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Based on a true story, I Am My Own Wife is in­spired by in­ter­views con­ducted by the play­wright over sev­eral years. It tells the tale of Char­lotte von Mahls­dorf, a Ger­man trans­ves­tite who man­aged to sur­vive the Nazi on­slaught and the re­pres­sive East Ger­man Com­mu­nist regime. The pro­duc­tion runs Sept. 28– 30 and Oct. 5–7 at the Ke­nil­worth 508 The­atre, 1925 E. Ke­nil­worth Place, Mil­wau­kee. Show­times are 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, with dis­counts for se­niors ($20) and stu­dents ($15). 414-961-6119 or the­atregi­gante.org

The 80th sea­son opens with Boe­ing Boe­ing, run­ning through Oct. 1 at Racine The­atre Guild, 2519 North­west­ern Ave., Racine. Di­rected by Am­ber Smith, the com­edy fea­tures Bernard as he jug­gles his three stew­ardess fi­ancées, Gabriella, Gretchen and Glo­ria. Per­for­mances take place at 7:30 p.m. Fri­day and Satur­day and 2 p.m. Sun­day. Sept. 23 and Sept. 30 will also have 2 p.m. shows. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for se­niors and $13 for stu­dents. There also will be ad­di­tional per­for­mances 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and Sept. 28 for a dis­counted rate. 262-633-4218 or racinethe­atre.org

Called a “hi­lar­i­ously neu­ro­sis-in­fused mu­si­cal,” Falset­tos tells the story of a man’s lover be­ing di­ag­nosed with AIDS, and how the en­tire non­tra­di­tional fam­ily must put aside their is­sues and come to­gether. The pre­sen­ta­tion takes place at the Bartell The­atre, 113 Mif­flin St., Madi­son, and runs Sept. 29–Oct. 14. Show­times are Wed­nes­day–Satur­day at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. mati­nee Oct. 8 and Oct. 14. Tickets are $25. 608-661-9696 or bartellthe­atre.org

presents Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Ter­rence Mc­Nally. The bit­ter­sweet comic ro­mance, di­rected by Mary MacDonald Kerr, takes place at the Broad­way The­atre Cen­ter’s Stu­dio The­atre, 158 N. Broad­way, Mil­wau­kee, through Oct. 15 (see web­site for show­times). Tickets are $43.50. 414291-7800 or mil­wau­keecham­berthe­atre.com

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