BenDeLaCreme is … Ready to commit
8 p.m. Thursday. State Theater, 609 Congress St., Portland, $45-$55, $120 VIP meet. statetheatreportland.com
This internationally acclaimed drag icon presents a quirky yet tender narrative cabaret show with a fusion of slapstick, comedy, original music and BenDeLaCreme’s famous “terminally delicious charm”. The show centers around finding a spouse and turns love, romance, and marriage upside down.
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Until April 30. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton, $15. sacorivertheatre.org
The Originals, the professional theater company at Saco River Grange Hall, kicks off its season with “Humble Boy,” written by Charlotte Jones. Cambridge astrophysicist Felix Humble (Gerald Davis) questions his career choice but must put his despair aside at the death of his father. Once back home in the Cotswolds of southern England, Humble must deal with his larger-than-life mother Flora (Jennifer Porter). They’re joined by Felix’s ex, Rosie (Willa Darian), and her vocal father, George (Josh Brassard), among other characters in this off-the-beaten-path story of grief and complicated family dynamics. Note: The April 28 performance is chargeable.
Monster Truck Nitro Tour
7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, $15.50-$23.50. crossarenaportland.com
Buckle up, Portland! Monster Truck Nitro Tour is coming in full force with a gargantuan fleet of vehicles that will bounce and appear to fly over obstacles. With the biggest tires you’ve ever seen, your eyes will pop out of your head as supernatural trucks rev their engines and unleash earth cyclones while performing mind-blowing stunts. For an additional $11, you can join the pit party, where you’ll approach the trucks, meet the drivers, and take photos with the two of them.
“Requiem for an Electric Chair”
7 p.m. WednesdayApril 27. Westbrook Performing Arts Center, 471 Stroudwater St., $17-$29. porttix.com
Portland Ovations presents an evening with Congolese and immigrant playwright Toto Kisaku. Kisaku’s rendition of “Requiem for an Electric Chair” recounts his narrow escape from execution and the mercy shown to him. Set in an illegal detention center, the one-man multimedia show about Kisaku’s successful escape from persecution highlights the power of artistic expression. Kisaku’s storytelling has been featured at international festivals.