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. 
  • Free Form Friday Fight Night — Four improv teams that compete against each other. Ages 17 and up. 9:15 p.m. Sept. 22. Free.
  • Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe Uncensored Shows — Ages 17 and up. 9:30 p.m. Sept. 23. $5.

Poetry

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

  • BirúPirúPerú: Collective Projects of Peruvian Visual Poetry — Five collective projects of Peruvian visual poetry that explore diverse poetic records. Open 24 hours. Daily. Free.
  • Family Day — Workshops, music, activities, refreshments. Ages infant to 13. 10 a.m. Sept. 23. Free.
  • Shop Talk: The Work of Aimee Nezhukumatathil — Christine Baines leads a Shop Talk as Nezhukumatathil reads from her works. 6 p.m. Sept. 26. Free.
  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil — Readings from her work. 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Free.

Kirk-Bear Canyon Poetry Circle — Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road. Monthly poetry discussions, led by docents from the UA Poetry Center. 1 p.m. Sept. 25. Free. 594-5275.

Oro Valley Poetry Circle — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Monthly poetry discussions, led by docents from the UA Poetry Center. 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Free. 626-3765.

Poetry Circle — Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive. Members are invited to come and share their knowledge of favorite poets or listen and learn about new poets. Ages 16 and up. 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Free. 594-5580.

Dinner 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.

Theater

The Phantom of the Opera — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. A love story of musical with goofy song and dance. Call for show dates and times. $20.95. 886-9428.

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. Last chance. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-23; 2 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24. $15-$38. 551-2053.

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. Last chance. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-23. $20. 327-4242.

Tigers Be Still — Tornabene Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road. A comedy about two modern families find that happiness is not as impossible as it seems. Ages 13 and up. 1:30 p.m. Sept. 24; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-23, 28 and 29. Through Oct. 7. $15-$28 621-1162.

The Astronaut Farmworker — PCC Center for the Arts West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. A Play that examines the challenges Pepito faces in school as the son of migrant farmworkers, and how his commitment to learning helps him to achieve his dream. 7 p.m. Sept. 22, 23 and 29; 2 p.m. 23 and 24. Through Oct 1. $8. 206-6986.

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. Sept. 23; 2 p.m. Sept. 22, 23 and 29. Through Oct. 1. $20. 207-2491.

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. Last chance. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23; 2 p.m. Sept. 24. $15. 887-6239.

Building the Wall — Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. A campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. A writer interviews the supervisor of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29. $27. 882-7406.

Chapter Two — Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. Comedy about a recently widowed writer, who is introduced by his press-agent brother to soap opera actress. They begin a romance while coming to terms with starting from scratch. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Through Sept. 30.$25-$73. 622-2823.