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Things to Do: Jane Austen, art openings and a funny night with some old ‘Friends’

Brynn Lewallen as Lady Susan, Jay Mack as Reginald and Halsey Redman as Frederica in Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan.” Image courtesy of Excellent Theater

‘Lady Susan’
7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. As a result of Nov 14. Very good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Heart, 76 Congress St., Portland, $27, $34.
Good Theater on Portland’s Munjoy Hill kicks off its time with the pleasant comedy of manners “Lady Susan,” penned by none other than Jane Austen. You are going to fulfill a newly widowed female recognised as the “most attained coquette in England” who drops in instead unexpectedly at the place household of her late husband’s relatives. Sparks fly all over the place, and you will snicker your way by way of the show. 

A chess established created by Don Best.

The Craft Maker’s Gambit opening night time
5-9 p.m. Friday. Maine Craft Portland, 521 Congress St., Portland.
It’s your go as to when you see this new exhibit, and you have until eventually the stop of the yr to do so. The Craft Maker’s Gambit functions functions from 28 Maine Crafts Affiliation artists in a selection of media like blown glass, carved wood and solid metal. They ended up all influenced by the activity of chess so be certain to, ahem, check your agenda, and strike the opening evening on Friday or pop in through its run over the following two months. The present includes a chess established produced with wild and domestic beasts from the head of Don Very best, identified for his whimsical animals designed by carving and pyrography.

“Pisces” – collagraph with gouache by Brooke Lambert . Image courtesy of The Union of Maine Visual Artists

Union of Maine Visual Artists Associates Show
5-8 p.m. Friday. UMVA Gallery in the Portland Media Centre, 516 Congress St., Portland.
As you make your way all-around downtown Portland for the Very first Friday Artwork Stroll, be sure to pop into the UMVA gallery the place you’ll see its yearly drop associates show. You are going to see a huge array of functions, which includes photography, painting and blended-media, most of which will be available for sale. Artists involve Amy Bellezza, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Pat Gerkin, Kimberly Bentley, Jim Kelly and Andrew Chulyk, amongst many others. The present will be on show by means of Nov. 28.

Scene from Good friends! The Musical Parody. Photograph courtesy of Proper Angle Entertainment

‘Friends! The Musical Parody’
8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3. Condition Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $30 to $45.
Get out of 2nd equipment and into a seat at the Point out Theatre for “Friends! The Musical Parody.” The people of Rachel, Ross, Joey, Phoebe, Chandler and Monica will all be there for you in a comedic musical that satires the iconic Television present. You will be again in ’90s Manhattan hanging out at Central Perk as beloved moments from the show’s 10-calendar year operate are recreated in uncensored, lightning-speedy glory. Musical numbers involve “How You Doin?’,” “We Were On A Split,” “The One Exactly where We Make a Million Pounds an Episode” and “Oh.My.God. It is Janice!”

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