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PG Wode­house’s lov­able char­ac­ters Ber­tie Wooster and his valet Jeeves come to life on­stage in their new play—and play-within-aplay—”Jeeves and Wooster in Per­fect Non­sense.” There’s a mis­han­dled match­mak­ing, a sil­ver cow creamer, and other clas­sic Woos­t­e­rian hi­jinks.

Sep 13-25. Drama The­atre, Acad­emy for Per­form­ing Arts, 1 Glouces­ter Rd., Wan Chai. $450-650 from hk­tick­et­ In Lewis Car­roll’s clas­sic poem “The Hunt­ing of the Snark,” a band of rov­ing ad­ven­tur­ers sets off to find the epony­mous rare and near-myth­i­cal crea­ture—but when they get to Snark Is­land, they’re not pre­pared for all the fan­tas­ti­cal beasts that lie in wait. Don’t miss this rolling mu­si­cal com­edy when it makes its stop in Hong Kong. Sep 20-25. Drama The­atre, Acad­emy for Per­form­ing Arts, 1 Glouces­ter Rd., Wan Chai. $395-550 from hk­tick­et­ The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Earnest

Os­car Wilde’s time­less, hi­lar­i­ous play about two young gen­tle­men who make up false iden­ti­ties in or­der to get away from their so­cial obli­ga­tions (af­ter all, there’s no such thing as ghost­ing in Vic­to­rian Eng­land!) comes to She­ung Wan cour­tesy of the Hong Kong Shadow play­ers.

Sep 15-16, 7:15pm; Sep 16, 3:15pm. She­ung Wan Civic Cen­tre, 345 Queen’s Rd. Cen­tral,

She­ung Wan. $120-240 from

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre, the 19th cen­tury tale of a young woman hus­tlin’ through life just try­ing to get hers, has been adapted for the stage by the Ab­so­lutely Fab­u­lous The­atre Con­nec­tion un­der the di­rec­tion of Michael Shar­mon. Jane has a trau­matic up­bring­ing, first or­phaned and then abused by her aunt. But through the guid­ance of a gen­tle teacher and the strength of her own con­vic­tions, she finds her­self gov­erness to a young French girl and meets the mys­te­ri­ous Mr. Rochester, who has a se­cret that may com­pro­mise her goals. Aug 26-27, 8pm; Aug 28, 2:30pm.

$120 from

Jeeves and Wooster in Per­fect Non­sense

The Hunt­ing of the Snark

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