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Renée Taylor, “My Life on a Diet”
Renée Taylor, “My Life on a Diet”

“Last Days of Summer.” Joe Margolis and his young son open an old box of letters that transport Margolis back to 1942, when he and his best friend wrote fan letters to their hero Charlie Banks, the star third baseman of the New York Giants. Oct. 15-Nov. 10. George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, georgestreetplayhouse.org, 732-246-7717

“Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library.” World premiere of a play that explores the life of Johanna Stern (later known as Hannah Arendt), a German political theorist and one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. Oct. 17-Nov. 10.  Luna Stage, West Orange, lunastage.org, 866-811-4111

“Artrageous.” Experience the thrill of witnessing giant masterpieces being created live on stage, accompanied by music and dance. Oct. 20, 3 p.m. Wilkins Theatre, Union, keanstage.com, 908-737-7469

“Guys and Dolls.” The romantic comedy musical tells the story of New York’s big city gamblers and the women who love them. Nov. 1-17. $50-64. Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal, axelrodartscenter.com, 732-531-9106

“Deadbeats and Hustlers.” The improvisational group will perform a comedic set. Nov. 2, light refreshments served. Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville, 609-896-4977, adathisraelnj.org

“Journey from Johannesburg.” A musical production by Toby Tobias is set in apartheid-era South Africa and provides audiences with a view of racism and segregation as seen through the eyes of a privileged white South African-born Jew. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Free, advanced registration recommended. Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, Edison, jccmc.org, 732-494-3232

“My Life on a Diet.” Actress Renée Taylor reflects on her memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway. Nov. 19-Dec. 15. New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, New Brunswick, nbpac.org, 732-745-8000

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