THEATER: “American Idiot” @ Proctors, Schenectady. It’s opening night for the rock musical based on Green Day’s concept album of the same name. 8pm. $20, $45, $60 & $70. Through Thursday.
THEATER: “The Pillowman” @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Channel Z Theater presents Martin McDonagh’s bold, dark comedy about a hapless writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town. Directed by Irma Zehr. 7:30pm. $15; students & seniors $12.