Mannerly is one of the city’s most admired professional actresses, Dale Hodges. The director is Ed Stern, recently retired from the Cincinnati Playhouse. In 2003, Stern staged the local premiere of Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen for ETC, with Hodges in a central role. By the way, while behavior is expected to be beyond reproach, ETC warns that due to strong language, Mrs. Mannerly is recommended for mature audiences. Through Oct. 28. $38-$42. Ensemble Theatre, 1127 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine. 513-421-3555, ensemblecincinnati.org.