JAMES SEWELL BALLET
Opening Friday: Over the next two weekends James Sewell Ballet, celebrating its 20th anniversary, will present its interpretation of “Inferno,” inspired by Dante Alighieri’s “The Divine Comedy.” The troupe will transform the 14th-century work into a 21st-century tale of midlife crisis, redemption, sex and violence. The run will also feature the kid-appropriate “Miss Spider’s Tea Party.” (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., ends May 4, $20-$36, “Miss Spider” 11 a.m. May 3, $12-$16, The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-206-3600 or www.thecowlescenter.org.)
‘LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE’
Opening Friday: Nora Ephron is best known for her screenplays for “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle.” With her sister, Delia, she co-authored this Drama Desk Award-winner, opening this weekend at Theatre in the Round. Based on a bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman and directed by comedian extraordinaire Shanan Custer, it reveals how the closet can be a time capsule of a woman’s life. (8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., 245 Cedar Av. S., Mpls., $22, 612-333-3010, www.theatreintheround.org.)
WILLIAM RANDALL BEARD
Opening Saturday: Theatre Unbound’s “Silkworms (a nun play)” dramatizes an event in 17th-century Italy. At a convent where women tend to silkworms, discord arises, loyalties shift and rebellion simmers. This world premiere is created by 2012 Ivey Award Emerging Artist Isabel Nelson, along with Theatre Unbound playwright Anne Bertram and the company of actors. (Opens Sat. April 26. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., ends May 11, The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St., Mpls., $18, www.theatreunbound.com.)W.R.B.