Why would 19th-century outlaw Jesse James break into Stillwater Prison? Why would he, along with fellow gunslingers Cole and Bob Younger, scurry back out dressed in Shakespearean costumes? How does the prison have an inmate paper that’s won over 20 journalism awards? And who’s that random blind guy? All this and more is revealed in a quippy, interactive one-act with tongue-in-cheek dialogue and an expert sense of absurdity and suspense. The show boasts an expert cast of senior performers, including director Don Cosgrove, who apologizes for starring in his own show yet again. We aren’t complaining. (10 p.m. Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., 8:30 p.m. Wed., 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Strike Theater, 824 18th Av. NE., Mpls.)

CRYSTAL DUAN