Aunt and nephew
“Vigil” by Morris Parych will play Oct. 4 to 27 at Cherry Creek Theatre, Shaver Ramsey Showroom, 2414 E. Third Ave., Denver. The director is Billie McBride; Patty Mintz Figel and Larry Hecht play an elderly aunt and her middle-aged curmudgeon nephew. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: cherrycreektheatre.org, 303-800-6578.
Puppets with attitude
“Avenue Q” by Douglas Carter Beane, Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, Jeff Whitty, presented by Ignite Theatre company with the original Vintage Theatre cast, plays Oct. 4 to Nov. 3 at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Bernie Cardell directs again. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, Oct. 7; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets:$28/$24/$20. 720-362-2697, lucentperformingarts.org/avenueq.php
Washington Irving tale
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Christopher Cook’s adaption of the Washington Irving classic tale, will haunt the Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. from Oct. 4 to Nov. 3. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 303-739-1970, aurorafox.org.
Play by Christie
“Witness for the Prosecution” by Dame Agatha Christie plays Oct. 12 to Nov. 9 at the John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Place, Denver. Presented by Spotlight Theatre Company and directed by Linda Suttle, of Littleton. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $20/$18, thisisspotlight.com or 720-880-8727.
Sports and pizza
Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, is partnering with Pizza Fusion, an enterprise of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, to offer theater patrons pizza and salad with their tickets to “The Complete World of Sports (Abridged).” Show a theater ticket ($36 or $31 on Thursday or Sunday) at Pizza Fusion, 517 E. Colfax, for pizza and salad. Tickets: at Avenue Theater, avenuetheater.com, 303-321-5925.
Players Guild performance
“Trick or Treat” by Tim Kelly plays Oct. 11 to 27 at the Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Scarecrow Man inhabits a bed-and-breakfast. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17/ $15, 303-422-4090, festivalplayhouse.com.