New Orleans Stages Calendar Aug. 1-8, 2013

THURSDAY-SATURDAY

  • CHESAPEAKE: 8 p.m., Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Performance by Second Star Performance Collective. $15. eventbrite.com.

KISS ME KATE: 8 P.M., DIXON HALL, TULANE UNIVERSITY; COLE PORTER MUSICAL ABOUT ON AND OFFSTAGE DRAMA DURING A MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE’S “THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.” (504) 865-5105.

THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT: 8 P.M., TTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLID$ID/NOTHINGTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR$ID/NOTHINGTEXT COLORTEXT COLORHE ALLWAYS THEATRE, 2240 ST. CLAUDE AVE. A FORMER DRUG DEALER FRESH OUT OF REHAB REUNITES WITH HIS DRUG-ADDICTED GIRLFRIEND. JOSH PARHAM DIRECTS THE *NU* THEATRE PRODUCTION. TICKETS, $15. (504) 218-5778.

THE WOMEN: 8 P.M., MID-CITY THEATRE, 3540 TOULOUSE ST. STAGED READING BY THE COMPANY OF MEN. A STAGED READING OF THE CLARE BOOTH LUCE PLAY ABOUT MANHATTAN SOCIALITES AND OTHERS. $15. (504) 488-1460.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

  • “SAVED BY THE BELL”-THE STAGED READING: 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m., Sunday, Mid City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., New Orleans. $20. www.eventbrite.com.

SUNDAY

  • KISS ME KATE: 8 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University; Cole Porter musical about on and offstage drama during a musical production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” (504) 865-5105
  • THE WOMEN: 6 p.m., Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St. Staged reading by the Company of Men. A staged reading of the Clare Booth Luce play about Manhattan socialites and others. $15. (504) 488-1460.