Once on This Island: TheatreWorks presents the Tony Award-nominated musical about a star-crossed love affair between Ti Moune, a peasant girl on a tropical island in the French Caribbean, and a wealthy young aristocrat she rescues from a car wreck. Through March 30; Tuesday-Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $19-$73. theatreworks.org, 650-463-1960. XXtremes Winter Program: Smuin Ballet continues its 20th anniversary season with a lineup featuring Jiří Kylián’s “Return to a Strange Land,” “Dear Miss Cline,” and “Carmina Burana.” Through March 23, times vary. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $52-$70. 415.556.5000, smuinbal let.org.
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Details: Through Oct. 8; Bruns Amphitheatre, Orinda; $20-$90; www.calshakes.org. 2 “Hand to God”: All hail Tyrone, the possessed hand puppet who takes hold of a youth ministry group in this hilarious show set in rural, conservative Texas. His rants are head-spinningly foul and incendiary, and as for his foray into puppet sex — a vastly underappreciated facet of American theater — he holds his own with anything “Avenue Q” delivered. But this is not a show that exists on gratuitous sex and evil outbursts alone; its exploration of the crippling divide between how we are expected to act and how we really feel is illuminating. San Jose Stage opens its season with the R-rated dark comedy.
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And, boy, has longtime resident Beverly Knight captured some memories. It began in fall 2012 when Diane Gibson-Gray, executive director of the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, asked Knight to take photos for the nonprofit. “I took this volunteer opportunity very seriously and purchased new equipment,” said Knight, who has been passionate about photography since she acquired her first 35 mm camera in 1977. It is hard to tell how many photos she has taken on her many adventures.