Alexandria's MetroStage opens its season with a decades-old play from John Patrick Shanley, the Oscar-winning writer of Moonstruck and the Pulitzer and Tony winner for Doubt. Helen Hayes award-winning actress -- and MetroStage regular -- Natascia Diaz stars as one of several bar regulars dreaming of a bigger life. Lise Brunea directs. To Oct. 16. MetroStage, 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria. Tickets are $45 to $50. Call 800-494-8497 or visit metrostage.org.