The Santa Monica Playhouse and Chick Creek Productions will present Up Chick Creek, three one-woman shows about “life, love, and the pursuit of a paddle” at 8 p.m. Friday, July 16 on the playhouse main stage, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica.

The first show, “Surviving Chrysalis,” is written and directed by Barbara Cole and tells the story of a mom at mid-life attempting to set herself free from the PTA before she “takes them all out,” a playhouse spokesperson explains.

Written and directed by Dinah Steward, “The Hard Way” is a musical adventure “along the path of most resistance.”

The third show, “Crazy In a Good Way,” written and performed by Lizzie Czerner, is the story of Lizzie, a kooky romantic, as she faces the pitfalls and pratfalls of first love at 40.

The show is rated PG-15 for mature language and situations.

Tickets are $15 with all proceeds benefiting the Santa Monica Playhouse Save the Playhouse Campaign.

Information and tickets, (310) 394-9779, ext. 1 or