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Snohomish County

Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre: Unexpected Productions, brings professional comedy with “Poe Unscripted.” The wickedly funny performers will embrace the macabre and hilarity and leave your telltale heart screaming for Lenore! Unexpected Productions combines comedy, theater, improv and sports into an hour full of spontaneous fun. Audience participation is key as teams of improvisers create scenes based entirely on their suggestions; 8:05 p.m. Oct. 27. Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Avenue West Lynnwood. Tickets are $10. For more information go to www.blackboxedcc.org.

“And Then There Were None”: Agatha Christie sets this crime scene at an island house as those guests inside each succumb to a diabolical avenger; through Oct. 28 at Northshore Senior Center Stage, 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell. Tickets are $15 and $12.50. Go to www.cctbothell.org or call 800-838-3006.

“Deathtrap”: Sky Performing Arts presents this Ira Levin comedy-thriller where a Broadway playwright plots to kill one of his students to steal his script; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 4, Frank Wagner Auditorium, 639 Main St., Monroe. Tickets are $14 and $12. Calling 360-863-1663 or at Brown Paper Tickets. For more information go to www.skyperformingarts.com.

“Sylvia”: Greg’s career is winding down, while Kate’s is starting up. Greg brings home a stray dog; however, Kate sees a rival. The marriage is in jeopardy so can the two learn to compromise? 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 11 at the Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Tickets are $18.50 and $15.50. Call 206-533-2000 or brownpapertickets.com.

Island County

“Becky’s New Car”: A romp of a play by Steven Dietz where a married woman comes to a crossroads in her life and, when offered an opportunity to step into another life, she takes it; shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $22, $18 and $15. All seats $16 Sundays. Call 360-221-8268 or 800-638-7631 or go to wicaonline.com.

Seattle

“Ramayana”: This saga stars Rama, a young prince who is off to rescue his wife from an evil king; shows are at various times through Nov. 11 at ACT, The Falls Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Single tickets from $37.50 to $55; students, $15. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.

“Wicked”: Journey to the merry-old Land of Oz to learn how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch came to be; at various times through Nov. 17, The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets start at $35. Call 877-784-4849 or go to www.stgpresents.org/.

“Gaudy Night”: Another favorite Lord Peter Wimsey novel comes to Taproot Theatre which presents this Dorothy L. Sayers classic mystery about Harriet Vane’s Oxford reunion, which is terrorized by murderous threats from the “Poison Pen,” a vicious vandal determined to destroy the heroine. Is her sleuthing enough to apprehend the villain? Runs at various times through Oct. 27 at Taproot, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. Tickets range from $22 to $37. Go to www.taproottheatre.org or call 206-781-9707.

“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”: Book-It Repertory Theatre is staging this best-seller about a hopeful journey of a Chinese-American boy in 1940s Seattle; shows are at various times through Oct. 28 at Center Theatre, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Tickets from $25 to $45. Go to www.book-it.org or call 206-216-0833.

Pullman Porter Blues: This world premiere by Seattle Playwright Cheryl L. West opens Seattle Rep’s 50th Anniversary Season with the tale of three Pullman porters working on the Panama Limited in 1937; shows run through Oct. 28 at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets start at $15. Call 206-443-2222 or go to www.seattlerep.org.

“Antony and Cleopatra”: Shakespeare’s drama of the romance between a Roman general and an Egyptian queen with Seattle husband and wife actors Hans Altwies and Amy Thone to play title roles; opens with a preview Nov. 1 with shows through Nov. 18, Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St., Seattle. Tickets from $22 to $45 for adults and $22-$30 for seniors and students. Call 206-733-8222 or online at www.seattleshakespeare.org.

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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: The Whidbey Playhouse is holding auditions for this Shakespeare play; auditions will be by appointment only in 10-minute time slots starting at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 at Whidbey Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Actors will be considered for all roles. Bring a head shot or face shot and theatrical resume. Scripts can be checked out at the box office. For more information call 360-679-2237.

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