We’ve all heard of Shakespeare, but how many of us know his work well? Now you can bone up on the Bard in the most enjoyable manner possible by heading to the Lola Phillips Playhouse (801 Iroquois St., Chickasaw) to catch Chickasaw Civic Theatre’s rendition of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” as it runs through Nov. 13.

The comedic three-actor show operates without a fourth wall and employs not just improvisation but audience members as well. They run the gamut through “Romeo and Juliet,” to “Titus Andronicus,” “Othello,” “Antony and Cleopatra,” “Macbeth,” “Hamlet” and others.

Friday and Saturday curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15.75, $12.45 for students, military and seniors.

For more information phone 251-457-8887 or go to cctshows.com.

MAC show features potter McPherson
Sculptor/potter Bertice McPherson has earned a worthy reputation in our area thanks to her diligence, craftsmanship and seemingly unending creativity. She has developed an unmistakable style that imbues a singular organic humanity in her material.

Her show “Then and Now … Riding with the Wind,” covering a quarter century of work, will be featured in the Danielle Juzan Gallery at the Mobile Arts Council (318 Dauphin St.) for November. There will be her characteristically hued and textured clay work as well as pieces created with sheet glass heated and slumped over fiber molds.

“My glass pieces always remind me of the way towels and fabrics are blown by the wind against torsos at the beach. The wind blows both hard times and good,” McPherson said in her statement.

It joins Susan Roullier’s “Coastal Views … Paintings and Photographs” and a Jewish artists exhibit. The latter will feature a special wine and cheese reception on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. An opening reception will take place during the Nov. 11 LoDa Artwalk.

Gallery hours are normally Monday through Friday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

For more information call 251-432-9796 or go to mobilearts.org.

Stockton fest features folk art
Stockton Sawmill Days began three years ago as a celebration of the small town in the northern reaches of Baldwin County. Its fourth incarnation will feature not only music and family events but more than 50 folk artists and folk art demonstrators.

Festival organizers note participation is by invitation only and made possible with funding from Alabama Council on the Arts and the Alabama Folklife Association.

The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Live Oak Landing in Stockton.

For more information phone 251-937-3738 or go to stocktonsawmilldays.org.