Play by Play: March 20, 2009

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2009

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD | Golden Globe–winning film and television actor Matthew Modine plays Southern Depression-era pillar of the law Atticus Finch in Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer-winning novel. Hartford Stage artistic director Michael Wilson is at the helm of the production, which also features Drama Desk Award winner Hallie Foote. | Hartford Stage, 50 Church St, Hartford, Connecticut | 860.527.5151 | Through April 12 | Curtain 7:30 pm Tues | 7 pm [March 25] or 2 + 7:30 pm [April 8] Wed | 7:30 pm Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 2 pm [no April 4] + 8 pm Sat | 2 pm + 7:30 pm [evening March 29, April 5] Sun | $23-$66; limited number $10 "Ten Spot" tickets; $10 discount students, children

TWO MEN OF FLORENCE | The Huntington Theatre Company presents the American premiere of historian and JFK speechwriter Richard N. Goodwin's play "about Galileo Galilei, Pope Urban VIII, and an epic battle for the soul of the world." Tony-winning stage, film, and television actor Edward Herrmann and Drama Desk Award winner Jay O. Sanders star in the play, which is helmed by British director Edward Hall, leader of London's all-male Propeller Theatre Company and son of Sir Peter Hall. The younger Hall also directed the world premiere of the play, a battle between science and religion set in the 16th century. | Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave, Boston | 617.266.0800 | Through April 5 | Curtain 7:30 pm Wed-Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 2 + 8 pm Sat | 2 + 7 pm [no evening March 22] Sun | $20-$82.50; $5 senior, military discount; $25 patrons 35 and younger; $20 back-row balcony; $15 student rush, two hours before curtain, with ID | Carolyn Clay's review page 27


INDEFINITELY

BLUE MAN GROUP | The Drama Desk Award–winning trio of cobalt-painted bald pates begin their delightful and deafening evening of anti–performance art beating drums that are also deep buckets of paint, so that sprays of color jump from the instruments like breaking surf, and end by engulfing the spectators in tangles of toilet paper. | Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St, Boston | 617.931.ARTS | Indefinitely | Curtain 8 pm Wed [March 25] | 8 pm Thurs | 7 pm Fri | 4 + 7 + 10 pm Sat | 1 + 4 pm Sun | $48-$62; $30 student rush

A NIGHT AT THE ROCK OPERA | Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra, a Boston-based group "committed to bringing the best of classic rock to life for those who've never had a chance to hear it LIVE in 3-D," reprises its evening-long orgy of the Who, David Bowie, the Beatles, and Queen — and threatens to throw some Led Zeppelin into the mix. | Stuart St Playhouse, 200 Stuart St, Boston | 800.447.7400 | Indefinitely | Curtain 7:30 pm Sat | $39.50

SHEAR MADNESS | The dramatis personae of the audience-participation whodunit (which is now the longest-running non-musical in American theater history, having run 29 years in Boston) continue to comb Newbury Street for the murderer of a classical pianist who lived over the unisex hair salon where the show is set. | Charles Playhouse Stage II, 74 Warrenton St, Boston | 617.426.5225 | Indefinitely | Curtain 8 pm Tues-Fri | 6 + 9 pm Sat | 3 + 7 pm Sun | $42; $31.50 with AAA discount; half-price college-student rush, one ticket per college ID, at the box office, one hour prior to curtain

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