Two for Lunch?
Sarah Bowman, Louise Marshall honored in a one-woman show
You've likely heard of the Wyatt Earps and Zane Greys of Grand Canyon State lore. But let's hear it for the ladies, eh? Dorothy Anderson (pictured) pays homage to Sarah Bowman and Louise Marshall, "two of the most fascinating women in our state's history," from Tuesday, August 17, through August 19, during Lunchtime Theater performances of Two Women From Arizona at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 East Monroe, at 12:10 p.m. The one-woman show has Anderson, clad in turn-of-the-century (20th, that is) garb, acting out the lives of two southern Arizona pioneers. Tickets are $5. Call 602-254-7399, extension 106, for details. -- Joe Watson
Dead Men Plaid
They do wear Plaid
Plaid is rarely pretty, and sporting the pattern can be downright dangerous. This harsh fashion lesson becomes painfully evident to four former audio/visual geeks turned crooners in Forever Plaid. The musical revue, which opens at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre-West at 5247 East Brown in Mesa on Thursday, August 12, tells the cautionary tale of the Forever Plaids -- an aspiring harmony group from the 1960s on the verge of making it big. Then, while en route to pick up matching plaid suits, they're mowed down by a busload of rabid Beatles fans and die instantly. But with less than adequate exposition (because writing is not the strong suit of this little show), the still-dead Plaids return to perform and don their horrible outfits. Oh -- and it's dinner theater, so you get to eat, too. For tickets, $37 to $45, call 480-325-6700.-- C. Murphy Hebert