FRIDAY, JULY 31
24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL. 8 p.m., theater enthusiasts meet to receive their assignments. The performance is at 8 p.m.on Saturday, 24 hours after the first meeting. Participants will be assigned into casts at random with one director and one playwright for each production. Through the night, playwrights will write one-act plays, while everyone else goes home to return the next morning. Rehearsal throughout Saturday. Actors must be older than 16. Participation is free. $10 for performance on Saturday. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. (860)523-5900 ext. 15.
JULY 31, AUG. 1
THE NOW UNBOXING PROJECT. A dance company. 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday. “SLAG,” a culmination of summer residency pieces. The Dirt Salon, 50 Bartholomew Ave., Hartford. $15, general admission. $5 tickets available for artists, students, and those unable to pay general admission.
CIRQUE ELOIZE. Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. with matinee performances each Wednesday and Saturday with a special matinee on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. Modern circus transports audiences to urban streetscape. $40. Foxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882.
NOW thru SEPT. 5
‘I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO TONY BENNETT.’ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. (except for Aug. 14 and 15). Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Rd., Berlin. $30. CTCabaret.com
NOW thru AUG. 23
‘I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS.’ Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Weekend matinee at 2:30 p.m. TheaterWorks, City Arts on Pearl, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. General admission, $500. $15 reserved seating upgrade fee. Student rush with ID, $15. Seniors, $35. (860) 527-7838, TheaterWorksHartford.org
NOW thru AUG. 8
‘ENRON.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Presented by Hole in the Wall Theater. A play about one of the most infamous scandals in financial history. Hole In The Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $20 for general admission. $15 for students and seniors. HITW.org