Theater and comedy
“CHILDREN OF EDEN.” Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m., Bishop Fenwick High School, 99 Margin St., Peabody. St. John’s School presents musical based on the book of Genesis that draws on the themes of contentment, commitment, conflict, family, determination, love, the strength of individuality, and the challenges and blessings of free will. Thursday and Friday admission is $10/adults, $7/children; $5 admission on Saturday. Tickets at the door or 978-531-0444.
“LATE NITE CATECHISM.” Thursday, May 2, through Sunday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m., Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly. Catechism classes are never as much fun — or as hilarious — as when they are led by Sister in the international hit comedy by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan. The irrepressible Sister teaches an adult catechism class to a roomful of “students” (the audience). Tickets available at the door prior to each performance or at www.latenitecatechismshow.com or 617-531-1257.
ONIONTOWN VARIETY SHOW. Friday, May 3, 7 to 9 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Danvers Historical Society will sponsor, featuring local entertainers and community talent. Dan Tremblay will emcee the first in a series of live performances in the restored Tapley Memorial Hall. Light refreshments. $5 admission for nonperformers; proceeds support restoration costs. 978-777-2711.
“GREASE.” Friday, May 3, 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 4, 2 and 7 p.m., Masconomet Regional Middle School, Henry F. Long Auditorium, 20 Endicott St., Topsfield. The Masconomet Regional Middle School Drama and Music Department presents the rock musical with story, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. $10/ticket, available at the door. http://masconomet.org/ms/.
“THE MOUSETRAP.” Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, 2:30 p.m., Hogan Regional Center Auditorium, 6 Hawthorne Ave., Danvers. The North Shore Players presents Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery. $18 adult, $15 student/senior. Group discounts available or $3 discount for advance ticket purchase. www.northshoreplayers.org or 617-365-5653.