Each spring the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presents one elaborately staged show. This year it’s The White Snake, an ancient Chinese fable (with costumes, music and puppets) about a gentle serpent spirit and her feisty companion Green Snake. Both transform themselves into beautiful women and fall in love. Of course, complications ensue. The show runs through May 6. 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, and Friday, April 14, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16; $23-$25. Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street in Nevada City; (530) 273-6362; www.catsweb.org.