‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’

Playwright Matthew Lopez is best known in the Twin Cities for “The Whipping Man,” a Civil War-era drama produced by Penumbra Theatre in 2009 about a Jewish family that owned enslaved Africans. His latest work, 2015’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” is worlds and sensibilities removed. It centers on a Florida-based Elvis impersonator who loses his job and is about to be evicted just as he finds out that his wife is pregnant. But while Casey’s life looks like a drag, he finds that lip-syncing while dressed in drag can be a salvation. Guthrie associate artistic director Jeffrey Meanza directs this show about tenacity and self-discovery. Costumes are by Patrick Holt, who has performed under the moniker Tempest DuJour. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 7 p.m. Sun. Ends Aug. 26. Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. $29-$77. 612-377-2224 or guthrietheater.org.)

Rohan Preston