Play by Play: September 25, 2009

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 22, 2009

THE SUPERHEROINE MONOLOGUES II | It's back "by popular demand": Phoenix Theatre Artists and Company One reprise last season's presentation (April at the Boston Playwright's Theatre). John Kuntz & Rick Park's "action-packed parody starts in the 1940s and travels through decades, as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Storm, Lois Lane, and the world's most beloved spandex-clad females" stop speeding bullets, control the weather, scratch one another's eyes out, and "answer all the questions you never dreamed to ask." Greg Maraio directs. | Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St, Boston | 617.933.8600 | Through September 26 | Curtain 7:30 Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 3 + 8 pm Sat | $25; $20 students, seniors

TRUTH VALUES: ONE GIRL'S ROMP THROUGH MIT'S MATH MAZE | Underground Railway Theater presents writer/performer and "recovering mathematician" Gioia De Cari in the title tale, an autobiographical solo show in which she recalls "the comic absurdity of being pawed by nerds, being asked to serve cookies at a seminar, and retaliating with fashion experiments" while pondering the role of woman in a man's mathematical world. Bring your own slide rule. | Central Square Theater, 450 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 617.576.9278 x 213 | Through September 27 | Curtain 7:30 Thurs | 8 pm Fri-Sat | 3 pm Sun | $35; $25 seniors; $20 students

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