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Stories on Stage

“Cliffhangers” brings a group of stories calculated to keep one in suspense: “The Girls” by Joy Williams, read by Martha Harmon Pardee; “Before” by Gary Schanbacher, read by John Hutton; “The Cousins” by Joyce Carol Oates, read by Kathy Brady and Robin Moseley, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 5. Performances at El Centro Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Tickets: $25/$15 students, 303-494-0523, storiesonstage.org.

Bach in Boulder

“Bach at Leipzig” is presented May 3-18 by the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company at Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25/$22/$19, 303-444-7328, betc.org.

Reza regional premiere

“Life X 3” by award-winner Yasmina Reza is presented by 11 Minutes Theatre Company at the Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, in its Denver-area premiere. Performances: May 3-19, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m, Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: 720-333-3499, jjj103125@gmail.com.

O’Neill’s masterpiece

“Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” the Pulitzer Prize winner, by Eugene O’Neill, opens with previews May 10, 11, 12 and continues through June 9 at Germinal Stage Denver, 2540 W. 44th Ave., Denver. Performances: all at 7 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. (Preview matinee only on May 11.) 303-455-7108.

Some enchanted evening

“South Pacific” by Rodgers and Hammerstein plays through May 12 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Presented by Performance Now Theatre Company, with direction by Bernie Cardell, choreography by Kelly Kates, musical direction by Eric Weinstein. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Tickets:$28, 303-978-7845, performancenow.org.

‘Mill Fire’ at Spark

“Mill Fire” by Sally Nemeth, a regional premiere at Spark Theater, 985 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, runs May 10 to June 1. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Directed by Roger Winn, new artistic director. Tickets: $10 to $20, sparktheater.org.