Oakland offers hot lineup of theater events this weekend

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If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Oakland this weekend, from a fantastical play to an evening of stand-up comedy.

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'Into the Woods'

From the event description:

It’s a rare treat to experience Stephen Sondheim’s adult fairy tale musical while "actually" being in the woods, so our advice is to fully absorb the looming redwood trees of Joaquin Miller Park with a picnic before the main event. And don’t worry about finishing your food before you get into the amphitheater — you can bring it all in.

When: Saturday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m.
Where: Woodminster Amphitheater, Sanborn Drive and Joaquin Miller Road
Price: $11 – $45
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'Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters'

From the event description:

This is Echo Brown's critically acclaimed solo show. Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple," called the show "stunning and powerful." It was nominated for Outstanding Solo Production by Theatre Bay Area Awards in 2015 and ran for 15 months at the Marsh Theater in San Francisco and Berkeley. As the show opens, 23 year-old Echo is about to lose her virginity to a good-looking white hipster that she met on Craigslist. During the quickly dwindling hour before the fateful meeting, Echo bounces between desire and anxiety and reflects on the sociopolitical implications of her predicament.

When: Saturday, Aug. 31, 8 p.m.
Where: First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St.
Price: $21
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43% Off 'Best of the Bay Comedy Showcase'

From the Best of the Bay Comedy Showcase deal description:

The area’s top stand-up comics keep audiences laughing followed by a post-show dance party with DJ-spun music. This week's performers include Lyall Behrens and Rudy Ortiz.

When: Saturday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1517 Franklin St., Central Oakland
Price: $10 (43% off regular price)
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