CLO Cabaret's world-premiere run of "Judge Jackie Justice: Trials of Love" has been extended by 11 performances and will run through May 11.
The new show by the Pittsburgh writing team of Chris Dimond and Michael Kooman began with the concept by Pittsburgh CLO chief and the play's director, Van Kaplan: Let's make a musical based on a courtroom reality show. The result is a madcap romp of catchy tunes and cases involving zombies, spaceships, furries and more.
Showtimes at the Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown, are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $39.75-$44.75; pittsburghclo.org or 412-456-6666.
Barbara and Bingo
Two of Pittsburgh's best-known actors, Barbara Russell and Bingo O'Malley, will perform a staged reading of Harry Cauley's "What'll We Do About Sue?" as a fundraiser for the Pittsburgh New Works Festival at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, Carnegie.
A reception including wine, beer and light refreshments will follow the reading at 3 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door; 1-888-71-TICKETS or www.pittsburghnewworks.org.
"What'll We Do About Sue?" chronicles the meeting of Trude and Buddy as they discuss the passing of a mutual acquaintance and their past relationships. Playwright Cauley is a recipient of the Writers Guild of America award for his film "There Were Times, Dear," starring Shirley Jones and Len Cariou.
Sean Dorsey Dance performs "The Secret History of Love" at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, East Liberty, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Based on real-life stories from decades past, the performance reveals how people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community survived tremendous obstacles and found love. Tickets are $25; $20 for 15206 residents; $15 for students/artists; www.kelly-strayhorn.org.