Know Theatre likes to take on adventurous scripts, and that seems to be precisely what they’ve chosen for their next production. Tom Jacobson’s The Twentieth-Century Way starts as a tale of two actors auditioning for a show, but it evolves into a story of a near-forgotten slice of American history: 1914 in Long Beach, Calif., when police hired actors to entrap gay men in the crime of “social vagrancy.” Know’s incoming artistic director, Andrew Hungerford, says the show, full of plot twists, “is the kind of play that begs to be staged.”
Through May 3. $20; $15 in advance. Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-300-3669, knowtheatre.com.