Al Pacino's small-time Broadway "sport" bends the ear of a hotel night clerk for an hour or so in "Hughie," Eugene O'Neill's one-act closing Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles. Tonight-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. $29-$40. (213) 628-2772. (Sold out except for a limited number of $12 public rush tickets available by lottery prior to each performance.)
Maripat Donovan is a formidable comic force as the uber nun who puts the "shun" in immaculate conception in "Late Nite Catechism," closing Sunday at the Henry Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd. Tonight-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $32-$37. (213) 365-3500.
"Sam Francis: Paintings, 1947-1990," a lovely exhibition of 87 oils and acrylics on canvas and paper, closes Sunday at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles. Tonight, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: adults, $6; students and seniors, $4; children under 12, free. (213) 626-6222.
Dual pianists Kenny Werner and Alan Pasqua end three days of live recordings sessions tonight, 8 and 9:30 p.m. at the Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City. $18. (310) 271-9039.