Goblin Market

Goblin Market

A haunting folktale of sisterhood, enchantment, and salvation, Goblin Market is based on the widely popular poem of Christina Rossetti. 

Happily After Ever

Happily After Ever

By turns whimsical, campy, hallucinatory and poignant, Laura Zlatos’s candy-colored play about gender identity begins as a rom-com about a couple who expect their new baby wi… 

“Wrestling Jerusalem

“Wrestling Jerusalem

Aaron Davidman’s smartly written solo show about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict believes in the power of listening to one another’s stories. 

Ideation

Ideation

The sinister tangos with the madcap in Aaron Loeb’s comedy, which satirizes office politics, skewers groupthink and adds a dose of moral horror as a team of consultants spitb… 

“Dead Dog Park

“Dead Dog Park

(closes on Sunday) A white police officer is accused of pushing a black boy out a window, and this play, directed by Eric Tucker from a script by Barry Malawer, explores the afterm… 

Wide Awake Hearts

Wide Awake Hearts

In this drama by Brendan Gall, a screenwriter plays a psychosexual game, casting his wife and old friend as lovers in his movie even as he suspects them of having an affair. 

I and You

I and You

(previews start on Friday; opens on Jan. 

Cuckooed

Cuckooed

Mr. 

Songbird

Songbird

(previews start on Tuesday; opens on Oct. 

Welcome to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Welcome to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

In this mock-musical, the experimental troupe Monk Parrots is trying to say something about what happens when cultures collide. 

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

Told from the perspective of a cellphone, Kevin Armento’s clever, funny-sad new play traces an affair between a high school student and his algebra teacher. 

Pondling

Pondling

Madeleine, the faintly disheveled menace at the center of Genevieve Hulme-Beaman’s poignant and engrossing solo play, pedals around her village on a My Little Pony bike, abso… 

Sense of an Ending

Sense of an Ending

(closes on Sunday) A discredited New York Times reporter investigates a Rwandan massacre in this play by Ken Urban. 

Pimms Mission

Pimms Mission

(previews start on Thursday; opens on Aug. 

Threesome

Threesome

(previews start on Saturday; opens on July 22) In Yussuf El Guindi’s drama, starring Alia Attaliah, Quinn Franzen and Karan Oberoi, an Arab-American couple attempt to improve… 

Summer Shorts Series B

Summer Shorts Series B

In the second series of the 59E59’s Summer Shorts festival, an adrift Southerner writes letters to Kim Jong-il and a couch potato tries to peel himself away. 

Summer Shorts Series A

Summer Shorts Series A

Exercises in ethics, and some plain old exercise, mark the first half of this “Summer Shorts” festival from 59E59. 

Cuddles

Cuddles

Vampire stories don’t get any creepier than this sensational little shocker written by Joseph Wilde, about a teenage blood-drinker, Eve (the haunting Carla Langley) and the o… 

Tuesdays at Tescos

Tuesdays at Tescos

(previews start on Thursday; opens on May 19) As an actor, Simon Callow often plays dress-up, but he’s never been dressed quite like this: in miniskirt, mascara and heels. 

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Godlight Theater Company has adapted Donn Pearce’s novel, a story about a charismatic rebel slapped with a stint on a Florida chain gang, reiterating its themes of repression… 

One Hand Clapping

One Hand Clapping

This adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s 1961 comic novel, part of Brits Off Broadway, is moderately amusing but is more interesting for the perspective. 

The Tailor of Inverness

The Tailor of Inverness

The writer and performer Matthew Zajac offers a ghost story, an adventure story, a detective story and apparently a true story, his and that of his father, a Polish-born tailor. 

Underland

Underland

Alexandra Collier’s comic drama about murder, boredom and crocodiles in an Australian stone-quarry town has vivid characters, finely delineated performances and enough metaph… 

Music Hall

Music Hall

Jean-Luc Lagarce’s beautiful, incantatory play is about a company of three performers who cling to art and shredded dignity as they hoof from stage to ever more pathetic stag… 

Lonesome Traveler

Lonesome Traveler

The songs in this drive-by history of folk music sound great, but the play suffers from over-familiarity: It mines the genre’s greatest hits and the familiar stories that go … 

C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar)

C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar)

David Brian Colbert’s one-act drama about a West Virginia boy with a bad habit — and eventually, a major secret worth lying about — offers four laudable performan… 

The Road to Damascus

The Road to Damascus

Two terrorist attacks on American soil have the president ready to give orders to invade Syria in this political thriller set in the near future. 

Everybody Gets Cake!

Everybody Gets Cake!

(previews start on Jan. 

The Woodsman

The Woodsman

A reimagining of L. 

On a Stool at the End of the Bar

On a Stool at the End of the Bar

In Robert Callely’s overstuffed new drama, set in the 1980s, a family’s tranquility is blown to smithereens when Tony (Timothy John Smith) discovers that his longtime g… 

Asymmetric

Asymmetric

(previews start on Nov. 

Deliverance

Deliverance

In Godlight Theater Company’s adaptation of James Dickey’s 1970 novel, four businessmen encounter sniper fire and rape in backwoods Georgia. 

Lift

Lift

(in previews; opens on Oct. 

Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley

(previews start on Oct. 

Boys and Girls

Boys and Girls

(previews start on Sept. 

Bauer

Bauer

(previews start on Sept. 

The Opponent

The Opponent

(previews start on July 31; opens on Aug. 

Summer Shorts: Series B

Summer Shorts: Series B

This evening of new works features Daniel Reitz’s “Napoleon in Exile,” a tender, very funny short play about a young man “on the spectrum”; Neil LaBut… 

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

(previews begin on Friday; opens on July 22) The actress, writer, and concert pianist Mona Golabek uses 88 keys and a crowd of characters to narrate the story of her mother, Lisa J… 

Summer Shorts

Summer Shorts

(previews begin on July 18; opens on July 27) Barring a garbage strike, summer never seems to last quite long enough. 

Pat Kirkwood Is Angry

Pat Kirkwood Is Angry

(previews start on June 10; opens on June 15) This solo show by the British actress Jessica Walker recreates the life of Pat Kirkwood, a stage and screen star in wartime England. 

Blink

Blink

(in previews; opens on June 8) The playwright Phil Porter finds an unusual use for a baby monitor in this gentle comedy (part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival), about two lost so… 

Ayckbourn Ensemble

Ayckbourn Ensemble

(previews start on May 29; opens on June 4) At 75, the British dramatist Alan Ayckbourn has written a play for every year he’s been alive —   and a few to spare. 

The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock

The Lovesong of Alfred J. Hitchcock

Part of the excellent Brits Off Broadway series, David Rudkin’s play pries the lid off Hitchcock’s psyche, the better to peer in and consider the ghosts and ordeals tha… 

Playing With Grown Ups

Playing With Grown Ups

This ominous comedy-drama about an impromptu dinner party is the site of one more skirmish in the mommy wars. 

Peddling

Peddling

Harry Melling, best known for having played Dudley Dursley in the “Harry Potter” films, gives a powerful and delicately calibrated solo performance in his poetic first … 

Stockholm

Stockholm

Meet the couple everyone wants to be. 

Chalk Farm

Chalk Farm

Chalk Farm is the first high-profile piece of theatre to consider the consequences of the riots and looting that ignited main cities in Britain last summer. 

Blink

Blink

‘Love is whatever you feel it to be’, says Jonah (Harry McEntire) at the start of this quirky romance by playwright Phil Porter.