8:30 p.m. Thu.-Sun.; though Jan. 24
Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com
A cluster of new and old Bywater friends prepare a group dinner on the eve of Carnival in Taste by local playwright Gabrielle Riesman. Keeping the action just a shade removed from reality, an actual meal is prepared during the performance and the audience is welcome to dine with the cast at the conclusion of the show. Tickets $20.