6 shows to see in November

Be thankful that the Midwestern premiere of an intriguing medical drama and a Gershwin extravaganza are among the noteworthy options on local stages in November.

An Act of God

Nov. 1-18, Loft Theatre

The Human Race Theatre Company supplies the regional premiere of this hilariously irreverent 2015 comedy by 13-time Emmy winner David Javerbaum (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”). Sara Mackie stars as The Almighty with a lot to say about those Commandments. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., Dayton. $19.50-$55. Call (937) 228-3630 or visit humanracetheatre.org.

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Crazy for You

Nov. 1-18, Wright State University

Polar opposites Bobby Child and Polly Baker fall in love in a sleepy Nevada town called Deadrock in this rollicking 1992 Gershwin musical featuring Great American Songbook standards such as “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Embraceable You.” 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Fairborn. $15-$25. Call (937) 775-2500 or visit wright.edu/tdmp

Credit: Victoria Theatre Association

Credit: Victoria Theatre Association

Side Show

Nov. 9-17, PNC Arts Annex

Dare to Defy Productions brings the true story of conjoined twins and vaudeville stars Daisy and Violet Hilton back to Dayton. This tuneful and heartbreaking 1997 musical features a first-rate score by “Dreamgirls” composer Henry Krieger. 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays at PNC Arts Annex, Second and Ludlow Streets, Dayton. $22.50-$33. Call (937) 228-3630 or visit ticketcenterstage.com.

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A Little Piece of Heaven

Nov. 15-18, First Lutheran Church

Undercroft Players presents Matthew Carlin’s drama about the bonds of unexpected friendship at a quirky tourist shop. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the basement of First Lutheran Church, 138 W. First St., Dayton. $5-$10. For more information, visit undercroftplayers.weebly.com.

Calendar Girls

Nov. 16-25, Young at Heart Players

In this comedy, based on the 2003 British film of the same name, hilarity ensues when a group of ladies decide to pose discreetly nude for a fundraising calendar. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton. $12-$15. Call (937) 654-0400 or visit youngatheartplayers.com

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The Man Who Killed the Cure

Nov. 16-25, Dayton Theatre Guild

Luke Yankee’s “The Last Lifeboat” was a hit for the Guild in 2016. He’s back with another drama based on the life of Max Gerson, one of the fathers of natural healing. When Gerson discovers an all-natural cure for cancer in the late 1940s, a rival doctor, a large pharmaceutical company, and the medical establishment seek to stop him at all costs. A talkback with Yankee, the son of Academy Award winner Eileen Heckart (“Butterflies are Free”), will follow the Nov. 17 performance. 8 p.m. Fridays, 5 p.m. Saturdays (with the exception of the Nov. 17 performance at 8 p.m.), and 3 p.m. Sundays at 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton. $15. Call (937) 278-5993 or daytontheatreguild.org

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