On Stage In America

By , Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

CALIFORNIA

San Diego

Old Globe Theatre

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Neville's Island

Tim Firth's dark comedy about shipwrecked business- men.

Through June 28.

Tintypes

Tony-nominated musical about the turn of the century.

Through June 28.

(619) 239-2255

www.oldglobe.org

San Francisco

American Conservatory Theater

Old Times

Harold Pinter's tale of a married couple whose past catches up.

Through July 12.

(415) 749-2228

www.act-sfbay.org

San Jose

San Jose Repertory Theatre

Cole

Based on the words and music of Cole Porter.

Through June 28.

(408) 367-7282

www.sjrep.com

COLORADO

Denver

Denver Center Theatre Company

Taking Leave

Daughters of an elderly professor face hard choices.

Through June 13.

Life Is a Dream

Calderon's tale of an imprisoned prince.

Through June 13.

Don Quixote

Cervantes's classic tale of a "mad" knight.

Through June 14.

(303) 893-4200

www.artstozoo.org/denvercenter/

CONNECTICUT

Hartford

Hartford Stage Company

Tiny Alice

A timid man retreats from life - and can't escape.

Through June 21.

(860) 525-5601

Georgia

Atlanta

Alliance Theatre Company

Medea

The classic Greek tale of a woman scorned.

Through June 14.

(404)733-5000

www.alliancetheatre.org

ILLINOIS

Chicago

The Goodman Theatre

Play On!

A young songwriter hopes to write for Duke Ellington.

June 19-Aug. 9.

(312) 443-3800

www.goodman-theatre.org

Steppenwolf

A New Comedy

An as yet untitled play by Justin Tanner.

June 24-July 26.

(312) 335-1888

www.steppenwolf.org

KENTUCKY

Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Spring Apprentice Showcase

A selection of contemporary short plays showcasing the talents of ATL's apprentice acting company.

June 2-6.

(502) 584-1205 or 800-4ATL-TIX

www.actorstheatre.org

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston

Huntington Theatre Company

Ah, Wilderness

O'Neill's portrait of an American family.

Through June 14.

(617) 266-0800

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis

The Children's Theatre Company

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

Musical adaptation of a Dr. Seuss classic.

Through June 13.

(612) 874-0500

www.childrenstheatre.org

NEW MEXICO

Santa Fe

Santa Fe Stages

Fantastic Voyage

Two madcap actors perform this comedic version of "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad."

June 16-28.

(505) 982-6680

www.santafestages.org

NEW YORK

New York

Bouwerie Lane Theatre

No Exit

Jean Paul Sartre's hell - is other people.

Aug. 7-Oct. 23.

(212) 677-0060

www.nytheatre-wire.com

La MaMa Experimental Theater Club

Harry and the Cannibals

Four friends find themselves recomposed through biotech.

June 4-14.

Convertible

A young woman meets a TV journalist on a bit story.

June 8-28.

(212) 254-1109

www.nytheatre-wire.com

Kings County Shakespeare Company at Prospect Park

Love's Labour's Lost

Lighthearted battle of the sexes.

Aug. 13-30.

Pericles

Shipwreck and lost love, death and resurrection.

Aug. 12-30.

The Beaux' Stratagem

Farquhar's raucous Restoration comedy.

Aug. 11-29.

(718) 826-4856

www.nytheatre-wire.com

OHIO

Cincinnati

Play House!

Chaps

An eclectic assortment of characters must transform themselves into the famous Singing Cowboys.

Through June 19.

(513) 345-2254

www.cincyplay.com

OREGON

Ashland

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Les Blancs

By Lorraine Hansberry.

Through July 12.

Henry IV, Part One

Shakespeare's tale of a weighty crown.

June 9-Oct. 11.

Cymbeline

A bad wager, great virtue, and court intrigue end well.

June 10-Oct. 9.

The Comedy of Errors

A humorous confusion of identity.

June 11-Oct. 10.

(541) 482-4331

www.orshakes.org

PENNSYLVANIA

Malvern

The People's Light and Theatre Company

Heartbreak House

Shaw's World War I comedy about a house near chaos.

June 3-28.

(610) 644-3500

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Theatre Company

Birdy

A young man becomes a bird to escape the memory of war.

Through June 28.

(215) 568-1920

TEXAS

Houston

The A.D. Players

King of Proverbs

A dimwitted king searches for wisdom.

Through June 14.

The Prodigal Pig

The saga of a young swine that gets out of line.

June 18-July 25.

(713) 526-2721

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