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Opening

"Arcadia" Richmond Shakespeare presents Tom Stoppard's critically lauded comedy at Richmond CenterStage opening Oct. 14 and continuing through Oct. 30. $15-$36. 600 E. Grace St. 800-745-3000.

"Concord, Virginia" Sycamore Rouge presents a one-man show following the colorful residents of a fictitious Shenandoah Valley town in the mid-20th century caught between tradition and modernity, opening Oct. 15 and in production through Oct. 24. 21 W. Old St. in Petersburg. 957-5707.

Ongoing

"And the Killer Is …" The Mystery Dinner Playhouse performs a murder-mystery comedy against an award-show backdrop at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., continuing through Oct. 16. $42. 6531 W. Broad St. 649-2583.

"Ferdinand the Bull" Theatre IV presents a family musical about a passive bull and a flamenco dancing bullfighter searching for an identity outside their intended paths at the Empire Theatre, in production through Oct. 17. $14-$18. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.

"The Foreigner" Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents this off-Broadway hit comedy about a group of two-timers who must deal with a shy stranger who doesn't speak a word of English. In production through Oct. 23. $35-$50. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.

"Shipwrecked! An Entertainment" Barksdale Theatre presents the fantastical stories of real-life ocean adventurer Louis de Rougemont at Willow Lawn, continuing through Oct. 24. $37-$40. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

"Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming" Barksdale Theatre presents a comedic, gospel-inspired musical following the retirement send-off for a respected pastor, in production through Nov. 7. $35-$38. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 282-2620.

"Studio 1" Richmond Ballet opens its season with performances of modern dance pieces "Clowns and Others" as well as "Ershter Vals," continuing production through Oct. 17. $15-$125. 407 E. Canal St. 800-745-3000.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" The St. Jon's Players present Clark Gesner's musical comedy based on Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" characters at St. John's United Church of Christ, continuing through Oct. 17. $8-$10. 503 Stuart Circle. 358-9291.

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