When was the last time you caught some local theater?

Dallas has a robust and diverse theater scene, and there are three performances coming up with ties to our neighborhood.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” opens at Arts Mission Oak Cliff Oct. 12 and runs through Oct. 27. It’s presented by the Theatre of North Texas, and tickets cost $20.

The Bishop Arts Theatre Center opens Amy Evans’ “The Champion,” which follows a fictional day in the life of singer Nina Simone. It runs Oct. 11-28, and tickets cost $18-$30.

Ochre House Theater is in Deep Ellum, but many of its regular creatives live in Oak Cliff. They’re producing an original play called “ELWOOD,” a musical comedy about a recluse who lives in the piney woods of Georgia. The play “tells the story of his sordid past and his unpredictable future as he tries to save baby Elvis, who has come under his charge, from nefarious people who want Elvis for themselves. Innocence of a child’s love and trust and Elwood’s determination to protect baby Elvis at all costs lead Elwood down a road he never expected to journey.” Tickets cost $17.