InnerMission Productions' current The Glory of Living is about Clint (Scott Andrew Amiotte), a big fat Alabama sociopath who orders his simpleton wife Lisa (half his age) to kill his rape victims. All hell breaks loose as the little woman soon cops to a guilty conscience and rats her guy out. Rebecca Gilman's script feels like a sketch, with a shortage of up-close-and-personal anecdotes to help us care about the dead girls; it might have been better if Gilman had teased us with more circumstantial evidence surrounding the killings and the victims' backgrounds (to say nothing of Clint's). Director Carla Nell needs to pick up the pace overall, but she's coaxed Lisa's glibness from actor Bonnie Alexander very well. This show runs through Aug. 14 at 8Teen Center, 3925 Ohio St. in North Park. $15-$20. www.innermissionproductions.com.
Summer Comedy Festival: This is a series of short plays by David Ives and Emily Reit and represents the beginning of a new summer venture for New Village Arts. Opens July 30 at New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St. in Carlsbad. $15-$20. www.newvillagearts.org.
Coriolanus: A great military leader can't seem to stomach the idea of popular rule and pays the ultimate price for his betrayal of Rome. Through Sept. 27 at The Old Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. $29-$56. www.oldglobe.org.
Cyrano de Bergerac: Cyrano, his huge nose notwithstanding, wins Roxane's heart through a visit from fate. Through Sept. 27 at The Old Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. $29-$56. www.oldglobe.org.
Godspell: Jesus break-dances His way into His followers' hearts. Ongoing at Lamb's Players Theatre's Horton Grand venue, 444 Fourth Ave., Downtown. $26-$48. www.lambsplayers.org.
* Macbeth: A schizoid Scottish couple is mad as hell at King Duncan, and they're not gonna take it anymore. Produced by Intrepid Shakespeare Company, it runs through Aug. 9 at Compass Theatre, 3704 Sixth Ave. in Hillcrest. $10-$20. www.compasstheatre.com.
Measure for Measure: A duke reveals his identity, forcing everybody around him to be honest (for once). Produced by Poor Players Theatre, it runs through Aug. 16 at the Off-Broadway Theatre, 131 Main St. in Vista. $15-$25. www.poorplayers.com.
* Noises Off: Everything snowballs out of control as a theater company tries to cast, rehearse and perform a new play. Through Aug. 23 at Cygnet Theatre Company, 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town. $38-$42. www.cygnettheatre.com. Resilience of the Spirit Festival: Three plays celebrating man's staying power in times of adversity. Through Aug. 5 at Compass Theatre, 3704 Sixth Ave. in Hillcrest. $12-$15. www.compasstheatre.com.
Twelfth Night: A secret love and some false bravado make Malvolio's life suck, but it all works out. Through Sept. 27 at The Old Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. $29-$56. www.oldglobe.org.
* Twist: Oliver Dickens' classic character never looked so good, especially in all those cute little leathers. Through Aug. 9 at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. in University Heights. $31-$35. www.diversionary.org.
* Dickinson: There's a lot you don't know about Emily, the iconic poet. Produced by Lynx Performance Theatre, it runs through Aug. 7 at the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd. $15-$18. See our Review. www.northparkvaudeville.com.