The Colonial Players presents "A Shayna Maidel" ("A Pretty Girl"), a drama about a Jewish family separated for 17 years because of illness, the Great Depression and the Holocaust. The drama includes a series of flashbacks and opens in 1946 in a small New York City apartment where Holocaust survivor Lusia Weiss is reunited with her sister and father. As the play unfolds Lusia remembers her life as a teenager in Poland, her liberation from the Nazi concentration camps and the separation of her family when her sister and father fled to America before the Nazi invasion -- memories that give the audience a peek into the joys and challenges that the family has endured and the grief that they will have to work through in order to build a future together. The play was written by Barbara Lebow and directed by Tom Newbrough. 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis. Fridays and Saturdays, $13; Thursdays and Sundays, $10. 410-268-7373.


Historian and lecturer Cindy Shockey will talk about the women who worked as spies and disguised themselves as soldiers to fight during the Civil War in her lecture "Belle Boyd . . . Reenacted." Boyd, perhaps the most noted of all female Civil War "fighters," was a Confederate spy who was arrested twice, the first time after her lover turned her in and the second time in July 1863 during a visit to Martinsburg, W. Va., while on exile with her family. 7-9 p.m. today. Room 207, Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.


Virginia singer/songwriter Regan is known for combining rock, pop and simple acoustics to come up with her unique sound. She has been compared to singer Sheryl Crow and has worked with David Lowrey, Cracker and John Alagia. Regan (pronounced ray-GUN) started her music career at the age of 14 and released her first solo CD, "First Breath," two years ago. On Saturday she will perform works from her new CD, "Coming or Going?" 8 p.m. Borders Books & Music, 1115 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. Free. 410-571-0923.