This week's best bets: July 17

Wow! Where to begin? Must-sees in our book include “One Man, Two Guvnors” at Ga Shakes and “That Uganda Play” in the Essential festival. Openings include “Mary Poppins” at Aurora, “Right On” at Horizon and, on Monday, the Weird Sisters “Late: A Cowboy Song.” Just ahead: Serenbe’s “Oklahoma!” and Essential’s “Ravens & Seagulls.” Saddle up, playgoers.

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Essentially Georgia

This year’s Essential Theatre Play Festival begins July 7 with its reading series. The two fully staged productions — Theroun Patterson’s “That Uganda Play” and Karla Jennings’ “Ravens & Seagulls” begin July 18 and 24, respectively.

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This weekend's best bets: July 11

It’s a big weekend for openings: “Every Tongue Confess” at Horizon Theatre, the Essential Theatre Play Festival and True Colors’ “Shakin’ the Rafters.” What are your picks? (And don’t forget the “Lesbians” at Weird Sisters, and the gods and mortals of “Metamorphoses” at Georgia Shakespeare.)

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