In Paula Vogel’s bawdy, thunderingly ironic take on Othello, the bride of the Moor is everything Iago pretended she was. Well, worse, actually, Desdemona is a bored, promiscuous aristocrat who delights in talking like a fishwife and whiles away idle hours in Cyprus by substituting for the local prostitute.
Give thanks for kid-friendly fun with the Las Vegas Improvisational Players. Join in as the troupe makes 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
Enjoy holiday festivities, choirs from local schools, a living nativity, and a Christmas carol sing-a-long followed up with hot chocolate. 6P, free. Boulder City Recreation Center Gymnasium, 900 Arizona St., visitbouldercity.com
A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything but how much he loves his girlfriend. These three interwoven stories delve into the nature of identity and how we are defined by what we remember.
Nevada Conservatory Theatre presents Shakespeare’s hilariously smart and sexy comedy play about the King of Navarre and his three loyal school friends who make the ultimate oath: for three years they will study, fast, and give up sex. Fri-Sat 7:30P; Sun 2P, $25. Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV, unlv.edu
Being a Southern and Jewish belle is no ball. This Tony award winning romantic comedy is set in Atlanta in 1939, on the eve of World War II and the opening night of Gone with the Wind. Written by the author of Driving Miss Daisy, it deals in a very personal way with being Jewish in the South.
A Public Fit Theatre Company presents a staged reading of "Appropriate" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. The Lafayette clan descends upon the decrepit homestead of their newly-departed patriarch. The adult children sort through a horde of mementos, clutter, debt, and all the family baggage. As they make a disturbing discovery, the contentious reunion explodes.
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect.