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Opening

ComedySportz Improv Theater "Slash Coleman Has Big Matzo Balls," a story of a young Jewish playwright coming of age, starts June 22 at 10 p.m. Through June 30. Tickets are $10. 7115 Staples Mill Road. 266-9377.

Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen A performance of traditional Chinese opera by the Washington Chu Shan Chinese Opera Institute starts June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18-$16. 2880 Mountain Road. 261-2787.

Dogwood Dell "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," a Neil Simon comedy, starts June 21 at 8:30 p.m. Through June 23. Free. 646-DELL.

Firehouse Theatre "Austin's Bridge," a musical about a man who discovers his humanity after faking his death, opens June 21 at 8 p.m. Showing Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees on June 24 and July 1 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

Swift Creek Mill Theatre "Sleuth," a plot twist-filled thriller, opens June 23 at 8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 18. Matinees on select Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $31.50 to $44.50. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203.

Ongoing

Agecroft Hall & Gardens The Richmond Shakespeare Festival presents "The Tempest" through July 8. Tickets $13-$24. 4305 Sulgrave Road. Call (866) BARD-TIX or www.richmondshakespeare.com.

Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn "Into the Woods," a fairy-tale musical, runs Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. with weekend matinees, through Aug. 19. Tickets are $34-$38. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. 282-2620.

Mystery Dinner Theatre "Death by Doo-Wop," a murder mystery set on a 1950s dance show, runs 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 13. Tickets are $39.95. 2000 Staples Mill Road. 649-2583.

Singleton Center Theatre VCU brings back "Smokey Joe's Café: The Songs of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller" at 7:30 p.m. through June 24. Tickets $8-$20. 922 Park Ave. 828-6026.

St. John's Church Actors in 1770s attire portray pivotal characters in the early days of the American Revolution at 2 p.m. through Sept. 2. Free. 2401 E. Broad St. 564-1002.

Sycamore Rouge "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," by Lanie Roberston, runs through June 30 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15-$18. 21 W. Old St., Petersburg. 957-5707. S

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