Play by play: August 21, 2009

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 18, 2009

TWELFTH NIGHT | Shakespeare & Company's production of the Bard's great Illyrian comedy of cross-dressing and thwarted love stars Merritt Janson as Viola, Jake Waid as Sebastian, Duane Allen Robinson as Orsino, Elizabeth Raetz as Olivia, Robert Biggs as Feste, Ken Cheeseman as Malvolio, Johnny Lee Davenport as Antonio, Nigel Gore as Sir Toby Belch, Corinna May as Maria, and Ryan Winkles as Andrew Aguecheek. Jonathan Croy directs. | Shakespeare & Company, Founders Theatre, 70 Kemble St, Lenox | 413.637.3353 | Through September 5 | Curtain times vary | $16-$60


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 Tues-Thurs | 7 pm Fri | 2 + 5 + 8 pm Sat | 4 + 7 pm Sun | $48-$62; $30 student rush

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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