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Smart People

Smart People

 (previews start on Jan. 26; opens on Feb. 11) It’s 2008, in the middle of the election cycle, and a couple of Harvard professors and their friends are navigating hazards of race, class and gender. Personally and professionally. Joshua Jackson, Mahershala Ali, Anne Son and Tessa Thompson Continue Reading

Wolf in the River

Wolf in the River

(previews start on Thursday; opens on March 21) At least three of Adam Rapp’s works include a wolf in the title, and no wonder; he has always been interested in the boundary between the domestic and the feral. This new play, also directed by Mr. Rapp and performed by 15 members of the Flea Continue Reading

O, Earth

O, Earth

 (previews start on Jan. 23; opens on Jan. 31) “Oh, earth,” Emily says in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” “you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you.” That may be true, but the writer Casey Llewellyn and the director Dustin Wills are trying to Continue Reading

Longyarn

Longyarn

Jason Craig’s shaggy celebration of storytelling as a life force, featuring a mountainous mythomaniac of a mother played by Jessica Jelliffe, suggests a marriage of Samuel Beckett and Baron Munchausen. Directed by Ellie Heyman, and featuring Mr. Craig and Peter Blomquist, Continue Reading

Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort

(previews start on Tuesday; opens on March 8) Kate Davis’s 2001 documentary about a transgender man finding love while ovarian cancer consumes him has been reimagined as a high-proof musical. Thomas Caruso directs the terminal romance, with music by Julianne Wick Davis and book and lyrics by Continue Reading

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