Play by play: July 9, 2010

By MADDY MYERS  |  July 6, 2010

BORN YESTERDAY | Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater serves up Garson Kanin's 1946 play (which you probably know better as the 1950 film with Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, and William Holden) about a tycoon who goes to Washington and, while shopping for the odd congressman, hires a journalist to give his girlfriend some polish. No prizes for guessing that the girlfriend and the journalist take to each other. Dan Lombardo directs. | Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Julie Harris Stage, 2357 Route 6, Wellfleet | 508.349.WHAT | Through July 31 | Curtain 8 pm Tues + Thurs-Sat | $17-$34

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS | Dennis Krausnick directs one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, which is chock full of puns, wordplay, and mistaken identities. Two sets of identical twins, both separated at birth, settle in the same town. The result? More Three Stooges than Twelfth Night, but a riot nonetheless. | Shakespeare & Company, Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St, Lenox | 413.637.3353 | Through September 4 | Curtain this week: 12:45 pm Thurs [July 8]-Sat + Wed-Thurs [July 15] | $16-$24

FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE | Cape Rep Theatre offers Tony winner Terrence McNally's two-hander about a short-order cook who gets a job in a Manhattan diner and in short order spends a night with one of the waitresses. Johnny is sure that Frankie's the one; she's not sure she wants to spend her life with him, however. With Alison Weller as Frankie and Charles Bennison as Johnny; Geordie Broadwater directs. | Cape Rep Theatre, 1772 Main St, Brewster | 508.896.1888 | Through July 17 | Curtain 7:30 pm Tues-Sat | $25

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM | Williamstown Theatre Festival's "American Season" Mainstage offerings start with this Plautus-inspired Stephen Sondheim chestnut (and 1962 Tony winner) about a Roman slave, Pseudolus, who hopes to win his freedom by hooking his master up with the girl next door. Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart did the book; Jessica Stone directs an all-male cast that includes Tony nominee (for his Igor in Young Frankenstein) Christopher Fitzgerald as Pseudolus. | Williamstown Theatre Festival Mainstage, 1000 Main St, Rte 2, Williamstown | 413.597.3400 | Through July 11 | Curtain 3 + 8 pm Thurs | 8 pm Fri | 4 + 8:30 pm Sat | 2 pm Sun | $45-$60

GYPSY | NSMT's 2010 Broadway Series launches with Bill Hannley's production of Gypsy, starring Vicki Lewis of News Radio fame. Longtime theatergoers will be well familiar with Sondheim's lyrics and Jule Styne's music, but for those who've not yet seen this classic, Arthur Laurent's 1959 script tells the story of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and her showbiz-obsessed mother. | North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly | 978.232.7200 | Through July 25 | Curtain 7:30 pm Tues | 2 + 7:30 pm Wed | 7:30 pm Thurs | 8 pm Fri-Sat | 2 pm Sat-Sun | $35-$65

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