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‘I Am My Own Wife’
BLK BOX PHX
March 7-16
Phoenix Theatre
1825 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
This award-winning one-man show, based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an East German transgender woman, is a vivid portrayal by one actor of over 30 different characters that features one unique person whose ability to endure and survive the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German regime. Tickets are $27-$40 plus fees. Visit http://blkboxphx.com.

‘Tartanic’
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8
Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave.
Dressed in kilts and sunglasses, Tartanic gives its audiences a barrage of sound from two highland bagpipes, two percussionists, eight drums, six drones and more, all played at over 120 beats per minute. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Visit https://www.azirish.org/concerts.

Beth Lederman Quartet
6 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 17
Nelson Hall stage,
Church of the Beatitudes
555 W. Glendale Ave.
602-264-1221
Pianist Beth Lederman, whose family owned Lederman Music Company, grew up in a world filled with music. Her repertoire includes pop music, jazz, swing, and Latin standards. Lederman will share the Nelson stage with singer, Heather Jakeman, Felix Saenz on bass and Emerson Laffey on drums. Admission is a suggested $5 donation at the door. Visit www.beatitudeschurch.org/concerts.

‘New Paradigms of Contemporary Latin American Abstraction’
6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Since the 1990s, Latin American abstraction has become a laboratory for critical intervention on pressing social, political and cultural issues. Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Ph.D., will discuss how viewers can interpret and experience contemporary Latin American abstraction in new ways. General admission is a voluntary donation and lecture tickets are $5. Visit www.phxart.org.

Red Hot Chilli PIPERS
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27
Madison Center for the Arts
5601 N. 16th St.
A nine-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers who have been rocking the world with bagpipes with attitude, and drums with a Scottish accent. Tickets are $13 to $70 plus fees. Visit www.themadison.org.

‘Chicago’
American Theatre Guild
March 28-31
Orpheum Theatre
203 W. Adams St.
Nightclub sensation Velma murders her philandering husband, and Chicago’s slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, is set to defend her. But when Roxie also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well—turning her into a media circus of headlines. Tickets are $50-$95 plus fees. Visit www.BroadwayOrpheum.com.

‘Frost/Nixon’
iTheatre Collaborative
March 29-April 13
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
Determined to resurrect his talk-show career, David Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself in his nation’s eyes. In the television age, image is king, and both men are desperate to out-talk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president’s legacy. Tickets are $20-$25 plus fees, with discounts for seniors, students and military. Visit www.itheatreaz.org.

‘Sisters in Law’
April 3-28
Phoenix Theatre
1825 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
Based on the 2015 best-selling book of the same name by Linda Hirshman, this new world premiere play features the relationship between two U.S. Supreme Court justices who are polar opposites and also modern-day legends: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor. Tickets are $41 to $101, fees included. Visit https://www.phoenixtheatre.com/tickets.

‘A Fist Full of Puppets’
All Puppet Players
April 5-27
Playhouse on the Park,
Central Arts Plaza
1850 N. Central Ave.
602-254-2151
A quick-draw competition sets the stage for a gaggle of homicidal maniacs and insane humans, all hoping for victory and unspoiled riches. Among them is a mysterious lady, with ties to the town and seeking vengeance. Watch and laugh as puppets and humans are infused into this celebrated genre for a show packed with outrageous plot twists, audience participation and pure puppet anarchy. Tickets are $26-$55 including fees. Visit www.allpuppetplayers.com.

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