Book of Days
(Steep Theatre; see Fringe & storefront)
Lanford Wilson's story of a murder in a small Midwestern town (and its church-going residents who look the other way) gets a thorough, thoughtful treatmentfrom Steep.
The Full Monty
(Drury Lane; see Resident companies)
The new Drury Lane comes on strong with a playfully raunchy and well-sung production of the pop-rock musical that made male stripping sexy again. Even with the love handles.
(Lookingglass Theatre Company; see Resident companies) This cheeky hoedown may be closer to the Coen brothers than to Sophocles, but darn it if composer Rick Sims's bluegrass music isn't the most authentic thing you've heard in forever.