New This Week

In a Dark Dark House (Simpatico Theatre Project) Two brothers wrestle with an event in their past in this Neil LaBute play. Previews Wednesday, Thursday, opens Friday.

Little Shop of Horrors (Bristol Riverside Theatre) Seymour's back - and Audrey II is hungry. Previews Tuesday, Wednesday, opens Thursday.

Tigers Be Still (Azuka Theatre) Life for Sherry is SO not perfect. Previews Wednesday-Friday, opens Saturday. Through May 25.

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie (People's Light & Theatre Company) Just what it says. Previews Wednesday, Thursday, opens Friday.




Reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield (W.R.), Jim Rutter (J.R.), David Patrick Stearns (D.P.S.), Toby Zinman (T.Z.), and Jim Rutter (J.R.).

Annapurna (Theatre Exile) In a squalid trailer, a crumbling poet and his ex rummage through 20 years of estrangement. There is humor, darkness and tenderness in this fine production. Through next Sunday. - T.Z.

Brainpeople (Luna Theater Company) Welcome to a very strange dinner party - with a very big catch. Through May 24.

Gint (EgoPo) Romulus Linney moved Ibsen's Peer Gynt from Norway to rural Kentucky. Through next Sunday.

Glengarry Glen Ross (Eagle Theatre) Four real estate agents in a frenzy to survive. Through next Sunday.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Walnut's Independence Studio) Relationship ins and outs, set to music. Through June 29.

Man of La Mancha (Act II Playhouse) Still dreaming the impossible dream. Through May 25.

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) (Montgomery Theater) There's much to like about this silly spoof, with its energetic, cast and indefatigable on-stage pianist. Ends Sunday. - W.R.

Oedipussy (Curio Theatre Company) Spymonkey's twisted-comedy take on the classic Greek tale of a seriously dysfunctional family. Through May 24.

Romeo and Juliet (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre) It has some real design problems, but when this production succeeds, everything else becomes background noise. Through May 18. - W.R.

Sense and Sensibility (Hedgerow Theatre) John Jory is back with another adaptation of a Jane Austen sister story. Through June 1.

Sunset Boulevard (Media Theatre) Ann Crumb is faded film diva Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's noir musical. Through May 18.

This Is the Week That Is (1812 Productions) The perennial favorite news riff is back - with music! Through June 1.

The Train Driver (Lantern Theater Company) Philadelphia premiere of Athol Fugard's play about guilt and redemption. Ends Sunday.