THE 20TH OF NOVEMBER is a play that focuses on a student planning a school shooting, who shares his reasons for doing so with the audience. Until Oct. 4 ($25 at 416-975-8555). Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES As his adventures takes him to many lands, Pericles dreams of reuniting with his family and regaining the happiness he lost. Until Saturday ($18-$133.75 at 800-567-1600). Tom Patterson Theatre, 111 Lakeside Dr., Stratford, Ont. THE ALCHEMIST A trio of con-artists use pseudo-science to rid the wealthier fools of London of their undeserved money. Until Saturday ($18-$121.25 at 800-567-1600). Tom Patterson Theatre, 111 Lakeside Dr., Stratford, Ont. BLIND DATE Returning to Toronto after stints off-Broadway and West London, this daring night challenges one brave member of the audience to be creator Rebecca Northan’s blind date for the night. Naturally there isn’t a script and it’s impossible to know just what will happen each night, but it’s got a unique energy that promises a night of laughs and plenty of surprises. Until Oct. 4 ($31.75-$62.75 at 416-5311827). Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave. CAROUSEL A carousel barker and mill worker risk their jobs for a chance to be together. When the worst happens, the barker is driven to a life of crime to support his soon-to-be child. Until Oct. 16 ($20-$119.40 at 800-567-1600). Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St., Stratford, Ont. THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Perhaps the most famous diary in history, this stage production traces the diary pages that tell the story of a young Jewish girl who hid in an attic with her family and their friends to avoid the Nazis. Until Oct. 10 ($18-$118.30 at 800-567-1600). Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St., Stratford, Ont. THE DIVINE: A PLAY FOR SARAH BERNHARDT Detailing the life of actress Sarah Bernhardt, this play follows her performances around Quebec City at the turn of the 20th century. Until Oct. 11 ($42.40-$119.24 at 905-468-2172). Royal George Theatre, 85 Queen St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. EMPIRE With rave reviews, sold out performances and standing ovations in New York and across Australia, Spiegelworld in co-operation with evenko, smashes together the boundaries of circus, cabaret, variety and burlesque, reinventing the genres for a 21st-century audience. This 90-minute adventure will be performed by talents assembled from around the world. Until Sept. 27 ($69$129 at Spiegelworld.ca). Corner of Rees St. and Queens Quay W. HAMLET In this Shakespearean classic, a Danish prince is visited by the ghostly image of his father, leading him on a quest for revenge that tears a streak of death and madness through everyone it touches. Until Oct. 11 ($18-$125 at 800567-1600). Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford, Ont. HAPPY PLACE This is the second work by playwright Pamela Mala Sinha that focuses on the relationships between seven women. Until Oct. 17 ($29.50-$89 at 416-866-8666). Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES A retired longshoreman named Gus Marcantonio has been feeling odd lately, so his sister, three children and their respective spouses and exes stage an intervention for him. Until Oct. 10 ($42.40-$98.90 at 905-468-2172). Studio Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. KINKY BOOTS This Broadway hit and Tony Award-winning musical comes to Toronto. The story follows Charlie, who has inherited his father’s nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Charlie gains inspiration from Lola, an entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, to save his family business. Until Dec. 20 ($35-$130 at 416-872-1212). Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. THE LAST WIFE A wife is embroiled in a steamy affair as her abusive husband lies dying, and with that, the promise of something more. Until Sept. 26 ($19.50$115 at 800-567-1600). Studio Theatre, 34 George St. E., Stratford, Ont. LIGHT UP THE SKY The cast of a new play happily awaits for the curtain to go up, with a happy fraternity readying them for the performance, but things aren’t quite so pleasant at the hotel after the show. Until Oct. 11 ($36.75-$139.58 at 905-468-2172). Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford, Ont. LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST The King of Navarre and three of his friends have sworn off women for three years and are soon confronted with four ravishing women to tempt them from their vow. Until Oct. 9 ($12.50-$170 at 800-567-1600). Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford, Ont. OEDIPUS REX With corruption killing his people, King Oedipus must discover the truth as to why the gods have cursed his land. Until Friday ($19.50-$133.75 at 800-567-1600). Tom Patterson Theatre, 111 Lakeside Dr., Stratford, Ont. MARAT SADE This play, penned by German playwright Peter Weiss in the ‘60s, bears the full title of The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. As this title suggests, the play tells the story of several prison inmates attempting to stage a theatrical adaptation of Marat’s murder. Until Oct. 17 ($29.50-$89 at 416-866-8666). Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is full of classical Motown songs that tell the story of the record label that brought us the Temptations, the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and many other much-loved artists from the 20th century. Tuesday until Oct. 25 ($46$235 at 416-872-1212). Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. THE PHYSICISTS Three physicians are trapped in a sanatorium, believing themselves to be famous scientists of the past. Until Sept. 27 ($18-$116.50 at 800567-1600). Tom Patterson Theatre, 111 Lakeside Dr., Stratford, Ont. THE PLAY’S THE THING P.G. Wodehouse adapted this Hungarian comedy by Ferenc Molnar into English that exposes the chaotic realities of life in theatre. Wednesday until Oct. 14 ($29.50-$89 at 416-866-8666). Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. POSSIBLE WORLDS Two detectives are confronted with a murder that sends one of them through alternate dimensions. Until Saturday ($22-$110.60 at 800-5567-1600). Studio Theatre, 34 George St. E., Stratford, Ont. PROARTEDANZA presents modern and ballet dance works at Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps dance series. Wednesday until Sept. 26 ($27-$47 at 416-973-4000). Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER The young Kate has her eyes on the dashing Charles, but he finds himself bashful around upper-class women, so Kate must impersonate a barmaid to get his attention. Until Oct. 10 ($18-$107.30 at 800-567-1600). Avon Theatre, 99 Downie St., Stratford, Ont. THE SOUND OF MUSIC What else is there to be done with a problematic nun, except to send her to be the governess for the family of an Austrian naval officer? She brings a joy into their lives through this beloved musical. Until Oct. 18 ($20$170 at 800-567-1600). Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford, Ont. TAMING OF THE SHREW When the implacable Katherina falls into the sights of Petruchio, a fierce battle of wills drive this intense courtship toward hilarity. Until Oct. 10 ($18-$145.80 at 800-567-1600). Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford, Ont. THEATRESPORTS attempts to mix the energy and excitement of a sporting event with the humour and spontaneity of an improv performance. Two teams face off in a battle to see who can make the audience laugh the hardest and win the title of the funniest comedy troupe. Saturday. Until Dec. 26 ($12 at 416-491-3115). Bad Dog Theatre Company, 875 Bloor St. W. TREASURE ISLAND Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, this story follows Jane Hawkins, who holds the map to a legendary pirate treasure on an island. Until Sept. 27 ($16 at 416-3688031). Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, 4950 Yonge St., North York. YOURS FOREVER, MARIE-LOU Michel Tremblay, considered one of Canada’s greatest writers, presents one of his classic works. The play focuses on the conflicts and relationships of a Quebec family that consists of three women and one man. This new adaptation was translated by Linda Gaboriau and commissioned by Soulpepper to conclude their 2015 season. Until Oct. 17 ($29.50$89 at 416-866-8666). Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane.