There's not much going on this week--with all the tearjerkers doubtless heading to their catastrophes in the libraries, what would be the point? The Harvard Square Arts Festival continues at the Loeb Ex, though. You can pick up free tickets and more information (I guess) at 6 p.m. the day before each 7:30 performance, but tonight it's something called Stage One, tomorrow an (Om) Theater Workshop, Saturday at 2 a Mask Workshop, Saturday night Collective Movement Theater, Sunday at 2 a Forum, and Sunday night, appropriately enough, a Celebration-- which we can certainly use.
On the Mainstage, by way of contrast, maybe, the Royal Shakespeare Festival (including Sir Michael Redgrave) is doing two scrapbook plays. The Hollow Crown (Saturday at 2 is the only performance not yet sold out) is a scrapbook of English dynastic history, and Pleasure and Repentance (today at 2 isn't sold out) is a scrapbook of lighthearted looks at love, and The Globe liked them both, in a moderately convincing way.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Dale Wasserman out of Ken Kesey, is probably more absorbing than any of this, though, and it should also be enough to convince you not to go crazy just yet. 7:30 at the New Theater on Holyoke Street.