Opening This Week

As Bees in Honey Drown

Gay novelist Evan Wyler strikes it big thanks to glamorous socialite, Alexa Vere de Vere. Theatre! Theater!, 3430 SE Belmont Ave, 239-5919, Thurs 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 5 pm, through Sept 29, $15-19

A trio of sensual stories told entirely through dance, about people in the wild pursuit of love. It won a lot of Tonys at some point. I say, save your money and go to Mary's. Keller Auditorium, SW Third and Clay, 790-ARTS, Opens Sept 4, Tues-Sat 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm, through Sept 9, $21-58

One Week Only
Closing This Week

Harold and Game Piece
An evening of improv divided into two parts: Harold and Game Piece. Game Piece sounds the most intriguing, with the rules for improv evolving from boardgame suggestions by the audience. Brody Theater, 1904 NW 27th Ave, 224-0688, Sat 9 pm, through Sept 1, $8

Much Ado About Nothing
The 32nd Annual Shakespeare-in-the-Parks Production makes one last stop on its whirlwind tour. Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, 522-9453, Sun-Mon 3 pm, free

OBT Exposed!
Get a behind-the-scenes peek at a professional dancer's day as they take class, rehearse, restage, and create works for the 2001-02 season. South Park Blocks, SW Park & Salmon, 222-5538, 10 am-4 pm daily, through Sept 2, free

The Foursome
Four men shoot the shit while playing golf. Jack Oakes Theater, 2820 NE Sandy Blvd, 238-9692, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, through Sept 1, $10

Current Runs

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Triangle Productions extends the run of this witty musical tribute to the ups and downs of romantic relationships. Runs for one more weekend World Trade Center Auditorium, 121 SW Salmon, 239-5919, Fri-Sat 8 pm, through Aug 10, $23-25