277 Broadway, Somerville; (617) 625-1300
The latest resident ensemble at the Elizabeth Peabody House/Performance Place, this troupe presents an ambitious season of high-quality plays. These range from classics like Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters to contemporary comedies like The Kathy and Mo Show. Tix are usually around $15.
New Repertory Theatre
54 Lincoln St. Newton; (617) 332-1646
This highly respected professional ensemble presents a variety of British and American plays from Noel Coward to Sam Shepard. A recent bill of one-act plays included works by Anton Chekov, Peter Shaffer, and Dorothy Parker. Tickets start around $12; subscriptions bring the price down by about one-third. New Rep also has a Platform Series, staged readings of new plays, with free admission. Discover a future masterpiece!