Elizabethan-era playwright John Lyly wrote this wild comedy involving alchemy, virgin sacrifice, and a gender-bending “girl-gets-girl” romance in the 1590s. Rarely staged, this script still generates sparks in director Peter Lichtenfels’ vaudeville-style production. F, Sa 8 pm; Su 2pm. Through 11/20. $12-$19. UC Davis Theatre and Dance Dept. in the Main Theatre, Wright Hall, UC Davis; (530) 754-2787; www.mondaviarts.org.