THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED | Next up for Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is Douglas Carter Beane's Tony-nominated 2006 comedy, a send-up of show-biz hypocrisy in which an up-and-coming film star falls in love with a male hustler, much to the chagrin of his high-powered female agent. Beane is the author of As Bees in Honey Drown and the book for the Broadway musical Xanadu. Daisy Walker directs | Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Julie Harris Stage, 2357 Rte 6, Wellfleet | 508.349.WHAT | August 6–September 5 | Curtain 8 pm Tues-Sat | $25-$32

QUARTERMAINE'S TERMS | The Williamstown Theatre Festival concludes its Mainstage season with Simon Gray's bittersweet 1982 comedy about detachment and broken dreams. Set during two years in the 1960s, it takes place in the staff room of the Cull-Loomis School of English for Foreigners in Cambridge, England, where seven instructors including St. John Quartermaine try to make sense of their lonely lives. Maria Aitken (Tony-nominated for The Thirty-Nine Steps) directs; Jeremy Beck, Ann Dowd, Morgan Hallett, John Horton, Simon Jones, Stephen Kunken, and Jefferson Mays (Tony winner for I Am My Own Wife) make up the cast. | Williamstown Theatre Festival Mainstage, 1000 Main St, Rte 2, Williamstown | 413.597.3400 | August 12-23 | Curtain 3 + 8 pm Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 4 + 8:30 pm Sat | 2 pm Sun | $45-$59

ROMEO AND JULIET | Journeymen Theatreworks, a student-run company that presented The Fantasticks in the BCA Plaza Black Box last summer, returns with Shakespeare's star-crossed tragedy. The running time is indicated as "two and a half hours with one intermission," so expect some cutting. Kevin Black directs. | Boston Center for the Arts, Roberts Studio Theatre, 539 Tremont St, Boston || August 13-16 | Curtain 7:30 pm Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 2 + 8 pm Sat | 2 pm Sun | $30; $20 students, seniors

WHERE MOMENTS HUNG BEFORE | Boston Actors Theater presents this Joey C. Pelletier play about a birthday party and a funeral taking place at the same time and in the same place. The funeral is for Jasper Kelly, a gay man who was only in his early 30s; the birthday party is for Lucy, whose mom, Morgan, was Jasper's sister. Morgan's hoping the birthday part will make everyone feel a little better, but Lucy's not exactly thrilled, since it seems everyone's thinking about Jasper and not her. BAT artistic director Danielle Leeber is at the helm. | Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Comm Ave, Boston | 866.411.8111 | August 6-16 | Curtain 8 pm Thurs-Sat | 2 pm Sun | $15; $10 students


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