Now Playing Aug. 29-Sept. 5: Theaters




DRAG QUEEN BINGO: Beneva Fruitville, Lindsay Carlton and Tamiami Trails continue their antics with an updated version of their usual show. Summer Schedule: 8 p.m. August 30. Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $5. 365-2494;

“SAMMY TONIGHT!”: De’zhon Fields channels the spirit of Sammy Davis Jr. without veering into caricature in a cabaret style performance. (Reviewed by Susan Rife.) Through Sept. 1. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, 1646 10th Way. 366-1505;


"ART": Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning comedy about the value of art and how one painting can alter the relationships among three good friends. Through Sept. 8. Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd St. N., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529;

“HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH”: The Obie Award-winning off-Broadway hit about an East German rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, Sept. 4-29. Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827;

"THE MEMORY": This improvisational show uses audience suggestions to create comedic short plays. Every first Sunday, 8 p.m. Raymond James Theatre, 163 3rd St. N., St. Petersburg. $15 or pay-what-you-can at the door. (727) 823-7529;


BAY AREA IMPROV THEATRE "BAIT": Every third Sun., 8 p.m. This improvisational show experiments with mid to long "improv" and unscripted scenes, also working in some games. It is fun for both audiences who want to participate or just watch and laugh. Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 823-7529;



“NOW YOU KNOW: AN EVENING WITH STEVE, LENNY & ANNIE”: A cabaret filled with backstage stories featuring Broadway veteran Ann Morrison. Aug. 30. Manatee Players, 502 3rd Ave. W. 748-5875;


“SINNERS”: Drama follows after a furniture store owner is found in the arms of a local minister's wife. Sept. 4-22. Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St. 475-6756;


“THE GUYS”: Based on a true story, a play about a fire captain who lost most of his men in the 9/11 attacks and turned to a writer to help him write the eulogies. The Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 365-2494;



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