THEATER

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AC­TORS’ SHAKE­SPEARE PROJECT

Fresh, mod­ern and thought-pro­vok­ing stag­ings of Shake­spearean plays in non­tra­di­tional spaces. This month: “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream,” May 10-June 4. Show times: W-F at 7:30 pm, Sa at 3 pm and 8 pm, Su at 2 pm. Tick­ets: $35-50. Cam­bridge Mul­ti­cul­tural Arts Cen­ter, 41 Se­cond St., Cam­bridge 866.811.4111.

ARTSEMERSON

Emer­son College presents a sea­son that fea­tures le­gendary and pi­o­neer­ing artists and arts com­pa­nies in the dis­ci­plines of theater, film and mu­sic from around the globe. This month at the Emer­son/Para­mount Cen­ter: “Sam Trump, Side­walk Chalk, Marcela Cruz,” June

9; “Shake­spearean Jazz Show,” June 10. Tick­ets and show times vary. Emer­son/ Para­mount Cen­ter, 559 Wash­ing­ton St., 617.824.8400.

BROAD­WAY IN BOS­TON

Broad­way in Bos­ton presents the of­fi­cial tour­ing pro­duc­tions of hit Broad­way plays and mu­si­cals. This month at the Opera House: “Wicked,”

June 7-July 23. Prin­ci­pal show times: Tu-Th 7:30 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 pm and 8 pm, Su 1 pm and 6:30 pm. Bos­ton Opera House, 539 Wash­ing­ton St. 866.523.7469.

THE LYRIC STAGE COM­PANY OF BOS­TON

Artis­tic di­rec­tor Spiro Velou­dos leads Bos­ton’s old­est pro­fes­sional theater com­pany, a mid-size or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­duces con­tem­po­rary pro­duc­tions writ­ten by ac- com­plished and emerg­ing play­wrights from Shaw to Mamet. Shows this month: “Camelot,” May 19-June

25. Tick­ets start at $36. 140 Claren­don St., 617.585.5678.

SHEAR MADNESS

Fresh, funny and set in a hair salon, this “who­dunit” lets the au­di­ence match wits with the sus­pects to catch the killer in this hi­lar­i­ous mur­der mys­tery. Show times: Tu-F at 8 pm, Sa at 5 pm and 8 pm, Su at 3 pm and 7 pm; call for added shows. Tick­ets: $61. Stage II at The Charles Play­house, 74 War­ren­ton St., 617.426.5225.

SPEAKEASY STAGE COM­PANY

One of the Bos­ton Cen­ter for the Arts’ res­i­dent com­pa­nies, Speakeasy Stage pre­mieres so­cially rel­e­vant plays and mu­si­cals that tackle con­tem­po­rary and cut­ting-edge is­sues. Cur­rent shows: “The Bridges of Madi­son County,” a lush, lyri­cal mu­si­cal by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award­win­ning team of Marsha Nor­man and Ja­son Robert Brown, May 6-June 3. Show times: W-Th at 7:30 pm, F at 8 pm, Sa at 4 and 8 pm, Su at 3 pm. Tick­ets start at $25. Roberts Stu­dio at Calder­wood Pav­il­ion, 527 Tre­mont St., 617.933.8600.

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