THE STAGE

Private Lives is the highest level of British fluff, written by Noel Coward, directed by John Gielgud, starring Maggie Smith and John Standing. A custardy respite from reading period. At the Shubert Theater through Saturday night only.

Music from the Farther Room is the year's first production at the Ex. It's an original that is rumored to contain a musical version of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". At the Ex tonight, tomorrow and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Commedia dell Pinkie is a bit of Mather House mime and madness that is a heart-rending illustration of the power of concrete courtyards and labyrinthine corridors of warp men's minds and sense of humor. Mather House Dining Room Friday and Saturday nights.