42FT's unique mechanical interpretation of the story of the traditional circus creates a welcoming place - like the big top welcomes us all. 7:30P, $20–$50. Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV, unlv.edu
A Public Fit will have a staged reading of "No Exit" by Jean Paul Sartre September 28, starting at 7:30 pm, in the Clark County Library. Three damned souls locked together in a room. As they reveal why they are damned, tensions keep rising.
A new Broadway musical hit brought to life by an all-female creative team, telling the story of a waitress who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage and small town. Tue–Sun 7:30P; Sat–Sun 2P, $36–$127. Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.com
Spooky, scary, and funny, the Las Vegas Improvisational Players make up their fun, kid-friendly 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
Their lives set on a nightmarish detour by civil war, the captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood. Fri –Sat 7P; Sat 2P; Sun 3P, $39. Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center, thesmithcenter.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.
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.