World Premiere: Sisters of Peace: 3/23-4/14. by Doris Baizley and directed by Barbra Berlovitz. The incredible story of the legendary McDonald sisters Brigid, Jane, Rita, and Kate, who devoted their lives to teaching and peace activism. Where there is injustice, the chance of bumping into the McDonald sisters are high. HERstory Theatre, 30 E. 10th St, St. Paul. 651-292-4323, historytheatre.com
World Premiere: Benevolence: through 3/10 at Penumbra Theatre. A small, segregated town is about to be turned upside down as fate brings a young boy from Chicago to a candy counter in Money, Mississippi. The second play in Ifa Bayeza’s powerful trilogy about Emmett Till. Info: penumbratheatre.org; 651-224-3180. 270 N. Kent. ASL Performance, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
When I Grow Up: Cantus Vocal Ensemble: 3/15-24; see cantussings.org or call 612-435-0055 for venues and tickets. From childhood through adulthood, Cantus reflects on the cycle of life. Cantus eight-member men’s ensemble works without a conductor or music director, allowing audiences to experience a direct connection to the singers.