Laugh Local VT Comedy Open Mic Night. Live stand-up comics do 5 to 7 minutes of new material. Plenty of seating and on-street parking. This event is always a hit! Bob 793-3884.
June 14. Sign up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. American Legion Post #3, 21 Main St., Montpelier. Free, but donations welcome.
Extempo. Tell a 5- to 7.5-minute, first-person, true story from your own life. Sign up in advance and come with your story already practiced to deliver smoothly without notes. No theme. 479-0896 or extempoVT.com.
June 14. 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 136 N. Main St., Barre. $5, free to participants.
The Birdcatcher in Hell. Originally created in spring 1971, when Bread & Puppet was Theater-in-Residence at Goddard College, the story comes from an ancient Kyogen, a comic interlude in the Japanese Noh cycle. This show celebrates Bread & Puppet’s 50th Anniversary, featuring several original cast members, including Avram Patt, Susan Bettmann, Barbara Leber, Marc Estrin and Peter Schumann.
June 9. 7 p.m. Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. $15.
The Mystery of Irma Vep. Hilarious murder mystery spoof by Charles Ludlam. Come creatively dressed for half-price ticket. Thurs.–Sun., June 7–23. Preview June 6. Tickets and information at 229-0492, email@example.com or lostnationtheater.org.
Opens June 7 and 8. Preshow party 7 p.m., curtain 8 p.m. Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall, 39 Main St. $30, $15 for dressed-up attendees.
Shakespeare’s Timeline of Life. Play written, choreographed, produced and performed by students of the Montessori School of Central Vermont Elementary School. A Montessori-influenced interpretation of how we came to be. 223-3320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 7. 6:30 p.m. Barre Labor Hall, 46 Granite St. $10