MAMMALS | Apollinaire Theatre Company presents the East Coast premiere of this work by English playwright Amelia Bulmore that got a decided thumbs-up from the Sunday Times. “Jane and Kev don’t have secrets. They don’t have room for them. Their children take up all the space. But when Kev comes home from a business trip with something to confess, he starts a chain reaction which has shattering consequences. Their weekend guests, wisecracking Phil and glamorous Lorna, are blissfully free of family chaos by contrast. But not being tied down isn't necessarily all fun and games either.” Ted Batch, James Bocock, Becca A. Lewis, Alison Meirowitz, Lorna Nogueira, and Maria Schaedler-Luera star; Danielle Fauteux Jacques directs. | Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St, Chelsea | 617.887.2336 or apollinairetheatre.com | April 16–May 16 | Curtain 8 pm Fri-Sat | 3 pm Sun [May 9, 16] | $25 advance; $30 doors; $20 senior advance; $15 student rush

THE ODD COUPLE | Trinity Rep stalwarts Brian McEleney and Fred Sullivan Jr. get to cut loose as Felix and Oscar in Neil Simon’s eternal comedy of mismatched bachelors who wind up as roommates in a big apartment on Riverside Drive. Trinity artistic director Curt Columbus is at the helm. | Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington St, Providence, Rhode Island | 401.351.4242 or trinityrep.com | April 9–May 9 | Curtain 7:30 pm Tues | 2 pm [April 21, May 5] + 7:30 pm Wed | 7:30 pm Thurs-Fri | 2 pm [no April 10 or 24] + 7:30 pm Sat | 2 pm [no April 11] + 7:30 pm Sun

ON THIS MOON | Flat Earth Theatre presents this new sci-fi drama by Kevin Mullins that bears more than a passing resemblance to The Tempest. “Living on a remote moon, Dr. Paulson seeks a better life for his daughter, Mary. To that end, he tasks his android servant, Ariel, with sabotaging a passing ship containing a potential suitor for Mary, Freddy — who later reveals that he is gay. Ariel, who desires freedom above all, performs Paulson’s bidding in the hopes that he will release her. Events are complicated by Mary’s secret relationship with Caden, an alien also living on the moon. Caden, meanwhile, wants only to remove Paulson from the moon which he feels is rightfully his.” Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown | 800.838.3006 or flatearththeatre.com | April 16-24 | Curtain 8 pm Thurs-Fri | 2 pm [April 24] + 8 pm Sat | 2 + 7 pm Sun | $15 advance; $18 doors; $5 discount students, seniors

STOP KISS | Bad Habit Productions presents this play by Diana Son in which “an unexpected romance between two young women is shattered when a brutal assault leaves one in a coma. The other is left to piece together the story of their friendship, and find out what her happiness is worth to her.” Anna Waldron directs; the cast includes Scarlett Redmond, Lisa M. Smith, Rory Kulz, Tom Giordano, Holly Banks, and Michael Simon. | Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St, Boston | badhabitproductions.org | April 8-18 | Curtain 8 pm Thurs-Sat | 2 pm Sun | $15 advance; $20 doors

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