Local Theatre Productions
Playing With Fire (After Frankenstein), Actors' NET, 635 North Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville, PA, 215-295-3694. www.actorsnetbucks.org. Barbara Field's play picking up where Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein leaves off. $24. 2 p.m.
Evita, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA. www.bcptheater.org. Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary musical re-imagined in an all-new production. $70 to $75. 2 p.m.
Her Portmanteau, George Street Playhouse, Arthur Laurents Theater, 11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-545-8100. www.georgestreetplayhouse.org. Mfoniso Udofia's play about a Nigerian family in America. $25 to $70. 2 p.m.
Something Rotten!, Kelsey Theater, Mercer Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333. www.kelseyatmccc.org. Set in the 1590s the story of two brothers—who just happen to be the nemeses of that Renaissance rock star, Mr. William Shakespeare—are desperate to write a hit play. $20 to $22. 2 p.m.
Bad Seed, Somerset Valley Players, 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough, 908-369-7469. www.svptheatre.org. The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda, who is the evil queen of the story. $22. 2 p.m.
The 39 Steps, Villagers Theatre, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, 732-873-2710. www.villagerstheatre.com. Love, comedy, and murder in the blackbox. $15. 2 p.m.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Music Mountain Theater, 1483 State Route 179, Lambertville. www.musicmountaintheatre.org. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. $25. 3 p.m.
Blues in My Soul: The Legend and Legacy of Lonnie Johnson, Passage Theater, Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 East Front Street, Trenton. www.passagetheatre.org. It's 1959. Chris, a local DJ, gets word that legendary jazz and blues musician Lonnie Johnson is working a low-wage job at a Philly hotel, forgotten. Once found, Lonnie is reluctant to return to an industry that exploited and segregated his work before casting him aside. $25 to $30. 3 p.m.
God of Carnage, Pegasus Theatre, St. Mary's School, 45 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown. www.pegasustheatrenj.org. Yasmina Reza's award-winning comedy in which two sets of parents meet to discuss how to handle a playground altercation between their sons. $28. 3 p.m.