An American treasure brimming with intensity and wit, the play follows the powerful southern family of the aging Big Daddy and his wife, Big Mama. Thu–Sat 8P; Sun 5P, $25. Majestic Repertory Theatre, 1217 S. Main St., majesticrepertory.com
Set in New York, the play follows five married, once married, or soon-to-be married couples and their mutual friend, Robert, a 35-year-old bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship. Thu–Fri 8P; Sun 2P, $21–$24. Las Vegas Little Theatre, lvlt.org
The comic renowned for her quick-thinking and unscripted approach to comedy is kicking off an all-new satirical podcast on NPR, “Live From The Poundstone Institute.” 7:30P, $33–$69. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
From growing up in occupied Poland, where the higher education of women was forbidden by law, to becoming the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, Curie’s life story is laced with tragedy but is ultimately one of triumph over seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 3P, free. Auditorium at Windmill Library, lvccld.org
Resolve to laugh this year by enjoying the musical comedy as the Las Vegas Improvisational Players make up the show on the spot based on the audience’s suggestions. 7P, $10; $5 kids, seniors, and military. Show Creators Studio, 4455 W. Sunset Road, lvimprov.com
Las Vegas is one of the first cities outside New York to be granted access to this 2017 Pulitzer nominated play, a radiant portrait of an all-female soccer team battling their inner demons and the collective decisions that define us. It is a powerful portrait of life, full of action and energy. Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Kate St-Pierre.
Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts presents "Wait Until Dark" February 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 6 p.m. In Frederick Knott’s crime-drama, a woman must use her wits to survive when three con artists turn up at her door in search of a very special doll. Before the night is done she will even the playing field to protect herself and her family from the monsters that go bump in the night.
"A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer" will be performed in Las Vegas on February 21, starting at 7 p.m. The 90 minute show features monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels.
Every Wednesday at 8 p.m. You never know who you’ll see, but you know you will always enjoy some great long- and short-form improv. Come at 6:30 for a donation-suggested drop-in class focusing on musical comedy, stay for the fun and games. $10. The Sci-Fi Center, 5077 S. Arville St., greyenvelope.com
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m. Named the Best Comedy Show in Vegas by Desert Companion, improv geniuses Paul Mattingly and Matt Donnelly will lead you to laughter and beyond. Free, pay what you desire in the buckets at the end of the show. Inside Art Square, 1025 S. First Street.
Every Monday, 8 p.m. It’s ping pong with wit, tennis with words featuring both short- and long-form improv from some of the valley’s most experienced improv actors. Wine and concessions available. Come at 6p for drop-in class with Paul Mattingly. $10 show, $15 for both drop-in and show. Baobab Stage Theatre, 6587 Las Vegas Blvd. S., baobabstage.com