That Championship Season. Jason Miller's play about four former basketball players and their coach on the 20th anniversary of their high school championship season. Phil Weiss, whose antics have amused the Crimson newsroom for years, is finally on stage, and it would be a mistake to miss a chance to see him. The Eliot House production is good--my recommendation is only slightly tempered with conflict of interest. In the Eliot House dining room, May 14-15 at 8 p.m. Tickets $2.50.
Cabaret. The Mather House version of the film about a degenerate pre-World War II Berlin. Really good--see Julia Klein's review in this issue. In--you guessed it--the Mather House dining room, May 13-16 at 8:15 p.m. Tickets $3.00, $2.50 with student discount.
Really Big. Seniors Nick Lemann and Peter Kaplan will read their one-act play, a comedy about the rise and cooptation of two 1930s Hollywood screenwriters, in the Leverett Old Library Theater, Sunday night at 8. It's free, and lasts about 45 minutes. That's it for Harvard shows, but it you're feeling adventurous and want to go beyond the confines of the campus...
Fanshen. A dramatization of William Hinton's account of the land reform movement in a Chinese village. It's a great book, but I'm not quite sure how anyone could reenact the story. Still, if you're interested, it's at the People's Theater (you couldn't guess?) at 1253 Cambridge St. in Inman Square, Thurs-Sat at 8:05 p.m. Tickets $3.50.
The Girl of the Golden West. Sung in English and conducted by Sara Caldwell. The Opera Company of Boston at the Orpheum Theater, May 12 and 14 at 8 p.m., and May 16 at 3 p.m.
Dido and Aneas. Purcell's play, the whole thing. At the First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St. May 10, 13, 15 and 16 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $5.00, $3.50 for students and senior citizens.
HMS Pinafore. Dear little Buttercup and all will be performed by the B.U. Savoyards in the B.U. Theater, 264 Huntington Ave. in Boston, May 12-15 at 8 p.m., and May 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets $3.00, $3.50; $2.50 for students and senior citizens.
The Blues Deduction. Hasn't gotten great reviews, but sounds interesting. About a middle-aged woman who owns an occult shop. At the Playwrights' Platform, 333 Tremont St., Boston. Thurs-Sat at 8 p.m. Tickets $3.00
Equus. Eq, Eq, Eq--and it's not Ec. 10, either. More horses and psychotics at the Wilber Theater at 252 Tremont St., Boston. Monday-Sat at 8 p.m., Sat and Wed also at 2 p.m. Wednesday night was the show's 200th Boston performance, so don't blame the cast if it looks a little tired.
The Winter's Tale. By the Acting Company and good old Bill, at the Charles St. Meetinghouse, 70 Charles St. on Beacon Hill, Wed-Sat at 8 p.m., Tickets $3.50 on Thursday, $4.50 on Fri-Sat. It isn't clear to me how much it is on Wednesdays, sorry.