Comedy

Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. 289-8076.

  • Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe — Interactive comedy. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. $5.
  • From the Top Musical Improv — Improvised musical. 9:30 p.m. First Saturday of every month. $5. 
  • Free Form Fridays — Six improv teams guaranteed at least 15 minutes of time for any type of improv. Ages 17 and up. 9:15 p.m. Sept. 8. Donations appreciated.

Poetry

University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. 626-3765.

  • Reginald Dwayne Betts — Reading from his work and book signing. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Free.
  • Open Mic — Round-robin open mic. 11 a.m. Sept. 2. Free.

Dinner Theater

Mystery & Magic Dinner Theater Playhouse — Five Palms, 3500 E. Sunrise Drive. Three course meal with three-act interactive comedy and magic performance. 6:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. $75. 861-4800. mysterydinner.theater.

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show — Hilton Tucson East, 7600 E. Broadway. Ages 15 and up. 6 p.m. Saturdays. $49.95. 1-866-496-0535. thedinnerdetective.com.

Theater

Seminar — Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway. Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes. Some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken. 7:30 p.m. Aug 31, Sept. 1, 2, 7 and 8; 3 p.m. Sept. 3. Through Sept. 23. $20. 327-4242. livetheatreworkshop.org.

Scarborough — Temple of Music and Art Cabaret, 330 S. Scott. A student and teacher on a romantic weekend. If they get caught, everything is on the line. Post show discussion. Adult Content. 7:30 p.m. Sept 1, 2 and 8; 2 p.m. Sept. 3. Through Sept. 17. $18-$22. 468-6111. somethingsomethingtheatre.com. Something Something Theatre.

You've Ruined a Perfectly Good Mystery — The Comedy Playhouse, 3620 N. First Ave. Interactive play with the audience deciding what actions the lead characters The Detective, The Doctor, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson will make. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 16; 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 17. $16. 270-9310. thecomedyplayhouse.com.

The Rootin Tootin Tale of Little Red Riding Boots — Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway. Little Red Riding boots was asked to take some beef jerky to her Gran. Along the way she meets critters, vermin and outlaws.  12:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Through Sept. 17. $7-10. 327-4242. livetheatreworkshop.org.

Indoor/Outdoor — Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave. It's a story of a kitten who follows the path of so many heroes by leaving home to find herself. $20 preview Sept. 5. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5-8. Through Sept. 17. $34. 882-9721. invisibletheatre.com.

Celia, A Slave — The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University. Based on court records of an 1855 case of the killing of a slaveholder by one of his slaves. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8. Through Sept. 24. $15-$38. 551-2053. theroguetheatre.org.

The Curious Savage — Roadrunner Theater, 8892 E. Tanque Verde Road. A wife was left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $20. 207-2491. roadrunnertheatrecompany.org.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest — The Community Playhouse, 1881 N. Oracle Road. The relationship between a power hungry nurse and a headstrong inmate is the driving force of this drama. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Through Sept. 24. $15. 887-6239.