Washer/Dryer

Washer/Dryer

(in previews; opens on Feb. 2) In Nandita Shenoy’s comedy for Ma-Yi Theater Company, there’s nothing like a hostile co-op board to wreck a honeymoon. The newlyweds Sonya and Michael are settling into married life... 

Phalariss Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World

Phalariss Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World

In this idea-heavy one-man show, Steven Friedman, a Renaissance man whose areas of expertise include philosophy, seeks to weave a capsule history of philosophical thought with an autobiography, the two strands eventually coming together in a surprising way... 

Hard Love

Hard Love

(in previews; opens on Sunday) Twenty years ago Hannah and Zvi were a young married couple living in Jerusalem. But he lost his religion, while she kept hers. Now, long after each has remarried, coincidence of fate thrusts them together again... 

Abundance

Abundance

(previews start on Feb. 17; opens on March 1) Members of the Actor’s Company Theater light out for the territory with this revival of Beth Henley’s 1990 play about two mail-order brides who arrive in Wyoming in the years before its statehood... 

Film Chinois

Film Chinois

(previews start on Jan. 17; opens on Jan. 22) Set in 1940s Beijing — or Peking, as we once called it — Damon Chua’s espionage drama centers on a naïve American spy who becomes entangled with a particularly fatal femme, Chinadoll, his Chinese counterpart... 

The Killing of Sister George

The Killing of Sister George

(previews start on Sept. 23; opens on Oct. 7) June Buckridge, a brutal, bibulous actress, has a starring role as a kindly nurse on a long-running radio series. But when she learns that the higher-ups plan to kill off her character, June’s personal and professional lives flatline... 

Puppet Titus Andronicus

Puppet Titus Andronicus

Shakespeare’s convoluted and graphically violent tragedy “Titus Andronicus” is not usually regarded as one of his best. But its excesses lend themselves to a comic shellacking, and the Puppet Shakespeare Players have a semi-improvised field day with a winning cast of humans and puppets of many sizes... 

Ethel Sings: The Unsung Song of Ethel Rosenberg

Ethel Sings: The Unsung Song of Ethel Rosenberg

The playwright Joan Beber issues a posthumous pardon to Ethel Rosenberg (Tracy Michailidis), executed for conspiring to commit espionage in 1953. Like a morbid episode of “This Is Your Life,” this overwrought and simplistic drama runs from Ethel’s days as a high school thespian right up to the electric chair... 

17 Orchard Point

17 Orchard Point

Anton Dudley and Stephanie DiMaggio’s clunky new two-hander, starring the Tony winner Michele Pawk as a venomous mother and Ms. DiMaggio as her pious daughter, begins with bitterness and deception, followed by bourbon-fueled truth telling and betrayal... 

Beyond Therapy

Beyond Therapy

The Actors Company Theater revives Christopher Durang’s not-quite romantic comedy about two flailing 30-somethings and their crazier-than-thou therapists. The production doesn’t make much of a case for the play, whose humor hasn’t aged well (2:00)... 

Beyond Therapy

Beyond Therapy

What happens beyond the therapy room, when patients venture off the couch and out into the world? A question posed and answered by the Birmingham Medics’ Performing Arts Society. Your life in their hands...