C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman
“Shadowlands” by William Nicholson is a love story about British author C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, based on Nicholson’s book. Directed by Craig Bond and Lorraine Scott at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25 ($20 advance). 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.org.
“Door to Door” by James Sherman is a tribute to American women of three generations, with a Jewish perspective. It plays through Nov. 10 at Pluss Theater, MACC, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9; 8 p.m. Oct. 12; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20-$25, 303-316-6360, maccjcc.org.
Korean-American family story
“99 Histories” by Julia Cho, plays Oct. 24 to Nov. 16 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora, presented by Theatre Esprit Asia, TEA, Colorado’s only Asian American Theatre Company, in its second year. Terry Dodd is director for this play, which runs Oct. 24-Nov. 16. Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25/$23 advance/$20 seniors, students. 303-856-7830, theatre-esprit-asia.org.
Puppets for adults
“Avenue Q” features the original Denver cast (Vintage Theatre, before its move) in this clever show, populated with sometimes-raunchy puppets. Directed by Bernie Cardell, it plays through Nov. 3 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora. Performances: 7:30 Fridays, Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Produced by Ignite Theatre. Tickets: $28/$19, 720-362-2697, Lucent_Performing_ Arts@mail.vresp.com.
The Fail family
“Failure: A Love Story” by Philip Dawkins plays Oct. 10 to 26 at Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Performances: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m. Saturday performances offer a community meal, with a menu inspired by the play, created by Rollin’ Green Food Truck, with special beer by Wild Woods Brewery. (Oct. 12 post-show; Oct. 19 pre-show at 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 26 post-show.) Tickets: 303-444-7328, www.thedairy.org.
Maggie and Big Daddy
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams plays Oct. 18 to Nov. 17 at the Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Angela Astle is the director. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20-$22, theedgetheatre.com, 303-232-0363.
Ichabod Crane in Parker
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” adapted by Christopher Cook from Washington Irving’s story, plays through Nov. 3 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Charles Packard is director. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets: 303-739-1971, aurorafox.org.