ellen Snortland's often hilarious, irreverent and sometimes torturous relationship with her Norwegian-American mother. $20, available at http://tinyurl.com/ CarlCherry or www.carlcherrycenter.org.624-7491.www.snortland.com.
· AUG. 24-SEPT. 15
Stardust Playhouse presents Edward Albee's "Zoo Story." Opens at 8p.m. Friday, Aug. 24; continues at 8p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 15 at The Stardust Playhouse, 2115 Fremont St., Suite C., Monterey. $15, available at www.stardustplayhousemonterey.com or 402-8940.
· THROUGH AUG. 25
"2x4BASH" presents "Of Dice and Men" by Cameron McNary. Continues Thursday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 25. Single tickets: $10 general, $5 for students with ID, available at www.westernstage.com or at The Western Stage Box Office, 4-7p.m. Wed-Sat (open on performance weekends Saturday until 8:30p.m. and Sunday noon-3p.m.) or at
· THROUGH AUG. 25
ARIEL Theatrical presents Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Continues at 7p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 25 at The Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main St., Oldtown Salinas. $12 general, $10 for students, seniors or active military and $8 for children ages 3 through 12 (2 and under free), available at the box office, at 775-0976 or www.arieltheatrical.org. Twain's classic story comes to life in this Broadway adaptation conceived and written by Ken Ludwig with music and lyrics by Don Schlitz. Staged by Gail Higginbotham, musical direction by Barney Hulse and choreography by Diane Chatwin.
· THROUGH SEPT. 1
Paper Wing Theatre Company presents "August: Osage County." Continues at 8p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 1 at the Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman Ave. at Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. $25 general admission, $22 seniors, students and military; available online at www.paperwingtheatre.com or at the door (box office opens one half hour prior to showtime). 905-5684.
· THROUGH SEPT. 3
El Teatro Campesino presents "Popl Vuh," "The Heart of Heaven." Continues at 3p.m. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 25-26 and Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3 at San Juan Soccer Field, 100 Nyland Drive, at Third Street, San Juan Bautista. Free. 623-2444. elteatrocampesino.com.
· THROUGH SEPT. 9
Magic Circle Theatre presents "The Last Romance" by Joe DiPietro. Continues at 7:30p.m.Fridays and Saturdays and 2p.m., Sundays through Sept. 9 at theMagic Circle Theatre,8 El Caminito,Carmel Valley Village. Central Coast premiere of a heart-warming new romantic comedy by Tony Award-winning playwright DiPietro. Features Aaron Arias, Virginia Bell, Teresa del Piero, Rollie Dick, directed by Elsa Con. $22 Fridays and Saturdays; senior and student discounts available Sundays only, $20, available at 659-7500.
· THROUGH SEPT. 23
Pacific Repertory Theatre presents "Disney's Beauty and the Beast." Continues at 7:30p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2p.m. Sundays, weekends through Sept. 23. Additional evening performances are scheduled at 7:30p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Outdoor Forest Theater, Mountain View and Santa Rita Street, Carmel. $34 to $38 with discounts for seniors over 65, students, children, teachers, and active military, available at he PacRep box office at the Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, Carmel, 11a.m. -4p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; at 622-0100 or on;line at www.pacrep.org. Season FlexPasses, with savings up to 40 percent, also available.
The Western Stage seeks volunteers in its technical and front-of-house departments. Call 755-6988 or 755-6981, or see wwww.westernstage.com.
Pacific Repertory Theatre's SoDA (School of Dramatic Arts) theater classes and performance opportunities. Theater classes for children, teenagers and adults. Classes held at Indoor Forest Theatre. Starts Jan. 31. 656-9730 or
MPC Theatre Company is seeking volunteers. Needed: ushers, ticket-takers and concessionaires. In addition to performance-night volunteers, the company is seeking people to distribute fliers and promotional materials throughout the Peninsula. All volunteers receive complimentary tickets to MPC Theatre Company productions. 646-4213 or email@example.com. · ONGOING
Paper Wing Theatre looking for actors interested in auditioning. The Paper Wing Theatre Company, located at 320 Hoffman Ave. at Lighthouse in New Monterey, is looking for actors interested in auditioning, with no experience necessary. Call 521-4512 to make an appointment (leave a message if there is no answer). PaperWingTheatreCo.com.
Hartnell College Theatre Arts Department is accepting students for its series of workshops and classes. Whether you are new to theater or a seasoned performer, there are opportunities to develop skills under the guidance of professional actors and directors. For ages 9-13. 755-6987, 755-6988, www.westernstage.org.