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On StageWheel Funny Comedy
Wheel Funny Comedy will return to Freewheel Brewing Company, offering a show hosted by Phil Griffiths with a lineup of top Bay Area comedians. There is no cover charge for the show. Sept. 5, 8-10 p.m. Free. Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City.
On Stage'The Voice of the Prairie'
Dragon Productions will next stage the contemporary play by John Olive, "The Voice of the Prairie." The story follows an early radio broadcaster named Davey Quinn who is reunited with Frankie, a blind girl he once saved from her abusive father. Aug. 20-Sept. 13, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $10-$35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On StageWrestling Jerusalem
Featuring a solo performance by Aaron Davidman, "Wrestling Jerusalem: A Play" will follow one man's journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and grapple with issues of identity, history and social justice. Sept. 20, 8-10 p.m. $25 member, J-pass holder; $30 general. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way , Palo Alto .
On Stage'The Country House'
In a Northern California premiere, TheatreWorks will stage a production of "The Country House," a recent Broadway hit by Donald Margulies about a stage and film star who brings her show-biz family to the Berkshires for a summer stock season. There will be no show on Sept. 15; see website for specific times. Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 26-Sept. 20, 2, 7 or 8:30 p.m. $19-$74. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
The Palo Alto Players will offer a production of the musical "Chicago," a satire on celebrity and the justice system in 1920s America that focuses on a pair of women on trial for murder. The show is recommended for ages 13 and up. Student, senior and military ticket discounts are available. Sept. 11-27, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $35-$49. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
Bus Barn Theater will next perform a production of "Dead Man's Cell Phone," a surreal comedy that investigates assumptions about morality, redemption and connection in a tech-crazed world. See website for specific dates; there will be no show on Sept. 6. Sept. 3-27, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
On Stage'The Walls of Jericho'
Pear Theatre will introduce its new space with a production of "The Walls of Jericho," a romantic comedy about the travels of a mismatched young pair. The play by Diane Tasca is based on the short story "Night Bus," the inspiration for the classic film "It Happened One Night." The Sept. 17 and 18 shows are previews. Sept. 17-Oct. 4, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $10 preview; $30 general; $25 senior, student. Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.