The original sex romp

King Navarre and three friends have sworn off love for three years — only to emerge from their celibacy to fall desperately in love with the princess of France and her ladies in waiting in Shakespeare's sexy, funny comedy "Love's Labor Lost."

Mandell Theater at Drexel University, 33rd and Chestnut streets, 7 p.m. Thursday and May 10; 8 p.m. May 4-5, 11-12; 3 p.m. May 6 and 13, $5-$10, 215-895-ARTS.

A cut above

Artist Joshua Meyer throws caution to the wind every time he paints a work of art. Forgoing brushes, Meyer uses knives to create layers of paint, one by one, essentially showing the viewer how the painting evolved a layer at a time. This unusual exhibit, "In the Beginning: Paintings by Joshua Meyer," is a tribute to an artist who approaches each work as if enacting the biblical story of creation.

Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 N. Broad St., 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, runs through Aug. 10, free, 215-627-6747.

Oh, what a beautiful story

The 1943 musical hit "Oklahoma!," a Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein classic, takes the stage for an extended run this month. In this classic show that has endured countless stage revivals, cowboy Curly McLain and country gal Laurey Williams meet a big bump in the road to love, sinister farmhand Jud Fry. But expect some happily ever afters before the curtains close.

Media Theatre for the Performing Arts, State and Monroe streets, Media, opens 2 p.m. Wednesday, through May 27, $22.50-$39, 610-891-0100 or

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