PINTER'S MIRROR | Shakespeare and Company offers Elizabeth and Malcolm Ingram in three one-act plays. | Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St, Lenox | 413.637.3353 | June 11–August 2 | Curtain various times | $16-$34; $11-$29 students, seniors; June 13 $25-$48

PLAYWRIGHTS' PLATFORM ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS | Actor, director, and playwright Chris King produces this 37th annual festival of new plays. On the bill for week #1: Kelly Dumar, Hortense Gerardo, George Matry Masselam, Scott Welty, Judith Plummer, Lynne S. Brandon, Ludmilla Anselm, William Miller, Ron Radice, and Peter M. Floyd. | Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Comm Ave, Boston | 866.811.4111 | June 11-20 | Curtain 8 pm Thurs-Sat | 3 pm Sun | $17; $14 students, seniors

SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO AND DUCK VARIATIONS | The American Repertory Theatre's "Sex, Satire, Romance, and Ducks" tribute to David Mamet concludes with this double bill of early Mamet one-acts. In the first, Chicago couple Danny and Deborah are perverse enough to want to move in together, but that'll leave Danny's friend Bernard and Deborah's friend Joan feeling left out. In the second, old-timers George and Emil are on a bench watching a flock of ducks and telling stories about ducks, even though they don't know duckshit about ducks. | Zero Arrow Theatre, Mass Ave + Arrow St, Cambridge | 617.547.8300 | June 11-28 | Curtain 7:30 pm Tues-Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 2 + 8 pm Sat | 2 + 7:30 pm Sun | $39; $25 stool

TUTTODANTE | Oscar Best Actor winner Roberto Benigni (for his Life Is Beautiful) uses Dante to talk about current events in this one-man show, which he's been presenting in Italy over the past three years. At the end, he recites the whole of Inferno's Canto V (the one about Paolo and Francesca and their adulterous affair) in the original Italian. | Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston | 617.747.2261 | June 6 | Curtain 8 pm | $40-$80

WORKING | Metro Stage Company revives the 1978 Broadway (24 performances) musical based on the book by Studs Terkel, with book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso and music by, among others, James Taylor. Twenty-six "average American workers" ranging from ironworkers and supermarket cashiers to waitresses and housewives tell their story in individual monologues. James Tallach directs; musical direction is by Adam McDonald. | Cambridge Family YMCA Theater, 820 Mass Ave, Cambridge | June 5-13 | Curtain 7:30 pm Thurs | 8 pm Fri-Sat | 2 pm Sun | $24; $20 students, seniors

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN | Gloucester Stage opens its 2009 season with the popular Peanuts musical. Shelley Bolman, Mary Callanan, Steve Gagliastro, Katie Mulholland, Arlo Hill, and David Krinitt star; Scott LaFeber directs, with musical direction by Michael Kreutz. | Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St, Gloucester | 978.281.4433 | June 4-21 | Curtain 8 pm Wed-Fri | 3 + 8 pm Sat | 4 pm Sun | $32-$37


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