MAMMA MIA Playwright Ned Dickens has a way with myths. Remember his Oedipus, performed under the Gardiner Expressway, and Icara, premiered during the Fringe? Nightswimming presents a marathon reading of Dickens's trilogy City Of Wine, which returns for a fuller look at the Oedipus legend. The central tale is framed by a play about Oedipus' mother Jocasta and another about his uncle Creon, the latter featuring only the chorus of the two previous plays. Brian Quirt directs. Friday (September 15) at Buddies (12 Alexander). 975-8555.
STRANGE SISTERS Considering Me@sure 3.1, his deconstructed take on Shakespeare's Measure For Measure, you wouldn't expect anything ordinary from director Chad Dembski. His latest reinvention of a stage classic is a performance piece about the creation of Chekhov's Three Sisters that draws on opera, Pina Bausch's dance/theatre, Sergei Eisenstein's films and the Brontë sisters' lives and verse. The Oomph!! Group production runs Saturday and Sunday (September 16 and 17) at the Canadia dell'Arte Studio (186 Munro). 533-6248.