Play by Play: April 24, 2009

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 22, 2009

THE SPACE BETWEEN | Harvard senior Calla Videt's drama is the first student-written work to debut on the Loeb Drama Center Mainstage in more than a decade. The theater and physics student tells the life story of Caltech professor and physicist Richard Feynman, which is also the subject of QED. "As the show oscillates between scenes set in different places and times, it explores questions that emerge from the narratives and are fundamental to both the arts and the sciences. What does it mean to see? What does it mean to know?" Movement, dance, trapeze, video, and film get into the act. | Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge | 617.496.2222 | April 24–May 2 | Curtain 8 pm Wed-Sat | $12; $8 students, seniors

THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET: THE PRINCE OF DENMARK | Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, in conjunction with the Office for the Arts at Harvard, presents the Bard's tragedy "as never seen before." Jason Vartikar directs in collaboration with Rachel Libeskind a production inspired by German playwright Heiner Müller's Hamletmachine that endeavors to "put Shakespeare's Hamlet back in its period but, guided by Müller, wrench it from its stale, flat, and unprofitable common interpretation." The results, it is promised, will be "awe-inspiring, captivating, and short." | New College Theatre, 10-12 Holyoke St, Cambridge | 617.496.2222 | April 30–May 3 | Curtain 8 pm Thurs-Fri | 2 + 8 pm Sat | 2 pm Sun | $6

TRUMPERY | As part of Boston University's Darwin Bicentennial Celebration, Jim Petosa directs this School of Theatre production of Peter Parnell's play. As Darwin endeavors to complete The Origin of the Species, an unknown explorer tries to steal his thunder. "In the midst of a daughter's illness and a re-examination of his faith, Darwin and his colleagues must race to secure his legacy as the father of natural selection." | Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave, Boston | 617.933.8600 | April 29–May 3 | Curtain 7:30 pm Wed-Thurs | 8 pm Fri-Sat | 2 pm Sun | $12; $10 BU alumni, students, seniors; Huntington Theatre Company subscribers, WGBH members

WILLY WANKER AND THE HERSHEY HIGHWAY | Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans take on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and it's a musical. "Chock full of nuts," the confection promises to satisfy your cravings for "adult comedy, groovy music, real pathos, titillating adventure, and, yes, SEX!" | Ramrod Center for the Performing Arts, basement of Machine, 1254 Boylston St, Boston | 617.265.6222 | April 24–May 24 | Curtain 8 pm Fri-Sat | 4 pm Sun | $28


NOW PLAYING

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY | Boston Children's Theatre brings to the stage children's author Judith Viorst's 1998 musical version of her popular 1972 tome about the title kid and a particularly rotten if hardly extraordinary 24 hours. | Grand Lodge of Masons of Massachusetts, 186 Tremont St, Boston | 617.424.6634 | Through May 3 | Curtain 2 pm Thurs-Fri [April 23-24] | 2 pm Sat-Sun | $12-$20

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