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Gambit's Guide to Fall Entertainment - Theater 

Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers
Jose Torres-Tama's one-man performance art show ranges from humorous bits about stereotypes of Latinos to more serious vignettes about exploitation and harassment of undocumented immigrants.
Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 523-7469
Through Oct. 10

Bedroom Suite
A series of plays featuring bedridden characters includes Jean Cocteau's The Human Voice, Lucille Fletcher's Sorry, Wrong Number, Tennessee Williams' Talk To Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen and Jenny Magnus' The Strange.
Backyard Ballroom, 3519 St. Claude Ave., 948-4167
Through Oct. 23 (except Oct. 15-16)

In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)
At the end of the Victorian era, a doctor develops a new electronic tool to treat women for hysteria, but he and his wife struggle to find real intimacy.
Southern Repertory Theatre
Through Oct. 3

Cirque Dreams: Illumination
Cirque Dreams takes circus-style acrobatics and aerialists and crafts a musical stage production about urban life incorporating a wide array of musical styles and physical comedy.
Mahalia Jackson Theater
Sept. 28-Oct. 3

The Golden Girls
Varla Jean Merman, Brian Peterson, Dorian Rush and Bob Edes Jr. don housedresses and pay homage to the long-running sitcom starring Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.
Running With Scissors
Le Chat Noir
Sept. 30-Oct. 3

Hairspray
Ricky Graham directs the musical version of John Waters' 1988 film in which the irrepressible teenager Tracy Turnblad attempts to integrate a 1960s TV dance program in Baltimore.
Le Petit Theatre
Through Oct. 10

Scream Queens! The Musical
The interactive musical lampoons the fate of Hollywood starlets in B-horror films.
Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS)
Teatro Wego
Oct. 1-17

The Mystery of Irma Vep
Varla Jean Merman and Ricky Graham star in an irreverent Charles Ludlam-penned mystery.
Le Chat Noir
Oct. 8-24

Dracula — The Whole Story
Actor's Theatre stages Rene J.F. Piazza's comic take on the classic vampire tale.
Actor's Theatre of New Orleans
Oct. 14-30

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men
Anthony Bean directs Lonnie Elder III's play about societal changes and the gap between two generations of a black family in Harlem in the 1950s.
Anthony Bean Community Theater
Oct. 15-31

Phone Whore
A phone-sex worker answers calls and reflects on the way the needs and desires of her callers have become part of her life.
Backyard Ballroom, 3519 St. Claude Ave., 948-4167
Oct. 15-16

Afterlife: A Ghost Story
Southern Repertory Theatre hosts the world premiere of Steve Yockey's work about a couple preparing for a terrible storm to arrive at their beachfront home.
Southern Repertory Theatre.
Oct. 20-Nov. 7

A Crude Trilogy
The show features three one-act plays by Cripple Creek Theater founder Andrew Vaught.
Cripple Creek Theater
AllWays Lounge
Nov. 5-6

Two X Two
Two couples sharing a longtime personal friendship and business partnership learn they have a lot more in common than they thought in this mature-themed comedy by Samuel Warren Joseph.
JPAS
Nov. 5-21

Soul Doctor
The musical tells the story of Shlomo Carleback, who escaped Nazi Germany and surfaced in San Francisco, where he met Nina Simone and tuned into the hippie folk scene.
Le Petit Theatre
Nov. 5-21

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
The show features archival footage and a live band chronicling the music of the Fab Four.
Mahalia Jackson Theater
Nov. 3-7

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
The long-running off-Broadway musical comedy covers all the hard truths and dirty secrets of dating, romance, relationships and marriage.
Actor's Theatre of New Orleans
Nov. 11-27

A Christmas Carol — The Whole Story
Actor's Theater stages Rene J.F. Piazza's interpretation of the Dickens tale.
Actor's Theatre of New Orleans
Dec. 3-19

A Christmas Story
Young Ralphie Parker still wants a BB gun for Christmas in the stage adaptation of the holiday movie classic.
JPAS
Dec. 3-19

Running With Scissors Holiday Show
The campy theater troupe hasn't yet unwrapped plans for its annual holiday show.
Running With Scissors
Southern Repertory Theatre
Dec. 3-19

The Threepenny Opera
Dennis Monn directs Cripple Creek Theater's version of Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill's landmark musical about a London criminal, Mack the Knife, who marries Polly Peachum and defies the law and social order.
Cripple Creek Theater
AllWays Lounge
Dec. 2-14

Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Le Petit reprises the holiday classic based on the Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film in which a couple of returned World War II soldiers reminisce about an old-fashioned holiday.
Le Petit Theatre
Dec. 10-26

Spamalot
The touring version of the Broadway hit is both an adaptation of the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail and a parody of Broadway musicals.
Mahalia Jackson Theater
Dec. 14-19
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