Arts & Culture

THEATER Becky Shaw The Wilma Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize finalist and off-Broadway hit comedy from Gina Gionfriddo about a woman who decides to set up her best friend on a blind date with her husband’s mysterious coworker, through Jan.

Given that “Theater District” was written by Richard Kramer, whose credits include “thirty-something” and “My So-Called Life,” it’s no surprise that the story involves a teenager trying to navigate life among a colorful, if somewhat dysfunctional, cast of characters.

Brian Strachan wears many hats. And they’re sometimes big pink ones atop towering wigs. He fills his daytime hours as a teacher, inspiring the next generation at the University of the Arts, but once a month he dons a themed costume and teases, taunts and tickles the crowd as a Bingo Verifying Diva at Philadelphia’s popular GayBINGO. Now entering its 14th year, GayBINGO has raised thousands of smiles and more than $2 million for people in the Delaware Valley living with HIV/AIDS.

THEATER Almost, Maine The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater presents an off-beat comedy where love takes some surprising turns for folks in a tiny northern town, through Jan.

FRIDAY A League of Their Own Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna and more start in this Penny Marshall-directed film about a women’s baseball team.

In what is sure to be a hot ticket, Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the latest production by legendary gay playwright Terrence McNally, who has won almost every major award the theater world has to offer and penned classics like “Lips Together, Teeth Apart” and “Love! Valour! Compassion!”

“Golden Age” uses the glamour and glitz of Paris circa 1835 as the setting for one of the most anticipated events of the day, the world premiere of Vincenzo Bellini’s latest opera, “I Puritani.

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