Stages Repertory Theatre presents Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, directed by Katie Barton with music direction by Ben Hope. The iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes to life in this unique musical about struggle and success, love and faith, rowdiness and redemption and home and family. It features more than two dozen classis hits including “I Walk The Line”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire.” It’s a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ musical portrait of The Man in Black. Through September 2. Stages also presents the return of extremely popular and talented Denise Fennell in Sister’s Summer School Catechism: God Never Takes A Vacation. The diocese has decided to offer summer school for those who need additional classroom time. Sister leads hysterical discussions about whether Jesus had to go to summer school and appropriate summer vacations for practicing Catholics. Classroom participation is a must, but being Catholic is not! Through September 9. 3201Allen Parkway. Tickets: StagesTheatre.com or 713-527-0123.
Final weekend: Main Street Theater presents Doug Atkins in Jonathan Tolins’s Buyer & Cellar. A struggling actor in Los Angeles, Alex More has a story to tell. He takes a day job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar (a-hem, Barbra Streisand!). One day the lady herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their connection ever make it upstairs in the real world? It’s an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the love-hate relationship between gay men and divas, and the oddest of odd jobs. Through August 12. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 3 p.m. 2540 Times Boulevard. Tickets: 713-524-6706.
Theatre Suburbia presents She Was Only Marginally Modest or Have You No Shame?, a summer mellerdrammer by Vern Harden. Elvin Moriarty directs. Friday through Sunday, through August 25. 4106 Way Out West Drive. Tickets: TheatreSuburbia.org or 713-682-3525.
Caduceus Theater Arts Company presents Porcelain, written by Chay Yew and directed by Bonnie Hewitt. Triply scorned as an Asian, a homosexual and now a murderer, a young man stands on trial for a crime of passion. August 2 through 26, 8 p.m. Special LGBTQ performance, Thursday, August 9. MATCH 1, 3400 Main St. Tickets: boxoffice@MatcHouston.org or 713-521-4533.
Alley Theatre presents the longest running show in world theatre history, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Part of the Exxon Mobile Summer Chills, this classic whodunit recently celebrated its 66th anniversary on London’s West End and still thrills audiences today. A group of strangers find themselves trapped in a British boarding house during a snowstorm with a murderer afoot. It’s an Agatha Christie plot twist finish that you won’t want to miss. Suitable for ages 12 and up. August 12 through September 2. 615 Texas Avenue. Tickets: AlleyTheatre.org.
Mildred’s Umbrella presents The Moors by Jan Silverman. On the bleak Moors
of Yorkshire two spinster sisters, an unassuming governess, and a mischievous maid make plays for love and power in a world that limits them all. Who will be left standing at the end? Can they truly shake off their position and role? Can a mastiff love a moorhen? August 30 though September 15. Chelsea Market Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd. Pay-what-you-can, all performances. Tickets: info@MildredsUmbrella.com or 830-463-0219.