A Lie of the Mind
Sam Shepard’s drama about two families affected by spousal abuse, set in the gritty American West, presented by Hofstra University’s Dept. of Drama and Dance, Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 10-12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. $10, $8 seniors and students. Hofstra University’s Black Box Theater, New Academic Building, South Campus, Hempstead. (516) 463-6644.
Twelve Angry Men
The award-winning classic drama about a jury deliberation, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 10-11, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. $55. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.
Any Friend of Percy D’Angelino is a Friend of Mine
The Mafia comedy, which begins with a mysterious stranger arriving at Long Island estate owned by a mob boss, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m. $20 Friday and Sunday, $25 Saturday. Arena Players, Vanderbilt Museum Carriage House Theater, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport. 293-0674 or www.arenaplayers.org.
Badlands and Green Mountains
Kathy Kuddes and Georgia Newlin celebrate the heritage of folk music, Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. $20. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu.
The renowned comedienne-talk show host performs her uninhibited standup comedy, with special guest Steve Tyrell, Friday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. $39.50-$49.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
New York Banjo Summit
Renowned bluegrass banjo players in concert, Friday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m. Bela Fleck headlines a group that includes Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg and Noam Pikelny, with special guest Abigail Washburn. $65, $40 and $30. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or
www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.
The latest installment of the Nunsense musical comedy franchise, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m. $20, $17 students and seniors Friday and Sunday. Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlett Ave., Merrick. 868-6400.
Virtuoso Superstars in Classical Music
Examine “Great Legends of the 20th Century,” in a multi-media presentation, Friday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. Program includes excerpts of performances by Sir George Solti, Vladimir Horowitz, and more. Rockville Centre Public Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre. 766-6257.
Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck
The iconic rockers join forces, Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. $89.50, $59.50, $49.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
Capital Center Jazz Orchestra
The acclaimed orchestra celebrates the 75th anniversary of Benny Goodman’s historic 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. With jazz clarinetist and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski and guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. $68, $53 and $43. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or
www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.
An offbeat musical murder mystery farce involving mistaken identities and six million dollars, Saturday Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m. $20, $18 seniors and students, $14 youth. All tickets $25 day of show. BroadHollow Theatre, BayWay Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
Making God Laugh
Modern comedy about empty nesters and their children over various family holidays spanning three decades, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m. $23, $21 seniors, $18 students, $14 youth 12 and under, $25 at door. BroadHollow Theater, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. (631) 581-2700 or www.broadhollow.org.
The legendary vocalist in concert, Sunday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. $49.50. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. (800) 745-3000 or www.livenation.com.
The Class of Life
A theatrical experience that begins on the last day of police officer’s distinguished career, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. A poignant presentation about family and tradition, laced with comedy. West Hempstead Public Library, 500 Hempstead Ave., West Hempstead. 481-6591.
I Do! I Do!
The charming two-person musical that that begins a newlywood couple on their wedding day and traces their life together over the years, presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2:30 p.m. Tickets required. Peninsula Public Library, 280 Central Ave., Lawrence. 239-3262.
Hard Travelin’ with Woody Guthrie
Randi Noojin shares the spirit, stories and songs of the iconic folksinger, Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Tickets required. Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett. 374-1967.