Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theater in Stony Point, N.Y., under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents “Syncopation,” a romantic comedy by Allan Knee. The show, starring Lauren Annunziata and Josh Powell, runs through Sunday, September 3. Set in 1911, when New York’s Lower East Side teemed with poverty and possibility, “Syncopation” tells the story of an unlikely couple — Henry, a middle-aged Jewish butcher, and Anna, a young Italian garment worker — who take dance lessons in a sixth-floor walkup and dream of a better life. www.penguinrep.org or (845) 786-2873.