OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS

CAL IN CAMO

Rattlestick

In William Francis Hoffman’s drama, directed by Colt Coeur’s Adrienne Campbell-Holt, a new mother’s ne’er-do-well brother comes to visit her and her husband. In previews. Opens May 20.

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A DOLL'S HOUSE

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

At Theatre for a New Audience, Arin Arbus directs John Douglas Thompson and Maggie Lacey in Thornton Wilder’s adaptation of the Ibsen drama, in repertory with Strindberg’s “The Father.” In previews. Opens May 24.

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Lucille Lortel

Halley Feiffer’s play, directed by Trip Cullman for MCC Theatre, follows the unlikely friendship between a young woman and a middle-aged man whose mothers are in the same cancer hospital. In previews.

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HADESTOWN

New York Theatre Workshop

Anaïs Mitchell’s folk opera, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin, is a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. In previews. Opens May 23.

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INCOGNITO

City Center Stage I

Manhattan Theatre Club stages Nick Payne’s play, which braids the stories of a pathologist who steals Einstein’s brain, a neuropsychologist beginning a new romance, and a seizure patient who loses his memory. Doug Hughes directs. In previews. Opens May 24.

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INDIAN SUMMER

Playwrights Horizons

In Gregory S. Moss’s comedy, directed by Carolyn Cantor, a city kid spends the summer at a Rhode Island beach town, where he meets a feisty local girl. In previews.

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THE JUDAS KISS

BAM's Harvey Theatre

Rupert Everett plays Oscar Wilde in David Hare’s drama, which depicts the playwright before and after his imprisonment for gross indecency. Neil Armfield directs. In previews. Opens May 17.

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THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION

City Center Stage II

In a new play by Penelope Skinner (“The Village Bike”), directed by Leah C. Gardiner for Manhattan Theatre Club, a married couple living in a ravaged future open their doors to a stranger.Opens May 18.

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SIGNATURE PLAYS

Pershing Square Signature Center

Lila Neugebauer directs a trio of one-acts: Edward Albee’s “The Sandbox,” María Irene Fornés’s “Drowning,” and Adrienne Kennedy’s “Funnyhouse of a Negro.” In previews. Opens May 22.

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SKELETON CREW

Atlantic Theatre Company

A return engagement of Dominique Morisseau’s play, part of her “Detroit” trilogy, in which workers at an auto plant face the threat of foreclosure. Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs. In previews. Opens May 19.

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THE TOTAL BENT

Public

This new musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald (“Passing Strange”), directed by Joanna Settle, follows a black musical prodigy in mid-century Alabama, whose father is a famous gospel healer.Opens May 25.

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WAR

Claire Tow

In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s play, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz for LCT3, two siblings are confronted in their mother’s hospital room with a secret about their grandfather’s past. In previews.

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