Written works come alive when Off the Page Readers Theater troupe performs. Dedicated to supporting local writers and featuring local actors, the group takes selections of prose and poetry and transforms them into staged shows that often revolve around a theme. This month, Off the Page offers a special new show in which they adapt a poem, “500 Days,” by Sonoma County poet laureate Iris Jamahl Dunkle, from her latest collection, Interrupted Geographies, that explores the interchanging relationship between the land and community. Dunkle’s poetry leaps off the page on Saturday, April 7, at Copperfield’s Books, 775 Village Court, Santa Rosa. 8pm. $5. copperfieldsbooks.com.