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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'I want to make people laugh'

As she does in “In Love and Warcraft,” playwright Madhuri Shekar writes about couplings. Love stories. Dysfunctional love stories. People who are figuring out how to make their relationships work. Performances begin Jan. 31 at the Alliance Theatre.

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Dream a little dream …

If Mike Schatz has lost any sleep over his new one-man show, it seems only fair. “Apnea,” his world premiere at Dad’s Garage’s Top Shelf space, uses his tussle with the sleep disorder to juxtapose his waking life with his personal dreamscape.

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