Opening This Week

The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play about his domineering mother, his dead-end job, and his mentally disabled sister. Jack Oakes Theater, 2820 NE Sandy Blvd, 238-9692, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through June 30, $10

One Week Only

Something's Got to Give
Marilyn Monroe vs. an African American woman, Xana in a battle for the lead role in a New York Actors Academy production of Antigone. Written by Sandra de Helen. PSU, Lincoln Hall Studio Theater, Rm. 115, 1620 SW Park Avenue, Tues-Thurs, June 12-14, 1 pm, free

Closing This Week

La Cage aux Folles
It's the stage version of the movie, The Birdcage but with more singing and dancing, and with less Nathan Lane and Robin Williams. Musical Theater Company, Eastside Performance Center, 531 SE 14th Avenue, 916-6592, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm, through June 3, $20-$35

Mr. Bundy
Parents and daughter face the revelation that their elderly neighbor is a convicted child molester. Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 775-4324, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, through June 9, $7-$15

The Bald Soprano
An all-female cast leads the way for this Ionesco one-act about miscommunication and relationships. Jack Oakes Theater, 2820 NE Sandy Blvd, 238-9692, Fri-Sat 11:30 pm, through June 2, $10

Current Runs

Auditions for the Musical
A Little Night Music
Be a local star. Nine women and seven men ages 18-50 are wanted for this upcoming performance. One 12-year-old girl too. Call 635-3901, 9 am to 5 pm weekdays, for an apt. Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Theater for the Arts, 368 S State St, 635-3901, Sat-Sun, June 9-10, free

defunkt theater presents The Investigation of the Murder in El Salvador
Rich pricks talk cricket over a fancy dinner in politically violent-torn El Salvador. Raindog Theatre, 8638 N Lombard St, 938-1482, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, through June 9, $6-$15

Featuring Loretta and Risk Everything
Two new one-acts set in a seedy motel from that master seedy motel craftsman, George Walker. Stark Raving Theater, at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 232-7072, Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 4 pm, through June 16, $8-$17

Due to popular demand, Imago has extended the run of this show, so don't miss your chance to see frogs, worms, cowboys, giant paper bags, and crazy cats. Imago Theater, 17 SE 8th Ave, 231-9581, Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun 1:30 pm, Sun 5:30 pm, through July 29, $9-$18

Generic Hospital
Improvisation in the tradition of soap opera and nighttime drama. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through June 16, $8

Pinter on Pinter on Pinter
An actor playing Harold Pinter provides commentary for the performance of two of the real Pinter's early one-acts, The Collection, and Night School. Cygnet Productions, 116 NE Russell St, 295-3555, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, through June 23, $12-$15

Sexual Perversity in Chicago
Highlights of this glorious David Mamet play include sex and fire. Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 775-4324, Fri-Sat 10:30, through June 23, $8

The Bad Boy Next Door
Tony Valenzuela's dark one-man comedy about a gay man's struggle with the threat of HIV. Triangle Productions! at Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont St, 239-5919, Thurs-Sat, 8pm, $17-$19

Fixed and Confused
Locals Bill Bradley and Stephanie Mulligan present a play on social work in animal shelters or Dairy Farming in a Lactose Intolerant World. Red and Black Cafe, 2138 SE Division St, 231-3899

Side Man
A 1950s jazz musician puts his gigs ahead of this wife and kid. Artists Repertory Theater, 1516 SW Alder St, 241-1278, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Tues-Thurs 7 pm, Sun 2 pm, through July 1, $15-$26

Michael Curry's Spirits
A potpourri of dance, theater, music, and multi-media performance art. Totally cool puppets created by designer Michael Curry. Keller Auditorium, SW Third and Clay, 241-1407, Thurs-Sat, 7:30 pm, $18-$40