The theater scene this week is just about exactly the same as it was last week, so if you kept last Thursday's listings, you can probably stop reading this column right now.
An Evening of One-Act Plays at the Loeb Experimental Theater combines some of Harvard's best actors and three rarely-shown plays by modern playwrights: "The Proposal," by Chekhov, "The Man with the Flower in His Mouth," by Pirandello, and "Please Don't Walk Around in the Nude," by Feydeau. Should be good. Thurs.-Sat. this week, Wed.-Sat. next. Curtain at 7:30 p.m., tickets free at the Loeb box office anytime.
I Do, I Do, a musical comedy about a couple's 50-year marriage, goes into its last week on the Loeb Mainstage. Don't, don't. Curtain at 8 p.m., with two shows on Saturday (5 and 9 p.m.). Tickets are $5-8.50, with rush tickets available at $4 ten minutes before curtain.
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar, Wilde's comedy, continues at the Charles St. Meetinghouse at 70 Charles St., Boston, on. Friday and Saturday, $2.50 donation (hah), curtain at 8 p.m.
Sweet Adeline, another nostalgic musical by Kern ad Hammerstein, continues at the Brandeis University Spingold Theater. Curtain at 8:30 p.m., except on Saturday (5 and 9 p.m.) and Sunday (7:30 p.m.), plus a Wednesday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Tickets an extravagant $7.50-$10.50. Besides, you have to go all the way out to Waltham.
You Never Can Tell, a well-known Shaw comedy, continues at Tufts' Arena Theater, in Medford. Curtain at 8:15 p.m., tickets $3-4.
Me and Bessie, a musical tribute to the late great blues singer Bessie Smith, continues (the verb of the week) at the Charles Playhouse, 76 Warrenton St., Boston. Curtain at 8 p.m., except on Saturday, (5 and 9 p.m.) and Sunday (2 and 5 p.m.). Tickets $6.50-9.50.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a musical tribute to its author and nemesake, continues downstairs from Me and Bessie at the Charles Cabaret. Curtain at 3 and 7:30 p.m., tickets $5-7.
Emma, a non-musical tribute to the late great American anarchist Emma Goldman written by B.U. professor & wildman Howard Zinn, continues at the Next Move Theater, 955 Boylston St., Boston. Curtain at 8 p.m. Tickets a non-anarchistic $5.50-6.50.
The Collection, your basic agony-of-modern-life Pinter one-act, continues at the Charles St. Meetinghouse on Tuesday and Thursday. Curtain at 8 p.m., tickets $2.50.
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, more black humor, continues at the Boston Repertory Theater, One Boylston St., Boston. Curtain at 8:08 p.m., except on Saturday (6 and 9:30 p.m.) and Sunday (3 and 8:08 p.m.). Tickets $6.50-9.50.
The Algonquin Round Table, a reading of works from Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker (who is famous for quips like 'If all the girls at the Yale prom were laid end-to-end, I for one wouldn't be a bit surprised.') and other members of this 1920s circle of literati opens Friday at the Tickets $2.50.