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The Richmond Improv Festival Improv troupes, Comedysportz, Cousin Scheckie, Full Contact Improv, iProv and Random Acts perform at ComedySportz Improv Theatre at 7:30 p.m. May 29. The festival continues May 30 at 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight and concludes May 31, with performances at 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight. Tickets are $12-$50. 7115 Staples Mill Road. 266-9377.

"El Soldadito" The School of Latin Ballet of Virginia presents this performing arts intepretation of a story written by Hans Christian Andersen at 2 p.m. May 30. Performance continues on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12. 379-2555 or www.latinballet.com.

"Reefer Madness: The Musical" A play based on the film of the same name about the dangers of marijuana use, presented by the Firehouse Theatre. Opens May 29. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees. Tickets are $10-$25. Through June 29. 609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

"Veronica's Room" The Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents this play about a woman who is convinced to assume the identity of a deceased person she resembles. Opens May 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. Through June 14. 319 N. Wilkinson Road. 262-9760.

Ongoing

"A Dash of Rosemary" The Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents a celebration of the life of Rosemary Clooney through song. Through June 14. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.

"Greater Tuna" A comedy about a small Texas town, at the Barksdale Theatre at Hanover Tavern. Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35-$38. Through June 15. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road.

"Murdered by the Mob" Mystery Dinner Playhouse presents a gangster-style murder mystery set in the 1930s. Through June 16. Tickets are $39.95. 2000 Staples Mill Road. 649-2583.

"The Little Dog Laughed" A satire of Hollywood hypocrisy at the Barksdale Theatre. Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35-$38. Through May 18. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. 282-2620.

"Once Upon a Mattress" A musical take on the classic tale of "The Princess and the Pea," at the Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets are $31.50-$41.50. Through June 14. 748-5203.

"The Seagull" The Henley Street Theatre Company presents this play about a tormented artist and unrequited love, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center. Tickets are $15-$20. Through May 31. 4901 Old Brook Road. 340-0115.

"The Two Svengalis" A songwriter and a singing housewife together seek fame and revenge against their ex-lovers at Fieldens Cabaret Theater. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18-$22. 2033 W. Broad St. 346-8113.

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