"Cloud 9," University of Nebraska at Omaha Theatre, Weber Fine Arts Building, 6001 Dodge St., Wednesday through March 5. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Tickets: $6 Wednesday, Thursday and March 2, $16 all other performances. Free for UNO students with valid ID. Information: unomaha.edu/unotheatre or 402-554-7529.
British playwright Caryl Churchill's play debuted in 1981, with a revival last year by the Atlantic Theater Company. UNO faculty member Ryan Hartigan is director. Cast members are Brandon Williams, Maggie Fisher, Leslie Little, Dennis Stessman, Ryann Woods, Ankita Ashrit and Andy Prescott.
"Sive," Brigit St. Brigit Theater, 40th Street Theatre, 4008 Hamilton St., Friday through March 6. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 students, senior citizens and military personnel. Information: bsbtheatre.com or 402-502-4910.
This play by John B. Keane is the centerpiece of the theater's annual Irish Festival. It's the story of an illegitimate 18-year-old named Sive who lives with a great-aunt and an uncle and his wife. A matchmaker wants Sive to marry a rich but haggard old man and offers money to her uncle's wife if she can make that happen. Suspense and tragedy surround the story. Cathy Kurz directs a cast that includes Kelsi Weston, Delaney Driscoll, MaryBeth Adams, Eric Griffith, Wes Clowers, Scott Working, Jackson Cottrell and Gordon Spencer. Check the theater website for additional festival events.
"Tom Jones," Creighton University Lied Education Center for the Arts, 2500 California Plaza, Wednesday through Sunday. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: Information: 402-280-1448.
Though it's based on a 1749 novel by Henry Fielding, "Tom Jones" is as bawdy and raucous as any modern play. The all-student cast includes Eddie McGonigal, Rachel Schmidt, Hailee Domagalski and Benjamin Gliedt.
"Plastic! Drastic," Rose Theater, opens Feb. 26. Information: 402-345-4849.
"Best of Friends," Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W. Mission Ave., through Feb. 28. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18 adults, $16 senior citizens, $10 students with valid ID. Information: bellevuelittletheatre.com or 402-291-1554.
"Caroline, or Change," Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., through March 20. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $40 adults, $25 students. Information: omahaplayhouse.com or 402-5530800.
"The Designated Mourner," Circle Theatre, Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson St., through Feb. 27. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $15 adults, $13 senior citizens, $10 students, Theatre Arts Guild members and active military personnel. Information: email@example.com or 402-553-4715.
"Frost/Nixon," Blue Barn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St., through Feb. 28. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $30 adults, $25 students, senior citizens 65 and older, Theatre Arts Guild members and groups of 10 or more. Information: bluebarn.org or 402-345-1576.
"Let's Settle It on the Board," The Apollon, 1801 Vinton St., through March 5. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $30 adults, $20 students. Information: apollonomaha.com or 402-884-0135.
"Newsies," Omaha Performing Arts Broadway Series, Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., through Sunday. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. tonight, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $40 to $125. Information: ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606.