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‘Chef’

When Through Sunday • Where Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard • How much $25-$35 • More info 314-534-1111; metrotix.com

Linda Kennedy is brilliant in Sabrina Mahfouz’s one-person play about a chef whose circumstances are slowly revealed. A singularly theatrical experience. Directed by Marianne de Pury. The show opens the season at Upstream Theater. By Calvin Wilson

‘The Little Foxes’

When Through Sunday • Where Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle Avenue • How much $30-$35 • More info 1-800-745-3000; ticketmaster.com

Lillian Hellman’s classic 1939 play about a nouveau riche Southern clan and its squabbles over money benefits from a strong cast. The language reflects the sensibilities of the time. Directed by John Contini at St. Louis Actors’ Studio. By Calvin Wilson

‘Raging Skillet’

When Through Oct. 21 • Where Wool Studio Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Drive • How much $42-$45 • More info newjewishtheatre.org

Sarajane Alverson, Kathleen Sitzer and Erin Renée Roberts star in Jacques Lamarre’s adaptation of a memoir by celebrity caterer Chef Rossi. The play is as deliciously subversive as any Rossi dish. Directed by Lee Anne Matthews at New Jewish Theatre. By Calvin Wilson

‘The Zombies of Penzance’

When Through Oct. 20 • Where The Marcelle, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive • How much $20-$30 • More info 314-534-1111; metrotix.com

Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic operetta gets an offbeat redo as a zombie story. In the irreverent New Line tradition, the show co-directed by Scott Miller and Mike Dowdy-Windsor has a disarming sense of fun. By Calvin Wilson

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