Winter theater review

BY AMANDA GOAD

A short survey of some theater opportunities available to us in the weeks before finals:

A Carol Christmas: Not Your Average Holiday Show, presented by The Footlight Club. This tiny JP company is consistently voted best in Boston by the readers of The Boston Phoenix and Improper Bostonian. Its holiday show is a benefit ($25/ticket) for efforts to restore the performance space, historic Eliot Hall. December 6 and 7 only, reception 7 pm/ show 8pm. Info: www.footlight.org or 617 524-3200

Uncle Vanya, written by Anton Chekhov, presented by the American Repertory Theatre at Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square. Chaos befalls the village when Professor Serebriakov returns from St. Petersburg with his bride. November 30 – December 28, tickets $34 – $68 with $5 discounts for online purchase OR student ID (not both). Info: www.amrep.org or 617-547-8300.

The Pirates of Penzance, presented by the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players. “If you liked Trial by Jury, you’ll love Pirates!” claims their trombone player. Nov. 21-23 at 8pm, plus Nov. 23-24 at 2 p.m, La Sala de Puerto Rico, MIT Student Center. Tickets $8 for Harvard students, $10 general public, advance reservations suggested. http://web.mit.edu/gsp/www/current.html, (617) 253-0190.

Stones in His Pockets, at the Shubert Theater/Wang Center for the Performing Arts. Bronson Pinchot and one other actor play 15 characters in this comedy about a Hollywood film crew shooting on location in rural Ireland. Dec. 3-15, see www.wangcenter.org for times, Tickets $35-$65, 1-800-447-7400.

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, co-presented by Broadway in Boston and the Huntington Theatre Company. Critically acclaimed comic tale of a New Yorker’s midlife crisis, starring Rhoda Morgenstern (The Mary Tyler Moore Show). Dec. 3 – Jan. 1, see http://www.broadwayinboston.com/html/shows/allergist/schedule.html for times, Tickets $47-$67, (617)880-2400.

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