"Life Is a Dream" by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, a California Shakespeare Theater production at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda, Calif., through Aug. 2. Pictured: Carlos Berrera, Sean San José and Jason Kapoor. (Photo by Kevin Berne)
“Bad Jews” by Joshua Harmon, a Theater Wit production at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, Ill., through July 19. Pictured: Ian Paul Custer and Erica Bittner. (Photo by Charles Osgood)
“Closure” by Richard Dresser, at New Jersey Repertory Company, in Long Branch, N.J., through July 19. Pictured: Wendie Malick and Gary Cole. (Photo by SuzAnne Barabas)
“Grand Concourse” by Heidi Schreck, at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago through Aug. 30. Pictured: Tim Hopper, Mariann Mayberry, and Brittany Uomoleale. (Photo by Michael Brosilow)
“La Cage Aux Folles” by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein, at Lake Dillon Theatre Company, in Dillon, Colo., through Aug. 9. Pictured: Nat Chandler and Danny Vaccaro.
“Life Is a Dream” by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, a California Shakespeare Theater production at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda, Calif., through Aug. 2. Pictured: Carlos Berrera, Sean San José and Jason Kapoor. (Photo by Kevin Berne)
“Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, in Louisville, KY., in 2015.
“Men of Soul” by Daryl D. Brooks, at Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago through Aug. 31. Pictured: Kyle Smith. (Photo by Danny Nicholas)
“Occupation” by Ken Ferrigni, a Jobsite Theater production at the Straz Center, in Tampa, Fla., through Aug. 2. Pictured: Marlene Peralta. (Photo by Crawford Long)
“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, an Independent Shakespeare Company production in Griffith Park in Los Angeles through July 26. Pictured: Erika Soto and Nikhil Pai. (Photo by Grettel Cortes)
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Ryan Underbakke and Nick Ryan, adapted from Jules Verne, at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, through Aug. 23. (Photo by Kaitlin Randolph)
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang, at Company of Fools in Hailey, Idaho, through July 22. Pictured: Max Ehrlich, Denise Simone, Jana Arnold, Maggie Horran, Patsy Wygle, and John Glenn. (Photo by Kirsten Shultz)
“Xanadu” by Douglas Carter Beane, Jeff Lynne, and John Farrar, at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, in Storrs, Conn., through July 19. Pictured: Luke Hamilton and Amandina Altomare. (Photo by Matt Pugliese)