The folks at the Sandbox Artists Collective—who put together the popular Sandbox Radio Live!—introduce their SOAP Festival, a weekend of one-act plays by favorite local writers: Scot Augustson, Elizabeth Heffron, Paul Mullin, and Emily Conbere. Topics will include an aging mother and her grown sons, a community that openly carries guns, the rise of a “comely female prophet,” an urban couple’s flight toward solitude, and death. There’s always gotta be some death. (Erickson Theater, 1524 Harvard Ave,, $15, 8 pm, June 13–15)