Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 3, 2010

OPENING

"ART" | Counter-Productions Theatre Company offers up Yasmina Reza's 1994 study of a three-way male friendship that unravels over a monochromatic painting. Serge is into modern art, but the huge, expensive piece he's just bought is too much for Marc — it's entirely white. (Maybe we should call it "omnichromatic.") So Yvan is called in to mediate the dispute over just what is "art." With company members David Perkinson as Serge, Ted Clement as Marc, and Dan Grund as Yvan; Saori Kaneko directs. | Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St, Boston | 866.811.4111 | June 4-20 | Curtain 8 pm Thurs-Sat | 2 pm Sun | $15 advance; $18 doors

COLORADO | Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater opens its 2010 Harbor Stage season with the New England premiere of this play by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb in which "Tracey, Miss Late Teen Colorado, has gone missing. Her brother Travis is coming of age with the assistance of TV talk shows. Mother Grace is obsessed with pies and her beauty trainer. Father Ron secretly wishes to be in Cuba. Just your typical American family, in a sharp, dark comedy about American dreams and the traps set to keep those dreams far, far away." Brendan Hughes directs. | Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Harbor Stage, 15 Kendrick Ave [next to the Town Pier], Wellfleet | 508.349.WHAT | June 3–July 3 | Curtain 8 pm Wed-Sun | $15-$31

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL | Wellesley Summer Theatre follows elderly Carrie Watts back to her childhood home town in this 1953 TV drama from Horton Foote. It's not so easy for Carrie; her son doesn't want her to travel alone from Houston, and it turns out the train doesn't go to Bountiful anymore. When the local sheriff finally drives Carrie there, we find out why. With Lisa Foley as Carrie, plus Heather Boas, Danny Bolton, John Davin, Derek Stone Nelson, Sarah Barton, and Lily Saffer; WSTC artistic director Nora Hussey helms it. | Schneider Center Theatre, Wellesley College campus, Wellesley | 781.283.2000 | June 3-27 | Curtain 7 pm Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 3 + 8 pm Sat | 3 pm Sun | $20; $10 students, seniors


NOW PLAYING

BETRAYAL | Another Country Productions and the Factory Theatre team up for Harold Pinter's 1978 play that, running backward in time, from 1977 to 1968, is less about Emma's betrayal of husband Robert with married lover Jerry than it is about the lies with which we betray ourselves as well as others. Gail Phaneuf directs a cast of Wayne Fritsche, Lyralen Kaye, Robert Kropf, and James Wilcox. | Boston Center for the Arts, Calderwood Pavilion, Rehearsal Hall A, 527 Tremont St, Boston | 617.933.8600 | Through June 5 | Curtain 7:30 pm Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 3 + 8 pm Sat | $28-$35; $27 students, seniors

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