Can't keep a good man down: No sooner is he out of a job than Darko Tresnjak goes back to work, this time with his ex-employer's largest competitor. Tresnjak, who's leaving The Old Globe Theatre's artistic directorship at the end of the month, will helm a La Jolla Playhouse reading of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, an Epiloguef , a look at life in Laramie, Wyo. following the murder of Matthew Shepard. The Oct. 12 event marks the 11th year since Shepard's vicious beating death and will be held in more than 100 theaters across the U.S. and in six countries. The play features new interviews with Shepard's mother Judy and with Aaron McKinney, who's serving two consecutive life sentences in the killing. Admission is $15 and benefits the Hillcrest Youth Center. www.lajollaplayhouse.org.
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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.
*Drink Me: Can imaginary childhood friends become actual living beings? Produced by MOXIE Theatre, it runs through Sept. 27 at The Mandell Weiss Theatre Forum Studio, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive in La Jolla. $15. www.moxietheatre.com.
I Love You Because: Two New York couples fall in love in spite of it all. Through Sept. 27 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive in Solana Beach. $32-$50. www.northcoastrep.org.H Leaving Iowa: A newspaper columnist is on his own road trip to honor his dad's memory amid flashbacks of childhood vacations. Produced by Lamb's Players Theatre, it runs through Sept. 20 at the Ione and Paul Harter Stage, 1412 Orange Ave. in Coronado. $22-$58. www.lambsplayers.org.
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. 619-23-GLOBE, www.oldglobe.org.
Speed-the-Plow: Intrigue surrounds the back lots of Hollywood movies and the epiphanies that make or break them. Produced by Ion Theatre Company, it runs through Sept. 26 at Sushi Performance and Visual Art, 390 11th Ave., Downtown. $14-$25. www.iontheatre.com. See our review.