"Eurydice" The Firehouse Theatre Project presents this Sarah Ruhl play, a twist on the Orpheus myth, who travels to the depths of the underworld to bring his love back from death. Running Sept. 18-Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10-$25. 355-2001.
"Four Queens Wearing Hawaiian Shirts" The Richmond Triangle Players present the Australian comedy about gay men at a beach, running Sept. 17-Oct. 11 at Highwater Restaurant at Toad's Place. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 346-8113 or visit www.rtriangle.org.
Reduced Shakespeare Company The three-man group delivers "The Complete History of America (Abridged): Special Election Edition" in 90 minutes at UR's Modlin Center Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8-$38. 289-8980.
"Dear Phoebe" The Henrico Theatre Company presents a play about advice columns and murder, at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 8 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. weekend matinees. Through Sept. 28. Tickets are $8-$10. 2880 Mountain Road. 501-5859.
"Murder at the Class Reunion" Mystery Dinner Playhouse presents a comedy about a murder at a 20-year high school reunion, at Holiday Inn West End. Tickets are $39.95. Through Oct. 11. 2000 Staples Mill Road. 649-2583 or www.mysterydinner.com.
Richmond Ballet's Studio 1 The Richmond Ballet presents two ballets as its first studio show of the season: "Jardin aux Lilas" and a world premiere choreographed by William Soleau. Through Sept. 21 in the Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre. $15-$28. 262-8003.
"Side Show" The Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents a play based on the true story of two women joined at the hip. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$60. Through Oct. 25. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.