The Unexpected Guest: The Driftwood Players present Agatha Christie’s 1930s thriller set on an estate in Wales. A stranger breaks into a house to find the mistress of the estate standing over the dead body of her husband with a gun in her hand. But whodunit? Any of the guests — the mistresss lover, the dead man’s mother, the prim Miss Barrett — could have done it. Curtain at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Sunday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 29 at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Tickets are $25 general, $22 for juniors (under 18), seniors (over 60) and military; call 425-774-9600 or purchase online at www.driftwoodplayers.com. Parking is free.
“Play On!”: The Last Chance Players are trying desperately to put on a play in Rick Abbot’s noisy and zany comedy by OutCast Productions. Performances are Sept. 20 through Oct. 5 at the Black Box Theater, Whidbey Island Fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets are $16 general, $12 students and seniors through brownpapertickets or by reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Barefoot in the Park”: Neil Simon’s love story from 1963 pairs a stuffed-shirt lawyer with a free spirit; at 2 and 8 p.m. on various days through Oct. 5 at Seattle Center. Tickets are $15 in advance through brownpapertickets.com, $20 at the door.
“Middletown”: Author Will Eno takes a whimsical, contemporary spin on the mundane lives of neighbors and strangers and citizens of Middletown, otherwise known as Everytown, U.S.A.; continues through Sept. 29 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Tickets start at $41. Call 206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org.
“Secondhand Lions”: A new musical based on the film that starred Robert Duvall and Michael Caine. A young boy is forced to stay with his two uncles for a summer on their farm in Texas. The uncles’ stories and the boy’s imagination turn it into the adventure of a lifetime; through Oct. 6, with curtain at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays with some exceptions. Tickets start at $29 at www.5thavenue.org or at the box office at 206-625-1900; 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle.
“The Matchmaker”: Thornton Wilder’s romantic comedy is about love, money and the love of money. Dolly Levi is a romance broker who sets her own cap for the wealthy Mr. Horace Vandergelder, who is looking for a new wife. (The play eventually became the musical “Hello, Dolly.”) Shows run through Oct. 19 at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., Seattle. tickets are $15 to $40 at 206-781-9707 or taproottheatre.org/buy-tickets.
“The Servant of Two Masters”: The classic Italian farce from the 1740s runs from Sept. 27 to Oct. 20 at Seattle Reperatory Theater, 155 Mercer St., Seattle. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with 2 p.m. matinees on most Saturdays and Sundays and select Wednesdays. A talk with members of the production’s artistic team will be offered at 7 p.m. Oct. 1, before the show. Discussions will be held after the performances at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 and 16 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and Oct. 13. Tickets are $15 to 80 at the box office at 206-443-2222 or online at www.seattlerep.org.
Seeking performers: Historic Everett theatre is looking for performers for an old-time vaudeville show on Jan. 18 at HET. All types of performers are needed, for instance, singers, musicians, comedians, magicians, jugglers and pet acts. Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Historic Everett Theatre 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Schedule a time by emailing Curt Shriner at email@example.com.